Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, hosted a pleasant afternoon of fun at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Ilaria Serra of Florida Atlantic University and Julie Rowe of Jupiter Maltz Theater combined to produce a program called "Italian Folk Dancing History and Review."   While Prof. Serra told the story, a scree...

Dick Vitale may need to add another room to his beautiful house in Lakewood Ranch because he is collecting more hardware than the San Antonio Spurs these days.   On Aug. 9, Vitale gladly accepted the Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Award presented by UNICO at The Breakers Palm Beach. UNICO is the largest Italian-American service organization in...

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS with Richard Ginori, creator of Fine Italian Porcelain February 22, 2015 | 10:30 AM -12:30 AM | Brunch Worth Avenue between Mary Mahoney and Silver Fund (300 block). Special performance by Norm Lewis. $150 per person benefitting Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Corporate Fund   TASTE OF ITALY FEBRUARY 23, 2...

Contemporary artist Bill Viola has donated his video work, "Self Portrait, Submerged," created earlier this year, to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The donation was made possible through the joint efforts of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, based in Palm Beach, Florida, and their sister organization in Florence, Amici degli Uffizi.   V...

Il Circolo's 2015 calendar is packed with amazing cultural events for all ages! Kick off the year right with our Festa Italiana taking place at St. Jude's Mount Carmel Hall in Boca Raton on January 17!   Enjoy a true Italian Festa complete with dinner, dancing, singing, and culture! Come celebrate with your Il Circolo "famiglia" as we welcom...

by Miriam Valverde   A Doris Italian Market and Bakery is scheduled to open next month in North Palm Beach. Construction is underway for the 22,000-square-foot store slated to open at 11239 U.S. Highway 1, within the Shoppes at City Centre. About 100 employees are expected to work at the store once it opens.   The shop is set to...

I'm starting to see a pattern, a wonderful, very interesting pattern, in discovering that very often behind a cultural organization that celebrates Italy somewhere in the US, there's a force of nature embodied by an American woman of Italian heritage, proud of being both Italian and American. Italian American women have always been celebrated less...

by Nicole Danna   Big Time Restaurant Group has announced the grand opening date for its latest concept, Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria.   The restaurant located at 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard will open in June, a 10,000¬≠-square-¬≠foot restaurant space offers five distinct indoor and outdoor dining experiences including...

The Times of London named the Uffizi Gallery, located in Florence, Italy, the "world's greatest gallery." In South Florida, the restoration of artworks found at the Uffizi Gallery is supported by the Palm Beach-based Friends of the Uffizi Gallery. Since their inception in 2006, the organization has fully funded, or contributed to the...

by Nicole Danna   When Tony D's chef/owner Jay Speranza was growing up in Rochester, New York, the family kitchen was an important part of his day-to-day life. These days, Speranza is spending more time is professional kitchens, including that of the South Florida expansion of his Rochester-based Italian eatery, which launched an outpos...