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"Light in the Piazza," one of the most complex musicals to produce, is being performed in Atlanta for the first time. Theatrical Outfit in downtown Atlanta is housing the city's first production of this Italian-American play under Richard Garner's direction as part of its 2015-16 Season of Courage series.   "It is a tender love story,"...

Italian singer/songwriter Laura Pausini is, for lack of a better word, a phenomenon. The world renowned pop star made her professional debut in the late '80s at the age of 12 and made a name for herself in the '90s with top-charting hits across Europe and Latin America.   Over the course of her thirty-plus-year career, Pausini has sold more...

CINEMA ITALY Miami: October 8th-13th at Regal Cinema South BeachTen new, current season films will be screened in competition for the Best Film Award at the Regal Cinema South Beach from October 8th to the 13th. A diverse mix of romance, comedy and drama features the lineup, showcasing this year's most awarded films such as: Noi e la Giulia,...

The IX Italian Film Festival of Atlanta, its promoter Claudio Di Persia, and its proud sponsor Ciancia announce a full line up with eight new films. The best productions of the current Italian Film season will be screened April 23 through April 26 at the Plaza Theatre.   The full line up, times and dates, trailers and more are now available...

By Johnny Diaz   You don't have to wait till fall for classical music events in South Florida. The Symphony of the Americas is back for its 22nd Summerfest, and you can catch a performance at 3 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 SW 11th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students.   Each summer, the Fo...

Baylor women's golfer Laura Lonardi was named recipient of the 2016 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award on Friday, as announced by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. The award is given annually by the WGCA to the Women's Golf Division I student-athlete who is an upper classman and both a WGCA All-American Scholar and a WGCA All-American. Lonardi i...

Opera composer Giacomo Puccini was a talented, tall, dark and handsome Italian man with a flair for fashion. The ladies loved him. His fans adored him. But under that smart top-hat was a mind full of misgivings.   "You hear this stunning music and you think, this man must have been the most confident person in the world. And yet, h...

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale on April 12 in the Darton State College Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and on April 13 at 3 p.m. at the Rylander Theatre in Americus. These performances cap off a year of celebration of 50 years that the Symphony has been entertaining audiences in Southwest Georgia. A combined chorus of area colle...

Italian cinema is hot right now with Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and grossing a cool $2.8 million in the United States, good for No. 9 on the Italian-language box-office list. So it's the perfect time to brush up on some of the latest Italian movies at the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival, which wi...

A trio of talented sopranos, Virginia Zeani, 89, plus Marilyn Mims and daughter, Virginia Mims, 18, will perform in a free concert at 2 p .m. Jan. 25 at Helen K. Persson Recital Hall, 326 Acacia Road, on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus. Zeani was the mentor of Marilyn Mims when she was a music student in Indiana. "I wanted to sing Vi...

Saturday, Jul 13 8:00pMore dates & times (1) Colony TheaterMiami Beach, FL Two One Act Operas with music by Giacomo Puccini. Il Tabarro (The Cloak) is a drama evolved from a love triangle that ends tragically.Gianni Schicchi is a classic comedy based on a character mentioned in Dante's Inferno from "La Divina Commedia" that is characterized...

It's a theatrical trip. A few stones on the path act as obstacles, trip up occasionally, but "Over the River and Through the Woods," through May 11 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, is a nice enough journey.   Bathed in the warmest nostalgia you can imagine, there is something approaching modern in this comedy by Tony-winning...