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I didn't grow up around Italian Americans in Southern California but I am fascinated by their strong sense of La Famiglia. My boxing gym is owned and run by a bevy of Italian American cousins, half-brothers, and brothers who speak a distinct dialect called The Lake language.   Their most famous cohort is Matt LeBlanc from the sitcom Friends....

by Carlos Greer   John Travolta was in such a good mood Sunday at Serafina Always on East 61st Street, the "Grease" star put on his dancing shoes. We hear Travolta — in town for a VIP screening of "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" at the Paley Center for Media — had a private dinner at the popular Italian eatery and lef...

Francesco Rosario Capra was born in Bisacquino, Sicily, on May 18, 1897. When he was five, his family made the 13-day trip to New York. Even though he was just a child, Frank remembered seeing "a statue of a great lady, taller than a church steeple, holding a torch above the land we were about to enter" (McBride). The Capra family eventually settle...

As a girl, Christine Simolke was fascinated by her grandmother's young life in America after arriving from Italy. Her grandmother, Giovanna, and great aunt, Evelina, told her stories about their journey across the ocean with their Mama and sister Maria to be reunited with the Papa they barely knew. Inspired by her relatives' courage and determinati...

"Il Pentagono ha speso negli ultimi due decenni centinaia di milioni di dollari in basi militari in Italia, rendendo quel paese un centro sempre più importante per la potenza dell'esercito Usa. Specialmente dall'inizio della Guerra Globale al Terrorismo nel 2001 l' US Army ha spostato il suo centro di gravità a sud della Germania, dove la maggior p...

In their new boxing comedy film, Grudge Match, Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro portray rival pugilists who are enticed out of retirement for one last fight. But for Stallone and De Niro, the stars of Rocky and Raging Bull respectively, a misfiring comedy set in the ring risks landing a blow to the reputation of their iconic boxing cinematic t...

Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi is gaining notice with filmmakers in the United States as she is rumoured to be an actress to look out for because her talent is resulting in her stealing scenes to such an extent that some are predicting that once she is seen on the big screen in her upcoming movies "Every Damn Christmas" which is scheduled f...

All Joseph DiTrapani knew about his family was that they came from Palermo so it was a challenge for the genealogical firm, My Italian Family to research the lineage of this former OSIA president and current president of the Sons of Italy Foundation®.   In big Italian cities like Palermo, researchers must contend with a byzantine and illogic...

by Simone Bertollini   Negli Stati Uniti, la stragrande maggioranza dei visti immigrante (Green Card) sono concessi a membri familiari di cittadini americani. La procedura è quella del ricongiungimento familiare (o, in gergo, "atto di richiamo").   Si può essere sponsorizzati solo dai membri familiari più stretti, che sono divisi in 5...

Aprilia USA is proud to announce an official entry to compete in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 series. A newly formed two rider team will race the Italian RSV4 Factory machines under the team title "Aprilia HSBK Racing".   Aprilia HSBK Racing:Aprilia USA has officially partnered with HSBK Racing to lead the MotoAmerica program and to provide r...

Italy, Summer '13 and the country's airwaves are dominated by the sound of an indie-pop anthem from an unsuspecting rising star. The song "Alfonso" by Levante, a 26 year old singer-songwriter still working as a café barista, has unintentionally tapped into the mood not only of her own generation, but of a nation in crisis and understandably unenthu...

As they prepare to reintroduce Alfa Romeo to the U.S., Fiat Chrysler marketers are exploring the notion that shoppers are tired of look-alike German luxury cars. Olivier Francois, FCA US' chief marketing officer, says that American and European consumers have "started to get a little bit tired" of the sameness of German luxury cars and the "co...