The International Society of SS Cosma & Damiano held its 25th Gala Dinner Dance Celeberation on March 23, honoring four Italian Americans and one of its late founding members. Angelo Gurino was declared the Italian American Man of the Year, Jack LaSala the Italian American Businessman of the Year and Angela Gozzi the Italian American Businesswoman...

Art songs weave a combination of poetry and melody into a musical tapestry for recital. This year’s Vocal Artistry of Song Festival stars soprano Kendra Colton, a soloist who has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Colton will be accompanied by her pianist Allison...

E' stata dedicata agli Stati Uniti la settima edizione di OperaWine, l'evento che precede l'apertura ufficiale di Vinitaly al Palazzo della Gran Guardia di Verona giunto alla settima edizione. Erano 107 - di cui 13 nuove realtà - quest'anno i produttori selezionati dalla rivista Wine Spectator a rappresentare il più prestigioso made in Italy. Primo...

The bi-annual San Gennaro Feast has had its license pulled and its event planned for May has been canceled after a Las Vegas Metro Police undercover investigation revealed a vendor at the festival sold alcohol to minors. This will mark the first time in nearly four decades that the event featuring thrill rides and Italian food has been canceled. Fe...

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...

Taking place on 14 April, and hosted in partnership with Wine Spectator, OperaWine 2018 will celebrate not only Italy’s finest wine producers, but street artist Shepard Fairey in an effort to challenge people to think about Italian wine in the same way as street art: “refreshed, rejuvenated”, said organisers. Fairey is best-known for having created...

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...

Wearing a colorful huipil, a traditional Guatemalan blouse, the 14-year-old girl stood before the packed church and uttered a few words she had learned for the occasion in the Mayan language K’iche’. “Xok aq’ab’ Nimalajajo,” she said, in a traditional greeting that means “Goodnight, dear God.” Lesly De Leon, a Guatemalan-American who was born in Br...

The Little Italy Festival will celebrate 150 years of Italian-American history in the city of Rochester from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on June 16 at Capelli Sport Stadium, 460 Oak St., Rochester. The lineup includes Aaron Caruso, The James Brown Experience, Orquesta Antonetti, Franco Cliffa & The Andy Calabrese Orchestra and The Strolling Gondoliers. Othe...

Saint Catharine of Siena in Westwood proudly presents CincItalia, the Cincinnati Italian Festival CincItalia is Cincinnati’s true celebration of Italian heritage. The three-day festival is a showcase of Italian culture – offering entertainment from local and national music acts, cooking demonstrations on the Galbani Cheese Demonstration Stage, carn...