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Nottata storica per il baseball italiano. Due giocatori azzurri hanno calcato il diamante americano insieme. È successo nel match di Cactus League, torneo di preparazione alla stagione della Major League che si tiene in Arizona, tra i Kansas City Royals e i Texas Rangers. I due protagonisti sono Alex Liddi e Marten Gasparini. Liddi, terza base di 2...

It’s always tough for the second child, particularly if his or her older sibling is a success and is constantly getting praised. So it must be for Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen. The Belmar restaurant is the second eatery from Brett Shaheen and Jane Knauf, business partners who opened the Wooden Table in Greenwood Village in 2011. They aimed to brin...

Anthony Devoti announced this morning that his long-running restaurant on The Hill, Five Bistro, will close and reopen as J. Devoti Trattoria."We've been doing Five for 11 years, so honestly I just wanted to do something different," Devoti says. "We've been toying with the idea of opening a new restaurant, and I wanted to do something more family-r...

Ciao St Louis and Hill 2000 have agreed on lease terms for an office located within the Hill Neighborhood Center at the corner of Daggett and Marconi Ave. Ciao St Louis plans to begin internet radio broadcasting from the center on April 1, 2018.  The station Ciao USA Radio Italia can be found on TuneIn, the Ciao St Louis Web Site and Facebook Page....

Vanessa Racci’s 2017 debut album, Italiana Fresca, heralds the breakthrough of a fresh sound in jazz: a sweet-and-sour, wide-ranging contralto with a passion and sex appeal born of her Italian-American heritage. On this recording, Vanessa puts a jazzy spin on the Italian songs she sang with her grandfather as a child; “Al Di La”, “Buona Sera”, “C’e...

What’s it like in a family with 16 kids? “Amazing,” “fun,” “a challenge,” “beautiful,” and “a privilege,” were some of the responses among the nine grown children gathered last week to celebrate the 100th birthday of their mother, Silverton resident Jacqueline Rose Olivo. “For me … I’m pretty sure God doesn’t like me because he gave me 10 sisters a...

Top Chef is back in the kitchen! Every week, Parade’s Mike Bloom interviews the latest chef told to pack their knives and leave Colorado. Top Chef at its core highlights culinary creativity and the personalities that exist in kitchens across America. But it can sometimes be forgotten how much this show fundamentally changes people. It is a culinary...

A couple of facsimile divas, a piano, 432 well-entertained and -fed guests, one outstanding citizen and, most importantly, 19 students of Italian descent awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships and gifts. Held Saturday at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, the 19th annual Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 Scholarship and Citizen of the Year...

The political tug of war over the Columbus Day holiday resumed this week in the General Assembly when a House committee narrowly approved a bill to establish an Election Day holiday for state workers instead. House Bill 1231 is the latest offering in the ongoing battle between the Italian-American community and groups who argue that honoring Columb...

Walk the Larimer Street block between 26th and 27th streets and you’ll almost certainly run into Andrea Frizzi, owner of Italian restaurant Il Posto and Vero, the pizzeria that holds down a space inside the Denver Central Market. Frizzi has become a sort of unofficial mayor of RiNo, kissing cheeks of neighbors and waving to passersby as he puffs on...

Frank Bonanno opened his first restaurant, Mizuna, in 2001 and then followed up two years later with Luca (originally Luca d'Italia), named after one of his sons. Over its fifteen years at 711 Grant Street, Luca has gained a reputation as one of Denver's premier destinations for Italian cuisine — a restaurant on par with, if slightly more casual th...

A space inside the Freight House marketplace near Davenport’s riverfront will soon offer something new: A taste of Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizza. The Sicilian restaurant that has served pastas and pizzas in Davenport since 2002 is planning to open a second, more casual, location in the space formerly housed by the Quad-Cities Food Hub, which close...