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The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville invites you to celebrate Italian culture with a fall harvest festival featuring a magnificent pig roast at Locust Grove from 4:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Activities include Bocce and Buci di Mais (corn hole) competitions plus spirited accordion music.And, since some of the best local cooks...

The Nashville Italian Lights Festival will turn its focus to the sky on Aug. 21 for the epic solar eclipse. The festival actually starts on Friday, Aug. 18 at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The four-day event will offer a variety of food, wine, music and traditions. On the day of the eclipse though, the festival will turn its focus to the sky. “So t...

On July 26th, Michael Guzzino, President of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy Rockland Lodge 2176, presented former Rockland County Legislator and Veteran John Murphy with a check for $1,500. The money will go directly to support Rockland Homes for Heroes, a not-for-profit 501[c]3 corporation, created to provide supportive, permanent, affordable rental ap...

Members of the American Society of Italian Heritage (ASIH) enjoyed Chinese and Japanese cuisine at a "Cooks Day Off" luncheon at the Super Panda in Mandeville on July 12. 'Ciao' and 'Chow'  were the buzzwords at the spirited gathering. The luncheon was among the events scheduled throughout the year by ASIH, such as the Festa di San Guiseppe, or the...

New York Times best-selling author Adriana Trigiani has never forgotten her Appalachian roots. Though some of her stories take place in other cities and states, Trigiani said she always finds a way to incorporate parts of her Southwest Virginia home into everything she writes. “People say to me all the time, ‘How does Appalachia play into this...

From eclectic furnishings to botanical paintings to sailboat etchings, the Georgia Museum of Art has a full house of interesting artwork offering a cool respite from the summer heat. The thrice-yearly art party Museum Mix will celebrate current exhibitions with late-night access to the galleries Thursday, July 20 from 8–11 p.m. Preceded by an hourl...

In October 1890, David Hennessy, the chief of police in New Orleans, was ambushed outside his home. He was shot multiple times and died the following day. Several Italian men were put on trial, but a jury failed to convict them. Angry residents sought revenge, storming the old Parish Prison and killing 11 people, hanging two of them and shooting th...

It’s been 20 years since Italian design icon Gianni Versace was gunned down by a serial killer on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion, Casa Casuarina, in Florida on July 15, 1997. Much has changed in the decades since Versace became the final victim of Andrew Cunanan’s multi-state murder spree. But some things endure — chief among them, perhaps, V...

The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons of Italy in America’s (OSIA) highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an Italian American who has made significant contributions to the United States. This year’s honoree is Senator Maria Lorts Sachs, who served a...

Miami è la città del glamour, della vita notturna anche in pieno giorno. Miami è la meta elettiva dei “ricchi e famosi” provenienti da ogni parte del pianeta Terra che abitano ville dai costi proibitivi per il resto dell’umanità e hanno barche che sembrano bastimenti ormeggiate sul loro molo privato. Sì, Miami è questo, ma solo in parte. Tale aspet...

Tens of thousands of people lined Lake Avenue in Charlotte for the St. Anthony’s Day parade every year for decades. The parade was a big part of the festivities, which in later years also included fireworks over Lake Ontario and a “blessing of the fleet” boat parade on the Genesee River. Floats, festival queens, firefighters and marching bands were...

On July 4, a celebration of independence will be bringing a city to life, but it won't be in America. In 1996, a friendship was formed between two cities: Aiken, South Carolina, and Orvieto, Italy. The organization Partners In Friendship, also known as PIF, was the result.  Former PIF president George Custodi met Italian artist Livio Orazio Valenti...