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In this week's installment of Ciao Pittsburgh's Italian-American Profiles of Success, we reached all the way down south to Palm Beach, Florida to chat with Franco Corso, a pop-opera international recording artist originally from San Remo, Italy. His voice offers a blend of pop Italian and American operatic style. Known in the music circle...

by David Fleshler   Imagine an opera company that functions with the cold precision of a touring Broadway musical, and you will have imagined everything that Miami Lyric Opera is not.   At the low-budget company's 2010 production of Puccini's La Bohème, the orchestra played out of tune and the set looked like it had been delivered fro...

Federico Gallinari is still adjusting to the way basketball is played in the United States, but lucky for him he has a good mentor to help with the process. Gallinari, a 2017 forward out of Italy, is the younger brother of Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari. "I always talk to him for advice about staying in the U.S," the younger Gallinar...

This is, in our opinion, the most relevant annual event for the Italian culture in Atlanta. This initiative is funded and fostered by the amazing Claudio Di Persia. The Festival features eight unreleased Italian films in competition – with one to four film screenings a day. This is a selection of the best Italian films produced during the 2015-2016...

by Katie Winkler "Tengo famiglia: I have a family" is the theme of Flat Rock Playhouse's newest production, "Over the River and Through the Woods," which opens Thursday and runs through June 21. The play, by Joe DiPietro, is a heartwarming comedy about the intergenerational conflicts in one Italian-American family.   "There's something...

by Anthony Allred   At The Italian Club Cemetery in Tampa's historic Ybor district, maintenance comes at a cost of about $2,500 a month. So to raise money the clubs members are hosting what they are calling the "Italian Club Annual Comedy Music Spectacular of the Year."   "You are going to see Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Johnny C...

by Sarah Hope   Months before winning the mayoral seat he would hold for 40 years, Joe Riley was talking about art. "I remember it like it was yesterday," Riley said, sitting behind his large, crowded desk, reflecting on the Spoleto Festival USA's first 39 years. "What I knew — what I believed — was that a great arts festival, a world-class,...

The former Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia series has been rebranded as simply Gran Fondo Italia, with a new lineup of events for 2014.   In 2013 the series was one of several to usher in this highly popular format of organized rides, which cater to varying skill levels. Those at the front often race to win. Those in the middle strive for personal...

Minneapolis skipper Hap Fauth won an IRC 1-class championship at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off the Florida Keys on Friday.   With two-time Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis, Maryland, calling tactics, Bella Mente won the final two races.   Read more   Source: http://www.miamiherald.com/...

Joseph Spinella, international tenor sensation, performs a special music and magic show in Venice, Florida for 16 shows starting on March 7, 2013. Returning from his recording sessions with the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Spinella sings classic Neapolitan songs from his latest album and performs exhilarating magic illusions on-stage.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015, 08:15pm Jorge Luis Prats, pianoNino Lepore, Guest Conductor   An eclectic musical evening – Italy, Cuba, Spain, and more! The film music of legendary Nino Rota (movies of Federico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli, and Academy Award winner) for his score of The Godfather, will be a featured live premiere, at the Symphony...

Il tenore più popolare e più amato al mondo, acclamato anche dalle star di Hollywood, e il più prestigioso testimone della cultura italiana nel mondo farà presto il suo ritorno in Florida. Dopo il suo tour negli U.S.A. nel mese di Dicembre 2014, nel corso del quale ha fatto tappa a Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Rosemont, Detroit e New York, anch...