Tony Ricotta is definitely what you'd call an Italian Festival regular. On Friday, he could be seen serving up Italian sausage, a job he's been doing for Scipione Catering for several years. When it comes to the annual tradition of celebrating all things Italian on Pine Avenue, Ricotta says that while the food is great, it's the people he...

by Jolene Ketzenberger   Who doesn't like Italian food, right? And the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival, returning June 14 and 15 after a year's hiatus, offers plenty of great eats. Plus, it's a low-stress fest — it runs for two evenings, admission is free, parking is free. If it rains, or you just can't do Friday, you can still go Saturd...

Join us on October 5 for Festa Italiana MODA, a special evening celebrating the exhibition "Barrique: Wine, Design & Social Change." Enjoy a café setting on the piazza in front of the museum, nibble on Italian food, sip Italian cocktails and wine, and enjoy traditional Italian accordion music by Don Discenza!   The remarkable exhibition...

The Colorado Belle hosts one of its most popular events loosely based on an established September tradition in many other places across America—the Feast of San Gennaro—an Italian festival that is growing nationally.   For their Italian Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, the Belle has a fine recipe in place. You start with the...

This weekend marks the 10th annual Columbus Day Artisans festival at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. The festival, which is an extension of the biweekly markets that take place in the summer, will run from 10 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.   Guests can watch demonstrations and shop for weaving, furniture, pottery, leather goods, pa...

Jackie and Dominie Smith are proud to continue the tradition of Italian heritage in southeastern Oklahoma by serving as Re and Regina for this weekend's Italian Festival — although they were surprised at their selection.   "I thought it would be a nice honor, but I never thought it would be me," Jackie Smith said. The couple is set to r...

Lady Gaga (Stefani Angelina Germanotta) and Tony Bennett recently kicked off a world tour promoting their album together, "Cheek to Cheek". The duo will share the stage at the Tanglewood Music Festival on June 30, during which they will perform many of the songs that made Bennett the legend he is today ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco, "They All...

By Lee Morrison Arrivederci! Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival officials are bidding goodbye to the festival founded in 1989, but are proud of its legacy of providing scholarships and memories. President Bob Mueller, of Dover, said that the festival foundation's executive board — and later the full membership — voted unanimousl...

The Palm Springs ShortFest is the largest and one of the most prestigious short film events in North America, populated with hundreds of talented young filmmakers from all over the world. Italian participation is represented by the short movies: The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars, directed by Edoardo Ponti (the film won Best Short at the Rome Film...

The Italian Street Festival is coming to Richmond again this year – September 27-28, 2014. 17th Street Farmer's Market is magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year's 10th Annual Italian Festival.   Get ready for the sights, sounds and aromas of the Italian countryside – and a chance to experience what Italian's c...