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Lea DeLaria is out and very in. DeLaria is a comic, actor, author and jazz singer. She’s been on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s radar since the 1980s, performing on the LGBT comedy circuit. Now, she’s gone from gay-famous to just plain famous. As Carrie “Big Boo” Black in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” she’s put “butch...

Arizona American Italian Club - 7509 N 12th St, Phoenix (Arizona) 85020. Our first FAMILY STYLE SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL FUNDRAISER for our SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, Sunday, July 15th, from 5PM to 7PM. All the spaghetti you can eat, served in one of those large huge bowls Nonna had everywhere, along with 2 meatballs, salad also served family style, and roll...

Westside Italian Cultural group has been invited to join Amici Italian at their annual family picnic. Details: Mary S. Young Park, located at 19900 Willamette Drive in West Linn, OR. Includes the famous Bocce-on-the-Turf tournament on Saturday, July 21. The picnic begins at 11am, lunch is served at noon and bocce begins at 1:30pm. The club will pro...

On March 19, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the West Charleston Library presented “Ciao Marcello!”, a wonderful black and white silent short film which is a tribute to Federico Fellini and his favorite actor, Marcello Mastroianni. Francesco Mazzini, who plays the lead role, introduced the movie which tells the story of a semi-reti...

Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia was an everyman’s Jack of all trades—an impressionist painter and sculptor, a composer, an architect, a director and a lithographer, among other titles. His work was all created in and inspired by the world of the Sonoran desert and the melting-pot culture it provided. The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun has 15,000 original DeGraz...

Tragedy and Passion intersect in Verdi’s hotblooded melodrama. Get set to experience the thrills and chills of this outstanding operatic melodrama at Seattle Opera's latest production of Verdi's Il Trovatore. Regarded as an absolute rollercoaster ride of heightened emotions, jealousy, lust and revenge, the production also depicts some of Verdi's mo...

Sarebbe un bel soggetto per un film la storia di Susan Johnson e Paul Henke, due turisti americani in visita ad Asti. Lei infermiera e membro del Consiglio cittadino, lui vigile del fuoco, entrambi dell’Oregon (USA), il cui viaggio in terra astigiana si è trasformato in qualcosa di indimenticabile. Domenica mattina, durante la visita al Battistero...

Thanks to a story published in the Observer-Reporter on April 14, the effort to find a permanent home for a personal collection of local Italian-American memorabilia has reached its objective. Clay Kilgore, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society, has signed an agreement with Joe Mancuso, 96, of Tylerdale, to acquire memorab...

One look at the number of cars parked outside a Cold Springs home one recent afternoon and the commotion inside told you a party was in progress.  It could have been any family reunion. A little noisier than most, a little larger perhaps, more hugs. Then again there are three generations of an extended Italian-American family inside, so perhaps tha...

“Milionari”, del regista Alessandro Piva, già vincitore del David di Donatello nel 2000 con la CapaGira, racconta la storia vera dell’ex boss della camorra Marcello Cavani oggi collaboratore di giustizia. Dai suoi esordi come venditore ambulante di sigarette di contrabbando fino a diventare un camorrista che conta, soprannominato Alain Delon per il...

There are restaurants from top chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Lorena Garcia, elegant hotel suites, shows that pull from Motown favorites and the movies of Baz Luhrmann and nightclubs that fill with bouncing bodies year after year.But the signature attraction at the Venetian casino resort in Las Vegas has always been its gondolas — slim, stately bo...

The Seattle Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Aida” can only be described as opera flexing its muscles. Yes, Aida is unabashed in the spectacle that it offers, but it also knows when to dim the lights, streamline the sets, and focus all its energy on moments of human intimacy. All I knew going in was that “Aida” is an Italian opera that involves a lov...