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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Daytona Beach is hosting its Italian Festival Thursday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. 4. There will be authentic Italian food, with complete dinners, pizza, desserts, pastry and beverages. Family-friendly activities will include bounce houses, games, an obstacle course and other activities. Kids eat free on F...

Roberto Angotti is a cultural historian, writer, film director, curator, and radio DJ who blends his love of baseball, Italian American arts and culture, and music into multi-media creations. His film, Italian American Baseball Family, tells the story of how Italian Americans assimilated into popular culture through America’s favorite pastime, base...

Luciano “Louis” Graziano was born on February 6, 1923, in East Aurora, New York, to immigrant parents from Italy. At the young age of 20, on January 22, 1943, the day Luciano “Louis” Graziano was inducted into the U.S. Army, little did he know what an impact his military career would have on his life. The next three years would take him from traini...

This spring, the High Museum of Art will present the first major museum exhibition dedicated to the nature-based works of pioneering American modernist painter Joseph Stella (1877-1946), which will feature more than 120 paintings and works on paper that reveal the breadth of the artist's multi-faceted practice. Co-organized by the High and the Bran...

Within the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site live the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island, managed by the Garden Club of North Carolina. It was created as a memorial to the first colonists and as an example of a period garden. When you visit the Elizabethan Gardens, it is best to keep quiet, consider, and appreciate the enchanting beauty. The i...

North Carolina is filled with history, but perhaps one of its most fascinating tales involves a traveling circus, a mummy, and a funeral home that combine to weave together one of the most unbelievable events you've ever heard of. Keep reading to learn more. In the early 1900s, there was a traveling circus near the small city of Laurinburg, along t...

Memphis has a diverse culinary scene and offers a variety of cultural festivals. Whatever your mood is, Memphis has food that’ll satisfy any craving. One of the standout festivals in the 901 includes the Italian Winterfest. After taking a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival is back and bigger than ever.  Tony Barrasso, founder of t...

A little bit of living history will be on display in Fort Walton Beach now through Jan. 2. The Sanger Ship’s Pinta, a replica of one of the Portuguese caravel sailing ships used in Christopher Columbus’ voyage across the Atlantic, is currently docked at Brooks Bridge Marina. The 85-foot-long by 24-foot-wide ship was made in Brazil and took three ye...

A vibrant array of fauna and flora dance around a gnarled tree trunk as we navigate a paradisiacal scene that borrows from the Bible and art historical references such as Hieronymus Bosch’s masterpiece Garden of Earthly Delights. Religious and secular imagery mingle, as we’re transported to the Mediterranean with glimpses of urban life hinting at N...

Almost a year after the appointment of the Italian Honorary Consul in Orlando, the Consul Antonietta Brancaccio wanted to celebrate a Christmas party on the occasion of December 8, in Italy the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: "a holiday that marks the beginning of the Christmas season in the beautiful country, and the formation of the family, a...

The much-anticipated Italian American Future Leaders Conference — developed by COPOMIAO VP John Viola — is a 3-night, 4-day cultural excursion to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., that will feature small group collaboration, keynote seminars, networking banquets and a VIP NHL game experience at FLA Live Arena. The best part? Virtually all expenses, including h...

The Dorchester District Two (DD2) Educational Foundation has received a generous donation from a Summerville Italian food festival. Over 10,000 people came to downtown Summerville on October 9 to enjoy the Summerville Italian Feast. The event celebrating Italian cuisine and culture featured students from several DD2 schools. Summerville High School...