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The new season of the Spoleto Festival USA lights up stages across Charleston beginning on Friday. Here's a guide to this year's edition of the internationally known arts festival.   A bit of history — Spoleto was founded in Charleston in 1977 by the renowned composer Gian Carlo Menotti, modeled after and as a companion to his Festival of T...

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami Lyric Opera will present Rigoletto on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Miami Lyric Opera masterfully performs the classic work that defined Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.   Famous for mocking the husbands of the women the...

"Passione. Musica. Violenza. Vita." These four words flashed on the screen amidst clips of fighting, dancing, kissing and beautiful Italian scenery. And so started a weekend full of Italian theatre.   This past weekend, the eighth annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival took place in the Sottile Theatre in full force. The College of Charl...

Come Thursday, East Memphis will host its own version of Smoke on the River. Call it Pasta in the Park, Gravy in the Grove or, officially, Memphis Italian Festival. As they've done since 1989, folks will gather to show off their heritage through their food, and some fun will be had along the way.   They'll compete in homemade wine. They...

On Friday, October 25, 2013, internationally-renowned tenor, Joseph Spinella performs a concert with with music from his new show, illusionAria, combining classical Italian songs with some new arrangements created exclusively for the show. The show is in celebration of Italian-American month, which recognizes the contributions people of Italian des...

Grave robbers struck a mausoleum at the Italian Club Cemetery in Ybor. Investigators said someone broke into one of the mausoleums and stole a coffin with three bodies inside. It is not known when the crime happened because the cemetery has little traffic. The stolen coffin contained the bodies of Carlos Spicola, who died in 1914, Ma...

When local singer Frank Manzi met Roberto Esposito at a music fest in Italy last summer, the piano virtuoso had never been to America. "He had been accepted to Berklee in 2009 but didn't have the money to go," Manzi said. "He told me he always wanted to come so I invited him to come and stay with me."   Not only did Manzi open up his ho...

Saturday August 15, 17 - 21 EDTGino's Italian American Meat Market - 5729 Johnson St, Hollywood (Florida) 33021 This event is being co-presented by Gino's Italian American Meat Market and www.ItalianSouthFlorida.com Ferragosto is an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15, so it's perfect that this year it will be on a Saturday. This dinner...

by Siobhan Morrissey   Standing in the lobby of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and looking heavenward, Frank Stella observed the soaring atrium and mused, "It's the Pantheon of America." "That's how he felt," says Bonnie Clearwater, who has served as the museum's director since 2013. One of America's greatest living artists, Stella...

When Joe D'Alessandro was appointed state attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit, the largest in Florida, at 30, he was the youngest person ever to hold that position. After his appointment in 1969, D'Alessandro was elected to that office for eight consecutive terms, becoming one of the best-known attorneys in Southwest Florida.   Born and r...

Street painting, rides, games, and an eclectic display of Italian foods to eat and enjoy. These are some of the fun items on the menu of the 13th annual Feast of Little Italy in Jupiter this weekend. What started more than a decade ago as a vision to create an experience rich in Italian culture has turned into a celebration of the contrib...

Il Gruppo Del Conca ha annunciato la creazione di uno stabilimento nella Contea di Loudon, Tennessee per la produzione di gres porcellanato. Il complesso industriale avrà una superficie di oltre 30.000 mq e comprenderà la parte produttiva, i laboratori di ricerca, lo showroom e gli uffici amministrativi.La società investirà inizialmente $50 milioni...