INTERVIEWS  

Music has always had a crucial importance for the Italians in America. As a sentiment of strong attachment to the mother land and its traditions, or as a channel to express their passion; as a vehicle for revenge due to the success of the opera and then to the affirmation of the Italian artistic talent, from the Italian crooners of the 40s and the...

There are many ways to analyze the contribution of the Italian Americans to the society, the economy, the culture, the greatness of the United States. One of these ways is celebrating those who have given their talent and their hard work to build monuments known and loved by every American, and not only by the Americans. There's an Italian who con...

Sulla costa est, più su di New York c'è un'area dove furono e sono tantissimi gli italiani che sbarcarono e ancora oggi si trasferiscono. E' l'area del New England, che proprio in questo periodo è ancora più bella grazie ai magnifici diversi colori che si possono trovare nei tanti meravigliosi luoghi in cui la natura americana si mostra in tutta la...

How did Italian opera represent America in the eighteenth century? Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Associate Professor of music and liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, talks about this in this interview  Professor Polzonetti, please tell us about your book "Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution"   My book is about a r...

We know that Italians have a big heart. In the Italian American community there's plenty of examples, and today we are very happy and proud to meet one of them, who has been doing for 10 years something extraordinary.   His name is Bruno Serato, and every day he feeds pasta for free to almost 1,800 kids. Every single day, with Caterina's Club. So...

New Orleans fu la prima grande città americana ad accogliere un grande numerodi emigrati italiani, ancora prima che questi partissero da un territorio che si potesse ufficialmente chiamare Italia, ovvero prima dell'unificazione del 1861. Le storie di quegli emigrati non contemplano il passaggio per Ellis Island, non si sviluppano nella Little Italy...

La musica è da sempre protagonista importante dello scambio culturale tra Italia e Stati Uniti: ha avuto un ruolo fondamentale nel tenere alta la bandiera degli italiani emigrati all'inizio dello scorso secolo, ed è stata veicolo dell'entusiasmo e dell'ottimismo americano che ha contagiato l'Italia dopo la guerra. Nessuno potrebbe descrivere questa...

In our interviews we often celebrate an Italian American who has had success in a part of the US, has achieved fame for his or hers accomplishments, represents with pride the Italian American community. Well, this time we have two of them, in a single person. Tony Lo Bianco has had a long, successful career. He has won awards, he has been a star fo...

I'm starting to see a pattern, a wonderful, very interesting pattern, in discovering that very often behind a cultural organization that celebrates Italy somewhere in the US, there's a force of nature embodied by an American woman of Italian heritage, proud of being both Italian and American. Italian American women have always been celebrated less...

Letizia parla in prima persona plurale, quando si riferisce agli italiani. Potrà sembrare normale, essendo lei pienamente cittadina italiana, nata e cresciuta in Italia. Ed è normale, per lei. Ma non tutti i ragazzi mandati via dalla mala Italia che ogni giorno viviamo, hanno piacere a dimostrare che se c'è da fare sacrifici, sono parte del Paese,...

The discovery of traces of Italy in the vast American territory brings us today to somebody who can describe us the combination between Italy and New Mexico. Davide Arminio is an enterprising young Italian journalist, who has already been published in Italy and won a major journalism prize, who tells us about his experience as a young intern in Alb...

The first Italians who came to the US during the mass migration age spent their first years basically without any right. Some of them because they considered themselves "birds of passage": they came to the US with the full intent of making money and then come back to Italy. Some of them because they weren't interested in losing their Italian citize...