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The new partnership between the IACC and the Miami Heat is bringing you a unique event on the night of March 21. Join us for a VIP Party in the spectacular XFINITY EAST PLAZA, followed by the match: Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns. Do not miss also the opportunity to get a POST GAME THROW PASS and a special edition MIAMI HEAT-IACC T-SHIRT, included in...

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is excited to present “Italian American Reconciliation,” a comic folktale by John Patrick Shanley, winner of the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Moonstruck. The play is described as a fanciful, lighthearted and zestfully comic exploration of male/female r...

When it comes to connecting with local audiences, what could be better than a story about doting New Jersey Italian-American grandparents and their loving, but ambitious grandson who is ready to get on with his life, even if it means moving from New York City to Seattle for a better job, thus ending his regular Sunday visits with them? It gets even...

Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches is partnering with Symphony of the Americas this summer in presenting a special performance of Summerfest at the DoubleTree Hilton in Palm Beach Gardens on August 11 at 6pm.   Summerfest is a an annual event where Symphony of the Americas combines with members of our orchestra with...

For Emily Petraglia, health and fitness has become an instrumental component of her life. The 31-year-old native Pittsburgher who now lives in Palm Beach, Florida, currently works as a general manager of personal training at a sports club. She recently started her own fitness website, Fitness Royalty (www.fitnessroyalty2014.com), containing health...

By Lawrence Budmen While Pietro Mascagni achieved his greatest success with his very first opera, the violent and impassioned Cavalleria Rusticana, his second opera L'Amico Fritz, composed in 1891, was also highly acclaimed in its day.   That score continues to hold the stage in Italy but has largely disappeared from the international opera...

The Kentucky Opera, in celebration of renowned composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday, will perform the musically stunning yet rarely produced opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA in continuation of their THE BROWN-FORMAN 2013/14 SEASON. This unique operatic event will take place at the Brown Theatre on Friday, November 15th at 8pm and Sunday, November 17th at...

By Linda Sickler Savannah is taking its place as a vocal music destination city. The Savannah VOICE Festival in August was a huge hit, and now fans can look forward to the celebration of Opera America's National Opera Week, which runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3.   The events are sponsored by the VOICExperience Foundation, an educational no...

by Bruce Fessier   In the 24 years leading to tonight, no festival has opened with a better splash than the inaugural opening night film, "Cinema Paradiso." In the daily video series running on mydesert.com, I asked more than 25 people involved with the festival for their festival highlights and the most common response was seeing "Cine...

A highly significant 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America, chassis 0030 MT, leads early entries for RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale, returning August 14 – 15 to California’s Monterey Peninsula. Born as one of only two 275S barchettas built, 0030 MT was campaigned by the Factory and driven by legendary Italian racing driver Alberto Ascari in one of th...

by Mark Hinson   Given Italy's recent history, thanks mainly to former prime minister Silvio "Bunga Bunga" Berlusconi's sex scandals, the nation's crazy politics are ripe for mockery.   The political satire "Viva La Liberta," which is being shown this weekend at All Saints Cinema by the Tallahassee Film Society, takes a few good shots...

Prosegue senza sosta la missione americana di Andrea Mitchell D'Arrigo: il nuotatore azzurro, 20 anni ancora da compiere, è uno dei protagonisti del SEC (Swimming & Diving Championship) in corso a Auburn. Il colpo grosso è arrivato la scorsa notte con il successo nelle 500 yards stile libero, con il primato personale migliorato di due secondi (...