We are sad to confirm that, at the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been directed to cancel the 2020 Memphis Italian Festival. Though we are disappointed that we cannot present MIF this year, we understand this must be done for the greater good. We WILL have the festival next year M...

Lauren Mascitti is a singer-songwriter and one of the American Idol hopefuls for season 18 of the singing-competition reality show. She auditioned for the judges in Nashville. Mascitti grew up in Ohio but later moved to Nashville. She brought Shawn Camp, a Grammy Award-winning country music producer with her to accompany her on the audition. Accord...

Tennessee  (RestaurantNews.com)  Squisito, Too, Maryland’s fastest growing fast casual build your own pizza and pasta franchise, is expanding to Tennessee this upcoming year. New franchisees, Joey and Missy Messick, signed on to open four Squisito Too restaurants in 2020 under Squisito Franchise Enterprises, Inc. The first location is slated for a...

City native Tony Caporale, a lighting designer, programmer and director based in Nashville, Tennessee, recently received the 2020 Parnelli Award for Lighting Director of the Year for his work with Top 40 recording artist Billie Eilish. Other lighting directors nominated for the award represented artists such as The Rolling Stones, Muse, Paul McCart...

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, tens of thousands of Southern Italians and Sicilians immigrated to the American Gulf South. Arriving during the Jim Crow era at a time when races were being rigidly categorized, these immigrants occupied a racially ambiguous place in society: they were not considered to be of mixed race, nor wer...

A new Italian Deli is opening next week in Murfreesboro, featuring sandwiches, pasta and soups. Jeff Murphy came to Murfreesboro in 2010 from Alameda, California on a football scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University to get a degree in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, his original plan was to go back home and join the family business, Do...

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will welcome artist Carla Repice to campus in January. “We’re doing something a little different with our first CECA visiting artist speaker of the semester,” said Michael Dickins, chair of the visiting artist speaker...

Si sta avvicinando l’evento blues più importante su scala mondiale, ovvero la 36° edizione dell’International Blues Challenge organizzato dalla Blues Foundation che si terrà a Memphis – Tennessee dal 28 Gennaio al 1 Febbraio 2020. La celeberrima Beale Street con i suoi tanti live club si riempirà di gente, colori e suoni ad ospitare artisti proveni...

A 16 anni era tra gli spet­ta­to­ri del­lo sto­ri­co Ma­kum­ba a bal­la­re al rit­mo del roc­ka­bil­ly del suo ido­lo Tav Fal­co alla sua pri­ma ap­pa­ri­zio­ne in Si­ci­lia. Era l’e­po­ca del­la Ca­ta­nia che so­gna­va di di­ven­ta­re la Seat­tle ita­lia­na. Sul pal­co, poco pri­ma del­l’ar­ti­sta ame­ri­ca­no si era­no sca­te­na­ti i Bop­pin’ Kid...

East Nashville-based restaurant Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen is opening a second location Nov. 15 in Hillsboro Village at 2123 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, according to a social media post by the company.The restaurant, owned by brothers Ryan and Danny Nicoletto, offers pasta, sandwiches, salads and other dishes as well as beer and wine. Nicoletto's is...