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"Alto" delivered with humor, panache and great heart at its North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) debut at the Carolina Theatre. It's easy to see why the film by writer and director Mikki del Monico, has, so far, garnered five film festival awards, including the NCGLFF Jury Award for Best Women's Feature.   At first, the...

The "HollyShorts" film festival has come to its 9th edition, taking place from August 15 to 25 at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.   This renowned event, showcasing the best independent short movies from all over the world, features this year the original works of two Italian directors: "Disruption" by Giulio Poidomani and "Matilde" by Vito Palm...

Please make plans to attend the 9th Annual Memphis Bocce Tournament on Jan 11th through Jan 12th 2014. The attachments are the Entry Forms in Word and PDF format for your convenience. Please send Entry form and Check to: Memphis Bocce Club - 4217 East Holmes Road - Memphis, TN 38118   We will keep with the same 'Pool' format. Each...

3 Amici Studios (www.3amicistudios.com) will team up with a national broadcasting company to present, Rome 360º: The Churches, a tribute to the Eternal City. The episodic series is scheduled for release in 2014.   Tom Shaker, the Italian-American author-writer-host of the series stated, "I am proud that a major broadcast entity has signed on...

In the recent NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Joey Logano finished in 4th place. Logano, who started from the pole and led for 84 laps, received a payday in excess of $198,000 for his efforts. Last month, he finished 10th in the Las Vegas Kobalt 400 earning nearly $166,000. His net worth is estimated at $18 million.   Two m...

by Rick Bonnell   The Charlotte Hornets agreed to trade the No. 22 pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Sacramento Kings in return for veteran shooting guard Marco Belinelli, an informed source said. The deal cannot be formally completed until next month, when the NBA's new salary cap kicks in. But the two teams agreed that the Hornets w...

The exhibition, titled 'Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance 1945-1975' at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, will be dedicated to the tailor-made automobiles, design studies and motorcycles that were designed and manufactured in Italy from 1945 to 1975.   Back in 2013, guest curator Ken Gross held a spec...

Time has come registrations for Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Miami-Coral Gables are now open! There is also a special dicscount for the fastest ones: register by June 5 with the MIAMI13 code and get $15 discount for any registration, but the $80 one.Registering before Wednesday, June 5 (23.59 EST) with the Top Registration (using the MIAMI13 code) you...

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Where: Mangia Nashville, 701 Craighead St. Cost: Tickets are $200 per person for dinner, or $250 to include a copy of Bastianich's cookbook, which she will sign at the event. Info: Visit wnpt.org/lidia.   Nashville Public Television is hosting a night with best-selling cookbook author Lidia Bastianich. T...

The 9th ranked baseball team in the world will be playing ELEV|8 Sports Institute High School Baseball Team in Delray Beach, Florida, this Monday, February 24th at 4 pm at Robert P. Miller Park, 1905 SW 4th Avenue. The Italian National Baseball Team are back-to-back European Champions and have won 10 European titles overall. They have qualified for...

Auburn Public Theater is looking to two familiar faces — two familiar, heavily made-up faces — to lead off its first Summer Theater Series.   Running June 9 through 26 at the downtown Auburn theater will be "The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake." The show follows the bickering Italian siblings through the staging of a summer picnic.   Read...

by Susan Rife   Italian guitarists Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli, who perform as "SoloDuo," will present a concert of classical guitar music as part of the GuitarSarasota series, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. SoloDuo has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the...