Monthly Archives: October 2014

Day 24 of 31 Days of Italians – Tony Bennett

Resiliency best describes legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett. His musical career has spanned well over half a century, having created his own singing style that integrates jazz with voice imitation of instrumental solos. Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto , in 1926, … Continue reading

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Day 10 of 31 Days of Italians – Frank Sinatra

By John M. Viola, NIAF president and chief operating officer To many of us Frank Sinatra will always be remembered as the “Chairman of the Board”, but did you know the sobriquet is more than just a creative nickname? Not … Continue reading

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Save Columbus Day!

By John. M Viola As many of you are already aware, Tuesday marked a disappointing day for the Italian American community around the nation and most specifically in Seattle, Wash., because the City Council of Seattle voted unanimously to declare the … Continue reading

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