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With 20 titles to her credit, Adriana Trigiani is one of Italian America’s most profound and authentic voices. This week, she joins us to celebrate the launch of her latest book, “The Good Left Undone,” a generational story that will easily secure a place of honor in anyone’s Italian American book collection upon its release on April 26. Adriana te...

American singer, performer, and international icon Tony Bennett is undeniably one of the most recognizable names and voices in the music scene. With over seven decades of him crooning some of the most beloved jazz favorites such as I Left My Heart In San Francisco, The Good Life and I Wanna Be Around, he has impressively amassed a net worth of $200...

We suggest getting a napkin before viewing this post, because drool is inevitable. The trailer for the second season of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy is here and it has us looking up flights to Milan. The new episodes of the culinary exploration show, premiering on CNN May 1, showcases the Oscar-nominated actor as he "indulges his passion for...

Thursday, April 21| 5:00PM |Zoom Event. Register Here. Organized by I AM Books. The Passenger: Rome Fully-illustrated, “The Passenger” collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world. We are celebrating Rome’s birthday with this online conversation with authors Francesco Pacifico and Letizia Muratori, and The Pas...

Gina Sicilia – For those in the know, she’s the talented songwriter and powerhouse vocalist behind some of the most sultry blues out there. Her newest musical undertaking is her 10th studio album, Unchange. Produced by Colin Linden, it graces our earholes on April 29th via VizzTone Label Group. But there’s more to her than that. Much more. Born Elv...

“Poor Christ,” Italian immigrant. The Italian saying refers to people who are unlucky and disgraced: Poor Christ… but in Italian American literature and art it has become a widespread metaphor, at least thanks to the foundational novel Christ in Concrete by Pietro di Donato, released in the United States in 1939 and translated as Cristo tra i murat...

A study from FootballIndex – which factors in authoritative international market analysis from research group YouGov – has analysed the brand presence and strength of football clubs in their domestic markets and abroad. The results of the survey testify to the strong and renewed international appeal of Milan consolidated in the last 24 months in wh...

The Toscano Extravecchio is now available to U.S. retailers. Avanti Cigar Co., the U.S. distributor for Toscano, is now offering the Toscano Extravecchio for sale to U.S. retailers. Toscano is an Italian cigar maker, meaning its cigars are quite different than traditional premium cigars. Italian cigars typically use fire-cured tobaccos and the Extr...

The old saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words” can literally apply to my vintage Leto family portrait (circa 1923). This famiglia photo of my Italian immigrant grandparents and their second-generation children tells a cherished story. This well-staged family portrait is a precious heirloom, a museum-quality artifact, a forever keepsake t...

Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock 'n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical "Bye Bye Birdie," died Tuesday. Rydell died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in a suburb of his hometown of Philadelphia, according to a statement posted by his marketing and event coordinator Maria Novey. Rydell, who...

This week we’re jumping back into the second part of our two-part episode exploring the 50-year relationship between the Italian American community and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather”, with a commercial-free conclusion to this well-received conversation. Since its premiere in March of 1972, The Godfather has been considered one of the most i...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) President Robert Allegrini spoke Monday morning to an assembly of Italian senators at the government palace, Palazzo Giustiniani, in Rome, Italy. Allegrini was invited by Brussels-based think tank and NIAF partner ItalyUntold to address the image of Italy in the United States, the perception of Italia...