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Coming May 4th, the Italian American Club of Las Vegas will host a tribute to its most illustrious member: Frank Sinatra. And who better to bring the essence of Ol' Blue Eyes back to that legendary stage but the exceptional Dave Halston. Critics have raved about Halston's tribute to the iconic Sinatra, calling it "stunning" and "spot-on". Halston c...

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) announced the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators is accepting applications for its annual college scholarship contest. The Conference will be awarding four $3,000 scholarships to future and current college students. Two of these will be awarded for academic achi...

Nine students from the University of Nevada, Reno attended an intensive two-week course last year in Italian voice lessons, opera scenes rehearsals and body movement courses. The experience ended with each student performing in an opera gala where they sang an aria developed by the coaches. University Assistant Professor of Music Olga Perez Flora w...

The restaurant situation on Seventh Street has been in flux lately. The most recent change to the cluster of eateries is a new Italian restaurant serving mostly old-school dishes. Pubblico Italian Eatery bakes pizza and crafts pasta in-house. The menu, too, will feature new-age dishes like cauliflower steak over polenta, and includes many gluten-fr...

Some 70 classic cars that could have qualified for the Mille Miglia, Italy's most-famous open road race, will make their way to Carson City during the 28th annual California Mille. The cars will motor to San Francisco's Nob Hill on April 15 for a free car show and preview of the California Mille. Alfa Romeos, Porches and Mercedes-Benzes will take t...

When Stefano Fabbri left Italy for the Valley, he wanted to open an eatery. He narrowed things down to a pizzeria or gelateria, then got stuck. Choosing rankled him. Fabbri grew up in his family's gelateria and cafeteria in Emilia-Romagna. He had gone through a program at the University of Gelato in Bologna. But Fabbri chose to make pizza and today...

There's a way of looking at Marina Costa-Jackson's operatic career as the most obvious development in the world. And there's a way of looking at it as a fairly improbable destination. The soprano makes her Utah Opera debut in a joint production that finds her playing Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, but sh...

Renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will give a public performance for the first time ever in Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., it was announced Monday. The concert is the first stop on a seven-city U.S. tour the Italian singer-songwriter plans to make late this year, with performances in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Pitts...

A little over three years ago, chef Johnny Nunn and his wife Kristina opened Verdigris, a cozy little French-inspired restaurant nestled right next door to the Cajun-inspired Acadia on NE Fremont. But now Nunn is zeroing in on a new concept—Corzetti—and, as you can probably tell by the name, it’s focusing on a new cuisine as well: Italian, specific...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy, PRIMO Italiano Lodge 2800, Washington, will again conduct a $1,500 scholarship competition, open to seniors of the Class of 2018 from McGuffey, Trinity and Washington high schools. Applicants must be of at least 25 percent Italian-American descent (one parent at least half Italian), attending a post-secondary school...

It’s easy to imagine Italian fishermen returning to the docks of San Francisco around the turn of the century, preparing to make their evening stew from the catch of the day. “What will you chip in” to the pot, the fishermen asked each other. Eventually, the evolving seafood stews they crafted — rich with tomato, wine and herbal flavors — became kn...

Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese yelled out instructions to his team in English during a recent practice session at the Timbers training facility in Beaverton. He then turned to Paraguayan midfielder Cristhian Paredes and Peruvian winger Andy Polo and carefully repeated those same instructions in Spanish.  "It's really helpful," said Parede...