By John Katsilometes   Chazz Palminteri tells a story about vodka, but, as so many of his stories, it is really about people. Two and a half years ago, Palminteri was told that his home country of Italy (Sicily, to be exact) had never produced a vodka. He contacted a master distiller in that region, a man named Giovanni La Fauci, to team up...

The last time Chazz Palminteri performed "A Bronx Tale" in Baltimore, he came away with a restaurant. It was during the 2009 national tour of his autobiographical, one-man show that Palminteri met the Vitale family, the Little Italy restaurateurs that would become his partners in Chazz: A Bronx Original, the Harbor East Italian restaurant that ope...

By Gina Mastrangelo   This coming Bronx Columbus Day Parade will honor Italian-Americans Hollywood style. Actor Chazz Palminteri will headline the 37th annual parade as this year's grand marshal.   Palminteri, 61, a Sicilian-American, is best known for his incredible performances in the film "A Bronx Tale" which is based on his own e...

According to an Equity casting notice, a musical version of Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE is set to get a developmental lab August 4-27. The musical features a book and lyrics by Palminteri and music by Alan Menken. Sergio Trujillo is set to choreograph the project.   Previous reports indicated that Academy Award-winning actor Robert DeNir...

The National Italian American Foundation's annual New York Gala will honor WABC Channel 7's Lisa Colagrossi, Emmy Award-winning journalist and reporter; and Ken Rosato, anchor at Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon; Janet DiFiore, Westchester County District attorney; Edward A. Riguardi, a former commercial real estate executiv...

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016. 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception. 7:30 p.m. Dinner WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street - 110 East 42nd St. - New York, N.Y. Mike Piazza, 12-time MLB All-Star elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame; and Luigi P. "Lou" Carnesecca, legendary coach of St. John's University's basketball team and inducte...

Celebrities and entertainment take center stage during the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Gala Awards Weekend to celebrate a milestone at its new venue at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, October 16 -18, 2015.   As part of NIAF's lineup of celebrities, actors Danny Aiello, Chazz Palminteri and Annabel...

Chazz Palminteri stars in "A Bronx Tale," his acclaimed one-man show that launched him to fame, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Friday, October 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-69.   Written and performed by Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the worl...

By Kathy Lauer-Williams   Chazz Palminteri was a frustrated aspiring actor in New York in the 1980s — he couldn't seem to catch the eye of casting directors. He too often found himself sweeping the floor of a theater rather than honing his craft on its stage. So in 1988, he started writing "A Bronx Tale," based on his own story of growi...

L'Associazione dei Siciliani in Texas - tra le prime ad aderire alla confederazione dei Siciliani in Nord America – ha organizzato domani, 8 agosto, dalle 18.30 alle 21.00 un incontro presso il Lombardo Custom Aparel (17604 North Dallas Parkway) per dare il benvenuto all'attore Italo-Americano originario di Menfi Chazz Palminteri, noto al pubblico...