NEWS FROM : Sport & Entertainment  

Each year, the IAA supports the KSO by sponsoring the “Lou Perry Bocce Tournament,” which is named in honor of longtime IAA board member Lou “Mr. Bocce” Perry. The bocce tournament is one of the more popular events at the KSO.  As part of our support, Bob Scorcolini, IAA Board Member and the IAA’s representative to the Kentucky Special Olympics (KS...

Enrolled at the same school Mike Piazza attended over 30 years ago in the Sunshine State, Team Italy women's softball standout Chiara Biasi gained invaluable experience playing abroad for the 2018 Miami Dade College Lady Sharks. Chiara BiasiWhile competing in the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women's World Championship in...

When Brendan McConville, an associate professor of music at UT, went to Italy on a Fulbright in 2016, he spent six months soaking up and recording the sounds of the country. During the program, he also translated those sounds into several original compositions based on the poetry of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the prized poet of the province of Abruzzo. T...

Christian Vieri in his playing days at different top club in the Serie A was regarded as a beast and also one of the most fierce and feared strikers in the world. But the now 44-year-old, Bobo, as he is affectionately known - is living a rather different life.  Bobo enjoys his retirement life at the Miami Beach, where he treats fans to frequent (an...

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...

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...

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...

2018 ICI Film Series Presented by Dr. Gus Mastri (April 4, April 11, April 18) - Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville - 2215 S 3rd St - Louisville, KY 40208. Dr. Mastri will once again present the ICI film series, with the first installment starting next Wednesday, April 4. This year's films touch on themes of immigratio...

Stop by Mackle Park and see firsthand how bocce’s popularity has continued to grow each year. There you may find a group of residents who play every single day year round, when the Marco Island weather permits. Luckily, living in paradise allows for many days of outdoor fun playing bocce at Mackle Park. In addition to the Italian-American Society o...

Fri, April 6, 2018. 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT. Ybor City -across from Centennial Park behind Carmine's. East 8th Avenue - Tampa, FL 33605. Registration starts at 5:30 pm. You must be there no later then 5:50 pm. The Object: Each team has four bocce balls to throw. The object of the game is to end play with your team’s bocce balls closest to the pallin...

Back by popular demand, "America’s Got Talent" golden buzzer winner Sal Valentinetti returns to the King Center on Saturday, March 10. The Italian-American crooner who came to be known as “Sal the Voice” after his successful run on the 11th season of the hit NBC show, is touring in support of his debut EP “The Voice.” I spoke with Valentinetti abou...

A highly social, fun, outdoor recreational institution in the Cape for 30-plus years is more popular than ever. The most dedicated and expert bocce players at Veterans Park belong to men’s and women’s associations, Italian-American and Goodfellas leagues that compete on six courts nearly every day and evening during busy season. Players are also we...