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Ritorna con più auto che hanno fatto la storia e per seguire un percorso più ampio dell' anno scorso lungo quattro stati: la Mille Miglia 'Warm Up Usa' sbarca per la seconda volta in America. Le novità della edizione 2019 sono state presentate all'ambasciata d'Italia a Washington. Alla gara - programmata per l'ottobre 2019 - parteciperanno 40 vettu...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who collaborate with NIAF and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) to offer The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, are projected by the film industry to set global box office records this weekend with the release of thei...

Marsala isn’t having a comeback. The fortified Sicilian wine hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s probably sitting in your pantry, where you left it, if you even left it there at all. You may be aware that it’s a wine, or not. You might just as easily have taken it for a sauce, because of the dish chicken Marsala, or a person for whom that sauce was named. I...

Leading the Chicago Cubs Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies in home runs (4), RBI (16), slugging percentage (.806) and on-base plus slugging (1.206), Team Italy slugger Robel Garcia is currently third in batting average (.323). Playing second and third base defensively, the 26-year-old infielder is making his second attempt to break into MLB afte...

The AIFIC Board of Directors regret to inform our supporters that on March 29th a decision was taken to dissolve the organization. AIFIC is proud of its achievements since its inception and of creating a two way bridge between Italy and the United States through cultural exchanges among young artists of both countries.  After various attempts to re...

A new book is forthcoming from Sanniti Publications. It’s a novel called Family Matter (cover photo above). I have been working on this novel for several years, and after numerous revisions, it’s now where I want it. As the title suggests, it’s a family story, or rather several of them which form the “matter” of which Family Matter is made. They ar...

In “Italianitá,” William (Bill) Giovinazzo explores the culture and history of Italians and Italian Americans – from the time when the Greeks colonized Italy to the influx of Italian immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries to John Travolta strutting his stuff in a New York disco. Giovinazzo describes “Italianitá” or the essence of being Italian,...

Pixar is casting voices for an upcoming animated film. We’re looking for female and male actors age 10 – 15 years old. The characters are fun, energetic, and adventurous kids from Italy. We’re looking for actors who: Can speak with or naturally have an Italian accent. Feel comfortable speaking a few words or sentences in Italian. Are enthusiastic,...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, a national organization dedicated to defending Italian Americans against bias and defending their heritage, is campaigning to save Columbus Day in Vermont. The group is based in Bloomfield NJ. Andre DiMino, Communications Director of the organization, was a guest on WDEV Radio Vermont and the Gene Valicenti...

In the letters Christopher Columbus wrote about his exploration of the islands he landed on and traveled through in 1492, he describes the land, people and climate he encountered. He doesn’t mention his journey across the Atlantic – that seafaring information was in a journal that has its own scrutiny. As with the letters, the journal was also hand...

According to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the U.S. Direct Investment outflow to Italy has reached an amount of $6.75 billion dollars in 2018. This value, which does not correspond to the cumulative level of investment (stock), represents the yearly outflow registered in 2018 and it has not been subject to seasonally...

Writer and poet Frances Mayes lives the kind of life most of us can only dream about. Wandering through Italy, she and her husband, Ed, came upon a villa in the Tuscan town of Cortona. They bought and restored the villa, an effort she chronicled in her deeply charming best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, which was later made into a film starring Diane...