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Eating pasta could help you live longer, a new study suggests. Following low-carb diets, such as Atkins, increases the risk of dying young, experts found. Scientists say people who eat a “moderate” amount of carbs can expect to live four years longer. They suggest an optimum level of 50 to 55 percent of calories from carbohydrates, which are typica...

It wouldn’t be August in North Hyde Park without the smell of zeppoles and pizza beneath a bright fireworks display. The Cellini Lodge Italian Festival is back beginning Aug. 22 for five evenings of food, music and rides in Tully Park. Cellini Lodge No. 2206, the local lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, hosts the annual event. Live mus...

St. Pio of Pietrelcina’s devotion to the Blessed Mother inspired St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Sausalito to host a public tour of five relics of the saint the weekend of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sept. 8.  “I have this personal belief that anything we ask from Jesus through his mother Mary gets VIP attention,” Father Mike Quinn,...

Joe and Ada DeRienzo opened the original DeRienzo's Pizza and Pub (1267 Jungermann Road, 636-317-1034) on Virginia Avenue in south city in 1961. Now their son Tim and his wife, Amy, have brought the family pizza joint back, with a restaurant in St. Peters that honors its traditional recipes. Back in the day, DeRienzo's was one of a few St. Louis-st...

Before March 1972, Morgana King was known as a jazz singer with an impressive vocal range and an ability to put a distinctive spin on an eclectic selection of songs. But by late that month, although she remained an accomplished singer, millions of moviegoers thought of her as Vito Corleone’s wife. Ms. King had never been in a feature film before pl...

Before the MGM lion roared in Springfield's South End,  lions made of colorful lights adorned Main Street for the annual Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society festival. The annual Italian festival, like many other things, have faded into history. The city's South End has changed in the decades leading up to the Aug. 24 opening of the $960 million casino d...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt. Topping the list is Lucia. Located at 408 W. Eighth St. in the Bishop Arts District, this is the highest-rated high-...

Cleveland’s Feast of the Assumption is celebrating its 120th year in the city’s historic Little Italy neighborhood. The annual Feast, which steps off every year at Holy Rosary Church, commemorates the Virgin Mary’s ascension to heaven. Here, Italian traditions and culture are on full display, with religious rituals, music and palate-tempting fare....

The Italian American Veterans Museum will host a Sept. 15 screening of the acclaimed PBS documentary “A City at War: Chicago” featuring a discussion led by one of the film’s contributors. Retired Navy Commander Joseph Troiani will give a PowerPoint presentation and field questions before the screening. When President Franklin Roosevelt urged the na...

September 12 at 7pm - Sleeping Village - 3734 W Belmont Ave - Chicago, IL 60618. Entrance: Free. The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to collaborate with the 20th Annual World Music Festival in bringing Actores Alidos, a Sardinian group that specializes in female polyphony, to Chicago. The group performs songs of love, sacred songs, lullabies,...

Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio has announced that he will close Valentino, his Santa Monica Italian restaurant, at the end of the year. The restaurant, credited with introducing Angelenos to authentic Italian ingredients such as prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and white truffles, opened on Pico Boulevard in 1972. The restaurant’s last night of service i...

I love Venice at night, and recently, I was reminded why. The evening started at one of my favourite Venice restaurants. The chef served up a seafood bounty from the lagoon, accompanied by deliciously grilled local vegetables and polenta. After dinner, twinkling from my sprightly Venetian white wine, I wandered through the tangle of back lanes, mus...