La Gazzetta Italiana

Auld Lang Syne & “The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven”

August 2016
He was known as Mr. New Year’s Eve. To his critics, the violin-playing band leader, Guy Lombardo, was derided as the “King of Corn,” “Schmaltz King” and “Gooey Lumbago.” Yet, for generations, everyone came...


IAPBC Scholarship Awards

August 2016
The Italian American Businessmen’s Club of Akron and Summit County (IAPBC), Rocco Caponi, chair, announced recent scholarship award winners following a luncheon at Todaro’s Party Center. Area High School recipients each awarded $5,000...


Teatro alla Scala

August 2016
December 7 is St. Ambrogio (St. Ambrose) Day in Milan. He was so eloquent as bishop of Milan in the 4th century that bees were said to fly into his mouth, attracted by his honey tongue. This feast day of the city’s patron saint not only...


Limoncello

August 2016
This lemon liqueur is Italy’s second most popular liqueur. Locals typically enjoy limoncello most often between May and mid-September. This digestivo is served best when extremely chilled. For a quick and easy mock recipe, see...


August 2016 Events

August 2016
The end of summertime is still a popular time throughout Italy for festivals, music concerts and fireworks. Agosto is also vacation time for Italians who prefer the seaside. Most shops and businesses close for the celebration of Ferragosto...


Steubenville Plans 100th Dean Martin Birthday Festival

August 2016
The 21st Annual Dean Martin Festival is already in the planning stage for next June 15 - 17 in his hometown, Steubenville, OH. Born Dino Crocetti on June 7, 1917, Martin sold more records than fellow Rat Packer and Chairman of the Board, “Old...


Girasole

August 2016
Since the 18th century, sunflowers have bloomed in Tuscany. Exotic to North America, the plant was taken to the European continent by Spanish explorers sometime around 1500, becoming widespread throughout present-day Western Europe mainly as an...


Tuscany: A Filmmaker’s Dream

August 2016
Tuscany had already begun to appear in films at the beginning of the 1900s. Most notable for its rolling hills of vibrant colors, Tuscany’s diverse natural landscape (from the snow-capped Apennine Mountains to the sunny beaches of the...


Rabbi Barbara Aiello Welcomes Intern in Italy

July 2016
L'Ebraismo ricostruzionista è stato fondato negli Stati Uniti dal rabbino Mordecai Kaplan e dal rabbino Ira Eisenstein. Il movimento - che è caratterizzato da una maggiore attenzione ad alcuni aspetti tradizionali come l'uso della...


Silvio Berlusconi underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve

July 2016
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. He expects to be back in full health within a month. Public official Giampiero Cantoni said they were concerned about his health but his...


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