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Veteran Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo now trails only Martin Brodeur (691), Patrick Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484) on the NHL's all-time wins list among goalies. Luongo, 38, talked about racking up wins (and losses), his Italian heritage, showing his wit on Twitter and whether poker is part of his plans after he hangs up his skates.  

Italy legend Alessandro Nesta has stepped down from his role as manager of Miami after a two-year spell at the American outfit. The news comes as a surprise, with Nesta - the former Lazio and AC Milan defender - guiding Miami to the top of the North American Soccer League (NASL). Miami, owned by entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and Nesta's former team-m...

Giovanna De Luca was disappointed in the lack of international cinema when she moved to Charleston from New York City 13 years ago. "I couldn't find anything international, French or anything," she says. "There were no art movies, and it was traumatic for me."  So she decided to do something about it, something that happened to mesh with her field...

Shortly after Lorenzo D’Angelo took a leap of faith and left his native Rome, Italy, to enroll at Coastal Carolina, he realized the football being played at the Division I college football level was vastly different than what was being played in his young adult league back home. “Once I got here I understood this level is not what I was used to,” D...

The Italian American Club of Sebastian will be hosting their 21st Annual Golf Tournament on October 14, 2017, at the Sebastian Municipal Golf Course. The purpose is to raise funds for their Madeline Smith Scholarship Fund. The club is dedicated to community involvement and has awarded over $166,000 in scholarships for the past sixteen years to dese...

The world premiere of the latest composition by Italian conductor and pianist Giovanni Allevi happens this Saturday, August 26, in Bowling Green, KY. His Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, No. 1 will be performed by Orchestra Kentucky, conducted by musical director Jeffrey Reed and featuring pianist Jeffrey Biegel, at the Southern Kentucky Performin...

Bandleader Carl Granieri wants to let people know he's in town. He could send out letters. He could make phone calls. He might even tap out a social media link or two.  Granieri wanted to let local event planners know what he's made of, however, so he's offering a free public show Monday, planning to pour jazz over the ears of anyone who comes. Of...

Even the most peripheral of football fans have heard of Vince Lombardi. In his eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, he coached them to five NFL championships, including Super Bowls I & II. Indeed, the Super Bowl Trophy is now named after him. Among his most famous quotes are his thoughts on winning through teamwork, and these include: “People...

JoAnn Harrigan became a Supreme. Mary Ann and Vinnie Locascio explained the secret to 61 years of marriage. And Jerry Vicenti celebrated his 65th birthday with 325 Paisans, three Gigi’s and one wife. Put it all together and you have just another party for The Villages Italian Paisans Club Sunday evening at Seabreeze Recreation Center. The Gigi’s –...

Having recently led the Italian Women’s Softball National Team to a second place finish in the 2017 European Baseball Championship with a .529 batting average in 34 at-bats, Laura Vigna now faces even a bigger challenge in the weeklong World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) beginning July 24, 2107 at t...

One of the greatest to wear Kentucky’s blue and white passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. A future Hall of Famer, Vito “Babe” Parilli helped bring national recognition to UK football during the golden era of Bear Bryant. Parilli, a first-team All-American in 1950 and 1951 and a member of the National Football Foundation College Hall...

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has acquired guard Marco Belinelli, center Miles Plumlee and the 41st overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for center Dwight Howard and the 31st overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, it was announced tonight by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. “It...