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The Arizona Science Center is shaking things up. Literally. In conjunction with "Pompeii: The Exhibition," a volcanic eruption will be staged on the rooftop at the venue for one night only on Jan. 25. Visitors will be immersed in an experience featuring real jets of fire, smoke and lava in this recreation of Mount Vesuvius's eruption in 79 A.D., wh...

It’s finally here! Join Scuola Italiana di Portland for our annual Carnevale Party and fundraiser on February 11! This year we are doing one event for both adults and children for a true Italian style experience. The price is only $10 per adult and $5 for children 13 years old and under if you pay online. If you pay at the door the day of the event...

Robert "Bob" Frasca, the co-founder of Portland-based ZGF Architects and whose body of work helped define the city's skyline, died Jan. 3 of complications from leukemia, the firm said Monday. He was 84. The Oregon Convention Center, KOIN Tower and Portland World Trade Center are among his most recognizable works. Many of his other projects are part...

When Maria Grazia Repetto moved from her native Italy to the Pacific Northwest in 1995, she immediately fell in love with eastern Washington’s cowboy-country charm and Seattle’s moody, rain-soaked landscapes. “It was so similar, but so different,” Repetto says. “I loved the colors of the Northwest, but they were different from Italy. The blue of an...

Quando: Sab 3 Mar 2018 Dalle 15:00 alle 17:00 - Dove: Green Valley Library, Henderson, NV - Organizzato da : Casa Italiana di Las Vegas In collaborazione con : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles, Green Valley Library - Ingresso : Libero Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaborazione con l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles e Green Vall...

CAT scans are revealing more information about life in Pompeii, an ancient Italian city buried under the volcanic ash of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The findings are the focus of a new exhibit at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Sari Custer is the Vice President of Curiosity. She says the scans reveal fascinating facts about the people and envi...

Festa della Befana is on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The Festa begins at 2:30pm and is open to children ages 3 to 10 years old. This treasured annual event is presented by the Amici d’Italia, Sons of Italy Vancouver, and the Tuscan Association of Oregon The Festa will be in Carvlin Hall at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, SE 16th and Division Street i...

Join Scuola Italiana di Portland and Cerulean Wine Bar (1439 NW Marshall Street, Portland, OR) for a FREE discussion on Italian Art by Jesse Locker, Ph.D. entitled Artemisia Gentileschi: Art and Gender in Baroque Italy on January 6, 2018 at 2:00pm. Enjoy delicious local wine while learning about Italian culture from an expert in the field of Italia...

Sal Fontana of Bremerton, Washington went to be with the Lord at the age of 80 on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Sal served honorably in the Army and was awarded the Korean Service Medal. For many years afterward, he was the owner of Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant on Kitsap Way.  He was a longtime member of Abun...

Federal agents were rounding up members of a radical “Italian anarchistic society” with ties to Spokane. Agents were looking for six Italians, living in or near Spokane, who were members of the Coreola Studi Sociali. “We have their names and have picked up clues to their whereabouts,” said an agent. “We expect to have them in custody soon.” Agents...

In a recent interview on “UO Today,” James Harper, an associate professor in the UO Department of the History of Art and Architecture and a specialist in 16th- and 17th-century Italian art, talked about a major exhibit of The Barberini Tapestries now on view at the UO. Harper curated "The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome," an e...

Antoinette DeLeo Bassett celebrated her 100th Birthday on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Antoinette was born on the DeLeo Homestead farm in Coalfield, Washington, on November 5, 1917. She was the middle child of 13 siblings (3 sons and 10 daughters) of John Joseph DeLeo and Louise Marie DeLeo. Antoinette and her siblings worked like a crew of dairy farm...