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The Watts Towers in Southern Italy: Connecting California with Irpinia

(20 07 2014) Laura E. Ruberto

Looking for the future of Sabato Rodia’s Watts Towers in the small town of Serino, in the province of Avellino.

The Spectacle of the Nativity in Valenti Angelo’s Art

(21 12 2013) Laura E. Ruberto

The children’s book author and illustrator Valenti Angelo highlights Italian American Christmas Celebrations in his works.

An Italian Topography within a California Cemetery

(09 01 2013) Laura E. Ruberto

On the ethnicity of tombstones.

Il Fanciullo del West: Shorty Joe Quartuccio’s Country Western Sound

(12 10 2011) Laura E. Ruberto

A Few Notes on California’s Sicilian American country music history.

The Case of the Missing Fasanella Painting

(02 03 2011) Laura E. Ruberto

How I uncovered that the City of Oakland, the Oakland Public Library, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Oakland International Airport have misplaced Ralph Fasanella’s...

Vince Guaraldi--“the sound of Yuletide on these shores”

(24 12 2010) Laura E. Ruberto

Some Italian-American notes about the man behind the music of Charlie Brown’s Christmas.

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