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You know “Rigoletto.” But you might not know you know it. If you’ve ever watched “The Simpsons” or “Seinfeld,” if you’ve ever caught a Doritos Super Bowl ad, if you’ve ever played the “Grand Theft Auto” video game, chances are you’ve heard Giuseppe Verdi’s jaunty, insanely catchy “La donna e mobile.” But it’s far from “Rigoletto’s” only memorable m...

Las Vegas artist Lena Prima will bring her musical celebration "Old Vegas and New Orleans!" to Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, July 8. The youngest daughter of musical legend Louis Prima and famous singer-songwriter Gia Maione, Lena Prima began her musical career performing on stage as she toured with her parents during her summer vacations. After c...

Pierce County Football Club announced their existence as part of the 6-club National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Northwest Division back on February 1, 2017. Since then the club has been tracking college players from around the United States who are part of the College Life Italia program which places Italians in American colleges. A good portion...

Decades before the guitar became undisputed king of do-it-yourself music, amateur musicians all over the globe formed clubs, bands and whole orchestras based on a smaller, sweeter, even handier stringed instrument: the mandolin. “It’s small. It’s portable. It’s cute,” said Felida resident Michael Tognetti. And, it’s not as complicated to learn as i...

The message to Danny Falcone was simple enough, but it revealed all: “When was your father’s birth date?” He sent back a text message, “7/11/38.” Seven-eleven. A very Vegas date for a very Vegas legend. Vincent Falcone, the master Las Vegas pianist and music director for many of the giants in the entertainment industry, died late Friday night in To...

Jon Morosi’s first taste of the World Baseball Classic came on March 7, 2013, when he watched from the press box as Italy scored two ninth-inning runs to beat Mexico 6-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game had some personal relevance for Morosi, then a Fox Sports writer—he is Italian-American, his wife his Mexican-American, and that was the first ever...

Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso will play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but not because he simply accepted an invitation. Things aren’t so easy for an Italian from Redwood City, Calif. His very Italian last name wasn’t good enough to convince the International Baseball Federation of his heritage, either. “It was like a little fact...

Stories and memories? You’d have as much luck holding them back Sunday at the Italian-American Club as you would reining in Carme Pitrello, the outsized Las Vegas entertainer whose life will be celebrated there that day. But two stories — told by Pitrello’s girlfriend and business partner — look forward, not back. They get to these questions: How d...

FRIDAY, FEB. 24 | 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M. Where:College of Southern Nevada - Charleston campus. Start time:6:00 pm End time:9:00 pm. Address:6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas. Cost:Free. Age limit:All ages The Oscar-nominated documentary feature Fire at Sea, which never played in Las Vegas theaters, will be shown at the College of Southern Nevada’s Char...

From classical tunes to pop standards, classical crossover ensemble O Sole Trio is bringing its signature show “From Pavarotti to Pop” to Sun City’s Magnolia Hall at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 as part of the lifestyle services department’s Showstoppers 2017 show lineup. Tickets, $22, are on sale now at www.SunCityHiltonHead.org and the lifestyle services desk...

Pierce County, Washington will soon be getting a new adult men’s soccer team.  Plans have been made to bring a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team to the area this season with the first games being played in May. Pierce County will be playing in the NPSL’s Northwest Conference, which includes teams in Seattle, WA (Seattle OSA FC), Bremerton,...

By Catherine Reese Utah Opera is welcoming music lovers back to Salt Lake City's newly renovated Capitol Theatre in grand style with an excellent production of Giuseppe Verdi's beloved "La Traviata."   Though it features a pair of festive and sparkling party scenes — staged smartly by director José María Condemi and sung with flair by the U...