The 30-Year Journey that Uncovered My Italian Family Roots, by Richard Leto

It is with great pleasure that we share on our website an article written by Richard Leto about his 30-year long journey to uncover his Italian family roots. Many thanks to Richard for allowing us to share the link to this very interesting article.

Pictures from Gloria Talarico and Emma Coleman

We are very happy to post on this website some pictures shared by Gloria Talarico. Please check her interview, available on the main page of our website. Many thanks, Gloria for sharing the pictures, and many thanks to Emma Coleman who interviewed her. This is Gloria’s high school senior picture. This is the engagement picture…
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“Don’t Cut the Basil”: Interviews with the authors

A few months ago our friend and collaborator Mary Kovach published, together with her cousins Corrina and Angela Siciliano the cook book “Don’t Cut the Basil” full of great Italian recipes. The book had an amazing success, and here are the links to some interviews with the three “cugine in cucina”. Enjoy! [pp.20-21]…
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Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2021: Final Event

The last movie in the 2021 edition of the Cleveland Italian Film Festival will be screened on Thursday, September 9th at 7:30 pm at the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. The title is “Lontano lontano” (Citizens of the World, 2019) directed by Gianni Di Gregorio, a delightful comedy interpreted by Di Gregorio, Ennio Fantastichini, and Giorgio Colangeli.…
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Mary Kovach interviews the author Lisa Scottoline

It is our pleasure to share the link of an interview that our collaborator Mary Kovach had with the renowned Italian American author Lisa Scottoline. Thank you Mary for sharing the link!

Mary Kovach interviews Robert Ferrito, National President of the OSDIA Commission for Social Justice

We are happy to share the link to the interview that Mary Kovach had with Robert Ferrito, National President of the Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America regarding the controversy on Cristoforo Colombo

“Vincere” by Marco Bellocchio

This is a reminder that the next movie for the Cleveland Italian Film Festival, “Vincere” by Marco Bellocchio, will screen on Thursday September 2 at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. “Vincere”, directed by Bellocchio in 2009, is based on the true story of Ida Dalser, the wife of Benito Mussolini.

From “We the Italians”: Rocky Colavito’s Statue Unveiled

A statue in honor of Rocky Colavito, a sport legend in Cleveland, has been unveiled in Tony Brush Park in Cleveland’s Little Italy and Rocky himself participated in the ceremony. Please follow this link to read the article:

Italian Fall Festa in Dayton, Sept. 10-12, 2021

The Italian Fall Festa is one of the most important Italian events in the Dayton area; it takes place every year the weekend after Labor Day with food, dance, and traditional Italian music. It is a great opportunity to get together and celebrate the Italian heritage. The schedule is: Friday Carryout Lunch, Sept 10, 2021,…
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“Martin Eden” by Pietro Marcello on August 26th, Cleveland Italian Film Festival

You do not want to miss the screening that opens the Cleveland Italian Film Festival this year: “MARTIN EDEN ” Drama, Adventure, Romance Thursday, AUG. 26, 7:30 pm Cedar Lee Theater Winner of Italy’s Oscar garnering 12 wins and 59 nominations this is a truly great film with a riveting story, brilliant acting and beautiful…
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