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The bi-annual San Gennaro Feast has had its license pulled and its event planned for May has been canceled after a Las Vegas Metro Police undercover investigation revealed a vendor at the festival sold alcohol to minors. This will mark the first time in nearly four decades that the event featuring thrill rides and Italian food has been canceled. Fe...

Organizers of the twice-yearly San Gennaro Feast announced they are canceling next month’s event because of licensing issues. The festival was scheduled for May 9-13. The Clark County Department of Business License suspended the business license of the San Gennaro Feast and the liquor license of its caterer, the Las Vegas Horse Expo, said Anthony P...

“Viva San Giuseppe” shouted the patrons in the hall at St. Philip Neri Parish in Southeast Portland after a table honoring the feast day of St. Joseph was blessed by Father Nazario Atukunda, pastor of the parish.“Viva San Giuseppe” is an Italian phrase to celebrate St. Joseph. It’s a saying repeated during the long-celebrated Sicilian parties honor...

Show you care and volunteer with the Carefree & Cave Creek Italian American Club in downtown Carefree next weekend. Volunteers are needed for the Carefree Italian Festival on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 100 Easy Street. Entry is a $3 donation and children under 12 are free. Each volunteer will receive two fr...

Anche quest’anno, nell’ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare l’accesso dei concittadini ai servizi offerti dell’Ufficio Passaporti, questo Consolato Generale sta organizzando – in collaborazione con il locale Corrispondente Consolare Massimo Paollilo – un incontro in Phoenix, AZ per la raccolta in loco delle impronte digitali finalizzate al ri...

During World War II, some 3,000 Okinawan soldiers, conscripts and civilians were imprisoned in Hawai‘i as prisoners of war. Twelve of them died while in captivity here in Hawai‘i and were buried in the cemetery at Schofield Barracks 73 years ago. Schofield Barracks Casualty Affairs Office spokeswoman Stefanie Gutierrez said the remains of 12 Okinaw...

For the fifth year, Scottsdale will feel more like Italy as the Italian Festival of Arizona gets underway at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Guests will enjoy authentic live music directly from Italy, traditional Italian cuisine, dancing and more as they celebrate the Italian heritage. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and children 1...

Coming May 4th, the Italian American Club of Las Vegas will host a tribute to its most illustrious member: Frank Sinatra. And who better to bring the essence of Ol' Blue Eyes back to that legendary stage but the exceptional Dave Halston. Critics have raved about Halston's tribute to the iconic Sinatra, calling it "stunning" and "spot-on". Halston c...

Renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will give a public performance for the first time ever in Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., it was announced Monday. The concert is the first stop on a seven-city U.S. tour the Italian singer-songwriter plans to make late this year, with performances in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Pitts...

It’s a piece of history, more than 700 years old and now it’s found a new home in the Rogue Valley. “It’s tremendous,” said Alastair Hunter, chair of the English Department and art history teacher at St. Mary’s School. “It is providential really, that it came just as we’re finishing the decoration of the chapel.” A piece of the old world, dating we...

Months before this statement appeared in USA Today, Tucson Museum of Art docent Chuck Tampio had planned his Focus on Art talk on “Overlooked and Forgotten: Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance.” When he asked about 75 attendees at the Feb. 20 lecture how many could name a famous Italian woman artist, only one hand went up. At the end of the...

Our presenter next Wednesday February 28 will be Cecilia Strettoi from the University of Washington.   Cecilia will first outline some crucial events of Italian history during WWII – specifically the events that led to the civil war and to the Partisan Resistance. Secondly, she will explain how the war experience has motivated some authors to write...