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By Gerardo Granados


I am a big fan of the middleweight Champion Jake LaMotta, his inside the ring fighting style and on times troubled life outside the ring, are impossible for me to not to follow.

 

Maybe there a couple of young fight fans who don't know him, perhaps the reader is thinking ...

In an otherwise nondescript shop beneath the 7East Apartments in East Austin, Al Fini has created a tribute to his beloved home country of Italy.

 

Along two walls of his It's Italian Market, wines rest three or four bottles deep on shelves that stretch nearly to the ceiling. A bar serving ...

We interviewed conductor Speranza Scappuccci last year shortly after we met her in Washington DC and learned that she will be appearing at the Rossini Opera Festival this summer. Since then she has been busy with performances throughout the world. Her recent performances in US included a much ...

Want a fun, free, family-friendly way to spend a weekend? Head to Freedom Hill County Park (14900 Metro Parkway in Sterling Heights) July 15-17 for Festa Italiana, presented by the Italian American Cultural Society.

 

Festa Italiana will give event-goers a taste of Italian music and ...

THE PLACE: The name Toni Rigatonis, a new Italian-American restaurant in northwest Reno, reflects a very personal mash-up for owner Chris Schiavone. Toni honors his father, Antonio, and rigatoni was his favorite childhood pasta.

 

The restaurant occupies a storefront space on the south side ...

Quanto conta un'esperienza di studio e tirocinio nella Silicon Valley prima di lanciare la propria start up? In molti casi è il passo decisivo per passare dall'idea all'impresa, come sottolineano i giovani che hanno preso parte al programma bilaterale Italia-Usa Best (Business Exchange and Student ...

Growing up in Yonkers, New York, and later Greenwich, Connecticut, Rick Gencarelli enjoyed large homemade meals with his Italian family every Sunday. Back then, Gencarelli's mother, a first-generation American who learned the culinary trade from her Naples, Italy–born mother, prepared classic ...

Visitors flocked to West Hartford Center on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in order to get an up-close-and-personal look at more than 200 high-powered Italian sports cars as part of a fundraiser for Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

 

Admission was free, but via the sale of Italian Ice, ...

Carla Pellegrino, executive chef and owner of Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, was born in Brazil and raised in Italy. She opened Baldoria Restaurant in New York City before moving to Southern Nevada in 2006. Pellegrino competed on season 10 of the popular reality-TV competition "Top Chef," winning ...

When: Thursday,  4 August 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

Organized from : Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco - Entrance: Free

The San Francisco Italian Institute of Culture will host a talk on the extraordinary career of Pino Masnata.

 

Dr. Roberto Masnata ...

While sparkling wine is showing impressive growth across the board, Prosecco is the category's star, having posted an expansion that's been nothing short of phenomenal in recent years. In 2015, Prosecco reached new heights, surpassing the 4-million-case threshold on 22.6% growth, according to ...

La cucina italiana a New York è ben lontana dal folklore: sono sempre più numerosi i bravi cuochi che arrivano qui portando tecnica, tradizione e prodotti. L'idea di Giuseppe Di Martino è stata quella di metterli insieme con l'aiuto dell'Associazione Cuochi presieduta da Massimo Carbone.


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After slowing down for three years in a row, Italy's textile machinery industry is finally turning, with encouraging signals coming from the domestic market in the first months of 2016. The data presented at the end of June during the annual meeting of the Acimit (Italian Textile Machinery ...

If visiting Italy isn't on your agenda, a 360-degree video installation in New York City of the country's magnificent landmarks may whet your appetite. Called "Panorama," the wrap-around screen went up in Grand Central Terminal this week. Visitors enter an oval room-like structure in the ...

Per Franco Ricci, bambino di Dearborn, sobborgo alle porte di Detroit e patria della Ford, il destino inizia durante l'estate dei suoi 10 anni, quando i genitori, abruzzesi emigrati in America, decidono di far ritorno a casa per la prima volta. Franco, madrelingua americano, in casa sente sempre ...

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Feast of San Vito Martire

San VitoJune 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.

 

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Was Arturo Gatti the last great Italian boxer?

