Dean, Sammy and Frank or, more accurately, uncanny facsimiles of the famed Rat Pack, helped the Sons of Italy celebrate 20 years of advancing the educational aspirations of deserving students. Saturday at a Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center ballroom appropriately decked out to the nines in a Las Vegas motif, the Order of Sons of Italy Lod...

House Bill 1185, which eliminates Columbus Day and replaces this with Colorado Day, should be viewed as a slap in the face and offensive to anyone of Italian descent. I am not of Italian descent and I am offended. Those of Italian descent should be proud of their heritage and to the contributions made to this country. This bill divides people of th...

Christopher Columbus sailed into a hurricane when the House voted 37-26 Monday to sink Columbus Day as a state holiday and replace it with a new one — Colorado Day — on the first Monday of every August. House Bill 1185 now heads to the Senate for consideration where it could be ushered along by the Democratic majority to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk. Or...

Chef Cristino Griego is returning to Stapleton. In May 2014, Griego was the opening chef at The Bistro at Stapleton at 2955 Ulster Street, although he moved on before the eatery eventually shuttered in 2017. But the location remained a draw for the chef, and now he's opening his own restaurant, Della Radice, in the space. Griego came to Denver four...

The renowned Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has renewed his worldwide recording contract with Decca Records ahead of his upcoming North American tour. Einaudi, who may be one of the most streamed artists in the world with more than 2 billion streams to date, is preparing for the release of his upcoming album Seven Days Walking, which...

Katie Parla’s grandmother had told her that their family was from Naples. So when Parla moved to Rome in 2003, she took trips south to explore the city of her ancestors. She became convinced after several trips that the connection she felt to sprawling, robust, unique Naples was in her blood. Then, after her grandmother passed, Parla learned she wa...

A Colorado restaurateur who built her Italian restaurant chain from the ground up has given Loveland diners a new option. Pinocchios Incredible Italian, which Annie Vick launched in Longmont in 2003, opened its Loveland location on Valentine's Day, appropriately, in the former Johnny Carino's location, 1455 Rocky Mountain Ave. "We have traditional...

Bar Dough needs to be your go-to restaurant for Italian brunch in Denver, whether you’re looking for breakfast pizza, pasta or one of executive chef Carrie Baird's signature fancy toasts. Baird helped put Denver on the culinary map as one of the stars of season fifteen of Top Chef, but Bar Dough's brunch is proof enough of the chef's winning ways....

From Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Although Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519, his influence has endured. His extraordinary legacy comes to life in the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius," opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on March 1...

It’s a bill that’s made its way in front of lawmakers a few times is back again at the state capitol. This time, a Colorado lawmaker wants to see ‘Colorado Day’ recognized as a state holiday instead of ‘Columbus Day’. Earlier this legislative session, Rep. Adrienne Benavidez (D- Adams County) introduced a bill to observe Election Day as a state hol...