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For all his achievements in Italian and European football, including three UEFA Cup titles, Dino Baggio still wonders what would have been had he accepted a proposed move to Major League Soccer when the league first launched in 1996.   "I was invited by a friend at the (New York/New Jersey) MetroStars but I was only 25 at the time," Baggio r...

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents – Patricia (née Bianchi) and Gary Tomei – were both Italian and had family that came to America from Tuscany and Sicily. While she was growing up, Marisa became enthralled with Broadway musicals and plays.   Her parents encouraged her to take up acting, and she sta...

The US sees Italy as a destination for its products, but direct investments are faltering, according to a Policy Paper from the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (Amcham), EY and law firm Legance Avvocati Associati that will be presented in Rome this morning at an event attended by Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan.   The goal of the st...

By John AlexanderSteve Schirripa has really done it all: he's starred in movies and hit television series, written books, worked in radio and performed before a live audience. Not too bad for a boy from Bensonhurst.   One of Schirrpa's first jobs was as a bouncer at Paul Anka's nightclub Jubilation. He was also maître d and then entertainmen...

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the great male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure.   The 50th anniversary of th...

Sanlorenzo boatyard was founded in 1958 and over the years it has gained the reputation to be top quality level and reliable, an icon of elegance and style. This current year, Sanlorenzo has launched a new yacht model: "O", the first S-displacement (SD) unit to be 112 feet (33.6 meters) long.   The SD112 takes the best aspects of the SD92 (2...

Hollywood has cast several Italian-American actors to play Latinos in film, including Al Pacino's infamous portrayal of Cuban gangster Tony Montana in "Scarface" and a Puerto Rican convict in "Carlito's Way," among others. While the cultures of Latino-Americans, Italian-Americans and Latinos and Italians from their respective countries are all ver...

By Richard Peterson   My wife, Anita, and I live in southern Illinois, about 10 miles from Herrin, a community with a rich Italian-American heritage. Its historical society recently asked me to give a talk on Italian-Americans in baseball history.   Once I began my research, I was surprised by the number of notable Italian-Americans w...

di Andrea Mantineo   Da sabato 2 gennaio (per la festività di Capodanno domani "America Oggi" non viene pubblicato) i lettori non troveranno più l'edizione internazionale de "la Repubblica" inserita all'interno del giornale. Il Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso ha deciso di interrompere la diffusione del suo quotidiano negli Stati Uniti. La distr...

We recently had a wonderful opportunity to chat with James Egidio Faiella. Jimmy—as his famiglia and friends call him—is a proud, professional Italian-American mandolinist performing traditional Italian Folk Music on the mandolino. It's a tradition that's been in his family for four generations. Jimmy was born and raised in West Aliquippa and Aliq...

"Milano è il motore economico, sia dell'Italia che dell'Europa. È il posto perfetto per questa esposizione. Per questo gli Stati Uniti sono felici di poter partecipare all'Expo 2015".   Lo ha detto il segretario di Stato, John Kerry, presentando dalla Benjamin Franklin Room del dipartimento di Stato a Washington l'innovativo padiglione con i...

Dear fellow Italians,Today, June 2nd, 2015 we celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Founding of the Italian Republic. This is also the first time that our new Head of State, Sergio Mattarella, celebrates this special day. We recognize, in particular, the core values at the base of our unity: freedom, democracy, equality, and peaceful coexistence be...