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The world's largest eyeglass maker has signed a deal with the U.S. department store chain Macy's to open up to 500 LensCrafters optical retail centres inside Macy's. Macy's and Luxottica already have a deal that has put 670 Sunglass Hut's in Macy's department stores, with the number tripling in the last six years.   The companies said i...

By Al Mancini Europeans can be a bit obsessive about the authenticity of their native cuisines, and the pedigrees of the chefs who create them. In fact, when Bella Vita opened with much fanfare in the District at Green Valley Ranch in October, the owners went so far as to tout it as "obsessive Italian cuisine."   Much was also made about th...

The man, the myth and the legend. Mozart's Don Giovanni comes to the Arizona Opera stage February 26-28 in Symphony Hall in Phoenix and March 5-6 in Tucson Music Hall. Don Giovanni is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Don Giovanni follows the adventures of the infamous lover in Seville, Spain, and is considered by many to be Wolfgang A...

The Italian restaurant Le Nonne Hawaii closed less than a year after opening in the Kapolei Marketplace.Cindy Lau, the manager of Kapolei Marketplace, said the couple is working on selling the space to a new restaurant. Chef Pier Antonio Micheli opened Le Nonne Hawaii with his wife, Stephanie Micheli, in July 2013. Micheli told PBN he wanted to br...

Born in Italy, trained in Sardinia, London, Paris, Nairobi and New York, restaurateur Valter Nassi came to Salt Lake City 16 years ago to open an upscale Tuscan eatery that through no fault of his own barely lasted a year.   After that, he did something absolutely and totally unexpected ... ... he stayed. The world was his oyster on the ha...

Possibly the unlikeliest customer of all became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Alaska's largest city. Anna Ercoli, 81, pulled into Arctic Herbery's small parking lot at 8:30 a.m., 3 ½ hours before the store was to open and become the first legal retail marijuana store in Anchorage.   She was waiting at the store when owner Bryant Th...

by Providence Cicero   When Travis Rosenthal took over the Italian restaurant Panevino on Broadway, he might have renamed it Tarantella, continuing the dance theme he established with his Spanish restaurant Tango and his rum bar, Rumba. Instead he chose Corretto, after the booze-bolstered shot of espresso that Italians call caffé corretto —...

Whether you want to speak Italian for travel or personal enrichment, our classes are a great way to learn la bella lingua. And our classes cover the full range of proficiency levels from beginning to advanced. Beginning Italian classes introduce you to basic vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations. Beginning lessons cover how t...

by Tonya Russo Hamilton   Bill and Carol Sansone started LivingItalian in 2012, intent on sharing their years of experience living, working, and traveling independently throughout Italy.   Almost 40 years ago, they decided to explore the regional cultures, traditions, food and history of southern Italy where all of their grandparents...

Immigrants from Italy, the Lipparelli family settled in Elko and embodied the American Dream. Through hard work and determination, members of the family became business owners, educators and professionals in Elko and around the state.   Sositinio "Sam" and Argentina Lipparelli immigrated to America from Italy in the early 20th century. Their...

Brock Radke Onda had secretly been one of the better Italian restaurants on the Strip, a warm, golden-hued room with solid cuisine set deep inside the Mirage since it opened in 1989. Then last year, it began an equally quiet transition into something new, bringing on a new chef and a much more streamlined menu of what appear to be classic, familia...

By Kim Himstreet   Portland Opera's 50th anniversary season will conclude on Saturday Aug. 1 with a celebration featuring a street fair and free outdoor simulcast of their final production of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love." While opera and a street fair might seem like an unusual pairing, Portland Opera ties it all together wi...