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Have you ever visited a “Piazza”? In Italy, a PIAZZA is the downtown meeting hub for people, a place to go for shopping, taking a stroll, having a snack at a café, for seeing and being seen. With Italy Expo 2022, the Italian piazza is brought to you in Tampa. Physical and virtual storefronts will give you a glimpse of the authentic Italian lifestyl...

From the outside, it looks like a regular circus tent, but when you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the sights and sounds of a 35,000-gallon water tank. It’s the centerpiece for Cirque Italia, now performing in Tampa Bay. “Really to get this kind of entertainment you need to go to Vegas or New York,” said performer Morgaine Rosenthal. For the pas...

Joey and Maria are getting married! Again! Screenwriter and actress Darlyne Franklin has returned with her interactive play, Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding, in which an over-served nonna (grandmother) makes a scene and audience members participate in the tarantella (traditional wedding dance). Franklin, a longtime local resident, brought the...

In Italian Bred - The Theatrical Comedy, actress/singer/storyteller Candice Guardino effortlessly slips in and out of multiple family characters as she reminisces about her childhood. The show, which has received rave reviews wherever it has played, will have its Florida premiere performances at the Mizner Park Cultural Center on February 24th, and...

The first and only traveling Italian water circus in the United States has rolled into Savannah for the weekend. Cirque Italia is performing its new show for 2021 on Thursday through Sunday in the parking lot across from the Macy’s at Oglethorpe Mall. Attendees will enter the big blue and white ten to see a pirate adventure show about the Ringmaste...

The battle between the two best players in college basketball, and perhaps the sport’s two best teams, didn’t disappoint late on Friday night. If we’re lucky, the contest in Las Vegas was just a preview of what will make for a tremendous deep NCAA tournament battle come March. Potential top draft pick Paolo Banchero and No. 5 Duke held on to knock...

Marriage may be a celestial thing, but weddings are often an experience closer to Hell, as too many brides know.  That said, even Hell can be screamingly funny filtered through a doddering priest, a claws-out ex-girlfriend in the congregation and relatives with shady pasts dropping in. Hey, aintchoo glad ta see us? "Joey and Maria's Comedy Italian...

Paul Pasqualoni walked away, but he couldn’t stay away. His retirement from coaching football, following his resignation as the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator in January 2020, lasted less than a year. When University of Florida head coach Dan Mullen asked him to join his staff this season as a special assistant, Pasqualoni couldn’t get to the...

It is time to acknowledge once more the great friendship between the US and Italy. And, we are together anew to celebrate a milestone for all of us as a committed business community: the 30th Anniversary of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast. Please join us on December 1st, 2021, as we recognize, with the prestigious Italic Award, two ...

Jon Bon Jovi has left a venue in Miami Beach where he was scheduled to perform with his band after testing positive for COVID-19, 7News has learned. The prolific rocker was set to perform with his band at the Loews South Beach on Collins Avenue and 16th Street on Saturday evening. Prior to the start of the concert, a man took the microphone and ann...

Dick DeAngelis, the former NC State football player and assistant freshman football coach who wrote the history of NC State athletics on the walls of his Amedeo's Italian Restaurant on Raleigh's Western Boulevard, died Wednesday, two days after being admitted. He was 85. A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, DeAngelis was in the first recruiting class...

Join the Italian American Baseball Foundation for an Italian Heritage Celebration at loanDepot Park on Friday, August 13 at 7:10PM. Make some noise and represent Italy as the Marlins take on Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. Purchase an Italian Heritage ticket package that includes an exclusive Italian Heritage Marlins t-shirt. A portion of the p...