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The 7th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opens Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10 at the Sottile Theatre. The four-day festival celebrates Italian contemporary cinema and culture with a number of films in addition to Italian directors appearing as special guests of the Festival to present their acclaimed films and discuss their wo...

The Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society met in October, Italian American Heritage Month. Giovanni Fontecchio discussed Italian history, and Father Joe Dilettuso spoke on upcoming trips to Italy and the Italian Mass to be held in January.   The club will holds its Italian Christmas Gala at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Great Southern Club in...

The Magic City is home to countless restaurant imports, but Petit Miami is one of the few to arrive at our shores via Milan. Despite its French name, this month-old Sunset Harbour spot is actually an Italian bistro. With the exception of salmon teriyaki and seared tuna tartare with yuzu sauce, Petit's repertoire consists of classic, unfussy Italia...

"Certo, è una grossa cifra, ma faccio finta che non esista: non è da lì che arriva il business". Dario Snaidero sorride e prova a minimizzare. E con qualche ragione. Perché in effetti non capita ogni giorno di ricevere una commessa da 450mila dollari per una cucina, l'equivalente in Italia del costo di un paio di appartamenti.    Il mil...

Il Prof. Antonello Pileggi medico ricercatore presso l'Università di Miami ha ricevuto lo scorso 11 ottobre il riconoscimento Eccellenze Calabresi in U.S.A. Il premio e' stato patrocinato dalla Regione Calabria, il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Miami, l'ODLI (Organizzazione per la Diffusione della Lingua Italiana, agenzia operante sotto gli auspici...

by Jeff Berlinicke   Jack Provenzano is very, very Italian. His heritage is in his blood and in his heart — and he wants to share it with other Italians throughout Hillsborough County. He is the president of the newly formed Italian American Club at the Northdale Recreation Center. It is open to everyone — even to non-Italians — and mee...

By Whitney Hill   The Order Sons of Italy in America Grand Strand Lodge 2868 and the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting "An Evening with Aaron Caruso" on September 19th to benefit the Special Olympics.   Aaron Caruso studied voice in Italy and New York and toured with Joan Rivers as her opening act across the United S...

For the first time the IACC is collaborating with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Italy for the project called Signa Maris, aimed to promote cultural and natural offerings of the Southern Italy via its ports, particularly those ports in the Regions of Calabria, Campania, Puglia (Apulia) and Sicilia (Sicily).   The project Si...

by Victoria Pesce Elliott   A narrow, unmarked alley off Commodore Plaza leads to Strada, the sexy new Italian in the Grove. The wall is lined with hanging pots filled with basil, thyme, tarragon, rosemary and tiny tomatoes.   "It is my little passion," says owner Maurizio Farinelli, the Torino native who once owned South Miami's popu...

by Julian Brunt   Chef Hristo Drakopoulos of Sicilian II said he cooks because it is his love and passion. "When you walk out my door and are smiling, then I know I've done my job," he said. If you are a lover of Italian food, it is a real treat to get something prepared by Drakopoulos, whose grandmother was born in Sicily and move...

by Christine Dolen   No doubt about it, taking in an opera can be expensive. But Miami Lyric Opera has patron-friendly ticket prices and is offering an even better deal for its July 11-12 performances of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at Miami Beach's Colony Theatre.   If you enter the code mlo20 online or mention it when you order, you c...

The Naples Italian American Foundation invites members and guests to a Labor Day social and barbecue dinner on Monday afternoon, Sept. 7, at club headquarters, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. Bocce (weather permitting), bridge, mah jongg and poker will be played, and pulled pork and all the trimmings will be served. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.   Cos...