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L’Italiano, negli Stati Uniti, è una lingua da non perdere. Su questo tema si sono concentrati gli interventi di Fucsia Nissoli (Forza Italia) e Francesca La Marca (Partito Democratico), deputate elette nella circoscrizione Nord-Centro America. Insomma, partiti diversi, ma che si rincorrono sugli stessi obiettivi, con l’interesse comune di preserva...

In another half century or so, some library will claim the papers of novelist Dario Diofebi toward the close of a distinguished career. Among the earliest documents will be some sort of outline or flow-chart for his debut, “Paradise, Nevada,” and the researcher who finds it will think they’ve stumbled into a three-ring circus. The term “carnivalesq...

Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California. Her mother, Angela Bocchetto is of Italian descent, with roots from Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.  Walsh graduated from Catalina Magnet High School and studied acting at the University of Arizona before dropping out. Walsh moved to New York City and joined a comedy troupe, Burn M...

USA Baseball named Mike Scioscia its manager for the 2021 Professional National Team on Tuesday. A three-time World Series Champion as both a manager and a player, Scioscia will look to lead Team USA to a berth in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Olympic qualifying will continue for Team USA with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)...

With 11 straight months of record-breaking sales under its belt, Fazoli’s is continuing its winning streak by adding a new franchise development milestone to its impressive list of recent achievements. Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard announced today that the company has signed 11 area development agreements in Q1 alone. Through this record-setting accompl...

Applications are open to students who will pass the Italian AP exam 2021. A total of 22 grants will be awarded. The grants will cover accommodation in Italy for up to 5 weeks at one of Eduitalia associated schools, Italian classes, didactic material, and extracurricular activities. The deadline for the application is on May 21. For more information...

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative. This entry is a special submission from Michael A. Montopoli, MD, MPH, FACOEM, CAPT USN (Ret), in honor of his late f...

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month in April, join NIAF and Vanessa Racci as she takes you on a musical journey through the history of Italian American influence on Jazz Music from 1917 New Orleans to modern day. Covering songs and discussing their history by artists such as Nick LaRocca, Joe Venuti, Louis Prima, Harry Warren, John Pizzarelli and m...

Each of the ten, half-hour episodes of Le Petit Tour takes viewers on a delicious culinary journey in the Aosta Valley. Not only will the spectacular cheeses, wines, cured meats, breads, pastries and other regional products showcased in the series whet your appetite, you’ll also get to meet the producers of artisanal products who are preserving cen...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Carlo Buccellato for his new book To Every Page a Turning: One’s Life Journey. His book begins when a man is clearing old files out from his garage and finds a folder containing an old manuscript he wrote 20 years prior as part of his recovery therapy. The discovery unleashes a thoughtful reflection on his life’s jour...

Christopher Meloni's return to the Law & Order family in the Law & Order: SVU crossover-event that launched his new show, Law & Order: Organized crime, scored big ratings for NBC Thursday night.  The long-anticipated reunion of Meloni's Elliot Stabler and his former partner, Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson attracted an average live -- meanin...

Le elezioni per il rinnovo e l’istituzione dei Comitati per gli Italiani all’Estero (Com.It.Es.) avranno luogo il 3 dicembre 2021. Lo comunica la Direzione Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero della Farnesina. L’indizione delle elezioni verrà formalizzata tre mesi prima (il 3 settembre) con decreto di ciascun Ufficio Consolare. La data consente di...