Italian films long have long been known for their lush, evocative musical scores. Almost inseparable from the films, they enhance the storytelling with a romanticism and vigor not often seen elsewhere. The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival has partnered with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to bring that music to a live concert setting. On Feb....

For more than a decade, the College of Charleston's Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival (NCIFF) has brought contemporary Italian cinema and award-winning Italian filmmakers, actors, and screenwriters to Charleston for a four day showcase.  To raise money for this annual affair, NCIFF has teamed up with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for an eveni...

Nel quadro delle attività promozionali del quinto Summit mondiale di SelectUSA (area di Washington, D.C., 20-22 giugno 2018) Il Consolato Generale degli USA a Milano organizza tre seminari informativi sugli investimenti negli Stati Uniti che si svolgeranno a Torino (27 febbraio ‘18), Verona (28 febbraio ‘18) e Firenze (1 marzo ‘18) e che vedranno l...

When the people who program Spoleto Festival USA sit down to figure out what to present each year, they don’t typically aim to fit the festival into a thematic mold. They solicit artists they admire and take what they can get. Still, it’s impossible to resist the temptation of looking for themes or trends once the program is announced. This time ar...

Joseph Bollo ran restaurants in Charleston and Folly Beach for two decades, but didn’t develop a spaghetti specialty until the latter half of his career. When he first opened Washington Square Café, Bollo focused primarily on seafood. Yet at around the same time, spaghetti from his native Italy was starting to catch on with the dining public. Pasta...

Richard Cranmer has worked at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach and Washington, but he says the inspiration for his new restaurant Zinicola, opening in December in Ballantyne Village, is his Italian grandmother, who lived in San Giorgio a Liri. “Every meal at her table was a celebration that brought people together without pretense or pomp,” says Cran...

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...

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...

When Larkin Hammond was a young child, she began cooking on a wood stove in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. “She didn’t cook by recipe,” Hammond says. “She was the first farm-to-table person I met.” Hammond’s mother and grandmother also owned a neighborhood restaurant together. It was those experiences that laid the groundwork for Hammond’s life...

She had to make sure it was edible before she could give it away. So, on Saturday night, she cooked it with some tomato sauce and added mushrooms, then served it over pasta. “It was good,” Lili Coleman said Monday. “Spicy, but I like spicy food.” She was referring to her portion of The World’s Largest Meatball — the 1,707-pound, 8-ounce, concoction...