On Saturday, a group of 15 people and two faculty members will leave Troy for Pietrasanta, Italy, where they will represent Troy University at the DAP Festival (Danza in Arte a Pietrasanta). Among the group will be nine dancers who will participate in the global artistic experience. The Pietrasanta area is famous for its marble studios, bronze foun...

When: 60 W Wattles Rd, Troy | Michigan | 48098 - Where: Troy Museum and Historic Village * The extra parking is on Lange Street, just north of Wattles, you can park along the street. Appetizers * Pasta * Piadine * Oil & Vinegar tasting * Drinks * Dessert * Coffee-$30.00 DAS Member – Adult (individual)-$35.00 Non -Member-$10.00 children under 12 Adu...

The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church will celebrate 124 unbroken years of devotion to the Blessed Mother from July 13 to 16. Festivities will culminate on July 16 with a 9 a.m. Solemn Mass in Italian in the church, a morning procession to a noon field Mass and a second procession following the Mass. A street festival will run from July 13 to 16, and a...

Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello (IFFS) and the Region of Umbria for the creation of an Italian Film Festival in Sugar Land. The multi-day festival called Umbria in Sugar Land is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at locations throughout Sugar...

As Pat Venditte looked on from the shade, his bocce team, the Venditte Girls, gave the team from Sons of Italy a run for their money. A flick of the wrist, a gentle toss and then the slow roll of a ball down a carpeted court on Omaha’s riverfront. First a Venditte Girl, then a Son of Italy and back and forth, in the game that is a mix of croquet...

With a weekend of beautiful weather nearly behind the Mohawk Valley, St. Anthony and St. Agnes Italian Festival raged on for the final day Sunday. But it may have been just a little too nice for people to head down to the church for the food, tunes and rides that have become expected at the annual event. The annual festival honors the feast of St....

As Frank Cipolloni led dozens of parishioners from St. Leo the Great Church through the streets of Baltimore's Little Italy, he carried the memory of his father with him. Cipolloni's father, who died in 2002, had participated in the church's annual Feast of St. Anthony celebration for about 50 years. Cipolloni hopes his four grandsons will too take...

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino aka the Oakley Avenue Italian Block Party, celebrating Italian culture with food, wine and music the in the heart of Chicago’s classic Italian neighborhood.  He talks about some of the acts including a Dean Martin tribute for the singers 100th birthday, and keeping a close-knit neighborhood ‘block-party’ feel to the festival...

One of San Diego’s preeminent dining destinations opens the door to dozens of restaurants, dessert shops, breweries and wineries next week. Here’s what you need to know about the annual Taste of Little Italy on June 14. When: Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. Why you should go: With big-name, classic Italian restaurants and dynamic new-comers, Little Italy is th...

Deana Martin will return to her father’s birthplace this year to celebrate her father’s 100th birthday and serve as the grand marshal of the Dean Martin Birthday Parade on June 17. “The Dean Martin Festival Committee under the direction of Rose Angelica and Deana Martin has prepared a musical extravaganza of events to commemorate the 100th birthday...