Was Arturo Gatti the last great Italian boxer?

By Gerardo Granados I am a big fan of the middleweight Champion Jake LaMotta, his inside the ring fighting style and on times troubled life outside the ring, are impossible for me to not to follow.   Maybe there a couple of young fight fans who don't know him, perhaps the reader is thinking to skip the article, possibly the older fight fans...

It’s Italian Market brings European food, wine to Austin

It’s Italian Market brings European food, wine to Austin

In an otherwise nondescript shop beneath the 7East Apartments in East Austin, Al Fini has created a tribute to his beloved home country of Italy.   Along two walls of his It's Italian Market, wines rest three or four bottles deep on shelves that stretch nearly to the ceiling. A bar serving coffee, wine on tap and other beverages stands nearby, inviting...

New interview with Speranza Scappucci

New interview with Speranza Scappucci

We interviewed conductor Speranza Scappuccci last year shortly after we met her in Washington DC and learned that she will be appearing at the Rossini Opera Festival this summer. Since then she has been busy with performances throughout the world. Her recent performances in US included a much praised "La Sonnambula" which prompted the NYTimes music critic to suggest that...

Festa Italiana Returns to Freedom Hill July 15-17

Festa Italiana Returns to Freedom Hill July 15-17

Want a fun, free, family-friendly way to spend a weekend? Head to Freedom Hill County Park (14900 Metro Parkway in Sterling Heights) July 15-17 for Festa Italiana, presented by the Italian American Cultural Society.   Festa Italiana will give event-goers a taste of Italian music and heritage. Highlights of the event include a Beautiful Baby Contest, Cannoli Eating Contest, and the Frank...

Toni Rigatonis: A new Italian spot with a touch of old Vegas

Toni Rigatonis: A new Italian spot with a touch of old Vegas

THE PLACE: The name Toni Rigatonis, a new Italian-American restaurant in northwest Reno, reflects a very personal mash-up for owner Chris Schiavone. Toni honors his father, Antonio, and rigatoni was his favorite childhood pasta.   The restaurant occupies a storefront space on the south side of the Raley's center at Robb Drive and Mae Anne Avenue. When the restaurant opened a few...

Start up italiane alla prova della Silicon Valley: perché l’idea da sola non bas…

Start up italiane alla prova della Silicon Valley: perché l’idea da sola non basta

Quanto conta un'esperienza di studio e tirocinio nella Silicon Valley prima di lanciare la propria start up? In molti casi è il passo decisivo per passare dall'idea all'impresa, come sottolineano i giovani che hanno preso parte al programma bilaterale Italia-Usa Best (Business Exchange and Student Training).   Best seleziona e premia ragazzi e ragazze italiani sotto i 35 anni dando loro una...

Italian on the Fast Track

Italian on the Fast Track

Growing up in Yonkers, New York, and later Greenwich, Connecticut, Rick Gencarelli enjoyed large homemade meals with his Italian family every Sunday. Back then, Gencarelli's mother, a first-generation American who learned the culinary trade from her Naples, Italy–born mother, prepared classic Italian dishes like Sunday Pork Ragu and Spaghetti Aglio Olio.   Now Gencarelli is leveraging those memories and re-creating those meals...

Hundreds of Italian Cars Parade Through West Hartford for Annual Concorso Ferrar…

Hundreds of Italian Cars Parade Through West Hartford for Annual Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Visitors flocked to West Hartford Center on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in order to get an up-close-and-personal look at more than 200 high-powered Italian sports cars as part of a fundraiser for Connecticut Children's Medical Center.   Admission was free, but via the sale of Italian Ice, posters, t-shirts, and a variety of silent auction and raffle items, the Concorso Ferrari &...

Dining on passion and culture in the sleepy ’burbs

Dining on passion and culture in the sleepy ’burbs

Carla Pellegrino, executive chef and owner of Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, was born in Brazil and raised in Italy. She opened Baldoria Restaurant in New York City before moving to Southern Nevada in 2006. Pellegrino competed on season 10 of the popular reality-TV competition "Top Chef," winning one episode with a carrot soup and turkey meatball dish.   Do you have any recent...

