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Turns out the U.S. isn't the only country putting together boy bands to make big bucks. Producers of popular Italian TV variety show "Ti Lascio Una Canzone" ("Leaving You a Song") saw opportunity and dollar signs when three good- looking teen boys auditioned for the show in 2009. That's how Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble bec...

The Italian lottery operator Gtech is buying slot machine maker International Game Technology for $4.7 billion in cash and stock. Including $1.7 billion in debt, the companies on Wednesday valued the deal at $6.4 billion.   Gtech said last month that it was in talks with the Las Vegas company and IGT said at the time that it was weighin...

Rimettere il visto per i turisti italiani negli Usa? E' la proposta di alcuni parlamentari Usa: vorrebbero eliminare l'attuale programma Esta, che esenta dal visto i cittadini Ue e prevede una procedura facilitata (online) per i soggiorni turistici di tre mesi.   Troppo facile per un jihadista entrare in America col passaporto europeo, secon...

by Sherry Wight   Chef Fabio Viviani made his national TV debut as a contestant on the fifth season of Bravo's "Top Chef," where he impressed viewers enough to be voted the cycle's fan favorite, but the straight-talking Italian chef isn't just a television star: he's also a restaurateur and a best-selling cookbook author who holds the ultima...

by Tom Corwin   He fondly recalls his childhood in Italy but ask Dante Antonacci the lessons of his life as he approaches his 100th birthday and he has a simple answer: "I lucked in, becoming an American," he said. The World War II veteran who now lives at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home will celebrate his birthday Friday with a party...

Interviews were conducted and filmed in Sicily for an upcoming movie documentary. Now a (preferably native-born and raised in Sicily) person is needed to translate into English– direct from the video.   Applicants also need to be able to record time code as they go, so that the filmmaker is able to match to frame. The translator will watch v...

by Georgette Jupe   The Made In Italy concept has come to the internet's biggest reseller, Amazon, in a very special artisan marketplace that has launched earlier this week in Amazon.it, with the UK And US sites soon to follow.   Soon hundreds of millions of people all over the world will have access to these artisan-made goods, that...

Long before Valerie Bertinelli was known the world over for her modeling and acting career — to say nothing of being the former spouse of guitar god Eddie Van Halen — she learned how to cook under the tutelage of her Italian "Noni," or grandmother.   "I would watch her roll out cappelletti and gnocchi. She [and my aunt] would make fresh brea...

Eduitalia, Associazione che riunisce 74 Scuole/Università qualificate che offrono in Italia corsi per studenti stranieri, è lieta sostenere le iniziative dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington tese alla promozione della Lingua e Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti.   Le borse di studio consentiranno ai beneficiari di vivere l'Italia come meta...

In March 1949, Joe DiMaggio posed in Yankee Stadium, smiling, with another famous Italian-American of his era — each in his professional uniform — but their friendship would not endure.   On the evening of Nov. 5, 1954, the Yankee Clipper and Frank Sinatra hastily got up from dinner with friends at the Villa Capri in Hollywood and drove to a...

One day, Nina Hansen Machotka and her husband chanced upon a ruined stone farmhouse in Umbria, in an isolated valley where time seemed to stand still. The crumbling walls and battered staircases whispered to them, and they answered the call.   The stories in "Umbria Outside My Window" recount their adventures of restoring the farmhouse and w...

Dal numero di dicembre del "Messaggero di sant'Antonio", edizione per l'estero Un grande talento per la musica e un grande amore per la promozione dell'Italia negli Stati Uniti. Oltre all'affetto per la sua terra e per le tradizioni. Sono questi i confini che delimitano il percorso umano e professionale di Daniela Puglielli, vera «istituzione» nel...