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by Francesca Bacardi   Everyone is gearing up for the holidays, including chef Tom Colicchio. The restaurateur and Top Chef head judge opened up to E! News about getting ready for the holidays and dished (pun intended) to us about his traditional Christmas Eve meal. "I pretty much make the same meal every Christmas that I've made for th...

Recently, actor Vincent Piazza, who plays up-and-coming gangster Lucky Luciano on the show, opened up to Men's Journal about his reluctance to play Italian characters prior to the role.   Piazza himself is Italian, his father's family emigrated to the United States from Sicily, but the actor was very aware growing up of the ways Italians wer...

Once again The Italian American One Voice Coalition feels it necessary to bring the perpetuation of negative stereotypes and defamation of Italian Americans to the public's attention. A&E's latest and most disgraceful "reality" series to date "The Godfather of Pittsburgh," is a meritless, crass and heavily scripted "reality" show that glorifies...

by NOIAW   We're so pleased to feature Mary M. Tedesco as this week's Member Spotlight interview guest! Mary discovered NOIAW via Twitter and is looking forward to getting to know all of our members more.   mary-tedesco-genealogySo many of our members are seeking to connect with their roots in Italy and deepen their knowledge of their...

John Cazale made only five movies in his brief, brilliant career, but man, what five movies: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter. Five movies. Five best picture nominations. Three best picture wins.   Cazale's films racked up a total of 40 Oscar nods, with 14 for his fellow actors. Yet C...

di Fucsia Nissoli   Esprimo soddisfazione per l'assegnazione, nella legge di assestamento di bilancio, di 2,6 milioni di euro alla Direzione Generale per gli italiani all'estero, al fine di essere utilizzati per reintegrare la dotazione destinata ai corsi di lingua e cultura italiana all'estero tagliati nella scorsa legge di Stabilità. Sent...

Italian-American Director Gregory La Cava began making animated films in the 1910s before switching over to live action films in the 1920s.   The following decade brought him critical and commercial success with the films The Half-Naked Truth, Gabriel over the White House, and What Every Woman Knows. His best known works were My Man Godfrey...

by Keagon Voyce   Few names in American pop culture are as universally adored as Frank Sinatra. His persona was larger than life. His life, even, was larger than life. Charismatic. Suave. Oscar-winning actor. Friend to presidents. The speculative—yet convincing—mob ties that somehow enriched his legacy rather than add rancor. And, of course,...

On March 27, 2014, actor Joseph Rigano passed away. Joe Rigano was a well known Italian –American actor in the gangster film genre. Rigano was born in 1933 in New York City.   He grew up in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn and worked as a laborer early in his life. He married his wife Maria and they had three children,; Angela, Joseph and Gina. Joe bega...

by Ann Oldenburg   Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is sharing personal news on her Facebook page. The Food Network star says she is splitting from fashion designer Todd Thompson, her husband of 11 years. "After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," she writes.   "Although our decision...

J. P. Mascaro & Sons has secured 20 municipal contracts in the last quarter of 2014. The total contracts are valued at approximately 45,000,000 dollars.   The work is centered around Mascaro's various operating centers in the local regions. The contracts include the Boroughs of Bridgeport, Rockledge, Pottstown, Emmaus, Nazareth, St. Lawr...

A poche settimane dall'inizio di EXPO Milano 2015, giovedì 12 marzo si terrà presso la Freedom Tower del Dade College di Miami la Conferenza "America and the Old World: Food, Health & Culture", l'evento ufficiale di presentazione dell'Esposizione Universale e del Padiglione degli Stati Uniti (www.mdc.edu/feedingtheplanet). La conferenza è orga...