In our discovery of new points of view from which to analyze the relationship between Italy and the US, today we want to talk about Sister Cities programs. There is an American institution, called "Sister Cities International", which takes care of these aspect of how the US partner up with other countries. So we are happy today to have as our gues...

From comic book art to Shakespeare and Japanese opera, the new season of the Spoleto Festival USA will be the largest ever, offering 160 performances during the 17 days the festival lights up stages across this seaside city.   The internationally known arts festival, founded by the composer Gian Carlo Menotti, will open its 37th season Frida...

By Susanne M. Schafer   Russian composer P.I. Tchaikovsky's sumptuous opera "Eugene Onegin," a concert by jazz master Dee Dee Bridgewater and performance by flamenco dance star Maria Pages are just a few of the many highlights promised in this spring's 2017 Spoleto Festival USA.   The internationally renowned Charleston, South Carolin...

Mangia! It's time for the third annual Italian Feast, quickly becoming a popular Summerville event. Last year's festival attracted approximately 5,000 people, according to event director and president of the Italian Feast board Jay Lombardo, and this year he's expecting about 7,000.   Italian Feast kicked off in the spring of 2013. For...

by Billy Shaner   A former Milford resident now living in South Carolina appreciates his Italian-American heritage so much he wanted it officially recognized. With the help of legislators, Fred Nesta, who moved from Milford to Myrtle Beach six years ago, saw his efforts come fruition when a law was passed this year declaring October I...

In honor of the state of South Carolina designating October the annual Italian-Heritage Month, the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head is hoping to bring a parade to the island. Signed by Gov. Nikki Haley on March 27, the new law says the month is set aside to "recognize Italian-Americans for their many contributions to our state and nation."...

By Trevor Anderson   Italy-based Trelleborg Wheel Systems unveiled its $50 million, 150,000-square-foot production plant in Spartanburg County Wednesday. Drummers, rhythmic gymnasts, an acrobat and dancers entertained guests during a ceremony that included company officials and Gov. Nikki Haley.   Trelleborg Wheel Systems, a divi...

An Italian company is relocating its American headquarters to Anderson.Tecnoplast USA LLC, 3619 W. 73rd St., is relocating from Whitestown, Ind., and expanding its facilities, said CEO Gloria Da Ros. The company plans to officially open on Nov. 7. "I'm really excited," Da Ros, 32, said. "We have already made some investments with assets so this is...

by Melissa Tunstall The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival may still be six months away (Nov. 6-9), but the annual four-day festival salute to Italian cinema hosts a fundraiser to give us a preview of what to expect on Thurs. May 8. for La Grande Bellezza.   The event — an evening of food and film — takes its name from the 2014 Oscar Best...

Toss out any preconceived notion of what an Italian-American woman should be like. The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) powers that be, passed a rule a few years ago declaring... NO RULES (ta-da!) regarding one's ethnic heritage when applying for membership to the club. That's right, you read it here first. You don't have to be Ita...