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L'on. Francesca La Marca nella scorsa settimana è stata tra gli italiani residenti nella Florida del Sud, dove ha avuto incontri con rappresentanti istituzioni e componenti della comunità allo scopo di conoscerne meglio le esigenze e ricercare opportunità di collaborazione.  Mercoledì 19 aprile ha partecipato alla riunione del COMITES di Miami, che...

Florida’s last execution by hanging was a huge event in DeLand. Ninety years ago this week, April 18, 1927, a big crowd gathered. Schools let out. Onlookers stood on rooftops to get the best view of the gallows that had been erected behind the jail, across the street from the courthouse.  Everyone knew — at least everyone who read the papers knew —...

April 23, 2017 ~ 3:00 p.m. With Emily Fenichel, Ph.D. Tickets Available Through Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real ~ Boca Raton or JudyO@FriendsoftheUffiziGallery.org. Non-Member of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery ~ $10.00. Seating is Limited ~ Reservations are Recommended One of the most enduring relationships in Michelangelo's life was his pe...

When: Wed, April 26, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT - Where: Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon Street, Mezzanine Level, Charlotte, NC 28255 An Evening of Culture is being hosted by the Honorary Consul of Italy to North Carolina, Dr. Claudio Carpano, in collaboration with Casa della Cultura Italiana - North Carolina (CCI-NC). CCI-NC's mission is to buil...

From April 19 to May 19 Valli Art Gallery - 1924 N Miami Ave, Miami. From April 20, May 19 General Consulate of Italy - 4000 Ponce De Leon Blvd # 590, Coral Gables. From 20 April at 3.30pm University of Miami - 320 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables With a double exhibition and a lecture at the University of Miami, Cesare Berlingeri opens a great season of...

Come to the annual Italian Festival for the food, but stay for the entertainment. Don’t let the “Italian Idol” name fool you, however — you don’t have to be Italian to win, assured competition Chairperson Roberta Whitaker. For the past 10 years, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church has been hosting the annual talent show. Whitaker wanted a way to showca...

To close out this year, Sarasota Film Festival had one of its most famous frequent visitors speak at length about his career. Oscar-nominated actor and director Stanley Tucci, who has attended the festival numerous times including Saturday’s closing ceremony, participated in an hourlong conversation Sunday at Florida Studio Theatre. David Edelstein...

The 8th Annual Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage Charity Bocce Tournament was held on March 18, with all proceeds benefitting Combat Veterans to Careers. A total of 128 players participated at bocce courts at four different locations in The Villages with the finals being played and a delicious lunch served at Hibiscus Recreation Center. The w...

While his brothers hunted, Roy Mattina Sr. danced. The 92-year-old Biloxi native was always one of a kind. He was from a tight-knit generation born and raised on Point Cadet, a peninsula settled by immigrants on Biloxi’s eastern tip. Mattina was proud of his Italian heritage in a neighborhood where there were societies for residents of French, Ital...

For 20 years, Festa Italiana has filled the streets of historic Ybor City, celebrating Italian culture and heritage by showcasing cuisine from area restaurants, live entertainment, a variety of wines and spirits and an assortment of activities. It was in the spring of 1997 that people first gathered in Centennial Park, 1800 E 8th Ave. for the inaug...

The opera, L'italiana in Algeri, (The Italian Girl in Algiers), by Gioachino Rossini, (The Barber of Seville, William Tell, Ivanhoé), bears an avant-garde theme contemporary to the struggle women are still facing today - some sense of equality. The opera buffa, (comic opera), written in 1813, when Rossini was 21 years old, was reportedly completed...

In its first five years, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church’s annual Italian festival has grown into an event that draws people from outside Alabama and sells out tickets each year. The Feast of St. Mark, held on the church grounds, is a celebration of Italian music, food and culture that honors the Italian community that started the church. ...