Luigi’s Legacy / Progress

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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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19
March

SCOTT CHRISTIANSEN: REVIEWER EXTROADINAIRE!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Scott Christiansen is a talented and committed historian for the city of Davenport in Iowa. I was so impressed with his review of “Out Of Rushmore’s Shadow” that I had to share it with you. I told Scott that I was so captivated while reading it that I forgot I was the author! If this […]

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October

MOUNT RUSHMORE HONORS LUIGI DEL BIANCO

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

On September 16, 2017, a plaque was unveiled to honor Luigi Del Bianco, the chief carver of Mount Rushmore. After 25 years of perseverance, grandson Lou Del Bianco and his family celebrated with great joy that this day had finally arrived. Here are highlights from the ceremony, which took place at the visitor center at […]

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10
October

LOU GALLO: A WARRIOR FOR LUIGI!

Posted by Lou Del Bianco

Thanks to Doug Gladstone, I have a new friend in the fight for Luigi Del Bianco. His name is Lou Gallo, and he heads the Commission for Social Justice for the Order of the Sons Of Italy for the state of New York. Recently, Recently, Long Island’s NEWSDAY did a story entitled, “Sculptor’s Fab 4 […]

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