When Brendan McConville, an associate professor of music at UT, went to Italy on a Fulbright in 2016, he spent six months soaking up and recording the sounds of the country. During the program, he also translated those sounds into several original compositions based on the poetry of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the prized poet of the province of Abruzzo. T...

Cookeville landed an Italian ceramic supplier's first American operation. Colorobbia USA's new 50,000 square foot distribution and technical assistance laboratory will be Highlands Business Park's second industry, officials announced Tuesday morning. "There will be three steps of development," Arturo Salazar, president of Colorobbia USA, said. "Dis...

Cheri Guerdon spent 26 years as a Hamilton County teacher, but she always had a dream of opening her own business some day. Guerdon said she subscribed to a franchise newsletter and was looking for something that was fairly easy but also interesting and new to the area. Then, she found the Virgola Wine Bar and took her dream one step further by bec...

The 17th annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair will take over downtown Knoxville on April 14 as the Knoxville Opera celebrates its 40th season with this signature event. “This thing has taken on a life of its own,” says Michael Torano, Knoxville Opera marketing director. “It is nothing, really, compared to what the original organizers o...

Tuesdays, May 1, 8, and 15, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Location: Frist Rechter Room - Frist Art Museum. 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822. Presented by G. Edward Gaffney, PhD, senior lecturer (retired), Classical and Mediterranean Studies, Vanderbilt University, and James Womack, MA, Jackson Family Chair, Visual & Performing Arts, Montgomery Bell Aca...

Pizza lovers and nostalgia buffs alike are welcoming Stefanos to the Turkey Creek dining scene; the full service restaurant, 11683 Parkside Drive, follows in the footsteps of the Cumberland Avenue Stefanos, open since 1977. Owner and Tennessee native Randy Burleson was a Catholic High School and UT graduate; since then he has built a successful res...

During the 1960s, movies from Italy, created by such visionary auteurs as Fellini, Pasolini and Antonioni, were staples of the art-house cinemas that popped up like cinecybin mushrooms in hip urban centers, university towns and even such minor metropolises as Memphis.  Grindhouses, drive-ins and mainstream commercial theaters also imported their sh...

Meatballs are part comfort food, part super food that go from everyday to gourmet with just a slight adjustment to ingredients. They're one of the hottest trends in restaurants, and in Chattanooga, diners are driving from all parts of town for meatballs at one of the North Shore's hottest new eateries, Red Sauce, says chef Adam Marro. Meatballs got...

Differences make the world go round. Living in Italy for a semester, Bethany Carideo learned that firsthand. "Some aspects made me appreciate home more, but some things I really appreciate about Italy, too," said Carideo, a McMinn County High School student who recently participated in a foreign exchange student program. "They have such a good aura...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti, Armando Varricchio, ha terminato con una visita allo stabilimento della Beretta inaugurato a Gallatin nel 2016, il suo viaggio in Tennessee. L’appuntamento con i vertici dell’azienda italiana corona una visita tesa a rimarcare i forti legami economici che uniscono l’Italia allo Stato del sud-est, ma anche,...