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...

Organizers of the twice-yearly San Gennaro Feast announced they are canceling next month’s event because of licensing issues. The festival was scheduled for May 9-13. The Clark County Department of Business License suspended the business license of the San Gennaro Feast and the liquor license of its caterer, the Las Vegas Horse Expo, said Anthony P...

Everything from Roman antipasti and fried calamari to gelato and pizzelle can be sampled at A Taste of Italy, which returns to the Italian Community Center in the Third Ward on April 22. Admission and parking are free; a book of six tickets is $10, and single tickets are $2 apiece. Every item from the 30 or so food and beverage booths costs one tic...

“Viva San Giuseppe” shouted the patrons in the hall at St. Philip Neri Parish in Southeast Portland after a table honoring the feast day of St. Joseph was blessed by Father Nazario Atukunda, pastor of the parish.“Viva San Giuseppe” is an Italian phrase to celebrate St. Joseph. It’s a saying repeated during the long-celebrated Sicilian parties honor...