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Umbria is "the green heart of Italy. Not a jealous heart, but a fertile one," Stanley Tucci said as he drove through central Italy. This small rural region is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, which borders the region to the west. But Umbria's history, wild beauty and traditional cuisine make it a hidden gem. With the highest...

Ray Romano will star and produce a new film about the extraordinary life of American basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano. The script will be written by Jim Strouse, whose credits include Grace Is Gone and The Winning Season. Romano will produce with game1’s Basil Iwanyk, Greg Economou and Mark Ciardi (The Rookie). The Valvano family will p...

It was a historic week in Rome and within Vatican City as a delegation of Italian American leaders met with government officials and Pope Francis to advance cultural and religious initiatives — and to set the stage for new economic opportunities — between the U.S. and Italy. The delegation, assembled by Judge Basil M. Russo — who leads The Conferen...

Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story, despite spending nearly every day with him for ten years. It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark found an archive of old photos, letters, and documents detailing Silvio’s horrifying experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II. The discovery inspired Mark to bike a...

In Washington DC, May has been proclaimed International Cultural Awareness Month. The observance celebrates global diversity with unique opportunities to experience other cultures. “There’s no better way to initiate dialogue than through cuisine,” says international chef Amy Riolo, “and cookbooks provide the perfect windows into all cultures.” In I...

It’s understandable why bleak movies wouldn’t be everyone’s go-to source for cinematic storytelling. After all, the world itself can be so hard, why add further misery to one’s existence by partaking in a movie that’re just wall-to-wall grief like Prisoners or Brazil? However, the unavoidable terrors of the real world are what make bleak movies lik...

Once in a long while, a book comes along and immediately qualifies as a “must have” in the Italian American home library. In Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American, author Ian MacAllen has created one of those books! In this rollicking two-part episode, we’re joined by this proud Italian American writer as he leads us in an exploration of the...

When three mayors from Vicenza province toured the Northeast in late-April, they gained a new perspective on the U.S. Army, American history and much more. While the Vicenza area has been home to thousands of Americans over the past seven decades, this first-of-its-kind trip to the States gave Nicola Ferronato, mayor of Caldogno, Renzo Marangon, ma...

United States President Joe Biden said ahead of a meeting at the White House Tuesday with Italian Premier Mario Draghi that he looked forward to reaffirming the strong friendship and strong collaboration between the two countries and discussing their continuous support for Ukraine. The Ukraine war, sanctions, arms and gas are top of the agenda in t...

The Atlantic Council announced today the honorees and speakers for the 2022 Distinguished Leadership Awards. The honorees will be recognized at a gala at The Anthem on May 11 in Washington, DC. The 2022 Distinguished International Leadership Award will be given to the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic Mario Draghi, who w...

A current great actor is filming with his former food schlepper. We’re talking Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco. Italian American funnyman Maniscalco wrote the movie “About My Father.” Before he was a writer he was a waiter. Maniscalco: “2005, I waited tables at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills and met De Niro there. Then I worked wit...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, is looking for a sponsorship and development representative to help the organization generate sponsorships for physical events and digital platforms. This is a commission based position. The organization has baseball events, fundraisers and digital platforms to service with sponsorships....