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One of South Mississippi’s most popular annual spring events.is quickly approaching and ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The 20th annual Irish-Italian Festival is set for Saturday, March 18, in the parking area to the rear of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg. The church sits just across the street from the University of S...

Award-winning Italian jazz vocalist and composer Chiara Izzi will perform at the Carrollwood Cultural Center on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Based in New York City since 2014, Izzi received first place in the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition from Quincy Jones. In 2020, she won one Independent Music Award for Best Jazz Song with Vocals...

On Tuesday, the University of Southern Mississippi brings the complexity of a classical music piece to the Hub City. Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa di Requiem has added emotional depth to countless film and TV soundtracks like The Lion King, The Shining, Lord of the Rings and It’s a Wonderful Life. The USM Symphony Orchestra and Hattiesburg Choral Union wi...

Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January 2023. It is the second straight month that he has earned the monthly honor. Italian-American Banchero becomes the third player in franchise history to be named the league’s Rookie of the Month in consecutive months, joining Shaquille O’N...

When: February 17, 2023 - February 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. - Where: Garden Theatre, 160 West Plant Street , Winter Garden, FL 34787 - Price: $35/$55 - Visit Website Steve Solomon’s smash hit, is inspired by Steve’s hilarious family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy … and they succeeded! One part lasagna, o...

Via Productions Inc. will host the return of the Taste of Little Italy, now in its sixteenth year, February 17-19. The festival is beloved for its Italian ambiance, performances by renowned Italian-American entertainers, and authentic fare. The free festival will be held in Tradition Square, from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, an...

The Manatee Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will host a very special matinee showing of a rags-to-riches story featuring a young man, whose family fled the Nazi invasion of their home in Italy, and who would one day become the most famous professional wrestler in the world. Bruno Sammartino makes its Florida debut at MPAC on Thursday, February, 9 at...

It was great to be back at Italian Winterfest. This is the event where you can eat ravioli, spinach, and other Italian dishes while drinking vino and listening to the strains of Nino Rota’s “Love Theme from The Godfather.” Winterfest, held January 15th at St. Benedict at Auburndale, made its grand return in style. “First time in three years,” says...

The most-watched late-night show on television? With an average of 2.5 million viewers, it’s Fox News Channel’s “Gutfeld!” a sketch show with a satirical take on current events. “Gutfeld!” has regularly surpassed “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in viewership since August 2022....

When the 2022 NBA draft was approaching, many pundits had a feeling that the Orlando Magic, the holders of the first pick in the draft, would select Jabari Smith or Chet Holmgren. From most mock drafts, Paolo Banchero was being placed between the No. 2 and No. 3 picks, with the possibility of ending up with the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Houston...

World-renowned Italian-American coach John Noce, already an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame Inductee, received the prestigious Lefty Gomez Award at this year’s ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet in Nashville, Tennessee on January 6, 2023. In addition to being a coach in Parma and Novara, he served on the Team Italy coaching staff f...

Now in his 10th professional hockey season, Wilmington native Joe Pendenza is still going strong. In fact, he may be going stronger than ever. Pendenza, 32, is in his fourth season with the Florida Everblades, an ECHL team based near Ft. Myers. The ECHL is considered a mid-level minor league, below the high-minor AHL. Through 21 games this season f...