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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...

One of the most significant exhibitions ever to come to the Arizona Science Center is opening Nov. 18. "Pompeii: The Exhibition" is a blockbuster show running through May 28, bringing to life the ill-fated Italian city that was devastated in 79 A.D. by the explosion of Mount Vesuvius. When excavators began unearthing the city in 1748, they discover...

Every four or five years almost since it was launched in Tucson in 1971, Arizona Opera has performed Puccini’s popular Italian melodrama “Tosca,” and Joseph Specter has an idea why: There’s just something about Puccini that is irresistible. “Puccini and this work are always such a powerful combination of engaging people in opera,” said the Arizona...

The book, “The Versatility of Chairs: A Theatrical Memoir,” written by Edward G. Pizzella narrates the struggles of Italian Immigrants back in 1930’s in Hartford, Connecticut. It tells about a variety of things. One is about coping with poverty and surviving. It is also about family — the love they share, parenting, and instilling sound principles...

Arizona Opera is proud to present the first Mainstage production of its 2017/18 Season, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, one of the most exciting and dramatic operas of all time. Set in the turmoil of Rome in 1800, Tosca is one of opera's greatest stories, filled with heartbreak and revenge. The beautiful and fiery Italian diva, Floria Tosca, is passionate...

When: Monday, November 20, 2017 At 6:00 pm - Where: West Charleston Campus of College of Southern Neva - Organized by : Casa Italiana di Las Vegas - In collaboration with : Club Italiano at CSN & IIC Los Angeles The documentary narrates the stories of a few young Italian men and women who, after overcoming the tribulations of life away from their h...

Italian native and longtime Nevada resident Nelo Mori has been honored by the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association with the inaugural Nelo Mori Heritage of Ranching Award and has also been selected as the grand marshal of the 2017 WSRRA Finals. “We have honored him with the first Nelo Mori Heritage of Ranching Award. I have never met Nelo, but...

Celebrating their 38th anniversary in Las Vegas, Nevada, the San Gennaro Festival Celebrating their 38th anniversary in Las Vegas, Nevada, the San Gennaro Festival is the biggest Italian food and music festival held bi-annually in Las Vegas, Nevada in honor of Saint Gennaro, the Saint of Naples, Italy. The festival features a wide variety of ethnic...

Lady Gaga appears to be working on new music in Portland—or, at the very least, hanging out in a local recording studio for some reason. Rumors that the pop megastar was in our midst were first reported Monday by the PSUVanguard, who noticed the pop megastar had posted photos of herself on Instagram last week posing outside of a familiar-looking...

Culture is on the agenda this Tuesday, Oct. 24, as the Oregon Coast Learning Institute continues its winter semester, with presentations on Renaissance Italy and the Oregon Coast’s music scene. At 10 am, Rosanne Berton will show how the wealth of art, literature, architecture and music produced during the Italian Renaissance was counterbalanced by...

The Italian Club at the UW recently attended the University District Neighborhood Farmers Market and ran a stand to do some community outreach and promote the club. Club officers gave out a recipe cards with classic Italian recipes and mingled with the public and provided information about upcoming Italian Club events. The effort was success with m...