People

The Life of Enzo Stuarti

September 2020 |
Enzo Stuarti was an Italian American musical theater performer and tenor. He was born in Italy's capital city of Rome on March 3, 1919. His given name was Lorenzo Scapone. Enzo’s parents were Flavio and Maria Scapone. Flavio and Maria emigrated to...

The Music of Italian Women

September 2020 |
Nella musica italiana, ci sono tanti compositori conosciuti in tutto il mondo. Ma, ci sono tre compositrici che non hanno il rispetto che meritano. Antonia Padoani, una compositrice italiana, che naque a Venezia. Giacché ebbe un matrimonio...

The Bronx Tale of Chazz Palminteri

September 2020 |
Chazz Palminteri is perhaps best known as an actor, but he is also a gifted screenwriter, producer and playwright. He was born in the Belmont neighborhood in the NYC borough of the Bronx on May 15, 1952.  Belmont was once a big Italian...

Beloved Buffalonian Joey Giambra Succumbs to COVID-19

September 2020 |
Joey Giambra, un italo-americano che abitava in Buffalo, è morto per il COVID in maggio. Giambra era un uomo rispettato nella città per molte ragioni. Lui era un poliziotto, uno scrittore, un poeta, un drammaturgo, e un musicista. Era un'icona in...

A Look Back: Hosting a Wine & Cheese Party

September 2020 |
One of my favorite things to do as the fall season starts is enjoy delicious cheese and a wonderful glass of wine. Even in the current environment we live in, a wine and cheese party with family or close friends can still be a fun event. You can...

The Great John Basilone

August 2020 |
John Basilone was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and a proud American of Italian descent who was killed in action in 1945 during WWII. He received the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle for...

Joe Cool

August 2020 |
Joe Montana is a retired Italian American professional football player. He was a quarterback in the National Football League for 16 seasons. Montana is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks to have ever played the game. He is admired by many...

Mario Andretti: The Italian Driver of the Century

August 2020 |
His passion for motor racing as a youngster in Italy would be fulfilled in America in 1955, arriving with his hopeful family in New York Harbor and looking for a new life with more opportunities. Mario Gabriele Andretti was born in Montona, Italy...

Ennio Morricone

August 2020 |
Ennio Morricone fu un compositore che vinse un Oscar per la sua musica. Lui descrisse le sue composizioni come una cosa che hanno “energia, spazio, e tempo”. Morricone nacque a Roma in 1928 e morì nel 2020. Aveva novantuno anni. Durante la sua...
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