This year's Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston took in nearly $3 million at the box office. The festival also said Wednesday that about 63,000 tickets were sold for the 160 events staged during the 17-day run of the festival.   Festival officials say Spoleto means about $50 million in economic impact for the Charleston area.   Re...

To celebrate the end of summer, Good Catch is bringing the spirit of Italy to the Lowcountry with a delicious, sustainable and truly Italian evening at local treasure Pane e Vino. The restaurant will host the next South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch dinner on Monday, Aug.31 starting at 7 p.m.   The evening will include a four-course dinner us...

Renato Moncini's face lights up as he recounts his experiences painting iconic moments of American history, such as the moment Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon.   His paintings are displayed in the Upcountry History Museum, and he is known as "the first artist of space." "It's a pretty glamorous title, I don't know if I deserve...

Exhibit of design objects by several Italian top designers, manufactured by the Community of San Patrignano using wood crates Boston: May 7 – 8, 2013New York: May 18 – 20, 2013Washington DC: May 29 – 30, 2013Charleston: June 6 – 7, 2013Miami: June 13 – 14, 2013Houston: June 20 – 21, 2013New York: June 30 – July 2, 2013Chicago: July 9 – 10, 2013Atl...

PMT Italia S.p.A. announces the successful startup of its latest ÆGO™FLX SHOE at KapStone® Paper and Packaging Corporation in North Charleston, South Carolina, USA. PMT recently replaced the PM3 press section of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation in North Charleston, SC.The new press section was part of a paper machine upgrade to improve the...

By Allen Wallace   As American soldiers arrived at Fort Jackson in 1940 to prepare for what soon would become World War II, many were served home-cooked meals by a woman who ran a fruit stand across from a bus station on Blanding Street.   Sadie Tronco's acts of kindness for the soldiers led her to found a restaurant that will celebra...

Gaetano and Caroline Simonelli were just children on a farm in Nazi-occupied Italy in 1943 when a fighter plane screamed across the sky and crashed within feet of their home.   The pilot was killed. The Simonelli family, devout Roman Catholics, buried him right there on the farm. In a Rock Hill cemetery 71 years later an old man named Bobby...

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...

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...

by Hanna Raskin   The relative scarcity of spaghetti and meatballs in Charleston could bode well for the future of Italian food here, observers say.   According to Nicolo de Rienzo, an Italian food writer now researching a story about eating in the U.S. South, many Southern cities appear less bound by the red-sauce traditions that rei...