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Rocky Marciano Had the Will to Win

October 2020 |
Legendary Italian American boxer Rocky Marciano held the heavyweight boxing title from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated. He had 43 knockout wins and won all 49 of his professional fights....

A Look Back: Editor Speaks

October 2020 |
As we celebrate Italian Heritage Month, it is important now more than ever that we take time to appreciate all that we have and the many great things we as Italians do. This piece titled “Editor Speaks” was written by our late, beloved friend and...

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...
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