Luigi’s Legacy / Progress

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September

POET VINCENT TOMEO’S REVIEW OF “OUT OF RUSHMORE’S SHADOW”

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Critique on Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story Out of Rushmore’s Shadow is a true story, behind a story. A story that was untold, unrecognized, and unacknowledged, until, brought to the attention of the world. It is a story exposing, an ignored accomplishment, of a master sculptor — an artist who helped […]

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4
September

POET VINCENT TOMEO READS HIS POEM AT LUIGI DEL BIANCO GRAVE SITE

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

My friend, the very gifted poet Vincent Tomeo, spent the day with me in Port Chester, NY. His good friend, D.H. Lee, accompanied him. Below is an essay Vincent’s experience of visiting Luigi’ gave and his memorial. Thank you, Vincent, for sharing this unique experience. Your heart is as big as your talent for penning […]

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19
March

A POEM FOR LUIGI!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Critically acclaimed poet Vincent Tomeo attended one of my recent performance/book signings. He was so inspired that he wrote an incredible poem about Luigi. I still haven’t found the right words to thank him. What a talent Vincent is, and with a generous spirit to boot! You can find out more about Vincent below: http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/flushing-poet-to-be-honored-in-italy/article_c9cdee62-e54a-5cc8-95ac-f75e17512508.html […]

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5
March

“OUT OF RUSHMORE’S SHADOW” IS NOW IN ITALIAN!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Thanks to a wonderful Italian organization called Keep Point, my book about my Grandpa is now in Italian. Spread the word in Italia! https://www.amazon.it/Fuori-dallombra-del-Rushmore-riscoperta/dp/8890828633/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8&fbclid=IwAR0GP17bOnQfXNlO7oEqJWTWcv_OGpz1M4Xp6sZ7qQlKBjCy6RWeDo8U8q0

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13
December

CHICAGO WELCOMES LUIGI!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

In  late November I had the pleasure of visiting Loyola University and speaking to Italian American Studies students about my Grandpa. Professor Carla Simonini, formally of Youngstown University, booked me into the college for the students as well as a public performance, Romona Elementary school and the Casa Italia Organization. Carla is dynamic, generous and […]

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13
December

LUIGI TAKES CLEVELAND BY STORM!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

In October, I did a mini tour of the Cleveland, Ohio and the Western PA area. I had the pleasure of performing my show, signing books and meeting amazing people. Who made it happen? The one and only Tony Marotta, star of “Italian Sounds Music Radio”. Tony connected me with local colleges and Italian groups, […]

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9
October

LUIGI DEL BIANCO STREET DEDICATION OCT. 6, 2018

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Mount Rushmore Chief Carver Luigi Del Bianco built a house and raised his family on Clinton St. in Port Chester, NY. Thanks to Mayor Fritz Falanka and the Board of Trustees, Clinton St. will also be known as “Luigi Del Bianco Way.” Watach Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeJnMlJoK90                  

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8
May

MARIO TOGLIA AND MICHAEL GENOVESE, GRAZIE MILLE!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Mario Tolgia and Michael Genovese are both retired educators who love bringing to light all the unsung Italians in American History. You can imagine  how they feel about Luigi Del Bianco! From the moment I met these two dedicated gentleman, I was captivated by their intellect, charm and commitment to Italian American History. Just when […]

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