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By Susanne M. Schafer   Russian composer P.I. Tchaikovsky's sumptuous opera "Eugene Onegin," a concert by jazz master Dee Dee Bridgewater and performance by flamenco dance star Maria Pages are just a few of the many highlights promised in this spring's 2017 Spoleto Festival USA.   The internationally renowned Charleston, South Carolin...

There is a difference in Italian and Italian-American cooking. There is a big difference. If you don't know the difference, get a copy of "The Silver Spoon," the bestselling Italian cookbook in Italy for the past 50 years. My guess is that you will be surprised what you will find, and what you will not find. Check it out.   This week I...

Pomellato recently opened its doors in Aventura Mall, and its timeless and fashionable jewelry is captivating shoppers. Established in Milan in 1967, Pomellato blends impeccable Italian craftsmanship and contemporary spirit.   The brand was the first to introduce the prêt-à-porter vision into the world of jewelry, infusing classic tradition...

By Ligaya Figueras There is a neighborhood in my hometown of St. Louis called the Hill. Great things have come out of that Italian immigrant pocket. Like baseball legends Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. Like five of the no-name guys on the slapdash 1950 U.S. men's national team who defeated England in a 1-0 World Cup upset known as the "Miracle...

By Malena Ward New owners of an Italian restaurant in Cozad are honored to carry on the restaurant's name and tradition of delicious and fresh authentic Italian food. Mark and Ines Diaz of Lexington, husband and wife, assumed ownership of Bella Italia in November. Although ownership has changed, the menu has not thanks to extensive train...

Renowned sculptor Michelangelo famously said, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Centuries later, Italian stone company Citco is reshaping what blocks of marble can become with an assortment of bespoke flooring, furniture, and accessories. The Verona, Italy-based brand—which regularly collaborates with acclaimed intern...

by Robin Garr   "Ciao!" Pronounce it "chow," or something close to that, which makes it an ironically cheeky name for a friendly eatery. There's ambiguity in this Italian greeting, though: Much like "aloha" or "shalom," or maybe even "good day," you can use it to say hello, and you can also use it to say goodbye.   So let's say "ciao,...

Discovery Park of America is bringing another world-class traveling exhibit to the park, all the way from Italy. The Da Vinci Machines and Robotics is set to open to the public on Sunday, Jan. 15 and is sure to amaze and delight visitors from near and far.   Polly Brasher, education director at the park said that she thinks this exhibit, "will be...

We didn't get a chance to post this last week, but we dropped by the future Bella Italy restaurant on South Gloster Street in Tupelo. We were told last Wednesday that it would open "in about two weeks," so that puts is opening sometime next week. If you'll recall, the building was the former Sam's Southern Eatery, and it was located between Captai...

Italian architect and designer Cristina Celestino has created a sumptuous traveling dressing room for luxury fashion house Fendi that very well could be a summary of some of this year's best design trends.   The Milan-based Celestino, whom Wallpaper hails a "singular rising star," works as an architect, creative director, and designer throug...

By Nicole Danna A restaurant with roots in Florence, Italy, will open its first U.S. outpost early next year, and its owner has chosen Miami's MiMo District to debut the stateside iteration.   The restaurant is known as 'O Munaciello, a well-known and longstanding pizzeria built in an annex of the 17th-century Florentine Santo Spirito Basil...

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 4-10 pm. Sanborn Square Park, 72 N. Federal Highway - Boca Raton, FL 33432. Tickets: www.downtownboca.org: THAT'S AMORE! Get ready for the 2nd Annual Italian Fest in Downtown Boca...   Due to the overwhelming popularity of last year's event, this Italian Fest will be bigger and better. The festiva...