On Thursday evening, Jan. 17, the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., will dedicate a new two-story stainless steel abstract sculpture. The shiny sculpture, which might suggest ocean waves or the feathers of a bird, stands on a grassy area on the center's west side, facing Jackson Street, in the Third Ward, which was once Milwaukee's Litt...

Antonio “Anthony” Phililp Tedesconacque a Musellaro (comune autonomo fino al 1927 in provincia di Chieti), frazione di Bolognano, in via Centrale, il 7 gennaio del 1899 da Domenico (trentatreenne “contadino” nato a Musellaro) e Reginalda Santilli (ventinovenne nata Vittorito). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi all’allora Sindaco di Musellaro...

This volume contributes to American ethnic and immigration studies by bringing into conversation scholars working in the fields of Italian American and Greek American studies. The aim is to move beyond the “single group approach,” which privileges the study of ethnic singularity, to explore these two groups in relation to each other. We propose to...

As we begin 2019, what can you tell us about the status of the new museum? Now that we have removed the Banca Stabile artifacts (vault, teller cases, light fixtures and deposit table) and placed them in storage, the demolition of the existing buildings has begun. The developer has erected scaffolding along the Mulberry and Grand Streets sides of th...

In 1972, Mogeetown in Plymouth Township was a center of attention for the nation. It was during that year that the oldest person to become an American citizen by choice – the oldest person to be naturalized as an American citizen – took the oath of citizenship. She was Rufina Nave. Of Mogeetown. The little village located next to Norristown and dow...

Italy is a country that weeps for its residents that go to live abroad. Every year, countless space in broadsheets is dedicated to the phenomenon of the ‘cervelli in fuga’ or ‘brain drain’, which alludes to the flight of highly skilled professionals for better career prospects elsewhere in Europe or in the world. The use of the term is highly emoti...

In questo breve segmento di video della Conferenza su Frank Sinatra, organizzata dal professor Stanislao Pugliese della Hofstra University nel 2015, il famoso scrittore e giornalista Gay Talese spiega al pubblico come gli italoamericani agli inizi del XIXmo secolo, non possedessero “la tradizione di scrivere romanzi.”  Con l’arrivo nel nuovo paese,...

Una storia di emigrazione fra Stati Uniti e Italia che ebbe inizio nel 1905, quando Antonio Martone appena diciassettenne, abitante di Vitulazio, decise di emigrare in America per fare fortuna. Quando rientrò per prendere in sposa Luigia Di Nuccio, ad aspettarlo vi fu una catastrofe di carestie e morti causate dalla Prima Guerra Mondiale. Decise pe...

In her most recent piece for La Voce di New York, “Looking for ‘Italia’ in Little Italies: Just How ‘Italian’ Are Italian-Americans?”, Grace Russo Bullaro asks: “How do Italian-Americans identify themselves? What is their emotional relationship to Italy and America?  What are they interested in?”  This happens to be a subject on which I’ve reflecte...

Da Marina di Ravenna ai teatri di New York e Los Angeles il passo può non essere breve, ma è quanto è riuscito ad un giovane attore ed autore ravenate, Eric Paterniani, che ha debuttato nelle scorse settimane con la sua opera prima “Longing Pinocchio” a Los Angeles. 27 anni e una solida preparazione accademica alle spalle, la storia di Eric - e di...