Video: https://youtu.be/ZKtN6pMhTwE or https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=960258314470622 October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

Without a doubt, the Coronavirus has changed our personal and professional lives. We are in compliance with present NYS guidelines by keeping closed the museum, gift shop, and thrift shop. In addition, all of our scheduled events have been cancelled or postponed until eventually life gets back to normal. Our tenant’s businesses are closed as well....

Angelo "Joe" Amore, a tailor born in Italy who for decades thrived as the creator of bespoke suits for the city's powerful politicians and business leaders, has died at the age of 91. Amore died on Tuesday following a year and a half of steadily declining health, his son, Robert Amore said. Despite that, the elder Amore did his best to keep busy, r...

Winning a Pulitzer Prize is a fantasy that most writers dream about especially in the early years of their writing careers. Then there's Jhumpa Lahiri who did just that, winning the Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 at the age of 32 with her first short story collection, "Interpreter of Maladies." She went on to write two bestselling novels, "The Namesa...

This will sound familiar: The comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has added yet another show to his weekend run in April at the Palace Theatre. Maniscalco, whose surging career included four soldout performances at the 18,000-seat Madison Square Garden in New York City last year, will do his stand-up routine at the 2,800-seat Palace at 5 p.m. Sunday, Apr...

Osvaldo Riccio began the work when Christmas was still months away. Hour after hour, day after day, he carefully built, painted and arranged the models and figurines. He would work from morning into the afternoon, until the day when he decided, finally, that it was done. Osvaldo built a presepe, a nativity scene. He built it for Pupa, his wife. Osv...

Four months before the stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will do a string of shows at the Palace Theatre in April, the comedian has added a fifth performance, making him one of only two artists in recent decades to have played the Palace for more than three consecutive shows. Larry the Cable Guy did five souldout performances at the downtown t...

What an incredible honor it was to receive the Mario M. Cuomo Government Integrity Award this year from the Capital Region’s American Italian Heritage Association, Museum and Cultural Center. I’m so very proud to be a first generation Italian-American, part of more than 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, and have always deeply admired the co...

On Sunday, October 27th from 4 pm at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center (00 S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242), The American Italian Heritage Association, Museum and Cultural Center will be holding its Gala Awards Dinner. We will be handing out 10 awards in 10 distinctive categories to 10 prominent Italians in the Capital District. The awards...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...