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Italian Christmas, Carlos, Sing-Alongs, Italian Music, Natale, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Italian Christmas Carols and Sing-Alongs

Dear Readers, Christmas Sing-Alongs are always fun be they in Italian, English or a little bit of both. Here are some lyrics to help you get started...
Michael Parenti, Waiting For Yesterday, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The ethnic world of Michael Parenti, author of "Waiting For Yesterday"

Dear Readers, December is here, but while “Jesus is the reason for the Season”, each year it seems the focus becomes the ringing of cash registers...
Thanksgiving Day, Pioneer Italian Immigrants, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Thanksgiving Day and Pioneer Italian Immigrants

Dear Readers, November notes with an Italian connection: Thanksgiving Day is celebrated the fourth Thursday in November, since it was so fixed by...
Giovanni Da Vernazzano, Explorer of North America, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Giovanni Da Verrazzano, Explorer of North America

Dear Readers, Giovanni da Verrazzano’s namesake New York, double-decked suspension bridge which lost a z in the translation, turns 50 this month...
Postal Service, Christopher Columbus, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Postal Service Celebrates Christopher Columbus

Dear Readers, When Christopher Columbus landed on the Caribbean island he later named San Salvador on October 12, 1492, a “New World” was discovered...
Fabiola Addamo, Italian music, Italian pianist, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Italian artist and concert pianist Fabiola Addamo

Dear Readers, L’Italo-Americano’ s director, Simone Schiavinato, recently wrote that we must celebrate not only the discovery of America, but the...
Lee Iacocca, Ford Mustang, Chrysler, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Lee Iacocca, creator of the Ford Mustang

Dear Readers, Lee Iacocca, the outspoken, straight-shooting businessman, who as Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler, brought the company back from...
Italian Heritage Month, Bay Area, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Italian Heritage Month in the Bay Area

Dear Readers, October, the month we Italo-Americans traditionally celebrate Italian Heritage month, appears via newspapers, P.B.S. and some...
The Four Days of Naples, Neaples, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Four Days of Naples - Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli

Dear Readers, On October 1, 1943 when the Allies came to “liberate” Naples from the German occupation, they found out that a rag-tag population of...
The Italy of Dreams, Goffredo Palmerini, Italia dei Sogni, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Italy of Dreams by Abruzzese writer Goffredo Palmerini

Dear Readers, Author Goffredo Palmerini, who hails from the land of the “forte ma gentile” people in Abruzzi, Italy, has recently gifted the Italian...

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