Food,Fashion,Theater & The Printed Word
is this month’s major showcase for some of the most noted figures in this
genre of Italianissimo Americano.

Visit with us thru October, Italian Heritage Month in the U.S. as we focus on those who are presenting
a showcase of their works, talents,
and creative energies to make this happen.

For food, we found Tor Sporre, American born but with a Mediterranean passion. Spor’s a TV journalist, cook book author and chef who creates simple dishes that have been noted by food mavens everywhere.
His table have been seen on a half-dozen US TV channels. Write to him at

Then Richard Laurenzi,founder of the
Italian-American Visual Artists’ Net.
which promotes and mentors Italian
Americans delving into the world of art, from, stone, clay, metal, paint & brush, digital, along with sculptors, photographers, design and graphic artists. Find him on the internet at: info@IAVANET. org.

There’s Erin Shields, Lyric Soprano of one of the hotest musical groups celebrating Italian-American music.
Her ensemble, O SOLE TRIO, has recently opened at the Metropolitan
Room and at Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Pavilion.Wow! And only one year old. You’ll find her at

Also find Italian-American jazz at Guisi Magri and Antonio Magri are the impressarios here. Recently heard at Setai’s Bar in New York as well as at Brio’s Flatiron, Le Pescadeux, and Dizzy’s Coca-Cola, leading jazz groups play nicely under their banner.

There’s also Dr. Emelise Aleandri, noted author, actress, and Artistic Director of Frizzi & Lazzi, producers of
The Olde Time Italian-American Music & Theater Company. Also include her latest film release, LITTLE ITALY and SISTER ITALY which will hit theaters coast-to-coast soon. You can reach her at: The URL is

Finally, we caught up with Mario Fratti, acclaimed playwright of more than 90 plays, translated into 19 languages world-wide.Mario’s NINE, adapted for the screen to Fellini’s
8 1/2 has earned him 5 Tony Awards, 8 Drama Desk Awards, 2 Outer Critics Awards, and counting. His present plays include the must see: THREE SISTERS and a PRIEST at the Theater For The New City in NYC.
Try him at:

All this and more on :
Food,Fashion,Theater &The Printed Word, thru Oct.31 on


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Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

Michael has been an active player in Media Relations and Marketing for the past 30 years with stints at The New York Times, Forbes, WOR Radio, TV Channel 11, Attenzione Magazine,, and with participation in the Caribbean Tourism Org.,/ CTO, the Pacific Travel Assn./ PATA, the Foreign Press Assn./ FPA, and the International Society of Travel Writers/ ISTR. Libra/ America, his latest signature, provides travel opportunities to VIP travelers and groups world-wide. Let’s Travel! Radio is an extension of his experiences.

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