Pino Masnata, Futurist: A Life in Science and Art

Pino Masnata, Futurist: A Life in Science and Art

When: Thursday,  4 August 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Organized from : Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco - Entrance: Free The San Francisco Italian Institute of Culture will host a talk on the extraordinary career of Pino Masnata.   Dr. Roberto Masnata of Stradella, Italy, will speak about his father's unusual pairing of medicine and avant-garde art, his experience as a surgeon for Italian...

As Prosecco pushes past 4-million-case mark

As Prosecco pushes past 4-million-case mark

While sparkling wine is showing impressive growth across the board, Prosecco is the category's star, having posted an expansion that's been nothing short of phenomenal in recent years. In 2015, Prosecco reached new heights, surpassing the 4-million-case threshold on 22.6% growth, according to Impact Databank. In the past two years, Prosecco has advanced by nearly 1.5 million cases—meaning that its...

Primo di Manhattan | The winner is…Massimo Sola

Primo di Manhattan | The winner is…Massimo Sola

La cucina italiana a New York è ben lontana dal folklore: sono sempre più numerosi i bravi cuochi che arrivano qui portando tecnica, tradizione e prodotti. L'idea di Giuseppe Di Martino è stata quella di metterli insieme con l'aiuto dell'Associazione Cuochi presieduta da Massimo Carbone. Delle 70 ricette ne sono state scremate dieci che hanno partecipato ad una finale combattuta e...

Exports driving the recovery of the textile machinery industry

Exports driving the recovery of the textile machinery industry

After slowing down for three years in a row, Italy's textile machinery industry is finally turning, with encouraging signals coming from the domestic market in the first months of 2016. The data presented at the end of June during the annual meeting of the Acimit (Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association) showed a 13% growth in production with revenue reaching €2.6...

NYC installation takes visitors on panoramic tour of Italy

NYC installation takes visitors on panoramic tour of Italy

If visiting Italy isn't on your agenda, a 360-degree video installation in New York City of the country's magnificent landmarks may whet your appetite. Called "Panorama," the wrap-around screen went up in Grand Central Terminal this week. Visitors enter an oval room-like structure in the terminal's Vanderbilt Hall where they're enveloped by scenes of Italy. Drones were used to take images of more...

Franco Ricci: la vita nel segno dell'Italia di un professore italo-americano

Franco Ricci: la vita nel segno dell'Italia di un professore italo-americano

Per Franco Ricci, bambino di Dearborn, sobborgo alle porte di Detroit e patria della Ford, il destino inizia durante l'estate dei suoi 10 anni, quando i genitori, abruzzesi emigrati in America, decidono di far ritorno a casa per la prima volta. Franco, madrelingua americano, in casa sente sempre parlare dialetto e ascolta i racconti di un mondo sconosciuto che può...

9th Annual San Vito Peterstown Cultural Festival Set for Thursday July 21 to Sun…

9th Annual San Vito Peterstown Cultural Festival Set for Thursday July 21 to Sunday July 24

The colorful street decorations announcing the 9th Annual Festa di San Vito Peterstown Cultural Festival Thursday, July 21, to Sunday, July 24, will soon appear along High Street and Fourth Avenue.   Among the amusements will be food, music, kiddie rides, and games. "We are a small, controlled, cultural festival, geared toward families with baby carriages," said Mazza. "We want to share...

Unico Club plans annual Italian festival

Unico Club plans annual Italian festival

Local Italian heritage will again be celebrated when the Unico Club of Hazleton hosts the ninth annual Bell' Italia Festivale on Sept. 17 and 18 at Hazle Township Community Park.   The festival features Traditional Italian food, games, kiddie rides and entertainment, including fireworks the night of Sept. 17. It will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10...

In New York, Alice Feiring presents Wine Without Walls, Vinitaly’s Natural Wine …

In New York, Alice Feiring presents Wine Without Walls, Vinitaly’s Natural Wine Award

When Vinitaly, the world's largest wine fair, decided to hold its first ever natural wine competition, they naturally went to the expert. Alice Feiring, author, journalist, wine consultant and renowned authority on natural wine, will present a sampling of wines from that competition to trade and press in New York on Tuesday.   While "natural" carries no legal definition or certification in...

