Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Musical Legacy


In keeping with our Italian Heritage Month Theme, I present to you an article that features Italian-American musicians and their contributions to American music.

So, why the photo of George Clooney illustrating this column you ask? Well, the article, which appeared in the Cincinnati Post online on Columbus Day, was written by Nick Clooney, a journalist and television host. Clooney is probably better known these days as actor George Clooney's dad. Also in the photo with Clooney and his dad is Nina, his mother.

Friday, October 05, 2007

If it's October, it Must Be Italian Heritage Month


If you think Italians and Italian-Americans are all Tony Sopranos, think again.

Since October is Italian Heritage Month (Christopher Columbus notwithstanding, but that's another story), I thought it would be appropriate to point out that many Italian-Americans have made some wonderful contributions to America.

Here's a list of 31 Italians and Italian-Americans and their contributions. And not a mobster in sight.