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Flagstaff City Council may be ready to declare Indigenous Peoples Day to occur on the second Monday of October, the same day as Columbus Day. A resolution to do so was originally brought up in 2015 by Councilmember Eva Putzova. But rather than passing a purely symbolic resolution, Council, pushed by indigenous members of the community, voted unanim...

Festa Italiana, Hawaii’s first-ever and only Italian festival, offers locals and visitors alike an opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in one extraordinary evening. After a successful first year, where over 6,500 people were in attendance, the festival will return to Honolulu’s vibrant Kakaako District on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018....

The Italian Festival is Sept. 29-30 at Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, with music, dance, authentic foods, workshops and activities for everyone. This will be the 20th year for the popular festa Italiana Seattle. There will be a grape-stomping competition and pizza tossing, and a new event called Opera for Kids,...

Seattleites love their ice cream and their coffee, so it's only natural to combine the two. Affogato, the classic Italian dessert with espresso poured over gelato or ice cream, is the answer. Bonus: since it pairs cold scoops with steaming espresso, it's also an ideal vehicle for ice cream on these transitional days between summer and fall (not to...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, in collaboration with the Lecco Film Commission and the West Charleston Library, presents a special screening of Il Cielo in Me. The movie describes the life of the poet Antonia Pozzi and her passion for the breathtaking mountains that surround Lecco and its lake. The audience will be taken on a journey among nature, poe...

When: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, West Charleston Library, 6301 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89138 Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, in collaboration with the Lecco Film Commission and the West Charleston Library, presents a special screening of "W di Walter": a movie about the famous Italian mountai...

When The Factory Kitchen opens at The Venetian in December, it’ll be with a Las Vegas veteran at the helm. The executive chef will be Eduardo Perez, formerly of several local Wolfgang Puck restaurants including Mandalay Bay’s Trattoria del Lupo, where he was executive chef from 2007-2014 before decamping for Smith & Wollensky in Miami Beach. “We’re...

Last fall, University of Idaho seniors Bernadette Beeman and Ashley Buzzini, both studying interior design and architecture, became two of the roughly 350 University of Idaho students who study abroad each year. The two said they experienced varying levels of culture shock when over seas— encountering a world much different than that of the U.S. Th...

At just 27 years old, Chris Gentile has already won recognition for being the youngest executive chef in downtown San Diego. He opened Double Standard Kitchenette when he was 24 and has since earned praise for serving inventive Italian-inspired cuisine including fresh pastas, wood-fired pizzas and creative small plates.  Gentile is about to turn 28...

Angelo Babbaro will be in good hands when he makes his Las Vegas debut next week. The Sinatra-style singer from Canfield will perform Sept. 21 at the Italian American Club with none other than Jimmy Mulidore and his band. It’s a Youngstown connection, as Mulidore hails from Youngstown’s Brier Hill neighborhood and got his start playing in the city’...

Join us Wednesday, September 19th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at a private Newport home for an unforgettable evening of Italian arias benefiting the Newport Performing Arts Center at the Opera House. This is an exclusive event featuring Italian wine, Caviar, Formaggio and Cocktails followed by a performance by Ms. Greta Feeney. Ms. Feeney studied at the J...

The Arizona Wildcats’ recruiting is back among the nation’s elite. The nation’s top 2019 point guard, Phoenix Pinnacle’s Nico Mannion, announced he will play for the Wildcats in 2019-20, giving Arizona its first five-star commit since its projected powerhouse 2018 class was severely compromised by a federal investigation into college basketball. Th...