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CIX• N. 3 • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017 • GIOVEDÌ 9 FEBBRAIO 2017 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER italoamericano.org $ 2.25 D ATE D MATE RI AL - D O NO T D E LAY Zucchero, Italy's soul & blues prime voice B lues is a genre and musi- cal form, grown out of spirituals and work songs by African Americans, in the so- called "Cotton States" of the US in the late 1800s. Historically, Rhythm and Blues is an eminently Afro- American popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music VALERIO VIALE Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 616 Foothill Blvd #D Monrovia, CA 91016 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . LOS ANGELES Spotlight on Prof. A. Carrera Page 5 SEATTLE Redefining Maraschino Cherry Page 7 LIFE & PEOPLE Lorenzo de Medici's Triumph of Bacchus Page 20 LA BUONA TAVOLA Ciambelle di Pane Page 24 Ivrea's colorful carnival: The 'Battle of the Oranges' PG.16 that arose out of the black experi- ence in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying." Just as Eminem (whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III) has broken into hip hop – a musical genre predominantly associated with black culture – reaching such heights as to be nicknamed by Rolling Stone the "King of Hip Hop," so too Zucchero (whose real name is Adelmo Fornaciari) broke into the above defined, blues, rhythm and blues, soul – musical expres- sions of the African-Americans – reinventing those in a fresh "Mediterranean" blend. Credited as the "father of the Italian blues," Zucchero, who can boast 50 million records sold worldwide, is going to kick off his Black Cat World Tour, per- forming in nineteen cities across the US, including California's San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles (March 17, at the Saban Theatre). The art of making pizza to become part of the UNESCO Intangible Patrimony The Importance of Italian American Writing PG. 10 PG. 12 PG. 23 PG. 3 L'EDITORIALE L'Italo Americano "The father of Italian blues", Zucchero, is going to kick off his Black Cat World Tour, performing in nineteen cities across the US. Photo by Ari Michelson LA VITA ITALIANA LA VITA ITALIANA TRAVEL L 'Italo-Americano non si ferma mai. Cambia, cresce, si evolve. A cominciare da questo numero, introduciamo un cambiamento che intende rinno- L'Italo-Americano diventa un corso di Italiano da sfogliare con testo a fronte

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