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The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, has launched an online petition to have the National Education Association (“NEA”) resolution to eliminate Columbus Day overturned and requesting an investigation by the Secretary of Education. As previously announced, IAOVC assembled a Task Force of...

Who are the champions of our Italian American culture? What can we do to help preserve our Italian heritage? Thirty-One Days of Italians releases its 2019-20 List on its website at thirtyonedaysofitalians.com. The List provides a person of Italian heritage to learn about and celebrate for each day in October, Italian American Heritage Month. In 200...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation is proud to announce our 2019 Guest of Honor: Joseph Elliott Girardi. Joe Girardi, was born in Peoria, Illinois and grew up in East Peoria, Ill. He attended East Peoria's Neil Armstrong grade school; and Peoria's Sacred Heart/Father Sweeney, where he was coached in basketball by his father. He then attended...

You’d hope we wouldn’t have to rely too much on individual Oscar winners to combat an international ecological catastrophe, but the world being what it is, hats off to Leonardo DiCaprio for getting in there. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is sending $5 million in donations to aid groups responding to the...

There was a time a generation ago when Cecilia Bartoli's many U.S. fans could count on seeing her regularly in opera or in concert. The Italian mezzo-soprano noted for her warm sound, dramatic intensity and dazzling coloratura agility had shot to fame in the early 1990s while still in her 20s on the strength of best-selling recordings of Rossini an...

Vincenzo Amato has appeared in more than 20 films, earning a best-actor nomination in his native Italy’s equivalent of the Oscars. Angelina Jolie directed him in the hit film Unbroken. His TV credits include Instinct, Madame Secretary, The Blacklist, Elementary, The Good Wife and Boardwalk Empire. He also has a career as a sculptor, working in meta...

We all know when and how the American continent was discovered — let us not delve into the unnerving diatribe about “discovering” vs “conquering” here: there’ll be a lot of that around Columbus Day, in October.  It was the Fall of 1492 when good, old Christopher Columbus sailed into the New World, thinking to have reached the Indies: it was the sta...

James Gandolfini brought to life one of the most iconic TV characters of all time — and made HBO appointment viewing on Sunday nights in the process — as New Jersey mafia don Tony Soprano for years on “The Sopranos.” But his son Michael, who is set to portray a young Tony Soprano in the upcoming David Chase film “The Many Saints of Newark,” had nev...

Una leggenda di Wall Street con il cuore in Italia. Joseph Perella, Joe per gli amici, nel mondo dell’alta finanza è considerato un visionario. Perella & Weinberg con un asset di 13 miliardi dollari è tra i maggiori players mondiali nel settore merging and acquisition e financial restructuring con uffici a New York, Londra, Abu Dabi, San Francisco,...

Weddings are momentous occasions for Italians, as with any family. They are about tradition and also about fun. Many beautiful legends surround the Italian wedding ceremony; however, little is ever reported about the receptions. Here is how I remember an old-style Italian immigrant wedding reception of the 40s and 50s. Most of the Italian families...

Following a long hiatus, the third joint conference of the American Association for Italian Studies and the American Association of Teachers of Italian will take place from March 26-28, 2020 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. In keeping with the mission of the AAIS/AATI, the conference organizers invite members to organize sessions and round...

Clark Hinckley, son of former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley and author of “Christopher Columbus: A Man Among the Gentiles,” spoke about the importance of Columbus during an Education Week session on Wednesday, August 21. Hinckley began his address by sharing a series of experiences he and his family had that related to Columbus. He served as...