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Maserati begins production of 225 limited series "Edizione Ribelle" vehicles which will arrive in North American showrooms at the end of March 2020. The limited series will include 100 Ghibli S Q4, 100 Levante S, and 25 Quattroporte S Q4, in the GranSport trim.  "The name 'Ribelle' means rebel in Italian and pays homage to the rebel nature of Maser...

M.T. Imports Inc. of Vail, Colorado has announced that Montura, the iconic Italian outdoor apparel brand, will be introduced to the North American market at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver, January 29-31, 2020 for the Fall/Winter season 2020. Marco Tonazzi, owner and President of M.T. Imports Inc., states, “Roberto Giordani, owner an...

With a radical revival of West Side Story just over the Broadway horizon, it seems like hubris to challenge that musical’s updated take on Romeo and Juliet with yet another one. But that’s just what producers are doing in Romeo and Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, a far-too-cheesy slice of Italian-American stereotypes set primaril...

“My Brilliant Friend – The Story of a New Name,” the second season of Italian pubcaster RAI and HBO’s TV series based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling “Neapolitan Novels,” was unveiled on Tuesday in Italy where the hotly anticipated show will start airing on RAI in February. “New Name” will launch on RAI on Feb. 10, after a 3-day event release in It...

The #ItalianAmericanPodcast is thrilled to officially welcome Ms. Stephanie Longo (@stephanielongowriter) to the Podcast #Famiglia! As our new Associate Producer & Administrative Officer, Stephanie brings a wealth of #ItalianAmerican credentials to our growing platform!Known and respected as an expert on Italian American history, she’s authored sev...

A recipe for grape juice… without the alcohol! Since the time of the Romans, Italians have been preparing mosto d’uva: a healthy, delicious juice that can be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to recipes for some natural sweetness. The first written record for this recipe comes from Apicius in a 4th century collection of Roman recipes, "De r...

American pop diva Jennifer Lopez (photo) triggered a flood of invitations after she said in a magazine interview that she dreams of living in Italy. Best known as J-Lo, the 50-year-old singer-actress and fashion designer was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. Lopez, who lives in Los Angeles, told Vanity Fair this month that she pines for a m...

Times were tough during the early 1940s; there was a war going on. Food and jobs were in short supply, and as a group, Italians were classified as enemies of the state by our President. Of course, no jobs meant no money, and food was rationed. Basic necessities, such as grocery items, shoes, metal, paper and rubber, were scarce. Families and indivi...

Every night that his parents would let him, and even some nights when they wouldn’t, Thomas Di Pauli would wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning, go to the computer and watch hockey. Growing up in Italy, the time difference forced Di Pauli to wake up at this time to see his favorite NHL stars. Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Mario Lemieux, he couldn’t wait t...

Former NYPD detective Sonny Grosso, whose police work with partner Eddie Egan was used as the plot for the classic 1971 cop flick “The French Connection,” died Wednesday. He was 89. Grosso’s death was confirmed by his longtime friend, and former NYPD captain, Ernie Naspretto. Grosso died in Manhattan after battling a long illness, Naspretto said. “...

In the parliamentary elections of 2018, right-wing populism and anti-establishment politics profoundly reshaped Italy’s electoral geography and party system. The xenophobic Lega (League) and the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle (Five-star Movement, M5s) made substantial electoral gains in the domestic constituencies, paving the way for a coali...

Former White Plains resident Ben Himmelfarb and current resident Elaine Massena worked in similar capacities in the city and would often cross paths in their jobs. Massena is the city archivist with the city clerk’s office and Himmelfarb was the local history historian at the White Plains Library. “We were always contacting each other because of re...