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The great film producer Carlo Ponti

Dear Readers, January jottings from my “A” file with an Italian connection: Avanti Awards , the Dinner and Artist Showcase and yearly fundraising...
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Good Resolutions and Fairy Tales

Dear Readers, January, the month of Fresh Starts and Resolutions, even if just symbolic, are a useful way to put momentum behind good intentions...
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Italian Books for children for all 2014

Dear Readers, Happy New Year 2014 and as you list your New Year resolutions be sure to include giving gift subscriptions to L’Italo-Americano to all...
The office of L'Italo-Americano in Downton Los Angeles, 1930

L'Italo-Americano: 105 years of history

Dear Readers, L’Italo-Americano began publishing in 1908 and 105 years later is the only weekly Italian American “contenda” still standing in the...
Caterina and Vincenzo having a Thanksgiving toast

Thoughts on Thanksgiving Day

Dear Readers, November notes and thoughts on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013. From George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation: Whereas...

An Italian Veteran's Day

Dear Readers, Veteran’s Day, formerly Armistice Day, originally meant war’s end. On November 11, 1918, the Armistice Agreement was signed and...
The Italian Cemetery has wide avenues and circular drives lined with trees and shrubbery. Flower beds are everywhere, accenting the colors of the seasons.

The Italian Cemetery in San Francisco

Dear Readers, November, the month that begins with All Saints Day (Nov. 1), a feast which had its beginnings in the Christian churches of the fifth...
Piazza d’Italia - New Orleans

Italian-Americans in New Orleans

Dear Readers, Italian American Digest, the quarterly publication of the American-Italian Renaissance Foundation, and the Italian American voice of...

Ken Borrelli, Ken Ciongoli and Roger Boschetti's opinion on Columbus Day

Dear Readers, October, the month we traditionally celebrate our Italian Heritage, has unfortunately become the month when mean-spirited slings,...

The Phila-Italy Americana

Dear Readers, A September selection of Italian Connections for you: United States Postage Stamps with an Italian connection, are the focus of Gerardo...
Rudolph Valentino - Photo credit: Edward Steichen

The story of Rudolph Valentino and St. Vincent

Dear Readers, In memory of Vincenzo, my September-born father, the “Sheik of Brook Ave.” (Bronx, N.Y.) and gents of a certain age who were once “...
Vincenzo Ancona

Vincenzo Ancona, the beloved Sicilian-born poet 

Dear Readers, An August “abbondanza” of admiration for those arrivals who reached our shores in the early 1900’s... *** America, where “noses fun and...
Titian-Portrait of Federico Gonzaga

The affection for animals , from St. Rocco to Federico Gonzaga

Dear Readers, August, the month we celebrate the feast of St. Rocco, always pictured with his dog, is a good time to review the history of the...
the Nuovo Comitato per le Celebrazioni Vivaldiane di Pomarico, Matera, which will take place August 15-16-17 at the Corte Palazzo Marchesale in Pomarico

The origin of Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Dear Readers, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was a violinist extraordinaire and one of the most prolific well-known Italian composers who composed...
Poster depicting Enrico Caruso as “Rigoletto”

Enrico Caruso, the world famous tenor from Naples

Dear Readers, August-Agosto has many dates with an Italian connection: Caruso, the world famous tenor was born in Naples in 1873 and died there at...

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