The Nashville Italian Lights Festival will turn its focus to the sky on Aug. 21 for the epic solar eclipse. The festival actually starts on Friday, Aug. 18 at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The four-day event will offer a variety of food, wine, music and traditions. On the day of the eclipse though, the festival will turn its focus to the sky. “So t...

The historic total solar eclipse happening next month will take place during Nashville’s Italian Lights festival. The festival, which features the culture and cuisine of the Italian old country, begins Friday, Aug. 18 and continues through Monday, Aug. 21 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville. The eclipse takes place tha...

Journalist Melonee Hurt talked with Chef Marco Rossi of the Nashville Italian eatery, Tartufo. In addition to dishing about his culinary skills, he also talked about his connection to ‘80s rockers Motley Crue and his conversation with movie legend Clint Eastwood, which in his beautifully thick Italian accent sounds more like “Clinaestawood.” Rossi’...

In honor of Mother's Day, Sadie's Pearls: Timeless Lessons Worth Living (LMG Books) memorializes the heartwarming, sassy and spirited wisdom passed among three generations of Italian-American women in NYC while fulfilling the lifelong dream of Tina Serpico, who upon reading The Purpose Driven Life realized her aspirations of publishing her first bo...

Pack your bags and head to Downton Nashville, on May 27, 2016, to Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 marks an unprecedented gathering of rare and stunning Italian-designed automobiles and motorcycles in a museum setting.   The exhibition celebrates the streamlined elegance,...

by Matt Rogers   What is probably Middle Tennessee's longest running pop-up restaurant is going brick and mortar, as Mangia Nashville is headed for the Melrose area. The Tennessean broke the news earlier this week, detailing that chef Nick Pellegrino's Italian family-style restaurant will be taking 3,300 square feet in the 8th Avenue Commons...

Half a century ago, in 1966, Lamborghini introduced a low, sleek, mid-engine supercar called the Miura. Considered groundbreaking when it was introduced because of its transversely-mounted mid-engine layout, the vehicle inspired a slew of orders despite being shown only as a rolling chassis a year earlier at the Turin auto show.   Designed b...

People love pasta. And brothers Ryan and Danny Nicoletto quickly garnered a following for their small batch fresh and dried pastas, made with organic ingredients, heritage wheats and time-honored practices. Success — consistently selling out at farmers markets citywide — gave them the impetus to go from mobile to bricks-and-mortar.   In Nove...

A Nashville museum's groundbreaking exhibit of Italian art created between 1250 and 1550 explores the significant role of the Dominicans and Franciscans in the revival of the arts that began in Italy in the 13th century. "Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy" opened Oct. 31 at the Frist Center...

Opening May 27, 2016, at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 marks an unprecedented gathering of rare and stunning Italian-designed automobiles and motorcycles in a museum setting.   The exhibition celebrates the streamlined elegance, novel and powerful engineering, and sedu...