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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...

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...

Pizza lovers and nostalgia buffs alike are welcoming Stefanos to the Turkey Creek dining scene; the full service restaurant, 11683 Parkside Drive, follows in the footsteps of the Cumberland Avenue Stefanos, open since 1977. Owner and Tennessee native Randy Burleson was a Catholic High School and UT graduate; since then he has built a successful res...

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...

Thursday April 26, 2018, the XII Italian Film Festival opens its doors, at the Plaza Theatre - 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. The Festival is a major event for the Atlanta Italophiles. It brings a current portrait of the Italian culture, its social status, its emotional pulse and artistic trends. The Plaza Theatre is the perfect hist...

Tuesday, April 24th 2018 – Miami Culinary Institute (415 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33132). The culinary art in Italy is evolving and chefs are experimenting new combinations. Discover unique and innovative ideas using high-quality DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) and IGP (Indication of Geographic Protection) labeled products. If you are a chef or a...

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...