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As the October night wore on, Clippers players, coaches and executives took turns standing and addressing the gathering in the private room at a Beverly Hills steakhouse. Some used the occasion of the team's annual preseason dinner to speak about the most important influences on their lives. Others kept the mood light. When it came time for a...

The Broncos are hiring Vic Fangio to become their next head coach, team sources told 9NEWS. The Broncos and Fangio have reached agreement on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. Fangio flew in from Chicago to Denver and arrived at the Broncos' UCHealth Training Center headquarters around 3:30 p.m. His introduction press conference with lo...

The Italian restaurants of Des Moines are unique to our city. Many are tied directly to Des Moines' community of descendants of Italian immigrants, passed down through generations of the same family who keep things consistent throughout the years. Considered prized culinary landmarks and institutions of Des Moines Italian food, these eateries serve...

If you write about food for long enough, your eyes start to adjust and you can actually start seeing the scene clearly. What was once a small constellation of bright, newly formed, trendy restaurants fades to a more tolerable level and you can begin to see all the restaurants in the state that have quietly served their diners for years or even deca...

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer remembered his friend, the team’s late offensive line coach Tony Sparano, at Thursday’s news conference. Near the start of Mike Zimmer's season-ending news conference Thursday, he was asked about the Vikings' identity problems on offense when he referenced the late Tony Sparano. "Quite honestly, the death of Tony Sparano r...

The community of Anaconda scored big when Heather and Keith Collins moved to the area. This innovative and energetic couple opened O'bella! in July 2017 in what was originally the KFC building on the east end of town. Their made-from-scratch Italian fare and pizza is in a word — scrumptious! Keith Collins was raised in Montana. His path in life wou...

In the small, sleepy community of Douglas, Wyoming, a solitary building stands alone, occupying a plot of land on the western side of town, just off of Interstate 25. At a glance, the building is nothing spectacular; stucco has replaced the original asbestos walls and the gable roof has been covered with asphalt shingles. An enclosed porch and nota...

Danlu, the high-style Asian restaurant that lasted six months in 2017 at 3601 Market St. in University City, is being retooled as an American restaurant with Mediterranean influences under the same ownership. The Common is due to open in mid-January under chef-owner Patrick Feury and his partners, who also own Nectar in Berwyn. They’ve brought in c...

In the Fall of 2018 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s “History Harvest” project focused on the Italian-American communities in Nebraska. The main event was held on October 28, 2018, at the Santa Lucia Hall, in the heart of Omaha's historic Little Italy. Partner organizations included the Santa Lucia Festival Committee, the Sons and Daughters of...

Friday January 25 2019, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM CST. Missouri Baptist University, 1 College Park Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Tickets here. Join the Italian Community of St Louis and CLUB Italiano Per Piacere at the Winter Opera Saint Louis' performance of L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI by Gioachino Rossini. Member of our community, Darwin Aquino will be conduct...

It is said that every recipe has a story behind it. This statement rings especially true among Italian Americans, for whom the significance of food extends far beyond sustenance, and cooking is among the most visible expressions of identity and pride. Eating rituals figured prominently in the Italo American immigration experience. Distinct food and...

2018 marks 20 years in Kansas City for Lidia Bastianich’s restaurant in the Crossroads, Lidia’s Kansas City . This time on Chew Diligence, she tells co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva about how she decided on the location, her Italian roots and passion for genuinely good food. Lidia said her journey to Kansas City began when her son saw a need...