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Soaking Up the Joys of Traffic-Free Florence

Rick Steves | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Some people shop randomly. I sightsee randomly. And after a long day of determined and focused sightseeing while researching my guidebook, I find a sp...

On My Doorstep: A Florentine Market and a Girls ChoirOn My Doorstep: A Florentine Market and a Girls Choir

Rick Steves | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

You can just bumble through Europe and have fun. But if you make a point to know what's going on and where, you'll bring home more memories.

Americana Blues Meets Italian Jazz: Chris Rundle Band's Debut Album, Cave Sessions

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jeff Biggers

With an infectious rolling groove led by the double bass, British bluesman Chris Rundle eases into Ray Bonneville's "Under the Bridge" with a natural and deceptively effortless sound on his debut album, "Cave Sessions."

Not Quite a Top Ten List of World Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts
Marty Lipp

With the arrival of 2016, I have to once again say good-bye to musicians who bumped me up, comforted me like an old friend and occasionally introduced me to feelings I didn't know I had. Thanks to all for the wonderful moments together.

Ancient Italian Music for Modern Souls

Marty Lipp | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Marty Lipp

What does an illness stemming from an ancient superstition and its unusual treatment have to say to us today? Four recent albums from Italy try to tell us.

Italy's Zucchero Pours Some Sugar On MSG

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.24.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Zucchero may not be a household name in the United States, but outside of these boarders, he is one of the world's most popular musicians and has been...

Italian Group Revives Folk Tradition for a World Audience

Marty Lipp | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

The band -- let's call them CGS -- was part of a folk music revival in Italy that paralleled similar movements around the world, including the folk revival in the United States.