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Fri, April 6, 2018. 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT. Ybor City -across from Centennial Park behind Carmine's. East 8th Avenue - Tampa, FL 33605. Registration starts at 5:30 pm. You must be there no later then 5:50 pm. The Object: Each team has four bocce balls to throw. The object of the game is to end play with your team’s bocce balls closest to the pallin...

Back by popular demand, "America’s Got Talent" golden buzzer winner Sal Valentinetti returns to the King Center on Saturday, March 10. The Italian-American crooner who came to be known as “Sal the Voice” after his successful run on the 11th season of the hit NBC show, is touring in support of his debut EP “The Voice.” I spoke with Valentinetti abou...

A highly social, fun, outdoor recreational institution in the Cape for 30-plus years is more popular than ever. The most dedicated and expert bocce players at Veterans Park belong to men’s and women’s associations, Italian-American and Goodfellas leagues that compete on six courts nearly every day and evening during busy season. Players are also we...

Every seat in Reynolds Coliseum was filled an hour before game time. The attraction was more than the advertised 10th anniversary celebration of the 1983 NCAA championship, more than the contest that followed against Duke. Fans and professional onlookers came to see the color analyst for the ABC telecast, the restless architect of that ’83 title, t...

Italian films long have long been known for their lush, evocative musical scores. Almost inseparable from the films, they enhance the storytelling with a romanticism and vigor not often seen elsewhere. The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival has partnered with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to bring that music to a live concert setting. On Feb....

Three winters ago, Alabama head women’s golf coach Mic Potter and his assistant, Susan Rosenstiel, attended the ANNIKA Invitational, a top-flight junior event in Reunion, Florida, to watch and meet potential prospects. While there, they met Stefano Sardi, the manager of the Italian girls' national team, who had accompanied one of his players, Carol...

Arianna Fontana jumped out to an early lead in the 500 meters speeding skating final. An Olympic silver medalist in 2014, the Italian never relinquished her advantage to any of the other four skaters. One finalist tumbled into the sideboard. Cheered on by the home crowd, the South Korean skater tried to overtake Fontana. Within seconds it was over....

The Olympic dream is a roving fantasy. It can drift to a Wyoming dairy farm, whisper in the ear of Rulon Gardner, the youngest of nine children, and take him to Australia to defeat the world’s greatest Greco-Roman wrestler. It can visit Mhardeh, Syria, and convince Ghada Shouaa, a basketball player, that heptathlon gold is her destiny. It can penet...

Tony Vitello grew up in a baseball family in the baseball-crazed city of St. Louis and spent a decade playing and coaching the sport at the University of Missouri. So it's only natural Vitello is using a concept he attributes to former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as he begins his first head coaching job at Tennessee. Vitello remembers...

The first night of the highly anticipated Italian-American Friendship Challenge for harness racing Amateur Drivers took place on Saturday night at Pompano Park and the Italian visitors took command early and hold a 70 to 56 lead heading into the Sunday night finale. The four race extravaganza--three of which were held on Saturday night--began with...

Italian luxury brand Bruno Magli will be among the sponsors for this year’s Beach Polo World Cup in Miami, which features a brand-new layout, filled with daily activities outside of the polo matches. The event will include polo matches throughout the weekend (matches began this morning) with six teams competing for the cup. Top polo players includi...

“Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 8 p.m. Dec. 29 and 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 30; Manatee Performing Arts Center; $22-$32; 941-748-5875; manateeperformingartscenter.com After touring nationally, the theatrical production “Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” will return starting Dec. 28 to Manatee Performing A...