This weekend marks the 10th annual Columbus Day Artisans festival at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. The festival, which is an extension of the biweekly markets that take place in the summer, will run from 10 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.   Guests can watch demonstrations and shop for weaving, furniture, pottery, leather goods, pa...

Jackie and Dominie Smith are proud to continue the tradition of Italian heritage in southeastern Oklahoma by serving as Re and Regina for this weekend's Italian Festival — although they were surprised at their selection.   "I thought it would be a nice honor, but I never thought it would be me," Jackie Smith said. The couple is set to r...

Lady Gaga (Stefani Angelina Germanotta) and Tony Bennett recently kicked off a world tour promoting their album together, "Cheek to Cheek". The duo will share the stage at the Tanglewood Music Festival on June 30, during which they will perform many of the songs that made Bennett the legend he is today ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco, "They All...

By Lee Morrison Arrivederci! Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival officials are bidding goodbye to the festival founded in 1989, but are proud of its legacy of providing scholarships and memories. President Bob Mueller, of Dover, said that the festival foundation's executive board — and later the full membership — voted unanimousl...

The Palm Springs ShortFest is the largest and one of the most prestigious short film events in North America, populated with hundreds of talented young filmmakers from all over the world. Italian participation is represented by the short movies: The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars, directed by Edoardo Ponti (the film won Best Short at the Rome Film...

The Italian Street Festival is coming to Richmond again this year – September 27-28, 2014. 17th Street Farmer's Market is magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year's 10th Annual Italian Festival.   Get ready for the sights, sounds and aromas of the Italian countryside – and a chance to experience what Italian's c...

The Church of the Assumption's annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast returns for its 15th year with four days of faith, fun, food, family, and friends. The festival will be filled with all new and different rides from a new company, games, amusements, homemade cooking, an Italian-style café, food venders, a beer & wine garden, entertainment,...

Join your friends and family at the 18th annual Taste of Little Italy featuring the finest Italian food and wine as it returns to historic Little Italy in Cleveland on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Holy Rosary Churchyard, 12009 Mayfield Road, Cleveland OH.   The event offers Italian food and wine, live entertainment, and...

By Bill Glauber   Mario Carini was the unofficial historian of Milwaukee's Italian-American community. He was a retired schoolteacher who spent months poring through records in reference libraries. He was the man families entrusted with their precious, vintage black-and-white photos of people and places long gone yet lovingly remembered...

By Paul Sassone My mother being Irish, St. Patrick's day always was a big deal at our house. Mom made sure we all were wearing something green when we toddled off to school on St. Patrick's Day. Every year, she would attend a St. Pat's parade somewhere. And everyone in the family received a St. Patrick's Day card each and every year.  ...