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by Felice Rotondaro   Cari amici, beginning Monday March 9th, 2015, local realtor and all-around character David Madrid will be hosting a new radio show called "Northwest Italian Radio Show." The show will air every Monday from 3-4 on KKNW 1150-AM.   Each week, David will share stories, music, and information about the Italian America...

The Italian-American Civic League will be hosting their 82nd annual All-State Italian Day at Lagoon on August 9th, 2015. Italians from the Salt Lake, Ogden, Park City, Tooele and Carbon County have made this an unforgettable family tradition. Not Italian? Don't worry, you can still take advantage of the discount Lagoon tickets as well as great food...

by Sarah Feldberg   It's hard to imagine the Las Vegas Strip without its iconic fountains, the dancing waters that front the Bellagio and seem to blast off in nearly ever movie about the city. Now there's a new place to take in that heady view: the Bellagio's Lago restaurant by chef Julian Serrano.   The space formerly home to Circo r...

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting its 21st annual Potluck Picnic at "Villa Vitale" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at 45 Welina Place (Kula 200) in Pukalani. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share that serves five or more people. Participants are also encouraged to take part in a "meatball cook-off," a "dessert...

The mission of Phoenix Sister Cities is to promote cooperation through exchange, sending people to places around the world to foster economic, social and technical growth. Hosting more than 52 events per year, Phoenix Sister Cities continues to advance its mission, and its upcoming Mayor's International Gala is its preeminent event.   Read...

Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, is sponsoring a symposium and round table discussion on family businesses, a valued tradition in Italian business entrepreneurship and the "Made in Italy" brand.   The panelists, representing different sectors of Italian and non-Italian family busin...

Camelia-Colombo Lodge No. 1294, Order of the Sons of Italy, will host its semi-annual fundraiser Pasta Feed from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the parish hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 815 High St., according to a news release.   Cost is $15 for adults and $3.50 for children 5 to 12 years of age. It's free for children 4 years...

Il Centro Studi continua ad investire sull'incremento delle collaborazioni con le Università USA e riprende coraggiosamente un vita in più occasioni contrastata. Le migliaia di studenti americani che in un decennio hanno frequentato i corsi presso il Centro Studi rappresentano i migliori e più efficaci "testimoni" di Orvieto nel mondo. Il Centro...

By Vanessa Wolf   Too bad for the fictional "most interesting man in the world." Tony Bennett is not only real, he can croon. Get an earful of the 87-year-old icon's stylings next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when he plays the MACC's Castle Theater with his daughter Antonia Bennett .   As for the title of this article? Look, we...

Have you ever dreamed of dining in Sicily without ever leaving the Rose City? You can do exactly that at Bellino Trattoria Siciliana right here on NW Hoyt Street in Pdx! Italian Portland caught up with executive chef and owner, Francesco Inguaggiato to get the inside scoop on why he became a chef, what inspires him, and what he absolutely love...

SIFF's Cinema Italian Style returns for the seventh annual festival of the best in current Italian films. The week features 15 extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today.    Featuring David di Donatello Award-winning films God Willing, Nanni Moretti's My Mother, nuanced drama The Dinner, and actor...

The newest dining concept at Wynn Las Vegas opened just a year ago with a dramatic change with the chef, tweaks to the menu and a new name. Costa di Mare took over Paul Bartolotta's Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare and installed long-time Wynn chef Mark LoRusso in as the executive chef. The changeover last year was abrupt, but now LoRusso and his gene...