Blue Acorn, a premium eCommerce design, development and optimization agency, today announced the launch of a responsive website for VIETRI, Inc., the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products in the United States. The new VIETRI website is built on Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14. VIETRI began more than 30 years ago...

In 1977, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene, and others sought to create an American counterpart to their annual "Festival of Two Worlds" in Spoleto, Italy. With the help of Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., the 17 day festival, designed to highlight both new and established artists, found its home stateside i...

The last time the Italian Heritage Festival ran out of zeppoles, children cried. "People were angry," said Danielle McWhorter, one of the two women charged with making the Italian dessert for the crowd.   But when the sugar-topped bites of fried dough are gone, they're gone. "We tell people not to wait to get other food and come back....

In conjunction with the Anderson International Festival "Ciao, Italia!," the Belton Area Museum Association will be putting together a new exhibit titled, "Museo de Italia," a display covering all things Italian from Roman times to the present day. "We would love to have special items to display belonging to families in the community.  ...

Historic Charleston is a large focus of next spring's 40th edition of the Spoleto Festival USA, from glimpses of the city in the iconic opera "Porgy and Bess" to the tragedy of the Emanuel AME Church shootings. The lineup for the internationally known arts festival that runs from May 27 through June 12 was unveiled on Sunday.   It featu...

By Sybil Fix The house at 57 Laurens St. sits proudly off this quiet street, grounded in beauty and stateliness. Perhaps because it survived the fire of 1838 here, and the Civil War; perhaps because afterward it provided housing for freed slaves. Or perhaps because at sunset, rays of light reach in from the west like elongated fingers and spread l...

The Sons of Italy Lodge 2868 and the Clarion Hotel are promoting an evening with Aaron Caruso to include dinner and dancing. The event is scheduled for June 13th 2015 at 6:00pm at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 101 Fantasy Harbor Blvd, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579.   The tickets are $45.00 per person which includes dinner, dancing and...

After speaking with Giovanna De Luca about the upcoming Eighth Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, I texted my mom lamenting the fact that I have no Italian genes in my very Anglo-Saxon heritage. This love of Italians stays true despite the fact that this year's fest features a majority of films about the economic troubles occurring in Ital...

La Monteferro USA, che fa capo alla Monteferro Spa di Varese, fornitore di soluzioni per guide e applicazioni di vano per l'industria ascensoristica a livello mondiale, ha annunciato il potenziamento del proprio stabilimento a Orangeburg in South Carolina, con un investimento di $2,1 milioni.   La società espanderà l'impianto di circa 2.900...

By Sybil Fix   Bearing hilarity and grief, family and conviviality, a raw bite of Mafia and a good dose of meaningful existential pondering, the 9th Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opens at the College of Charleston next week with a well-balanced mix of the fun and the heavy.   Among the feature films are "Il Nome del Figlio" ("An...