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Gucci is wrapping up construction work at a new location on Palm Beach's Worth Avenue, and the famed Italian fashion brand could open its store there by early next year. In a presentation to the Town Council on Aug. 9, Oscar Soto, an attorney for the company, said Gucci hopes to complete interior renovation work to a 5,800-square-foot space at 225...

Sicilian-American singer Michela Musolino has been internationally lauded for her unique ability to reimagine Sicilian folk and roots music, alchemized with renowned American musical genres, to mirror the history and movement of people and their musical traditions from the Old World to the New.Now, the  Italian South meets the American South in the...

Downtown Benny's Pizza debuted its fifth Treasure Coast location Nov. 1 in Fort Pierce.  Owner Benjamin "Benny" Fitter has rapidly expanded his storefronts across Martin and St. Lucie counties, first opening the original Jensen Beach location in 2019.  Downtown Benny's Pizza offers authentic Italian dishes from manicotti and stuffed shells to calzo...

The next time you are craving Italian food, you have to try Antica Posta. As the weather cools down, cozy up with a giant bowl of spaghetti in this Italian eatery. With a menu that's nearly four pages long, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Antica Posta. The Atmosphere In the midst of bustling Buckhead life, Antica Posta is an escape from...

Ciao, Charleston. The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival is back for the 16th year. The festival partners with the College of Charleston to bring a celebration of contemporary Italian cinema and culture to the city. This year’s event featuring 13 films is Nov. 10-13 at the Queen Street Playhouse downtown. There will be presentations by special gue...

Romano L. Mazzoli, whose tenacity and personal integrity formed the foundation of a long career in politics and public service, died Tuesday at his home in Louisville. He was one day shy of his 90th birthday. Charlie Mattingly, his former chief of staff, said Mazzoli's mental acuity never waned, although his health declined, particularly in recent...

Major Food Group strikes again. The team behind hotspots Carbone, ZZ’s, Sadelle’s, and Dirty French, are debuting their latest Miami restaurant this weekend, Contessa, a swanky, two-story restaurant in the Miami Design District focused on Northern Italian cuisine. This marks the second location for Contessa, which originally debuted in Boston in 20...

The Avalon Hotel (700 Ocean Drive) has a stunning new exhibition on view now through November 6th. The iconic hotel was built in 1941 and designed by Albert Anis. It is one of Miami Beach’s most adored Art Deco landmarks. Now, the Avalon is home to 14 award-winning mosaic portraits as part of its latest exhibition in honor of Italian-American Herit...

Italian spirits group Campari (CPRI.MI) said on Monday it had reached an agreement to buy an initial 70% stake in Wilderness Trail Distillery for $420 million, strengthening its bourbon offer. Under the agreement, Campari has an option to buy the remaining 30% of the Kentucky-based producer of bourbon and rye whiskey in 2031. The deal implies a cur...

Come hungry for The Feast of Little Italy. There’s entertainment, but you’ll want to save room for the food. Organizers for The Feast of Little Italy, set for Nov. 4-6 at Abacoa in Jupiter, say the festival has expanded and has more vendors than before. “We invite families, friends, and our surrounding neighbors to join us as we share in the passio...

Paolo Banchero started his NBA career in the best way possible. Since the beginning of the season, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft scored at least 20 points in every single game, and he's already building the reputation of a potential superstar in the league.  If there's one country with a lot of excitement for this young man, it's definitely...

At the end of Italian American Heritage Month we will be discussing one of the NFL’s most loved sets of siblings – the Bosa Brothers. We all love a set of siblings in the league together. The Bosa brothers were born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in a tight-knit, football oriented family. Joey was born in 1995 to Cheryl and John Bosa, with N...