by Matt Mueller   As a fan rooting for Argentina in the World Cup, last weekend was likely a little rough for Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne. This upcoming weekend, however, is shaping up much more nicely.   The world renowned performer – who's sung for the Pope, a U.S. president, royal families and most importantly, Jimmy Fallon – i...

More than 340,000 pounds of produce will be tossed from 50 floats when the St. Bernard Irish Italian Isleños parade hits the streets of Chalmette on Sunday. Founded in 2001, the 14th annual parade will begin and end at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive.   From there, the parade will make a left at Dr. Meraux...

by Bruce Smith   It will be a poignant scene on Friday when the new season of the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA opens with a brass fanfare and speeches on the steps of Charleston City Hall.    It will be the last time that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped bring Spoleto to Charleston almost four decades ago, p...

By Jacklyn McQuarrie Wildwood invites the public to celebrate Italian culture during the 21st annual North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival from Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28. The three-day event along Olde New Jersey Avenue, features Italian and non-Italian foods, cultural memorabilia, contests and live music.  ...

Tuber magnatum Pico, more commonly known as white truffle, the gourmet treasure from Alba, is a rare treat for connoisseurs all over the world. And an expensive one: the international auction to be held on November 8 will see bids from a minimum base of €300-€400 per one hundred grams – as expensive as exquisite works of art. White truffle aficion...

Elmira, N.Y.     The Italian American Veterans Club, 1070 Magee St., Elmira, will hold its 28th annual Italian Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. on July 20 and noon to 8 p.m. on July 21. The festival will feature Italian-American food, beverages and games. The schedule of festival events is as follows:- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 20, music...

The new season of the Spoleto Festival USA lights up stages across Charleston beginning on Friday. Here's a guide to this year's edition of the internationally known arts festival.   A bit of history — Spoleto was founded in Charleston in 1977 by the renowned composer Gian Carlo Menotti, modeled after and as a companion to his Festival of T...

Thinking about Italian for lunch? The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival opens at 11 a.m. Thursday on Hertel Avenue, between Delaware and Colvin avenues. Food is only one part of the four-day festival.   Live music, heritage events such as grape-stomping, an "Italian Idol" contest and cooking demonstrations, Sicilian puppet shows also ar...

CineFesta Italia is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Italian Film and Cultural Festival to take place during the month of June in charming Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event of films, artisanship, food and culture benefits local charities.   The opening weekend Film Fest, running Wednesday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 4th, is a celebration...

Festival Italiano at Belmar will feature the finest Italian food, artisan vendors, chef demonstrations, Balistreri Vineyard's Children's Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence and live entertainment on 2 stages, strolling performers, a two day Bocce Tournament, plus more!   Join us on the main stage on Saturday night fr...