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We are in the final stages of the definitive documentary on Sicily entitled Reimagining Sicily. Two-thirds of the film has has been shot. At this time, we need your help to complete the project. We are continuing to search for funding and investment to complete this exciting project. I am now able to send a full-treatment and Information Overview...

by Morgan Watkins Swing by downtown Gainesville this weekend to see an internationally renowned artist in action. Italian urban muralist 2501 already is at work transforming the look of the :08 Seconds building at 201 W. University Ave. as part of a project that is being coordinated by the city of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation and Cultural...

A well-known author and poet will speak to University of Georgia students about her life in Italy next week. Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books will speak April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.   A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popula...

There was the guy with the shamrock-green hair and mustache, passing by a younger gent proudly styling a grass skirt in Emerald Isle hues.   Seniors mingled with young families, while high school teens shared a table with a pair taking their sartorial cues from the denizens of "Duck Dynasty."   Read more   Source: http://w...

This is not a goodbye, but at Hello! With a clever acronym (Cortona Italy Alumni Organization), CIAO is an organization stemming from alumni of the UGA Cortona Program – funded by a legendary philanthropist, Mr. Jack Kehoe, it is likely the most famous and coveted art program in the South East of the U.S.   CIAO members are joining our May e...

By JJ Knight Since spring, several new eateries have enticed diners to sample their fare. If you have yet to try them, visit one of these fresh offerings on the foodie scene.   Perhaps a newcomer will become a weekly tradition.   Read more   Source: http://www.starnewsonline.com  

Little Italy can be found in Nashville on the weekend of Sept. 6-7-8, 2013, at the Nashville Italian Lights Festival. Held on the beautiful campus of St.   Pius X Classical Academy in north Nashville, just minutes from downtown, the festival will highlight the food, wine, music and traditions of the vibrant Italian lifestyle. Live music perf...

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church's annual Festa Italiana put out a spread of Italian dinners, snacks and desserts Saturday to raise money for Lourdes Academy. The festival, which continues Sunday, also includes carnival rides and games; arts and crafts; musical entertainment; beer, wine and frozen drinks. Sunday's hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., w...

Si chiama "Voices in Italian Americana – Via" la rivista letteraria edita da Bordighera Press, tutta dedicata alla valorizzazione del contributo degli italo-americani alla cultura e all'arte del Nord America.   La rivista – due uscite ogni anno – è suddivisa in tre macrosezioni: opere d'arte, saggi e recensioni.Proprio per quest'ultima sessi...

By Mike Eads Bits of Italy from Caesar to Dante to the 20th century are on display in Belton. The Belton Area Museum kicked off Museo de Italiano, a collection of paintings, coins, pottery and other artifacts from Italian history, with a reception Sunday afternoon.   The event was part of this year's Italian-themed Anderson Internation...

by Lori Carter   It was a joyous occasion for the Scarfia family. Margaret Scarfia, recently celebrated her 104th birthday with 23 family members and friends. Birthday cake, music and socializing were had by all. "It was a good time," Margaret said.   One of her daughters, Rosemary Scarfia said, "she was the hostess with the...

Nina Miglionico (1913–2009) was an early activist for women's rights and to date is the longest-practicing female attorney in Alabama, practicing law for 73 years. She was also a Birmingham, Jefferson County, political leader who stood for racial equality and consistently voted to repeal the city segregation ordinances that led to the civil rights...