Popstar LP, the Italian-American singer and song-writer Laura Pergolozzi, will be the guest star of the closing concert of the 21st Notte della Taranta music festival, Europe's largest traditional music event, to be held on August 25 in Melpignano, near Lecce. The announcement was made at a press conference in Lecce at the headquarters of lender Ba...

Whether it’s said in Italian — “Benvenuto alla festa” — or in English — “welcome to the festival” — it’s a phrase that those who love all things Italian wait the whole year to hear. And that wait is almost over. Members of the St. Rocco-St. Anthony Society of Ishpeming are making the final preparations for the 119th annual Italian Festival at the A...

One of the biggest draws of the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, not only this year, but in years pas is the Bocce Tournament. Players from out of state, including places like Pittsburgh, travel to Wheeling to participate. The weekend's competition began with a special needs tournament on Friday morning inside WesBanco Arena.  Th...

Stiltwalkers, dancers and roaming accordion players will entertain the crowd, guests will have a chance to help choose the “Boss of the Sauce” and catch cooking demonstrations, and Italian-American history, automobiles and artwork will be on display at the annual Festa Italiana! this Sunday in Lodi. Headlining the musical selections at the festival...

Italian-Americans and immigrants from Italy began arriving in California in 1849. Like other groups, they were lured by the promise of California’s gold fields. Many stayed in San Joaquin County, farming the fertile land for generations. In 2012, several local Italian-American organizations decided it was time to celebrate the contributions the cou...

Wheeling's waterfront will turn everyone who visits Italian, as the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival started the weekend with a kickoff dinner at Undo's West in St. Clairsville, Wednesday night. Since 1983 the festival has celebrated everything of Italian heritage. This year's Italian-American of the year may not have an Italian s...

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce announces the St. Rocco/St. Anthony Society Italian Fest will take place on Saturday at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Italian and American food and drink will be available beginning at noon. Daylong activities include: free pony rides, game...

When Detective Karen Apicella was informed that the Southington Police Cadet Post would soon receive a major donation, she said the money came at a time when the program really needed it. Members of the program will help run the beverage booth at the 14th annual Southington Italian-American Festival, with the program receiving a portion of the sale...

The 40th annual Roma Lodge Italian Fest returns to Festival Park, 5 Fifth St., Racine (WI) Friday through Sunday, July 27-29. This year’s festival is again all about traditional Italian foods, entertainment and family fun. To show its gratitude for 39 years of support by the community, Roma Lodge will again present fireworks from Bartolotta Firewor...

Des Moines knows how to put on a quality festival. Look no further than the successful Des Moines Arts Festival, 80/35 Music Festival and the Iowa State Fair, among others. Last year, Des Moines was recognized for its achievement by earning the World Festival & Event City Award, given by the International Festivals and Events Association. The ninth...