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By Jennifer Edwards  Jessica Bailey left for Italy last week with the University of North Alabama Chamber Choir, but when the rest of the 30-member elite vocal ensemble returns to Florence next week, Bailey won't be on the plane. She will stay behind to prepare for the four-week Operafestival di Roma, a select opera festival in Rome. Bailey...

By Bob Williams   Miami is well known for its Cuban and Hispanic neighbourhoods but the city's soccer community has now developed a strong Italian influence. For Little Havana, read Little Milan. Earlier this year Riccardo Silva, a multi-millionaire Italian TV rights magnate, and Paolo Maldini, the former AC Milan and Italy legend, te...

A European traveling water circus, Cirque Italia, will stop in Cape Coral for two weekends this month, featuring a vivid and dramatic experience for attendees of all ages.   Cirque Italia owner Manuel Rebecchi was born and raised in Milan, Italy. To preserve his family's traditional European style circus, Moira Orfei Circus, he crafted a new...

December 19 7:30 PM Il Circolo and The SYMPHONIA of Boca Raton are happy to present and exclusive concert in Palm Beach at the beautiful Royal Poinciana Chapel. "Il Barocco Italiano" will feature the Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and Conductor-Soloist David Kim, concertmaster for the Philadelphia Orchestra.   We will have an exclusive VIP event...

Seated at the table in the TSN studios were the usual suspects for the NHL Draft Lottery. Brian Burke, repping the Calgary Flames, seated between Scott Howson of the Edmonton Oilers and Trent Klatt of the New York Islanders. At the end was Tim Murray of the Buffalo Sabres, in all his Dwight Schrute-ness.   Who? It's the question most of Cana...

By Madeline Faber   The professional biking world is looking to put Memphis on the map. Victory Bicycle Studio has been tapped to serve as the first U.S. service center for 3T, a Milan, Italy-based manufacturer of high-end bike components. But the ride isn't stopping there as 3T is looking to position Memphis as its North American distr...

Repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, is how Sutton Elementary Music teacher Vic Harrison is teaching third and fourth grade members of the Sutton Elementary Chorus how to sing their parts in Italian for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra's performance of Puccini's La Boheme. They will perform Sunday in Act 2, which calls for a group of ch...

By Andrew Sodergren   Marco Island resident Pat Mazzucco fondly remembers how he was introduced to the sport of bocce more than 75 years ago. The son of Italian immigrants, Mazzucco recalls his father playing with a group of friends every Sunday afternoon in New Providence, New Jersey.   Mazzucco's father and his pals didn't have much...

Balanzone, Fagiolino, Lazzarone e altri burattini bolognesi sono sbarcati di nuovo negli Stati Uniti.   Dopo la tournée del 2009 a Colorado Springs, la compagnia Burattini di Riccardo è stata ospitata all'Oxford College della Emory Universityad Atlanta in Georgia, dove il 20 novembre alla Williams Hall si è alzerà il sipario sulla commedia "...

by Scott Keeler   Thanks to the Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville, a sport whose ancestry dates back to games of the Roman Empire is now offered to the local public.   A pair of bocce ball courts have been installed at Simpsonville City Park. While they've been in place for a few months, the unofficial opening of the courts...

What: "Over the River and Through the Woods" dinner theaterWhen: Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 5-10Where: Cultural Arts Center, 909 S. St. Andrews St., DothanTimes: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. each night; Dinner served at 6 p.m.; Show starts at 7 p.m.Tickets: $40 per person; includes dinner, dessert and show. Cash bar available.Info: www.seact.com or call 334-794-...

Hotspot Cavalli Miami, owned and conceptualized by internationally celebrated couturier, Roberto Cavalli, has rapidly become the dining, entertainment and celebrity destination since its opening in January. Exuding a blend of Mr. Cavalli's sense of elegance and distinctive aesthetic along with Miami's unmistakable vibrancy, its no wonder it will be...