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The Italian American Club of Tallahassee was established in 1991 when several local, first generation Italians came together full of ideas about forming an Italian organization in Tallahassee. It began with Robert Molinari and Ariella Monti-Graziadei , who you may remember was the owner and culinary expert of La Lanterna, Ariella’s Taste of Italy....

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Feast of Little Italy Italian festival is back this weekend. Jupiter's popular event in downtown Abacoa is known for Italian ambience, Italian-American entertainers, and authentic Italian food. This year's admission is free to thank the community for its support and to celebrate the festival's anniversary. “As...

A new art exhibit featuring the works of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is coming to Nashville later this month.  A round trip ticket to Rome these days is close to $2,000, but a ride to Opry Mills is a lot less. Either way, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel will be waiting for you. Technology today's photographic passion and unique printing technique g...

Comedian, writer, and raconteur Joe DeVito will bring his unique comedic talents to the Mizner Park Cultural Center on November 5th and the Delray Beach Playhouse on November 6th. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe DeVito's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a fav...

The Santa Maria bell, which accompanied Christopher Columbus' flagship on his expedition to the Americas in 1492, will be auctioned off on November 18 in Miami. The American Cancer Society will benefit. The bell was discovered by former Italian naval officer and underwater salvage expert Roberto Mazzara in 1994 off the coast of northern Portugal. I...

A bit of floating Spanish and American history is in downtown Jacksonville this weekend. The Nao Santa Maria tall ship is docked by the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It's a replica of one of Christopher Columbus' ships that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. “We are in Nao Santa Maria. It is a replica of Columbus’ ship. It’s a replica because of course the...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, in partnership with the College of Charleston, is proud to announce the 15th edition of the annual celebration of contemporary Italian cinema and culture. The 2021 event will take place Nov. 4-6, 2021, at the Queen Street Playhouse and will feature 10 award-winning films. “We are very happy to have a real pr...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month. It’s the month where people can celebrate heritage, culture, history, pride, contributions and achievements. It’s a time to celebrate Italian American individuals from the past and the present. “We remember the struggles of our ancestors here in this country and we continue to shed light and figh...

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...