Sarà il regista e sceneggiatore americano candidato agli Oscar Lee Daniels, il chairman della 23a edizione di Capri Hollywood, il festival del cinema che ogni anno si tiene nell'isola azzurra a ridosso fra Natale e Capodanno. Ad annunciare è Pascal Vicedomini, fondatore e produttore del festival che dal 27 dicembre al 2 gennaio porterà nel Golfo di...

Viva la Panza, “hooray for the stomach” or “joy to the belly” according to an article published March 29, 1943 in the Akron Beacon Journal, described the event as a tradition to eat until your knife and fork scream for help! Started a few years earlier before the outbreak of WWII by local Italian immigrants, now U.S. citizens, to provide political...

When an Italian thinks of a mask-wearing festival in Italy, the first thing that comes to mind is Carnevale. When an Italian thinks of fall celebrations, All Saints Day and All Souls Day may be what come to mind as well. There are already many well-known celebrations that take place in Italy and are deeply rooted in tradition. Recently, however, th...

When Danny Fratta was growing up in Little Italy, a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, there was a community feast every weekend in the summer. “The Neapolitans settled here on Mulberry Street; the Sicilians were on Elizabeth Street; the Calabreses were on Mott Street … and everyone had a saint,” Fratta told The Epoch Times. Today, the Feast of San G...

Nothing says Italian like pasta and grape stomping, mamma mia! The Houston Italian Festival is happening in Houston right now and it's one of the largest festivals in town. Cynthia Salvaggio is part of the Festival Committee and says that there's something for everyone. "This is a great family event. There's a cooking class for kids, there's a lot...

Our great country, America, was established by many immigrants from all over the world. One of the most beautiful things is when a group of people from various clubs desire to continue their heritage and celebrate with dinners and festivals from their individual homelands. They bring their customs with them. The Italian American community loves cel...

For 83 years, October in San Francisco’s North Beach has begun with a festival celebrating the Blessed Mother. The Madonna del Lume festival, celebrating Mary’s protection of fishermen, was brought from Sicily to San Francisco and instituted in 1935. The festival first started in Porticello, Sicily, after some fishermen credited Our Lady for guidin...

At last week's meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, they celebrated Italian Heritage Month by honoring local Italian Americans.  Among the honorees was was Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio.    DeMaio began his career in law enforcement in 1986, following in his father's footsteps and joining the Newark Police Depa...

On Oct. 12, 1934, an estimated 40,000 people filled the streets of downtown Syracuse for a Columbus Day parade, followed by the dedication of the city’s Columbus monument. The “abounding panorama of pageantry and joy” featured a mile-long line of marchers, a 500-voice children’s choir and speeches by community leaders, according to the Syracuse Her...

Big Dave, the clown, woke up early on Sunday to put on his makeup. He colored his long, bushy beard with spray paint in stripes of neon green, pink and purple. His Mickey Mouse T-shirt had been ready since the previous night. He finished the look with a giant yellow bowtie, decorated with red dots, and picked up a colorful flower patterned hat on t...