Pasquale's PBS Special continues to penetrate throughout 170,000,000 homes. The momentum is continuing with a Springs 2016 Tour including the following cities: Denver, Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and many more...   LOS ANGELES, CAStay tuned for the following airings in LOS ANGELES onSunday, July 19 at 10AM and...

By Katherine Schaeffer Angela Hertz's Italian-American grandparents taught her to love her heritage — the food, the culture and the sense of family.  But it wasn't until Hertz started college that she learned the language, studying abroad to hone her language skills. "I made it my career," said Hertz, 38, who has taught Italian at the hi...

Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in mind. In honor of Italian Heritage Month, local community groups and museum staff will facilitate educational activities on every floor of the museum.   Activities are concei...

Looking for Italian traces all over the 50 States, this time we get back to Pennsylvania, the Keystone State: more precisely to Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania. One of the main concerns that several Italian American friends have told us is that young Italian Americans could feel their bound with their heritage in a different, slighter way. Well,...

By Joseph Sabino Mistick This past Tuesday, 50 or so Pittsburgh Italians gathered with family and friends in a basement Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District to view the premiere broadcast of "The Italian Americans," a two-part PBS special recounting the travails and triumphs of the Italian diaspora. Two WQED personalities were there...

The Christine Fréchard Gallery will host an Opening Reception of Two Great Italian Masters this Friday, April 24. Come and meet the artists, Pier Luigi Slis and Laura D'Andrea, at the Gallery located at 5871 Forbes Avenue (between Shady & Murray). Pier Luigi Slis is an amazing talented artist living in a small village in Northern Italy. In...

By Silvia Donati   Sustainability is not a new concept for the Italian gardener. It is a way of life. To shine a light on this way of life, and its inherent wisdom, Mary Menniti founded the Italian Garden Project in 2010. The project documents the stories and traditional methods of Italian American gardeners across the United States.  ...

This month, the Senator John Heinz History Center's Italian American Collection will host Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Joseph Bathanti, as its firstScholar-in-Residence.   A Pittsburgh native and professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., Bathanti will produce an original body of work inspired by his re...

When Bruce Gradkowski made his first start for the Oakland Raiders back in November 2009, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Jewish fans came up to him constantly and assumed he was Jewish.   It turned out Bruce Gradkowski is not Jewish. Bruce has a Polish mother & an Italian father. The 31-year-old is yet another Pittsburgh...

March is such a busy month and has 3 of my favorite holidays in it; St. Joseph's day, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. For a foodie like me, these wonderful holidays all together can only mean one thing- more time at the gym so I can eat all of the delicious dishes that come with each of these holidays. I get most excited to make the Italian Ham Pie...