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Lou Scripa, a Vestavia Hills resident for close to 30 years, recently was inducted into the National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame. He joins people like Vince Lombardi, Joe DiMaggio and Mario Andretti in that hall of fame, but many people in Vestavia Hills may not be familiar with Scripa because most of his famous accomplishments took place...

Join us for our Italian Heritage Celebration at loanDepot park on Friday, May 17 at 7:10PM. Make some noise and represent as the Marlins take on the New York Mets. Purchase of an Italian Heritage ticket package includes a commemorative Italian Heritage Celebration Marlins hat. A portion of each ticket will be donated back towards the Italian Americ...

Ferrari stands unparalleled in its ability to express itself in numerous forms while successfully uniting a diverse community of clients, tifosi and enthusiasts under a shared set of values. An extraordinary series of events in the United States, dedicated to all of them, will showcase every aspect of the Prancing Horse from 28 April to 5 May. The...

Ferrari has announced plans to unveil a special livery for its SF-24 F1 car for next week’s Miami Grand Prix, promising "fresh and unexpected colors" to mark the occasion. This unique design will feature two historic shades of blue – Azzurro La Plata and Azzurro Dino – commemorating the 70th anniversary of Ferrari's presence in North America. The s...

104,538 jumping jacks in 24 hours. 41,788 leg raises in 12 hours. 110,015 crunches in 17 hours. 133,581 crunches in 30 hours. 160,974 sit-ups in 82 hours. 70,715 sit-ups in 24 hours or less. If these sound like ridiculous, “there’s no way a person can do that” numbers, think again. They’re all fitness endurance feats accomplished by Air Force veter...

South Florida Classical Review reports that Raffaele Cardone, founder and general and artistic director of Miami Lyric Opera has announced the closure of the opera company after 22 years of producing Italian operas and nurturing talent. The company's last performance was a double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Suor Angelica i...

Jannik Sinner is the king of South Florida today, as Mark Petchey said on Tennis Channel after the Miami Open final, and tomorrow he will rule the world. It certainly seems as though Sinner will soon become the world’s No. 1 player and his destructive run to the singles title at the Miami Open moved the Italian to the No. 2 ranking for the first ti...

Laura Pausini made her world tour stop at the Kaseya Center in Miami on Saturday (March 30), delivering a retrospective of songs that celebrated her 30-year career. The Italian superstar, who effortlessly performs in three languages (English, Spanish, and Italian), kicked off her trek in her native country last December and will wrap the tour on Ap...

Jannik Sinner powdered potent forehands, issued seven aces and broke Daniil Medvedev's serve four times in a dominant 2024 Miami Open men's singles semifinal victory Friday in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Italian needed just 71 minutes and two sets to dispatch his Russian foe in a rematch of last year's Miami Open final, which Medvedev won in straight s...

Florida Grand Opera will conclude its 2023-24 season with the timeless masterpiece, Puccini's La bohème, marking its 12th production of the beloved opera. Set in 1830s Paris, the romantic saga of impoverished artists and their loves captivates audiences once again. Starring Italian tenor Davide Giusti in his American debut as Rodolfo, alongside sop...

The Soccer Tournament (TST), the 7v7 event with a $1 million winner-take-all prize being played in Cary, NC from June 5-10 today announced the entry of Italian club Como 1907 in the 48-team event. Como 1907, who currently play in Italy’s Serie B, return to TST after a run to the quarterfinals in the inaugural event. Como’s entry last year included...

At the home of Inter Miami, amidst the presence of Lionel Messi and with Jannik Sinner watching on in the stands of Fort Lauderdale's Chase Stadium, the national team secured a 2-1 victory against Venezuela in the first of two friendlies on American soil, courtesy of a brace from Mateo Retegui, reinforcing his strong candidacy for the striker role...