A New York i tour operator si incontrano per promuovere il percorso arabo-norman…

A New York i tour operator si incontrano per promuovere il percorso arabo-normanno

Il riconoscimento di 9 monumenti di Palermo, Cefalù e Monreale come Patrimonio dell'Umanità da parte dell'Unesco e l'attrattiva turistica della Sicilia sono stati al centro di una serie di appuntamenti negli Stati Uniti cui hanno preso parte tra gli altri il sindaco Leoluca Orlando, il presidente di Gesap, Fabio Giambrone e l'Assessore regionale Anthony Barbagallo. In particolare si è svolto un incontro con circa 40...

Gianfranco Pannone’s unique take on the pope’s ‘army’

Gianfranco Pannone’s unique take on the pope’s ‘army’

The history of the Vatican's Swiss Guard can be traced back to the 16th century Renaissance when the soldiers were call upon due to their qualities of loyalty and courage. Pope Julius II declared the troops "Defenders of the Church's Freedom" in 1512. Since then, they have been stationed at the Vatican to protect each and every pope. Gianfranco Pannone's documentary...

Aglianico Italy’s undiscovered wine treasure

Aglianico Italy’s undiscovered wine treasure

According to the Wine Economics Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, the wine industry produced around 27 billion litres of wine in 2014. That's enough for almost four litres of wine for every single person on earth. Remarkably, although there are literally thousands of grape varieties suitable formaking wine, two­dozen varieties accounted for roughly 85 per cent of the world's wine production. Italy is a welcome exception to...

Schepis Museum: Italian Renaissance in Columbia

Schepis Museum: Italian Renaissance in Columbia

Think Louisiana is all French? Well think again. The Schepis Museum in Caldwell Parish is a piece of Italian heritage in the quaint town of Columbia. Built in 1916, the Italian Renaissance-style palazzo has been home to a variety of retail businesses over the years but was converted into a museum in 1993.   Now the Schepis Museum currently owns five permanent...

10 of the Best Things to Eat in Italy

10 of the Best Things to Eat in Italy

Fresh, flavorful, and delightfully simple, the sun-kissed Italian cuisine is dolce vita on the plate. But, for finding the best food in a country with such fabulous regional gastronomies, the best advice would be to forget about restaurants that serve "creative, innovative" fare, and just stick to the local, time-honored specialties.   Eating is one of the greatest joys of traveling in...

The Albuquerque Bocce Club announces its 16th annual birthday bash tournament

The Albuquerque Bocce Club announces its 16th annual birthday bash tournament

The Albuquerque Bocce Club celebrates its 16th year on Saturday, July 9 with a cash-prize tournament featuring great food and friendly competition. The place is 3804 Camino Capistrano NE in Albuquerque. Play starts at 10:00 AM, lunch is served at 1:00 PM with finals played around 4:30 PM. It's a 4-person team, single elimination tournament and there are 120 spots...

Register for "State of the Discipline: Italian Studies in the Early 21st Ce…

Register for "State of the Discipline: Italian Studies in the Early 21st Century" - Symposium at Wellesley College, October 1  - 2016

The Department of Italian Studies at Wellesley College, the Educational Office of the Italian Consulate in Boston, and MITA (Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association) are pleased to invite you to attend the: State of the Discipline: Italian Studies in the Early 21st Century. The first symposium, organized by Wellesley College in 2009, began a tradition of periodically examining the state of Italian Studies...

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite all to attend the “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!” Convent…

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite all to attend the  “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!” Convention

Jehovah's Witnesses are inviting the entire Italian speaking community to attend their annual Regional Convention that will be held at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 23 Unity Pl, Newburgh NY, 12550-6715. This year's program will have the theme, "Remain Loyal to Jehovah!" The 3-day program will consist of 49 parts, including a total of 35 videos. Each one will expand...

