Tony Lo Bianco has played plenty of toughs — but the good-guy actor is turning pussycat as he heads to Italy to stage his one-man show about beloved New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. "[La Guardia] was a man of and for the people and everything he did was for the human race," Lo Bianco said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsma...

"Whereas if Meucci had been able to pay the $ 10 fee to maintain the caveat after 1874 no patent could have been issued to Bell": così il Congresso degli Stati Uniti riconosceva nel 2002 la paternità dell'invenzione del telefono – erroneamente attribuita per oltre un secolo all'americano Alexander Bell – ad un italiano, nato il 13 aprile del 1808 e...

di Giuseppe Barcellona   Il segretario di Stato Cordell Hull, che non poteva sentirne pronunciare neanche il nome, si sarebbe ricreduto negli anni a venire.   Nei primi anni Trenta del secolo passato Fiorello La Guardia, detto "The little Flore" fu eletto sindaco della Grande Mela in un'America isolazionista, legata alla Germania dal "Trattato...

As we already did with music, radio, religion, cinema, sport, literature, theater, consumerism and cuisine, today we analyze the relationship between Italy and the United States from the point of view of another fundamental paradigm for the last century: television.   We do this with a young Italian talent, Luca Martera: scholar, writer, director...

He defended strikers and labor unions. He worked as a translator at Ellis Island in Italian, Yiddish and Croatian. He helped and represented newcomers in the city, and against the corrupt political machine of Tammany Hall they supported him when he ran for the House of Representatives — as a Republican.   Times have changed since 1916. ...

The year was 1945 and there was a newspaper strike, and former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia was reading the Dick Tracy comics on the radio. This weekend, veteran screen and stage actor Tony LoBianco will bring the city's 99th mayor back to life in his one man show called "The Little Flower," 1010 WINS' Carol D'Auria reported.  ...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! These last days have been very particularly busy for We the Italians: I have been able to celebrate in three different moments the bond that links Italy and the US. On May 18 Rome has hosted what probably has been the most important Italian celebratio...

Let's hear it for the boys of the American musical. No, not the gentlemen of the chorus. This time I mean those tough, growly guys who wouldn't know a chassé step unless it kicked 'em right in the kisser. Guys like that cigar-chomping Republican district leader from the smoky, rotten past of New York City politics: Ben Marino, his name is.Playing t...

By Michele Zurleni   Un cognome italiano per New York. Bill De Blasio è il favorito per le elezioni del primo cittadino. Italiani d'America. Sono decine e decine i nomi di artisti, politici, scienziati, inventori, letterati, sportivi, giuristi ma anche di criminali che hanno contribuito a fare la storia degli Stati Uniti. Questa è una p...

A friend to the NYC Columbia Association for many years, Tony LoBianco is a Great Performer. His latest show, The Little Flower is an educational, inspirational and comedic one-man show, set in the 1945 City Hall office of Fiorello H. La Guardia, during his final day as three-term mayor of New York City.   The Little Flower presents a h...