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Italian A Day – the music and story of Alfredo Morena Sr.

The story of Italian composer Alfredo Morena Sr. is one that spans generations. Born in 1891, in the town of Marsiconuovo, in the province of Potenza, Morena was the son of Giuseppe Morena, who served in the army during the … Continue reading

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Italian A Day: Tony Durpetti

By Michelle Durpetti I would love to nominate my father, Tony Durpetti, owner + proprietor of legendary Chicago steakhouse Gene & Georgetti as an “Italian a Day” feature. Started in 1941 by Gene Michelotti (Durpetti’s father in law) and Alfredo “Georgetti” Federighi, … Continue reading

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Italian A Day – Joe Marvullo

By Diana Luchko, niece of Joe Marvullo “Where there is light there is color and where there is color there is Joe Marvullo” – Norma Quarles, CNN Arts Editor Renowned photographer Joe Marvullo is widely recognized as a leader in … Continue reading

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Italian A Day : Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi was always convinced that California’s wines could compete with the European heavy weights and he set out to prove it. In 1966, Robert Mondavi and his eldest son, R. Michael Mondavi, founded the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa … Continue reading

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Harry Warren and the Music of Film

Composer and lyricist Harry Warren was the first major American songwriter to write primarily for film. Born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, in Brooklyn, in 1893, Warrens’ Italian immigrant parents changed the family’s name to Warren when Harry was young. From an … Continue reading

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