Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ciao Melbourne

NIAF President and COO John M. Viola concludes his Australia adventure with a few days in Melbourne. The second-largest city in Australia, Melbourne is located in the state of Victoria, home to the largest concentration of Italian Australians on the … Continue reading

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NIAF Gala Q&A with Louis Prima Jr.

Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses will bring their high-energy, big band sound to NIAF’s “The Wildest Comes to Washington” Casino Night, during the Gala weekend, performing songs from their latest album “Blow,” and getting the crowd on its feet! … Continue reading

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Ciao Canberra

Greetings from the pleasant city of Canberra, Australia’s purpose-built and modernist capital. After spending yesterday exploring Sydney’s Leichhardt neighborhood, I hopped a late train last night to make it here for this year’s Conference of Italians Down Under. I was … Continue reading

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John M. Viola – Keynote Speech at the Conference of Italians Down Under, September 5, 2014

John M. Viola Keynote Speech at the Conference of Italians Down Under Canberra, Australia September 5, 2014 Good afternoon, Buona Sera, what an incredible pleasure it is to be here today with such illustrious participants. I’m quite flustered and overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Exploring Sydney

NIAF President and COO John M. Viola shares his current travels around Australia, continuing his exploration of Sydney’s Italian American community, in the second of a five-part series on Pensieri Italo-Americani. As I continued my walk, despite the high recommendations I had … Continue reading

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Italians Down Under

NIAF President and COO John M. Viola shares his current travels around Australia, in the first of a five-part series on Pensieri Italo-Americani. Greetings from Down Under! I have been invited by the Ambassador of Italy to Australia, the Honorable Pier … Continue reading

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