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Salvatore Cimmino is bidding to become the first person to complete a 166km uninterrupted swim From Florida to Cuba. As if that weren't impressive enough, he only has one leg.   Cimmino, 52, lost his right leg below the middle of the femur aged just 15, when medics were forced to amputate the appendage as it was riddled with an aggressive fo...

Join the three, young Italian tenors, Piero Barone (19), Ignazio Boschetto(18) and Gianluca Ginoble (18) of Il Volo from The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater as they perform two, full-length national PBS concert events across two days, March 26 & 27, 2013!

I spent some time watching the Pirates go through drills and practice prior to their spring training game Monday against the Atlanta Braves. Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli practiced like a highly energized baseball player, moving from one activity to another without slowing down.   Read more   Source: http://www.ellwoodcityl...

Pensacola City FC have announced the unveiling of an international identification event that will see at least two young soccer players earn themselves a trial at a professional club in Italy. In a partnership with Evolution Soccer/MRSoccer, they have entered into a 3 year deal that will see Italian side Empoli FC send a scout/coach to assess the...

The University of Miami's Gian Piero Ragonesi donned Italy's famous azzurro this weekend, competing at the 2015 European Under-23 Championships. The Hurricanes' talented thrower competed in the men's discus, posting a mark of 52.63m. Ragonesi is the fourth Hurricane to compete this summer following the collegiate season.   Shakima Wimbl...

Longtime Cape Coral director Anne Palmer is starting a regular dinner-theater show at Cape Coral's Italian-American Club. Palmer's Sand Flea Players troupe will stage a new comedy or light drama every 1½ months at the downtown Cape club, she says. That could eventually change to once a month.   The first play takes place Saturday, May 1...

He has been called the greatest Italian artist since the Renaissance. Giuseppe Verdi was the only composer on the program Saturday, as Miami Lyric Opera presented a concert of arias to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1813.   The Colony Theater in Miami Beach was packed for this tribute to an operatic master who ranks with Moz...

"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...