A documentary concerning Italians in Utah will air on Italian national channel, RAI 3. The documentaty is part of a weekly magazine on World's event called "Agenda del Mondo" (World's Agenda), a report program by the third channel news TG3.   The program includes interviews with Italian Consul General of San Francisco Mauro Battocchi; Italia...

Italian cooking maven, TV host, restaurateur and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich will bring her expertise to the Pabst Theater Jan. 16. "An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich" will feature the Emmy award-winning host of Public Television's "Lidia's Italy" for an evening of conversation and storytelling celebrating Italian food.   T...

On November 11, 1960, Joan (née Tropiano) and Stanley Tucci welcomed a son, Stanley, in Peekskill, NY. Growing up, the young boy showed a strong interest in acting and theater. After graduating from high school, Stanley enrolled in SUNY at Purchase and graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama in 1982. He moved to New York City and performed in p...

by Stephanie Merry   The Republican National Convention has quite the line-up of speakers Monday night in Cleveland. Not only is Scott Baio speaking, but so is Antonio Sabato Jr. Wait, who? It's okay to ask. It's been a while since either of these guys were relevant, and we're using the term "relevant" pretty loosely. So here's a r...

As part of their Celebrate Your Italian Heritage Month events, the Fairfield library, 261 Hollywood Ave., will host Tracing Your Italian Ancestors presented by Stephen Conte at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Conte is the producer and host of cable television's "Family Historian." Since 1988, "Family Historian" has been bringing the science of genea...

S.Y. Kitchen and Luca Crestanelli, executive chef and partner, are hosting "Godfather Night," a special "Family" dinner Tuesday, April 1, inspired by his Italian-American immigrant tradition. Reservations start at 5 p.m.   For one night only, S.Y. Kitchen will be transformed into an Italian eatery of the past, complete with red checkered ta...

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...

by Nick Vivarelli Jude Law will topline Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's TV series, with the working title "The Young Pope," about an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history.   Rupert Murdoch's paybox Sky and France's Canal Plus will co-produce with HBO, marking the first multiple-player production of this typ...

Oltre un secolo di emigrazione italiana in America tra impegno politico, storie familiari, tradizioni e lo spettro della criminalità organizzata, raccontato in "The Italian Americans", il documentario diretto da John Maggio, che il prossimo febbraio sarà trasmesso negli Usa dalla rete Pbs.   Cresce l'attesa di seguire le due puntate che andr...

By Linda Stasi Now that the revolting Giudices — the sleaziest duo since Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer — have finally been indicted, isn't it time for the criminally bad "Real Housewives of New Jersey" to end up in the can as well?   Well, actually it's well beyond the time. In fact, I will go the feds one better and say that even the p...