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Please help make Italian American History by preserving the memory of every Italian neighborhood/enclave in America. This campaign will help fund the development of our website to allow for the listing of each Italian neighborhood in America with corresponding historical and contemporary photos including the businesses and traditions that have exis...

By now, you've surely heard that Brescia strike star Mario Balotelli is fed up with the racist abuse he's been receiving in his home country and open to an MLS move. It makes sense that the supremely talented 29-year-old would like the idea of escaping to faraway America. Naturally, there's the stateside lifestyle that has enticed many players over...

Christopher Columbus is a very important hero to Italian Americans. Most statues were built by Italian Americans after the 1891 New Orleans massacre of Italian Immigrants and the years of discrimination against Italian Americans. Over the last few years a false narrative have been out there about Columbus. Columbus is a symbol of our culture and he...

As we approach Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas Season, John and Pat are spending an afternoon with one of their favorite Italian American friends, the award-winning singer, actress, and opera star Cristina Fontanelli, who brings her captivating personality into the IAP studio for an episode that’s full of love and laughter from the very...

Bluegrass music was born in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee, by way of Irish, Scottish, and English parents. But La Terza Classe is injecting it with a Southern Italian flair that has to be heard to be believed. La Terza Classe, named for the band that was playing in the Titanic’s third class in the film Titanic, began busking on t...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces its support of #AmericaLovesVenice, a fundraising initiative to aid Venice’s recovery from recent flooding, organized by the Embassy of Italy and Save Venice, an American nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice.  From November 12-17, Venice experienced...

"Quentin loves to immerse everyone into the time frame of the picture," says production designer Barbara Ling, who helped create Tarantino’s 1969-set Hollywood story with as much authenticity as possible. For the scenes in Westwood Village, "a key area in 1969 for anyone living from Hollywood to the beach," the team replaced the Fox Theatre marquee...

Jimmy Garoppolo has had a great year for the San Francisco 49ers so far. Any time a new young quarterback emerges as a potential elite talent, it’s natural to compare him to quarterbacks from the past. There are two quarterbacks, in particular, Garoppolo may draw comparisons to: Joe Montana and Dan Marino. Why is that and what exactly do they all h...

L'America degli italiani, l'America della Grande Mela, di Little Italy e di broccolino, l'Italia sbarcata a Ellis Island e quella dello star system, Sinatra e De Niro, Stallone e Di Caprio; l'America di Sacco e Vanzetti e di Fiorello La Guardia, di Toro Scatenato e di Joe Petrosino, del Padrino e della notte di San Valentino; l'Italia della lingua...

When Annette Funicello’s daughter, Gina Gilardi Bleifer, and a friend came home from a high school dance one night in the ’80s, she was surprised to hear loud music blasting from her bedroom. “We opened the door to find my mom sitting at my desk, fake microphone in hand, singing ‘The Best of Times’ by Styx at the top of her lungs,” Gina tells Close...

Through the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) has awarded nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership G...

My mother was pregnant with me on November 23, 1980. By this time, my Nonno Joe had been dead for seven, going on eight, years. She remembers hearing the news that an earthquake hit Italy, but did not put two and two together that the quake had hit her father’s home region. The 1980 Irpinia Earthquake happened at 7:34 PM local time in Italy. The qu...