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di Giulio Mola   Fra lussuose ville e spiagge sempre affollate anche da sportivi italiani alla ricerca di relax, rotola il pallone nella lontanissima Miami. Questo grazie all'intraprendenza di Riccardo Silva imprenditore lombardo di successo (nel settore della distribuzione di diritti televisivi a livello mondiale), il quale da pochi mesi è...

Ferdinand Pecora reached almost mythical fame when, for almost a year, in 1933, he publicly exposed the wrongdoing of Wall Street bankers that led to the 1929 stock market crash while serving as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Banking and Finance. His methodical questioning and thorough investigation incited the nation, and his int...

by Elisabetta Povoledo   The Santa Maria Antiqua church in the Roman forum, which dates to the first centuries of Christianity, is reopening to visitors after a 36-year restoration. An exhibition that starts Thursday and runs until Sept. 11 traces the complex history of the church, partly buried by rubble from the Palatine Hill in an ea...

World renowned Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, has pledged to go 100 percent fur-free across all his labels from the Autumn/Winter 2016 collections onward.   The historic move by the Armani group follows years of animal rights activists campaigning for brands to drop the use of fur, with many groups putting their message across wit...

Even if the passion for kava is common to most countries in the world, with some (I am looking at you, Finland) even consuming more of it per capita than Italy itself, the relationship we Italians have with our favourite beverage is the stuff of legend: always ready to criticise a less-than-heavenly brew, we will judge your hosting capabilities on...

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016. 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception. 7:30 p.m. Dinner WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street - 110 East 42nd St. - New York, N.Y. Mike Piazza, 12-time MLB All-Star elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame; and Luigi P. "Lou" Carnesecca, legendary coach of St. John's University's basketball team and inducte...

By Terri Cipponeri The Central Valley Sons of Italy Foundation recently had its 23rd Annual Black Tie Benefit at the beautiful Del Rio Country Club. The Roman-themed evening was a beautiful celebration of what it means to be Italian-American and to dedicate your life to serving others.   We honored Tom and Karyn Gallo for their outstanding...

Every year the Italian Market Festival brings huge crowds to 9th Street. This year will be no different.Happening on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, the festival will bring you plenty of entertainment, along with food and drink from the country's oldest outdoor market.   The festival will close down parts of 9th Street, from Fitzwater t...

In Italia, Napoli è sempre stata una città di grandi cantanti. Fin dai tempi dei romani, quando le sirene estasiarono Ulisse, alle grandi icone come Enrico Caruso, si dice che "se nun se canta se more" ("Se non canti a Napoli è perché sei morto"). In questa lunga tradizione si inserisce Gigi D'Alessio, che è apparso per la prima volta sul palco gl...

No need to fly across the Atlantic for an authentic Italian experience this summer. Festa Italian can be "your ticket to Italy." The sights of Italy will even be at the festival, including recreations of the infamous Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo's David sculpture.   Enjoy Italian cuisine like pizza, gelato, pasta and baked goods. Som...

Three memorial and celebration events are planned next week for Paulina D. Megale Beard, whose family is sharing this remembrance: "Heaven just got a whole lot better. Paulina Domenica Megale Beard ("Nonni") 90, of Seattle, passed away June 22, 2016 at home, surrounded by family.   Paulina was born in Coos Bay, Oregon to Italian immigra...

Mike D'Antoni joked that 65 is the new 50. He didn't exactly come up with it on his own. I kind of backed the new Rockets coach into a corner as we chatted on the podcast "Bring It To Jerome." He mentioned his age, so I asked if he knew the oldest coach to win an NBA title.   "I do not, I'm sorry," he said. "(He was) youn...