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Our Italian Neighborhood

Our Italian Neighborhood Memories of “Our Italian Neighborhood” are vivid.  The lessons learned are priceless.  Strong honest people with an excellent work ethic. Video on the NEXT PAGE  

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Italian-American Writer Gay Talese Discusses Fashion

New Journalism pioneer, Gay Talese, is known for three things: groundbreaking magazine work, best-selling books, and an unrivaled passion for the art of tailoring (watch, and you’ll see). Join us on the NEXT PAGE to learn more about Gay’s take on attire.

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Danny DeVito in Twins

~ Twins ~ The central “gimmick” of the comedy-adventure ‘Twins’ is established early on. Unbeknownst to one another, king-sized Arnold Schwarzenegger and gnomeish Danny De Vito are twin brothers. Even better: Schwarzenegger is a mild-mannered, bookish type, while De Vito is a vitriolic troublemaker. The film takes satiric jabs at the notion of “perfect” genetics, […]

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Cus D’Amato

Constantine “Cus” D’Amato The Greatest Boxing Trainer of All-Time Join us on the NEXT PAGE to take a closer look at Cus’ life in the ring. 

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Heartbreaking & Inspirational – “Jimmy Valvano Speech”

Jimmy Valvano  “Don’t give up, Don’t ever give up!” * James Thomas Anthony “Jimmy” Valvano was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster. The middle child of Rocco and Angelina Valvano, Jimmy was born in Corona, Queens, New York. Football coach Vince Lombardi was Valvano’s role model. Jimmy told an ESPY audience, on March […]

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Springsteen Rocks this Christmas Classic – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

The Boss spreads some Christmas Cheer with this classic rendition of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” Bruce’s mother’s family emigrated from a small town outside of Naples, Italy. * Bruce’s grandfather, Antonio Zerilli, owned a restaurant in Vico Equense, a small town 30 miles from Naples. The Boss has said, “I could have been serving pasta […]

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Seaman Second Class YOGI BERRA – D Day Veteran

Seaman Second Class – D Day Veteran YOGI BERRA * Yogi Berra will be remembered by many for his light-heartedness and goofy sayings, but the Hall of Fame catcher participated in one of history’s most storied battles while still a teenager. Seaman Second Class Lawrence P. Berra was on a rocket boat stationed off the […]

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Growing Up Italian – PRICELESS MEMORIES

Growing Up Italian “PRICELESS MEMORIES” I have heard and watched this presentation before but it always chokes me up. There are so many wonderful memories that come to mind as I listen and watch. It also makes me wonder how those wonderful traditions and Values have been “de-valued” in today’s society. .  All the Hard […]

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Italian Americans Part 1 – Actors and Actresses

Italian Americans Part 1 – Actors and Actresses – This is a very short list of the many Italian Americans who have attained Hollywood success. Watch the video for more. Very interesting list…. Lorraine Bracco (born 1954) Italian father – Academy Award-nominated  Steve Buscemi (born 1957) Italian father and part Irish mother –   Tony […]

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Why I’m Proud to be Italian American – Heartwarming

Why I’m proud to be Italian American – Heartwarming – By the turn of the 20th century, Italian Americans had excelled in all fields of endeavor, and had made substantial contributions in virtually all areas of American life and culture. Italian Americans had served with distinction in all of America’s wars, and over thirty had […]

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