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The success that Lucca in downtown Canton has realized since 2011 has its owner, Josh Schory, over the moon with joy. On his way back to earth, he formed a new idea, and it seems to be just another success. "We have been looking for a new direction, a new outlet," said Schory. "We have been making our own fresh pasta for about seven years now, and...

There are legendary musicians still performing their craft after all these years, and then there is Frankie Valli. The ageless front man for the Four Seasons, born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio to an Italian-American family in Newark, New Jersey, is still belting out songs some 65 years after he began doing it professionally in the early 1950s. Th...

This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Operaopens the season with Vincenzo Bellini's tragic lyric opera,Norma, performed in two acts.  Soprano Renata Scotta, known for her performances of Norma in the 1980s, called the lead role the "Everest of Opera" (The New York Times on September 20, 2017).  "Singing the role of Norma is the holy grai...

The grocery store checkout aisles in Italy are just as candy-lined and tempting as American ones. And recently, I picked up some strange candies, packaged in beautiful, ornate tins, a design from another century. I thought why not?(the line was long) and threw them in the cart. They were Pastiglie Leone, a light purple candy that looks like dehydra...

Sometimes the greatest act of love is letting go. La traviata follows the life of Violetta who delights in high-class pleasures, but is secretly dying. Will she know about true love before death claims her? Washington’s National Opera launches its 2018–2019 season with a stunning new production of Verdi’s everlasting tale of fate and sacrifice, ren...

The Cubs or the Yankees?  The Sears (Willis) Tower or the Empire State Building?  The “L” or the Subway?  These are all questions that are sure to get residents of both the Windy City and the Big Apple into a heated argument.  We’re not going to get into any of that since this is a food column, but we are going to dive into another fight-worthy com...

Those who go against the grain, who push for change, who question the status quo are not the sort who are universally cherished. Making a difference can be a struggle. It can divide, it can offend, it can cast you aside. "It's still lonely," says Hope Solo, arguably the greatest female goalkeeper in history, of life as a plain-speaking fighter for...

La Sardegna sempre regina nella graduatoria del mare più bello, secondo la graduatoria stilata da Lega Ambiente e Touring Club Italiano, che hanno presentato oggi l'edizione 2018 del "Mare più bello". Sul fronte lacustre, invece, medaglia d'oro al Trentino..La guida (Guida blu) racconta 44 tra le piu' belle zone balneari del nostro Paese e una seri...

Handmade dough, elevated cocktails made with house tinctures and produce sourced from local farms, all at an approachable price — these qualities embody Viàle on Colorado Boulevard. And the location is just as unexpected as the flavors that this petite family-owned Italian eatery is serving up. You may have driven down one of Denver’s largest stree...

After spending more than half a century nestled in Wilder Park in west suburban Elmhurst, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts will be pulling up roots and moving to nearby Oak Brook. The museum purchased property at 1220 Kensington Road with plans to open in 2019. Space and access limitations and lack of ownership of the Elmhurst site prompted the...

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...

IT FEELS SLIGHTLY DISORIENTING, pulling into downtown Greencastle on a Thursday night, when the sidewalks of the courthouse square are as lit-up and buzzy as any trendy swath of Indianapolis. So pardon me if what I am about to say sounds like it’s coming from a brochure for the Putnam County visitors bureau—but this little college town in the middl...