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March 5 & 6, 3:00 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. GET TICKETS. Frost Opera Theater with the Frost Symphony Orchestra Present the World Premiere of the opera THE LEOPARD. Music by Michael Dellaira Libretto by J. D. McClatchy. Starring MET Opera baritone Kim Josephson, featuring Robynne Redmon, Frank Ragsdale, Kevin Short and students of...

Twilight Bocce began Feb. 4 for members of the Italian American Society of Marco Island at Mackle Park. Friday night Bocce is a drop-in venue for the IAS and teams are chosen weekly on first come basis. Games start at 6 p.m. and end at 8. For more information on the Italian American Society of Marco Island call Barbara DeRosa, 239 272-0158 or go on...

Jarett Andretti carved his own path in motorsports alongside his father, where the two began in sprint cars with aspirations to build a bigger program they could take to the next level. John Andretti and his son eventually set their sights on sports cars and building a program that would someday race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. They got serious abo...

This professional and academic meeting is held every year in Winter-early Spring, the best time to be in Florida. Our guests are invited to share their research about Italy, seen as a fluid space where identities cross and new encounters are shaped. It is a symposium. We stress the Greek root syn: together. Speakers aim to commit to the whole progr...

Italian/American prospect Paolo Banchero is listed at no.2 in the latest edition of the ESPN NBA Mock Draft. Duke's big man is right behind Gonzaga unicorn Chet Holmgren, who's currently the no.1 prospect in Jonathan Givony's mock draft.  Banchero is averaging 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game so far this season, shooting 51% from the...

Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 5:30 PM – Sun, Feb 6, 2022, 6:00 PM EST. Sons of Italy Lodge, 3315 West Lemon Street, Tampa, FL. Have you ever visited a “Piazza”? In Italy, a PIAZZA is the downtown meeting hub for people, a place to go for shopping, taking a stroll, having a snack at a café, for seeing and being seen. With Italy Expo 2022, the Italian piazza is...

From the outside, it looks like a regular circus tent, but when you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the sights and sounds of a 35,000-gallon water tank. It’s the centerpiece for Cirque Italia, now performing in Tampa Bay. “Really to get this kind of entertainment you need to go to Vegas or New York,” said performer Morgaine Rosenthal. For the pas...

Joey and Maria are getting married! Again! Screenwriter and actress Darlyne Franklin has returned with her interactive play, Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding, in which an over-served nonna (grandmother) makes a scene and audience members participate in the tarantella (traditional wedding dance). Franklin, a longtime local resident, brought the...

In Italian Bred - The Theatrical Comedy, actress/singer/storyteller Candice Guardino effortlessly slips in and out of multiple family characters as she reminisces about her childhood. The show, which has received rave reviews wherever it has played, will have its Florida premiere performances at the Mizner Park Cultural Center on February 24th, and...

The first and only traveling Italian water circus in the United States has rolled into Savannah for the weekend. Cirque Italia is performing its new show for 2021 on Thursday through Sunday in the parking lot across from the Macy’s at Oglethorpe Mall. Attendees will enter the big blue and white ten to see a pirate adventure show about the Ringmaste...

The battle between the two best players in college basketball, and perhaps the sport’s two best teams, didn’t disappoint late on Friday night. If we’re lucky, the contest in Las Vegas was just a preview of what will make for a tremendous deep NCAA tournament battle come March. Potential top draft pick Paolo Banchero and No. 5 Duke held on to knock...

Marriage may be a celestial thing, but weddings are often an experience closer to Hell, as too many brides know.  That said, even Hell can be screamingly funny filtered through a doddering priest, a claws-out ex-girlfriend in the congregation and relatives with shady pasts dropping in. Hey, aintchoo glad ta see us? "Joey and Maria's Comedy Italian...