Memphis City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution that authorizes the Memphis chapter of UNICO – the Italian-American fraternal organization – to move the statue of Christopher Columbus from a Downtown park to Marquette Park in East Memphis. UNICO commissioned the Columbus statue, which was placed in 1987 in the new Columbus Park on the so...

by Nancy Vienneau   Gina Stellino says that her husband, Joey, a first generation Sicilian-American, grew up so immersed in the world of Italian food that he "might as well have been born on a pizza table."   The secrets of garlic-rich sauces, blistered pizza crusts, tender stuffed pastas — all were taught to him from an early ag...

Students of the University of Tennessee Culinary Institute, Retail, Hospitality and Tourism college, and Pellissippi State Culinary Institute, will present their fall series of the Ready for the World Cafe beginning Thursday, Oct. 3.   Italian fare will be served with a menu of antipasto with cured meats and cheeses from southern Italy serve...

by Sara Estes   From Gucci to Versace, designs by the world's foremost clothing designers are currently on view at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in the first major survey of post-war Italian fashion, "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945."   Curated by Sonnet Stanfill of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, the exhibition aims to...

Movies are a wonderful way to tell stories, and in the US many millions of people – either of Italian heritage or not – love to be told stories about and from Italy. That is why cinema is one of the most important tool of the promotion of our culture in America. Every year, hundreds of events involve the showing of an Italian movie somewhere in th...

Though the Johnson City restaurant scene is tootling merrily along, Jonesborough's got reason to crow with the addition of the newly opened Black Olive Italian restaurant. Located on Jackson Boulevard, Black Olive is 15 minutes from Johnson City, about 25 or so from Greeneville, is easily accessible and has a capacious parking lot.   I first...

It was a day...freezing temperatures and broken pipes being repaired made dinner out a most attractive prospect.   As I said it had been "a day" and while I was remarking to my husband that I didn't want to have to drive too far out he suggested we try the new Italian place.   Read more   Source: http://www.examiner.com &...

Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, the touring exhibit chronicling the journey of Italian fashion from post World War II era to present day is well on its way to its next destination, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville.    Due to take place from June 5 to September 7, 2015, the event aims to explore the development of womenswea...

Lindsay Chappell  PULASKI, Tenn. -- Chrysler, Fiat and Alfa Romeo are not the only brands Sergio Marchionne wants to advance in North America. There's also Magneti Marelli. The Italian supplier is far from a household name in the U.S. auto industry. But the big century-old maker of lighting and powertrain parts wants to change that -- and qu...

The 5th Annual Italian Lights Festival is the weekend of September 5th through 7th this year. Join in celebrating the Italian culture and cuisine over three days. This is a family-friendly event that includes activities like a meatball eating contest, grape stomping competition and wine tastings.   There will also be live music, free parking...