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The Wild Sicilian Legend From New Orleans

March 2020 |
Il musicista e cantante italo americano Louis Prima è stato autore ed interprete di brani come Sing, Sing, Sing, Just a Gigolo, e Buona sera, il cui successo di pubblico e critica lo ha portato ad essere inserito nella Hall of Fame del jazz nel...

Beverly Pepper

March 2020 |
Beverly Pepper was an American sculptor known for her monumental works, site specific art (art created to exist in a certain place) and land art. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1922 to Jewish immigrants, Beverly knew art was her calling from an early age....

"Not for Self: A Sicilian Life and Death in Marion"

February 2020 |
From the Italian American Press:  The early 1900s brought a mass migration of Italians to America. In the Sicilian mountainside village of Burgio, founded by Arabs during the Middle Ages, a family struggles to survive: “Peasant farmers...

The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum

February 2020 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American...

No-Vacation Nation

February 2020 |
Italy is a country known for having long holidays and for making family a priority over work. Many Italians holiday for a month at a time – have you ever visited Italy in the month of August? The country is not alone. The European Union requires...

Paying homage to the bones of St. Valentine

February 2020 |
As we look forward to a new decade ahead, I'd  like to take some time to look back at some of my favorite articles over the years. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here is an article by Myra Robinson published in February 2015. Myra always...

Joe DiMaggio: How the Son of an Italian Fisherman Became the Symbol of American Baseball

February 2020 |
Quella dell’italoamericano Joe DiMaggio potrebbe essere una comune storia di italiani di fine XIX secolo: figlio di pescatori originari dell’Isole delle Femmine in provincia di Palermo emigrati in America alla ricerca di migliore fortuna, cresce in...

Mauro Giuliani

February 2020 |
Chitarrista, violoncellista e compositore, Mauro Giuliani iniziò i propri studi da bambino a Barletta, dove in seguito partecipò a vari concerti e pubblicò alcune opere. Poiché in Italia la musica strumentale non era coltivata o apprezzata quanto...

Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine

February 2020 |
The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in 1848 created an event that significantly shaped American history. The California Gold Rush brought people from all over the country to the western U.S. in hopes of striking it rich. A total...
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