Casting Search // SPIELBERG FILM

Casting Search // SPIELBERG FILM

Hello, We're currently casting Steven Spielberg's new film and we're conducting a search for an extraordinary boy to play the very challenging lead role.   ABOUT THE FILM:Steven Spielberg is making a film about the true story of Edgardo Mortara - a 6 year old Jewish boy from Bologna who was reported to have been secretly baptised by a maid, and was deemed...

Changes coming to top tier of Belleville Police Department

Changes coming to top tier of Belleville Police Department

Chief Joseph Rotonda, who has held the position for the last 16 years, will retire on June 30. He turns 65 the next day, July 1. Rotonda first came to Belleville in 1980 after serving as an officer in Newark for seven years.   He was promoted to chief in 2000, succeeding Ray Kimble, Belleville's current mayor. Despite retiring from full-time law enforcement...

Basil-infused Cocktails to Kick Off Summer

Basil-infused Cocktails to Kick Off Summer

Summer, sweet summer is finally upon us. My garden has begun to take its shape as the temperatures soar and nature begins to work her magic. My basil plants have exploded seemingly overnight. If I sit quietly and watch, I can almost see them growing. Basil is one of summer's greatest pleasures – the wonderful simplicity of its peppery, oddly...

Tonino's Pizza opens new location in Hampden Township

Tonino's Pizza opens new location in Hampden Township

Diners hungry for a taste of Sicily on the West Shore need look no further than Tonino's, which is now serving Italian fare from a new location in Hampden Township.   The pizzeria opened on Tuesday, June 14 at the Giant Food Store complex, 4540 Marketplace Way. Manager Andrew Illiano said business has been picking up all week.   Read more   Source: http://www.pennlive.com/    

Lamborghini celebrates the 50th Miura anniversary with a re-vamped museum

Lamborghini celebrates the 50th Miura anniversary with a re-vamped museum

Lamborghini has just inaugurated the complete renovation of the company's museum at its headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese (Bologna), a restructuring of both the space and the general design that it's had since 2001.   The inauguration was timed to coincide with the first leg of the Miura Tour, when Lamborghini owners gathered in Italy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic...

Kimbo brings the tradition and flavor of the authentic Neapolitan espresso to th…

Kimbo brings the tradition and flavor of the authentic Neapolitan espresso to the Summer Fancy Food 2016 in New York

Espresso has always been identified as one of the symbols of the Italian tradition. Usually, it is attributed to Italy in a generic manner, but as the company's motto affirms "it's not just from Italy, it's from Naples where espresso is a passion". It is right in Naples where Kimbo has been producing its coffee since 1963, faithful to the...

In the June Light of Northern Italy, the Bliss of Bergamo

In the June Light of Northern Italy, the Bliss of Bergamo

A few years ago, I decided that the best time to go to Europe was June. It was mostly because everywhere we might visit, the local population was still at work, at school, at home, and it would be easier to sneak around, pretending not to be a tourist. When we decided to go to Bergamo, we intended to stay...

Italy’s Answer to Potato Chips? Taralli, of Course

Italy’s Answer to Potato Chips? Taralli, of Course

Taralli are like the potato chips of southern Italy, according to the chef Rocky Maselli, who runs the A16 restaurants in the Bay Area. "You get them at gas stations but also at fancy hotels," Mr. Maselli said. "They're just the ultimate bar snack."   They are crisp, melting rounds of dough made with just flour, water, olive oil for taste and...

Italian Invasion: New Exhibition in Chelsea Market Explores Food and Fashion

Italian Invasion: New Exhibition in Chelsea Market Explores Food and Fashion

Chelsea Market may seem like a strange place to hold a fashion exhibition. But to Stefano Dominella—co-curator of L'Eleganza del Cibo, an exhibition exploring the relationship between fashion and food—it is the strangeness that makes it the perfect place. "It's transgressive, it's cutting-edge," he said.   Open for a mere 11 days—starting from today through July 4—L'Eleganza del Cibo is an exhibition...

Mott Foundation To Confer 106 Academic Scholarships

Mott Foundation To Confer 106 Academic Scholarships

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation, Inc., (the "Foundation") of Washington, D.C., dedicated to the education of the children of Calabria, Italy, has awarded 106 academic scholarships to deserving students from all over the Region of Calabria.   Beginning in 2001, the Foundation has awarded scholarships for higher education to the young men and women of Calabria. The primary requisites for receiving...

