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Vocal recitals are not exactly a staple at the Aspen Music Festival, but it was a fine idea to line up the vivid and irrepressible Italian tenor Vittorio Grigòlo when he was available to sing a recital in the Benedict Music Tent on Thursday evening.   Grigòlo displayed a gorgeous lyric tenor voice, magnificent control of dynamics, from loud...

The Italian comfort food is a favorite for many, so we went searching for the Best of Minnesota. Your votes sent us for a meal at Maucieri's Italian Bistro in Crosslake. Italians love their food and their family, and pasta is the glue.   "Growing up you had these big dinners. Everything was loud and adults are drinking wine and people a...

Of all the people found at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), about 85 occupy the unique role of postdoctoral researcher.   The postdocs, as they're known, contribute to the wealth of research capabilities at NREL as they work alongside established scientists. The recently minted Ph.D graduates are hired to...

Paul and Aileen Reilly, the brother and sister team who brought us the incredible American craft restaurant, Beast and Bottle, have done it again with Coperta!   Coperta serves traditional dishes from Rome and South Italy like Panzanella salad, Paninis, Orecchiette with Sausage, Broccoli Rabe pasta, and lots of fresh mozzarella! Coperta is l...

Faculty artist Cristina Castaldi, soprano, will join the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra for "Verdi to Verismo," a celebration of Italian opera arias, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Miller Concert Hall.   The program, featuring music by Verdi, Puccini, Mendelssohn and Kevin Puts, will be led by Director of Orchestras Mark Lay...

There will be a historical dedication ceremony at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, honoring the Italian immigrants who built the church from the Colonial Dames XVII Century, Kansas City Chapter   May 24, 2015Dedication - 10:45 am outsideMass - 11:00Reception following MassThis is also the Feast of Our Lady of the Audience   Source: K...

Join us for another Italian Heritage workshop - easy readings in Italian & discussion on topics that include Italian cultural traditions, historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month, we feature the story and tradition of Presepio, the recreation of the nativity scene using model figures. Through the lens of Corrado Alv...

Even among the Styrofoam containers for the carryout fare, love Italian style is in full bloom at Carbonella Creations. With only three barstools at a narrow counter inside and a picnic table in the parking lot, this is more a kitchen than a restaurant. No matter what it's called, the end product is fine Italian cuisine. This is the kind of fo...

Preparing to end the pre-conference tournament season and begin Big 12 Conference play, Kansas will host a unique exhibition match against the U-23 Italian National Team, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.   AROUND THE GYM· Family Night – Two Adult GA/Two Youth GA; Four Drinks, Two Popcorn: $30· Faculty Free...

The Mediterranean Sea is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium with performances by Italy's Compagnia T.P.O., or Teatro di Piazza o d'Occasione. The company will present "Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22; and 2 p.m. Feb. 23.   "Bleu!" is created through the combination of digital im...

The North Dakota State soccer team has been out of the United States from March 12-20, touring Italy and San Marino. The Bison practiced, competed, learned how to make pizza and ate lots of gelato throughout their foreign trip.   NDSU freshman forward Britney Monteon was kind enough to share her and the team's experiences with a daily blog p...

Sipping a fine Chianti may be your perfect image of Italian drinking. But what about having a beer? Italy's craft beer scene is very new. What started as 20 microbreweries 15 years ago has now expanded to more than 1,000. But that growth hasn't been without roadblocks, including complicated Italian bureaucracy and cultural infighting.  ...