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Cookeville landed an Italian ceramic supplier's first American operation. Colorobbia USA's new 50,000 square foot distribution and technical assistance laboratory will be Highlands Business Park's second industry, officials announced Tuesday morning. "There will be three steps of development," Arturo Salazar, president of Colorobbia USA, said. "Dis...

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...

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED announced that Jennifer Panepinto has joined the organization as Director, Business Retention & Expansion. Panepinto will oversee Tri-ED’s award-winning retention program, focused on retaining existing primary industry companies in Northern Kentucky and finding opportunities for their continued growth by connecting companie...

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina is expected to interview for the Charlotte Hornets' head coaching vacancy. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday that the Spurs granted permission for the Hornets to interview Messina, who is familiar with Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak due to their time together with the Los Angeles Laker...

Fazoli's, America's largest elevated QSR Italian chain, today announced 12 franchise sales records at its franchise-owned restaurants during the first quarter of 2018. Additionally, Fazoli's experienced its most successful grand opening of a new restaurant in Hazard, Kentucky, breaking the $100,000 weekly sales barrier and setting a new record for...

Cheri Guerdon spent 26 years as a Hamilton County teacher, but she always had a dream of opening her own business some day. Guerdon said she subscribed to a franchise newsletter and was looking for something that was fairly easy but also interesting and new to the area. Then, she found the Virgola Wine Bar and took her dream one step further by bec...

For the last three years, a quaint culinary stop worthy of your time and taste buds is Famiglia Italian American Cuisine at 740 W. Fire Tower Road in Winterville. The restaurant serves fresh Italian-American cuisine in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. “Famiglia” means family in Italian, and the family flavor comes through in every dish. There is a l...

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...

Every year some of the top chamber musicians in the world are invited to the Suncoast for La Musica, a Chamber Music Festival. This is the 32nd year for the event. Funny how how it all started. 33 years ago, Italian musician Bruno Giuranna , from Rome, was playing on a concert tour in the United States and had a performance in Sarasota. He saw the...

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...