A Summer of Pesto

A Summer of Pesto

By Danielle DeSimone   For me, summer means pesto. It's usually our go-to, last-minute dish. It's the "There's-Nothing-In-the-Fridge-But-People-Are-Coming-Over-In-Ten-Minutes" dinner that is thrown together in a flurry of crushed garlic, clanging pots, and the hiss of boiling water. Now that I no longer live close to my family, it's the dish that I always request when I come home, falling back into familiar patterns,...

Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, officials said Friday.   The skeletons are those of young people, including an adolescent girl, who perished in the back of the shop near the ancient Roman town when Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered it in ash in 79,...

WDTV Italian Night at the West Virginia Black Bears

WDTV Italian Night at the West Virginia Black Bears

Monday was a perfect night at Mon County Ballpark for WDTV Italian Night at the Black Bears. The evening brought some of the Italian Festival flair to a great American pasttime. The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival dancers wowed the crowd with some authentic Italian dancing.   The game started with the first pitch by the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Vice President...

Great Italian food, ‘outdoorable’ lounge, at Macaroni’s

Great Italian food, ‘outdoorable’ lounge, at Macaroni’s

by Len Lear   Although Philadelphia has become one of the best restaurant cities in the U.S., you could read reviews in the Inquirer, Philadelphia magazine, Philadelphia Weekly and numerous restaurant review websites without reading about one restaurant from Northeast Philly, long considered a restaurant wilderness.   However, every rule has an exception, and I am here to report that it is well worth...

La Puglia protagonista a New York

La Puglia protagonista a New York

Con oltre 500 aziende del settore, anche quest'anno l'Italia si conferma grande protagonista del "Summer Fancy Food Show" di New York, una delle manifestazioni fieristiche internazionali più prestigiose del settore Food and Drink.
   L'evento fieristico americano, giunto alla sua 62esima edizione, si terrà come sempre al Jacob Javits Center di New York da domenica 26 Giugno fino a martedì 28 Giugno...

John Santucci, Prosecutor in High-Profile Cases in New York, Dies at 85

John Santucci, Prosecutor in High-Profile Cases in New York, Dies at 85

John J. Santucci, who as the Queens district attorney from 1977 to 1991 became a lightning rod of controversy in high-profile cases involving a fatal racial attack, a municipal corruption scandal and allegations of lethal police brutality, died on Sunday in Mineola, N.Y. He was 85.   His death was confirmed by a grandson, John T. Santucci. Mr. Santucci gained wide attention in...

New Northshore Gem Meribo Opens In Covington Today

New Northshore Gem Meribo Opens In Covington Today

by Nora McGunnigle Meribo is pronounced "Muh-REE-bo" and combines the two Italian words meridionale (southern) and cibo (food) to indicate the restaurant/pizzeria's dedication to combining southern Italian recipes with American southern ingredients, like wild boar and Benton's bacon.   Co-founders and friends Vinnie La Donne (formerly GM at Palmetto's in Slidell) and Gavin Jobe (owner of the Pelican House in Baton Rouge) opened...

Gala honoring: Domenico Gambino, Dominic Stramaglia, Tony Durpetti & Donald …

Gala honoring: Domenico Gambino, Dominic Stramaglia, Tony Durpetti & Donald Mazzoni

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:00pm. The Montgomery Club - 500 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60654 Honoring for their extraordinary achievements and contributions as Italian business leaders Excellence in Business Awards: Domenico Gambino - Owner, Tony's Fresh Market; Dominic Stramaglia - Owner, Supreme Lobster; Tony Durpetti - Owner, Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse Lifetime Achievement Award: Donald Mazzoni - Developer   Click here to reserve tickets and sponsorship For information please contact: Patrizia Gullo...

Italian American Museum to Open Aug. 14

Italian American Museum to Open Aug. 14

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles has been one of the most anticipated projects in the core of Downtown Los Angeles, as well as one of the most delayed — in 2012, museum officials said it would debut the following year.   Four years later, the $4.5 million effort is finally nearing the finish line. An opening has been announced for...

