by Abby White   Five years ago, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosted the only U.S. presentation of the Victoria and Albert Museum's superb The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957, which chronicled a celebrated era of fashion marked by the debut of Christian Dior's groundbreaking "new look" and a subsequent burst of cre...

Italian cops are hunting the American eBay trader who's selling a priceless brick, believed stolen from the ancient city of Pompeii, for just $99.   Police in Naples want to speak to the person from Lobelville, Tennessee, who is auctioning off a stone taken from the world famous archaeological site in the 1950s.   Read more   S...

by Jennifer Biggs   Lifelong Memphians remember a few choices for Italian food: You had Grisanti's, Coletta's or Pete & Sam's, and chances are one of them was your go-to place. There were various other Grisanti's and a handful of small spaghetti places, but these were the main ones.   Except that for almost 30 years, Brooklyn Brid...

A recent nationwide tasting-tour conducted by Zagat dubbed "Pizza Week" sampled pizzas throughout the 50 states in search of the best 50 pies. Bella Napoli Pizzeria's "Salsiccia" pie was awarded the honor of "Best Pie in Tennessee".   Located in Nashville's Edge Hill Neighborhood, Bella Napoli offers authentic Italian pizza, (Neapolitan Styl...

Euro Group, an Italian industrial company that supplies electrical steel laminations to the makers of electric motors and generators announced that it had purchased Tecumseh Products in Paris, Tennessee. In a further update on the purchased, the Milan, Italy-based company plans to use Paris, Tennessee as its American base of operations.   Eu...

Come Thursday, East Memphis will host its own version of Smoke on the River. Call it Pasta in the Park, Gravy in the Grove or, officially, Memphis Italian Festival. As they've done since 1989, folks will gather to show off their heritage through their food, and some fun will be had along the way.   They'll compete in homemade wine. They...

Del Conca, a ceramic tile manufacturer based in Italy, celebrated the opening of its new $50-million facility in the Sugarlimb Industrial Park in the city of Loudon on Wednesday. Exactly one year since breaking ground, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and thanked state and local officials for their help in establishing the new facility....

There have been so many new restaurants opening in Knoxville lately, that I’ve had trouble deciding which place to try from week to week. A friend of mine who used to live in Cincinnati had been very excited about the arrival of LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria, which got its start in that Ohio city more than 60 years ago. Her personal recommendation was e...

Il Gruppo Del Conca ha annunciato la creazione di uno stabilimento nella Contea di Loudon, Tennessee per la produzione di gres porcellanato. Il complesso industriale avrà una superficie di oltre 30.000 mq e comprenderà la parte produttiva, i laboratori di ricerca, lo showroom e gli uffici amministrativi.La società investirà inizialmente $50 milioni...

State officials are making the case to Fiat head Sergio Marchionne to select Tennessee for the Italian automaker's joint headquarters with Chrysler Group LLC. Marchionne met with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and others on Sunday at a ceremony to mark the expansion of Fiat subsidiary Magneti Marelli's components plant in Pulaski. WPLN-FM reports...