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The upcoming University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza” does not take the stage at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts until mid-November, but it’s already full steam ahead for the cast and production team. “We are right in the middle of the excitement at the moment,” said Blake McIver Ewing, the...

A taste of Italy in Downtown Pensacola wrapped up its two day festival Saturday. In addition to the delicious Italian food and musical entertainment -- this year's Fiesta Italiana added a different type of entertainment, Italian sword fighting. Proceeds from the event allows the "Sons and Daughters of Italy" help local charitable organizations. "Co...

For the fourth consecutive year, Festa Italiana Raleigh, Inc. arranged with the Office of the Governor to declare October 2021 Italian Heritage Month in North Carolina. “We could not be more grateful to the Governor for recognizing the special contributions that Italians and people of Italian descent have made to the history of our state, as well a...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH)* is back with a botto (bang!), after a long year of suspended fundraising events. We are especially excited to celebrate South Carolina's OFFICIAL ANNUAL ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (OCTOBER) with two popular events that benefit the local Hilton Head community. The Zin Experience, and Italian Her...

A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Louis Graziano was given the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony on Friday in Thomson, Georgia, where he lives. The honor...

A bell believed to have belonged to the ‘Santa Mara’, the largest of the three ships of the voyage of discovery of America in 1492, to be put up for sale at a private auction at Miami (USA) by the Italian ex-sailor and diver Roberto Mazzara. In a statement released Monday, Mazzara, who found the bell in 1994 on the north coast of Portugal and has k...

In Nashville, the Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the prosperous northern Italian city of Bologna. Conceived and organized by Frist Art Museum senior curator Trinita Kennedy, the exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, paint...

A Bronx Tale,” an original one-man show written for the stage and performed by actor Chazz Palminteri, will be presented Sunday, March 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Well known for “A Bronx Tale,” Palminteri originally per...

During the Middle Ages, the Waldensians – a religious sect that broke away from the Catholic Church before the Reformation – found their refuge in the mountains that form the border between Italy and France. First established in Lyon, France in the early 12th century, the name and philosophy of the Waldensians are said to have derived from Peter Wa...

Arte dell’ Orchidea, a fine art exhibition and auction, will be held Saturday, October 9 and Sunday October 10 at The Italian American Civic Association (IACA), 1600 25th Street, Vero Beach, Florida, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the organization’s local scholarship fund. Doors open, art can be viewed, and a silent auction begins, 5-7 pm, S...

Festa Italiana Raleigh is expanding its performer card in its third annual celebration of all things Italian and American-Italian on Saturday September 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of North Boylan Avenue and Tucker Street, just west of downtown Raleigh. Festa Italiana Raleigh—the Triangle’s largest, most diverse, annual celeb...

Boca Raton, nel sud della Florida, e’ luogo di riposo per molti italoamericani di successo che nascondono il loro ricco passato in case lussuose. Appena si entra in casa Nestico, una villa sull’acqua, si viene accolti da una scalinata in marmo a forma di S con ringhiera in ferro battuto. Racchiuso nella rotondita’ della scala, un pianoforte a coda...