Italian film and culture festivals in Albuquerque and Santa Fe say mille grazie

Italian film and culture festivals in Albuquerque and Santa Fe say mille grazie

With delivery of a $22,000 check to the UNM Children's Hospital, Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) brings its total donation to the Hospital to more than $250,000. The dollars have been generated over the past nine NM Italian Film & Culture Festivals through ticket sales, sponsorships and in-kind contributions.   Members of the IFNM board credit the generosity and enthusiasm of...

Texan Italian Monthly Ep. 1- "Italians in San Diego"

 Texan Italian Monthly Ep. 1- "Italians in San Diego"

Today's Blog post marks the beginning of the Texan Italian Monthly. A monthly newsletter where we will bring you nice stories about Italian culture from a Texan Italian perspective. Some stories of the Texan Italian Monthly will be about other Italian communities that Texan Italians should know about; while other stories will be about Texan Italians individuals, organizations, and companies.   Today's story...

Long-awaited restaurant finally racing toward opening at Monmouth Park

Long-awaited restaurant finally racing toward opening at Monmouth Park

Plans for building a new restaurant at historic Monmouth Park Racetrack have been in the works since 2012, but destruction from Hurricane Sandy temporarily delayed the project.   Nearly two years later, in 2014, ground was broken on the planned mid- to high-end restaurant, as well as a planned 7,500-seat amphitheater that was also subsequently put on hold.   Read more   Source: http://www.nj.com/    

Italian Fest seeks contestants to crown

Italian Fest seeks contestants to crown

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is seeking young women of Italian descent ages 8 through 13 for the Junior Miss Italian Youngstown title and ages 14 through 19 for the title of Miss Italian Youngstown. The pageant will take place at 6 p.m. July 29 on the main stage.   Contestants also are being sought for the Little King and Queen Pageant for...

Great American-Italian slices, strands, sweets

Great American-Italian slices, strands, sweets

WHEN it comes to Italian food, the first few dishes that come to mind are pepperoni pizzas, garlic bread, chicken Parmesan, and the like. But what most people don't know is that these dishes are actually American-Italian hybrid dishes, created by Italian immigrants who used ingredients available in the United States to do their cooking. In Cebu, with the sheer number...

La Farnesina per la promozione dell’Italia nel Mondo

La Farnesina per la promozione dell’Italia nel Mondo

Il Direttore Generale per la Promozione del Sistema Paese della Farnesina Enzo De Luca è stato ricevuto al Comitato per gli Italiani nel Mondo e la Promozione del Sistema Paese della Commissione Esteri della Camera dei Deputati. L'audizione ha consentito al Direttore Generale di illustrare le strategia del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale per consolidare la propria...

Porto Pino and its surprising white dunes

Porto Pino and its surprising white dunes

The dunes of Porto Pino – in southwest Sardinia – catch you by surprise as you are driving along a canal that connects some ponds with the sea, and through a small pine forest.   Eyes are happy to be distracted by pink flamingos and cormorants moving in the swamps, slightly oscillating boats moored in the river; and the nose is intent...

14th Century Painting Depicts Limb Transplant That Occurred 1,500 Years Ago

14th Century Painting Depicts Limb Transplant That Occurred 1,500 Years Ago

Researchers say they have found the earliest representation of transplant surgery in a painting that depicts a scene from somewhere around the 5 th century AD, at least 1,400 years before modern medical practitioners first theorized transplantation. The 14 th century painting, which is in the North Carolina Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, shows the story of a...

Spasso brings Italian-style brunch to Coconut Grove

Spasso brings Italian-style brunch to Coconut Grove

Just in time to make summer weekend plans, Chef Gaetano Ascione of Spasso Miami is introducing a new à la carte brunch menu, served every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the new Coconut Grove eaterie (www.spassomiami.com).   Guests can start off brunch with a traditional Italian appetizer, such as the Burrata with tomatoes "Assaggi" and the Baked...

What's in a name when it's misspelled?

What's in a name when it's misspelled?

