People

Maria Francesca Cabrini

December 2015 |
Richard A. Capozzola's chronology of Italian American events tells of a time on July 15, 1850, in northern Italy, when a swarm of white doves settled in the wheat fields of the Cabrini family. Agostino Cabrini caught one and then set it free. At...

Wounded Warrior James Alunni

November 2015 |
The Iraq War has claimed numerous American lives. Casualties total over 4,400 and more than 32,000 have been wounded in action. This is the story of one wounded warrior, James Alunni, of Chagrin Falls. Now a Chagrin Falls firefighter, James was...

"Oh Say Can You See:" Rocco Scotti, Son of Immigrants

October 2015 |
Poet Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the song eyeballing the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry in Chesapeake Bay. The music and lyrics became so popular it was renamed "The Star Spangled Banner." It became the national anthem when President...

Stephen N. Fliegel

September 2015 |
La Gazzetta's first featured Person of the Month is none other than our contributing writer, Stephen N. Fliegel! Hailing from Cleveland Heights, OH, Stephen is the Curator of Medieval Art for the Cleveland Museum of Art. It's only fitting that he...

Anthony Pilla Inducted into Cleveland International Hall of Fame

June 2015 |
Anthony Michael Pilla, the son of Italian immigrants and Ninth Bishop of Cleveland, was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame. His education started in public schools until high school, which he began at Cathedral Latin and...

NASCAR's Italian Champion

April 2015 |
In the recent NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Joey Logano finished in 4th place. Logano, who started from the pole and led for 84 laps, received a payday in excess of $198,000 for his efforts. Last month, he finished 10th in the...

Cooper was One-Half Italian

March 2015 |
During the 1930s Golden Age of Hollywood, Jackie Cooper was nicknamed America's Boy. He was one-half Italian. The father he never met was Jewish and his loving and gentle mother was Italian. When she wasn't selling piano sheet music she was ailing,...

Chef Donatella Salvadori

September 2014 |
Donatella was born and raised in the Lazio region of Italy. In 1993 she moved to the USA leaving all of her family and friends behind. At first her new life with her husband in Akron, Ohio was not easy; she felt very lonely and out of place. It...

Roberto Cavalli

February 2014 |
"I want to enjoy myself in anything I do. Everything must bring me joy, enthusiasm, a passion for life…" These few words by Roberto Cavalli sum up the lifestyle, positive outlook and joie de vivre that have always characterized his collections....
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