The smiling gentleman is none other than the legendary Rockwell Blake and the woman is Guadalupe Paz, winner of the competition. Below she is pictured with the "fathers of the competition", Bruce Johansen and Michael Cressey. The first ever Rossini competition in the United States was held in California on November 13-14.   The com...

By Charita Goshay   The Stark County Italian American Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year with a return to downtown Canton. The 2016 festival will be held June 23-25 at the Market Square green space in the 300 block of Market Ave. N. The festival has been held at the Stark County Fairground for the past 26 years,...

The Ravello Festival, also known as the "Italian Wagner Festival" is a famous annual summer festival of music and the arts held in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. The festival has been held yearly since 1953.The event includes a wide variety of music featuring large orchestras, chamber groups, jazz, art shows, dance, photographic exhibits....

When: June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pmWhere: Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place, Roselle Park, NJ United States The Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park (Union County) announces our 16th Annual Feast of St. Anthony to be held Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12. The event features delicious food, rides, games, nightly and super 50/...

Springfield's rich Italian heritage was on full display in the city's South End neighborhood on Sunday. The procession of the Madonna has been a tradition in Springfield's south end since Italian immigrants first settled in Springfield more than one hundred years ago. Following the Sunday service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, dozens of the f...

by Enrica Corselli   Another Newport Beach Film Fest has gone, with its showcase of films, cartoons and documentaries from all over the world. Internationally recognized as one of the leading film festivals in the US, the one of Newport Beach is not only an occasion to showcase production from the most different countries, but also a way to...

by Matt Mueller   As a fan rooting for Argentina in the World Cup, last weekend was likely a little rough for Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne. This upcoming weekend, however, is shaping up much more nicely.   The world renowned performer – who's sung for the Pope, a U.S. president, royal families and most importantly, Jimmy Fallon – i...

More than 340,000 pounds of produce will be tossed from 50 floats when the St. Bernard Irish Italian Isleños parade hits the streets of Chalmette on Sunday. Founded in 2001, the 14th annual parade will begin and end at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive.   From there, the parade will make a left at Dr. Meraux...

by Bruce Smith   It will be a poignant scene on Friday when the new season of the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA opens with a brass fanfare and speeches on the steps of Charleston City Hall.    It will be the last time that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped bring Spoleto to Charleston almost four decades ago, p...

By Jacklyn McQuarrie Wildwood invites the public to celebrate Italian culture during the 21st annual North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival from Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28. The three-day event along Olde New Jersey Avenue, features Italian and non-Italian foods, cultural memorabilia, contests and live music.  ...