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Italian line producer Nicola (Nick) De Stefani believes Alaska is a diamond in the rough that offers the film and advertising industries an untapped venue for incredible filming opportunities, and he's the just the man to get the ball rolling.   Nick discovered his love for Alaska a long time ago and he has used his vast knowledge of the sta...

The 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open was packed well before 11:30 a.m., but that's when the fans who got there early enough to grab seats got their money's worth. Italian golfer Francesco Molinari's tee shot with a pitching wedge landed on the green, then gently rolled into the cup for a hole-in-one.   Read more   Sourc...

Downtown Phoenix has a new spot for pastas, salads, and steaks in Mancuso's restaurant, now open at the Collier Center. The Italian restaurant comes from the Mancuso family, who have owned and operated several restaurants around the Valley since the 1960s.   Mancuso's, which is located at 201 East Washington Street, takes over the space most...

After a fiery debate, the Utah State Senate defeated a bill that would have renamed Columbus Day as "Indigenous People's Day."   "Our history did not start with Pioneer Day and the celebration we had there," Senate Bill 170 sponsor Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, said.   Read more   Source: http://fox13now.com/   &nb...

By Rita Cipalla Since 1963, Lamborghini automobiles have topped the list when it comes to ultralight, ultrafast, ultracool sports cars. In 2007, to conduct research in carbon fiber materials, the luxury car company opened an innovative lab on the campus of the University of Washington, drawn to Seattle for its proximity to aviation power house Boe...

Ciao Pittsburgh continues its series on profiling Italian-Americans across the country. This week, we are featuring Duvall, WA, resident, Marcella Nardi, who teaches basic English to other Italians, Italian to local people as well as computer technology and arts and crafts.   She was born close to Venice and lived in Milan until June 2008, w...

Italy is known for its art. There's Michaelangelo's David. And the Ferrari 250GTO. The Trevi Fountain. And the Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato.   The sculpted arches of the Roman Coliseum. And the sculpted lines of the Lamborghini Muira. Perhaps the Italian passion for art is the reason that so many designers in such a small nation produced so ma...

Sanfratello's Pizza, a family-style restaurant that originated in Chicago in the 1960's, is expanding to the Valley. On January 17, 2015, Sanfratello's will open its first Arizona location, a take-out and delivery at 857 Warner Rd. in Gilbert, AZ.   Sanfratello's is well-known for their signature product, a thin crust "party cut" (square cut...

Way back in the 20th century, before smartphones, iPods and Facebook, Tuscan-born Franco Fazzuoli introduced Valley diners to an unknown foreign cuisine: Italian. Prior to Franco's arrival, what passed for "Italian" fare in this town was actually Italian-American: fried mozzarella sticks, spaghetti and meatballs, veal parmigiana and sauce-drenched...

Get ready to roll some dice, put on your poker face and play your cards right at Casino Italia, Little Italy's Official Casino Night, benefitting the Little Italy Association of San Diego. Casino Italia will take place on Saturday, February 28th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at India Street Design Center (2157 India Street) in North Little Italy.  ...

by Chad Walsh   After graduating from USC business school, managing Cafe Nell for a year-and-a-half and managing operations at ChefStable for another two-and-a-half more, Kevin Chambers knew it was time to strike out on his own and run his own place.   Last week, that plan became reality when he officially opened the doors to Marmo De...

In this crazy busy world, sometimes there is nothing better than a big, soothing bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. You know the kind, where the sauce has chunks of real tomato and bits of fresh basil leaf; the al dente noodles curl around the fork; and there is no stinting on the meatballs, dense and beefy and glistening in more sauce. A shower of f...