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John and Joe Palma are down-to-earth brothers, internationally known for their expertise in luxury and exotic cars. A few numbers dramatize their career: $270,000, 5 to 6 years and zero. The $270,000 figure is the highest price that any client spent for renovations, with the 1960 Silver Cloud II then rightfully earning a first place in touring at a...

On the occasion of this Independence Day, I wish to convey heartfelt congratulations to you, Mr. President, and to all American citizens, on behalf of the Italian Republic and my own. Our countries are inextricably bound by an enduring and sincere friendship, rooted in a shared heritage of ideals, and enhanced by the contribution of a longstanding...

The NIAF on Campus mission is to empower the future leaders of the Italian American community to embrace their cultural heritage and carry it with them for the rest of their lives. The NIAF on Campus program enables college students to appreciate and engage with Italian and Italian American culture in a more profound way outside of the classroom. E...

Stanley Tucci, an Italian American who is no stranger to the hustle culture in the United States, thinks Americans should take some notes from the Italian way of life. The "Searching for Italy" host told AOL that he thinks Italians "are much better at taking vacations." "Most businesses have a lot more time allotted to their employees for vacations...

The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) is working closely with the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) on the national rollout of an equitable, diverse and inclusive curriculum model that uses heritage as a guide to better educate U.S. students in both public and private schools. It is titled: The...

Recently, I did a ZOOM presentation sponsored by I AM Books in Boston on my 2015 book, Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience.  The book, to which local Chicago writer David Anthony Witter also contributed, documents the amazing, untold story of how Americans of Italian descent blended their specific musical talents...

Due to a failed education system that pushes ideology and indoctrination, many Americans are unaware of our rich and unique history — a history that exemplifies why America is an exceptional nation. When we don’t know our history, false narratives begin to emerge like the 1619 Project, pedaling the lie that our founders were nothing more than rich...

She has worked with a few masters of contemporary Italian cinema and she is just getting started. Angelica Cacciapaglia was born in Ponte dell’Olio in the region of region Emilia-Romagna and grew up in Milan in a family of artists. Her childhood was spent cultivating a passion for acting. She studied her craft at the Teatro Libero di Milano and emp...

The Italian-American community has been paying tribute to actor Ray Liotta after his sudden death at age 67. Liotta, who died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic on May 26, has been fondly remembered, among many others, by fellow actors such as Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese and Lorraine Bracco who co-starred with him in Goodfellas,...

Summer isn’t long enough to read every book about Italy that has been published this year—so far. But, here are some books set in Italy you may want to consider for a beach read or a pre-trip primer. In addition to the books listed below, why not pick up a popular book from last year? The Bookseller of Florence, Ravenna, and A Fatal Thing Happened...

Directed by Sidney Lumet, ‘Serpico’ (1973) is a crime-drama movie. Predominantly set in New York, the film revolves around Frank Serpico (Al Pacino), a police officer who encounters rampant corruption within the New York Police Department. It depicts his struggles against the department as his determined refusal to take bribes turns him into a pari...

After a two-year, pandemic imposed, hiatus, the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Foundation recently resumed its annual mission to Italy in grand fashion. During the course of a nine-day trip between June 12th and June 21st the board visited both Abruzzo and Toscana, meeting the regions' political and civic leaders in order to fo...