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di Fulvia Caprara   Con «Salvo», nel 2013, avevano lasciato a bocca aperta l'esigente platea del Festival di Cannes.   Adesso, dopo la cascata di premi ricevuti per quell'esordio folgorante («Grand Prix» e «Prix della Révélation» alla Semaine de la Critique, Nastro d'Argento, Globo d'oro e 4 nomination ai David di Donatello) Fabio Gra...

By Rita Cipalla A century ago in Black Diamond, Wash., the freight trains arrived empty twice a day and twice a day they left, loaded with coal. Railroad assistant Amos Ungherini would go down the line each day in a hand-pumped "speeder" to weigh the cars. Back then, the railroad was more than just a way to get coal to market. It was the lifeblood...

Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture between Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy, unveiled the first driverless and staff-less train for urban transport in the U.S. in Honolulu.   The joint venture between the two Italian subsidiaries of the Hitachi Group will design and manufacture Honolulu´s rail transit system, as well as build 20 driverless...

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...