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This Sunday, February 16, 2014, Robert B. Simon, Ph.D., will be the guest lecturer at the annual brunch for Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, which will be held at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show. Dr. Simon will provide information about his discovery of Leonardo da Vinci's, "Salvator Mundi" painting in a lecture titled, "Leonardo Lost...

The 9th Annual St. Anthony Festa Italiana kicked off on Sunday in hopes to raise enough money for a handicap accessible van.   The festival is from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Queen's University. The activities at the festival include a silent auction, children's activities, and samples of Italian dishes.   Read more   Source:&n...

by Laine Doss   Although pizza was invented in Italy, its American capital is New York City (sorry, Chicago). Until recently, transplanted New Yorkers in Miami have either had to fly home for a couple of slices or deal with the Miami versions that lacked the tang and oregano of a good sauce or the bite of a proper crust.   Recently, h...

by Joe Perry   In Italian, the word cibo means food. On Celebration Boulevard, Cibo by Stefano's means classic Italian fare in a casual and quick setting. "It's a super consolidated version of Stefano's," explained Ryan Toniolo, the 28-year-old general manager. "We just want it to be fast and convenient for people."   His pa...

Helping an organization that does good for others while doing something she loves — cooking — is Nora Chindamo's secret ingredient for a successful event. Nora and other members of the Italian-American Society are coming together on Feb. 9 to host a lasagna dinner benefiting Hospice of the Finger Lakes. "Hospice of the Finger Lakes is grateful for...

By Whitney Hale   Almost 70 years to the date of combat in the small town of Tremensuoli, Italy, during World War II, the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History along with a researcher in Italy have connected to reveal an amazing discovery about an American GI who served in the battle and left his mark on that communi...

For the fourth consecutive year Venturini Motorsports has teamed with Nashville based entertainment group So Good! Entertainment to provide a unique and exciting 'music' partnership featuring Nashville country music group Lucy Angel.   Throughout the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Lucy Angel and Venturini Motorsports wi...

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 Nicole Danna   If you were to close your eyes and imagine a neighborhood café with a touch of Italian, you'd probably conjure something a lot like Pronto Café in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The room would be given an informal layout with a lunch-counter bar, exposed brick, weathered wood decor, and, of course, an artisan pizza oven. Locals wo...

The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker — and 4,000 pounds of food, science research and other equipment — Monday afternoon.   The experimental...

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...

by Meagan NicholsA new Cordova restaurant is about to bridge the gap between the Bluff City and the boot of Europe, thanks to a few of Italy's native sons. Crazy Italians Restaurant, located at 1250 N. Germantown Parkway, suite 105, will hold its grand opening Monday, Oct. 19.   Giampaolo Ongaro and Daniele Zucca are the co-owners and "...