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Finlay Park will be the scene for a free series of performances of a play by an Italian playwright starting Tuesday evening, and it's all free. The South Carolina Shakespeare Company will present Carlo Goldini's "A Servant of Two Masters" on Tuesday through Saturday at the park amphitheater. The play will also run Oct. 4-8 at Saluda Shoals.  ...

World renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli is officially a South Florida resident. The Italian tenor just bought a Mediterranean-style estate in North Miami Beach a few weeks ago. Although Italy will still remain his home base, his new waterfront property is his first home in the U.S.He plans to come here often with his children and longtime love...

by Fred Fernez   My thoughts often wander back to the history of my family and to the path that led to three generations of law enforcement to serve this wonderful place in the sun. Our family legacy began with two Italian immigrants who embraced America and taught their children to be caretakers and protectors of our country.   In th...

State officials are making the case to Fiat head Sergio Marchionne to select Tennessee for the Italian automaker's joint headquarters with Chrysler Group LLC. Marchionne met with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and others on Sunday at a ceremony to mark the expansion of Fiat subsidiary Magneti Marelli's components plant in Pulaski. WPLN-FM reports...

by Bob Jensen   Giuseppi Torcise and Domenica Zangri Torcise both came to the United States from Sicily. Giuseppi to New York City in 1911 and Domenica came to Boston in 1912. She was a seamstress in a garment factory and he was a boiler fireman. They married in 1916 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. They opened a grocery store in Lawrence which...

A new social club in Hendersonville has been created to promote Italian culture through celebrating, learning and experiencing its many forms.    Friends of Italy is a new group open to anyone who is enthusiastic about Italian culture, passionate about Italian food and curious about Italian traditions, according to founder Gene Sconduto...

ArtsNaples World Festival a ten-day festival that will take place May 1 through 10 in Naples and feature a magnificent array of performances, exhibits, films, and experiences celebrating the cultural arts of Italy - is pleased to announce that it will open with a Venetian Masquerade on Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at The Club at Olde Cypress. &nbs...

Medicine: From Salerno to Philadelphia, first John Price lecture by Dr. Joseph Gonnella. This is a RSVP only event. Please RSVP to segreteria.filadelfia@esteri.it by October 19th and put "DR. GONNELLA LECTURE" in the title of the email.   The event is the first of a series of tribute lectures to John Price, former President of the...

Gaetano and Caroline Simonelli were just children on a farm in Nazi-occupied Italy in 1943 when a fighter plane screamed across the sky and crashed within feet of their home.   The pilot was killed. The Simonelli family, devout Roman Catholics, buried him right there on the farm. In a Rock Hill cemetery on Monday – 71 years later – an old m...

Shelter House now has extra support for its programs benefiting domestic violence survivors. The Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Richard A. Capozzola Lodge in Crestview donated $1,000 to the organization.   The lodge has also pledged an additional $500 a month throughout 2016 to the organization.   Source: http://www....

Any donation amount is appreciated and will help. We are making great progress. Only $6,300 to go. Now is the time to ensure that your name is on the monument. What an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for your family. The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation (UMCF) (an IRS recognized 501c3) is now accepting tax deductible donations to relocate the...

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.  ...