By Silvio Laccetti In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano became the first European to enter New York Harbor. Today across The Narrows entrance to this harbor, stands a monumental bridge named in honor of the Italian explorer.   It is the longest suspension bridge in all of the Americas, longer than the Golden Gate Bridge While this bridge should be a source of pride...

Why the ‘Wine of the Pope’ Is Worth Rediscovering

Why the ‘Wine of the Pope’ Is Worth Rediscovering

THE SO-CALLED "WINE of the popes," Frascati is said to have once flowed from the fountains of Rome to celebrate the inaugurations of two particular pontiffs, Clement X and Innocent X, in the 17th century. The Italian white wine, no longer in favor, could perhaps use a papal endorsement today.   Frascati's popularity with Americans peaked almost 30 years ago with Fontana...

Italian-American Club Crowns Miss Columbus

Italian-American Club Crowns Miss Columbus

The Italian-American Club of Mahopac held its annual competition for Miss Columbus and Little Miss Columbus titles on June 3 and an array of lovely young ladies came out to show off their talents. The compeititon was open to girls throughout Putnam County and the surrounding communities.   Little Miss Columbus was for girls ages 5-9; Miss Columbus was for girls ages...

New Italian restaurant coming to RiNo

New Italian restaurant coming to RiNo

A new Italian-themed restaurant is coming to Denver's hot and fast-developing River North neighborhood. Dio Mio, which will serve experimental, handmade pasta dishes, is set to open in a 1,500-square-foot space at 3264 Larimer St. this fall.   It's the brainchild of chef Alex Figura, who also owned the now-shuttered Lower48 Kitchen, and Spencer White, sous chef at Black Eye Coffee. "I think people...

USMNT regret? No, says Giuseppe Rossi: “It Was Always Italy”

USMNT regret? No, says Giuseppe Rossi: “It Was Always Italy”

If Giuseppe Rossi had to make the decision between playing for the United States and Italy all over again, he wouldn't change a thing.   Last month, the New Jersey native and Levante UD striker was in the news after an interview his agent did on Italian Radio. Rossi's agent Andrea Pastorello told Radio Bruno that, "In hindsight, going back to when...

19th Annual Celebration of Queens - A changing society

19th Annual Celebration of Queens - A changing society

Decades ago, Italian flags, delis and restaurants along Cross Bay Boulevard and 101st Avenue were an inescapable sight. "Italians were instrumental in building this area brick by brick," said Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), who is of Italian descent. And although the Italian businesses on those corridors still display their colors proudly, their numbers have dwindled. "There's nowhere near as many as there...

An Italian Journey: A Lecture by Robert Mealy

An Italian Journey: A Lecture by Robert Mealy

Data: Ven 29 Lug 2016 - Orario: Dalle 18:30 alle 20:30 Organizzato da : American Bach Soloist - In collaborazione con : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Luogo: Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Avenue S, SAN FRANCISCO Ingresso: Libero - To register please click here. For more information about the Festival (August 5 -14, 2016): American Bach Soloist Festival. American Bach Soloist, in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano...

Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis

Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis

Top 10 Italian Restaurants – St. Louis is known for their authentic Italian restaurants. There are several online rating services, but one of the oldest and most popular that covers the entire nation is TripAdvisor.   The Hill is the most popular place for consumers to visit for authentic Italian cuisines and a great atmosphere.   Read more   Source: http://stlrestaurant.news/    

The Palace with a Thousand and One Coats of Arms: Exploring the Archiginnasio of…

The Palace with a Thousand and One Coats of Arms: Exploring the Archiginnasio of Bologna

Let's say you are a curious traveler who finds him or herself dawdling under the ever-present portici of Bologna on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Let's also say that you are passionate about Italian art and culture and that you want to know more about this beautiful city's past and present lifestyle.   If so, there is a place you should absolutely not...

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We the Italians Magazine # 80

WTI 80

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

montessori-an-italian-method-to-teach-in-the-us-and-all-over-the-worldWe will never state that Italy has to teach something to the United States, or vice versa: on the contrary, we think that, by combining their cultures, societies, and economic inheritances, the two can achieve winning goals, together. Nevertheless, this interview shows how an Italian woman has taught...

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