A tale of courage and survival was on the big screen April 8 as part of the Italian Film Festival USA of St. Louis. Pierette Domenica Simpson, a survivor of the 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner the Andrea Doria, shared her story during the  screening of her documentary, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” Ms. Simpson was introduced to...

Dopo il successo della proiezione capitolina alla Casa del Jazz, e la presentazione all'Italian American Institute di New York, il 23 aprile arriva finalmente in Sicilia "Sicily Jass - The world's first man in jazz", il documentario di Michele Cinque che racconta la leggendaria figura di Nick La Rocca, trombettista e autore del primo disco inciso n...

Who has the best meatballs in Houston? You'll find out on April 23 when Damian's Cucina Italiana revives its meatball competition with 2017 Meatball Brawl where 10 local restaurants will try to out-ball each other for a good cause. Damian's owners Johnny Mandola and Bubba Butera will play host (and competitor) for the event which will benefit the T...

The capital celebrates its 2,770th birthday on Friday 21 April, with events lasting until Sunday 23 April. Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary foundation of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. The traditional birthday celebrations are centred in the Circus Maximus and include the trench-digging ritual, known as...

An Italian Festival will be Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, at the Calvary Arts Center, 447 S. Main St., New Lexington. Friday events will be from 5 to 10 p.m. and include bounce house and slide for youth, historical displays of local Italian families and food vendors. An Italian cook-off will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with attendees able to vote on th...

Metro Detroit's 2017 edition of the Italian Film Festival USA will have free screenings of contemporary Italian cinema at Wayne State in General Lectures on April 28 and 29. Now in its 13th year nationwide, the Italian Film Festival USA is offering 95 screenings of recent Italian films this year. In addition to Detroit, the festival expands to othe...

The annual Our Lady of Mt. Carmel dinner and dance is set for April 28 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. "Our annual dinner dance is a way for the parish to supplement the finances for the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast," feast volunteer Joe Casale said. Each year, the event consists of recognizing several parishioners for their work and their co...

Come to the annual Italian Festival for the food, but stay for the entertainment. Don’t let the “Italian Idol” name fool you, however — you don’t have to be Italian to win, assured competition Chairperson Roberta Whitaker. For the past 10 years, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church has been hosting the annual talent show. Whitaker wanted a way to showca...

Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, is bringing back its spring ticket deal and encourages festivalgoers to purchase their discounted ticket to Italian food, entertainment and fun April 17-23, 2017.  The popular $7 for 7 Days Spring Fever Ticket Deal is available online only at http://festaitaliana.com/tickets. Running for 7 days during...

Worldwide wine consumption will grow by 4.3% over the next four years, led mainly by buyers in China (21.6%) as well as Russia (6.1%) and the United States (5.7%). These statistics from ISMEA agricultural research and funding institute were presented at Vinitaly, the 51st edition of the international wine trade show in Verona, which ends today. ISM...