The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival (NCIFF) and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), both classic in their own right, come together this winter for a special collaboration, La Dolce Vita: Music of Italian Cinema. The performance, which raises funds for NCIFF, takes place at 6 p.m, Thurs. Feb. 22 at the Charleston Music Hall. The night begin...

An event that’s been held in Fairmont for going over a decade is expected to again bring thousands to the town. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is going on it’s twelfth year now in Fairmont and is considered a holiday homecoming. The all day festival includes food and wine, along with local artisans selling products in the middle of town.

Italy in Kentucky has a smaller history than other American places. The Bluegrass State saw some Italians come in the period of the mass emigration from Italy, but not as much as other bigger States on the two coasts. Nonetheless, in Louisville there's a club that celebrates Italy in several different ways, led by a true Italian who is for sure the...

When chef Mario Carbone’s great-grandparents on his father’s side migrated from Sicily, they may have been leaving their homes, but not everything was left behind. As with many Italians, their culinary customs made the trek across the Atlantic. “Most of the migration to the U.S. happened from southern Italians, who had less money and were looking f...

This month, the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers will make its recommendation: should the Columbus monument in Columbus Circle stay? Or it should come down? The commission is evaluating all public art on city-owned land, but the Columbus monument is one of a handful that has sparked controversy; some are calling for t...

The 13rd edition of Cinema Italian Style, held on November 13- 21, is Los Angeles showcase for the best Italian movies of the year. Ten movies were selected by Artistic Curator Laura Delli Colli, in collaboration with American Cinematheque’s Director of Programming, Gwen Deglise. Their selection was presented as part of the official program of Cine...

This December the Sons of Italy will share and celebrate a beloved element of the culture that has made its way to the United States. On 6 p.m. Dec. 15 the Sons of Italy Cultural Committee will be holding a special holiday Wine Tasting Festival. “What’s unique about this time, is that for the first time the lodge will be partnering with Vino di Pic...

This year’s celebration will begin Sunday, December 10th at 3:00PM with the lighting of the Christmas fire, a candlelight procession to the altar of St Lucy, followed by a prayer service for those who have departed in 2017. Ragazzi Italian Folk Dancers will perform 2 Christmas dances. Traditional “cuccia” will be served. Open to the public, free of...

Officials with the Italian Feast showed their support for Dorchester District Two by handing over a $10,000 check to the Dorchester District Two Educational Foundation. Jay Lombardo, event director and president of the board of trustees for the Italian Feast, said this is the third year the Italian Feast has donated money to the foundation: it cont...

Every year in the U.S., many people celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. Although it is unclear when the dinner became so popular, this celebration is considered one of the most Italian traditions. Typically, the family gathers round a feast of seven different seafood dishes or one or two different types of fish prepared in sev...