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Keep Tallahassee Beautiful as you experience the tastes of Italy in Tallahassee at the Bella Notte fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.  Highlighting the evening will be live music and fine foods: pizzas, pastas, meats and cheeses, wine tasting, and desserts from the restaurants of the Urban Food Market at the Centre of Tallahassee. Presente...

“South Florida, Miami, una delle più numerose comunità italiane negli Stati Uniti. Una delle più complicate. Non c’è infatti un numero preciso, non si sa quanti siano esattamente i connazionali che hanno scelto questa parte degli States. Ecco allora che anche l’impegno del Comites diventa più difficile. Anche qui per una questione numerica pur non...

Sarasota Film Festival president Mark Famiglio remembers going to the movie theater as a child. It was a cool respite from the noon-day sun where he and his friends could pay a dime, get some popcorn or ice cream and enjoy themselves. They might see a Fred MacMurray movie or a musical. Later, he was drawn to director Francis Ford Coppola, partly be...

The 17th annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair will take over downtown Knoxville on April 14 as the Knoxville Opera celebrates its 40th season with this signature event. “This thing has taken on a life of its own,” says Michael Torano, Knoxville Opera marketing director. “It is nothing, really, compared to what the original organizers o...

Tuesdays, May 1, 8, and 15, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Location: Frist Rechter Room - Frist Art Museum. 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822. Presented by G. Edward Gaffney, PhD, senior lecturer (retired), Classical and Mediterranean Studies, Vanderbilt University, and James Womack, MA, Jackson Family Chair, Visual & Performing Arts, Montgomery Bell Aca...

Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society, enjoyed an afternoon of learning, eating, music, sports and celebrations, all in one day. “Pranzo,Vino, Bocce”. The genesis of the event was a culinary demonstration to commemorate the establishment of a new Il Circolo scholarship fund in the culinary arts. In collaboration with our friends at Arturo’s Rist...

Taking the morning train from Florence, we disembarked at the station in Orvieto and boarded the funicular transporting visitors from the floor of the Tiber Valley to the heart of the city perched atop an extinct volcanic plateau. The end of the line was the Piazza del Duomo or Cathedral Square. The distinctive façade of the travertine and granite...

Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Vintage Fire Museum, 723 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Please join IAA members and their family and friends at the Vintage Fire Museum as we recognize the late George Bernard Wiggins as the only non-Italian-American member to hold the office of President of the IAA. In addition to being an active...

During the 1960s, movies from Italy, created by such visionary auteurs as Fellini, Pasolini and Antonioni, were staples of the art-house cinemas that popped up like cinecybin mushrooms in hip urban centers, university towns and even such minor metropolises as Memphis.  Grindhouses, drive-ins and mainstream commercial theaters also imported their sh...

A formation of four A-10C fighters, ready for their next mission, takes off from the runway of the Moody airbase in Georgia. They are however under the command of an Italian pilot. “I’m the only non-American at the controls of these aircraft. This fills me with pride and encourages me to always give 110%, because I know that I am here to represent...

Festa Italiana is an annual multi-day event in the Tampa Bay area centered around a love of Italian culture and heritage. This year, the festival will take place from April 5-8. Since 1997, Festa Italiana has aimed to educate Tampa Bay on Italian ways of life with food, performance and activities. Hosted by The Italian Club of Tampa, the organizati...

The Feast of St. Mark will celebrate its seventh year this April. The annual event, hosted by Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, will be April 28 starting at 3 p.m., with an early Saturday mass. Following that, there will be food, entertainment, kid’s activities and dancing. The festival’s mission is to recognize and know the story of the c...