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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...

"Montessori has helped me become the person that I am today," says the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, the best 3-point shooter in a single season in NBA history. In a video just released by the American Montessori Society, Living Montessori: The Curry Family, the NBA standout reflects on the impact of his early Montessori education.  ...

With their Fillmore-filmed PBS special due for broadcast in a few weeks, the pop-opera trio Il Volo has announced a 17-concert North American tour that includes a stop at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Tickets for the Sept. 21 concert are expected to go on sale in June, coinciding with the May 28 release of a special-edition version of the CD "W...

Patrick DiMarco comes from a successful sports family. His father Mitch was a high school football standout and his uncle is well-known PGA golfer Chris DiMarco.   His grandfather, Richard DiMarco, played basketball at St. John's University, and his cousin, Steve DiMarco, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1990.   Read more...

By Godwin Kelly   Daytona International Speedway bagged another international event, this time for its 2016 racing calendar. Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said the facility will host the Ferrari World Finals on Dec. 1-4, 2016. The announcement was made in Italy Friday.   "They have Ferrari Challenge tours in North America,...

The VIII Italian Film Festival of Atlanta and its promoter, Claudio Di Persia, announce a full line up with seven new films and one documentary starting on opening night April 24th at 7:30 pm.   The best productions of the current Italian Film season will be screened at the Plaza Theater from the 24th to the 27th of April. The full line up,...

Brochures have been mailed, the website has been launched, and tickets to the 2014 season of Spoleto Festival USA are officially ON SALE! With so many fantastic performances, knowing where to start can be tricky. Our suggestion? Just go for it!   And just in case you need a little extra encouragement, here is our list of the top 10 reasons t...

Italian giants Juventus and Inter have confirmed that they will take part in the Guinness International Champions Cup, a European-style knockout tournament that will also include Real Madrid. Organizers plan for the tournament to become an annual event. It'll begin open on July 27. Opening-round games also are planned in the Phoenix area, San Fran...

By Zjan Shirinian   Italy have won the first gold medal of the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Road World Championships, beating the hosts in the handcycling relay.   Vittorio Podesta, Luca Mazzone and Alex Zanardi powered to a time of 34 min 12.80sec on the 22.5-kilometre course at the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, S...

by Michelle Kaufman   While David Beckham and his team of investors continue to negotiate for a MLS stadium deal next to Marlins Park, Miami's other new pro soccer team, Miami FC of the NASL, announced Monday that Italian legend Alessandro Nesta will be its coach when the team begins play in April.   Nesta, considered one of the premi...