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Lamborghini has officially cut the ribbon on its new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington, paving the way for the Italian automaker to continue its relentless pursuit in further developing carbon fiber technology.   The research center is going to operate as an outside entity from Lambo's headquarters in Sant'Agata...

By Betty Hallock   Giada de Laurentiis of the hit Food Network TV shows "Everyday Italian" and "Giada at Home" will open her first restaurant next year. The chef famous for dishes such as chicken tetrazzini and ravioli Caprese has signed on to debut in the new Gansevoort Las Vegas resort, scheduled to open in early 2014.   The name of...

Are you longing for the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy? The 32nd Annual Great Eldorado Italian Festival is celebrating Italian culture and traditions this weekend at downtown Reno, according to an official with Eldorado Reno.   On Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2013, people can visit the festival and enjoy grape stomp...

Las Vegas restaurants are an American culinary experience that shouldn't be missed. Thanks to its booming tourism industry, Las Vegas has some of the country's best restaurants, be they restaurants located in some of the best Vegas hotels, restaurants known for their incredible burgers, or restaurants with top chefs like José Andrés and Joël Robuch...

I was excited that Andreas also left us with a 2012 Syncline Mourvèdre sampling. Over 60 percent of these mourvèdre grapes were sourced from the Red Mountain AVA in Yakima giving them the preferred sun time to yield high tannin wines while blending it with Horse Heaven Hills grapes that bring along the intense fruit flavors mourvèdre-lovers seek ou...

It's old country meets new world in the all-new larger-than-life Teatro ZinZanni Seattle creation, "Be Italian!," which is starting rehearsals with its brand new cast this week in the magical, Seattle-based spiegeltent.   Teatro ZinZanni is a fully original show based in Seattle, Washington whose model is unlike anything else seen in the Uni...

By Cathalena E. Burch A protégé of pizza maker Chris Bianco is opening his own pizzeria in Tucson's downtown warehouse district. Scott Girod hopes to open Monello — Italian for "brat" or "street urchin" — by late December or early January, once he finishes renovations to the former gallery space at 222 E. Sixth St. Work includes knocking down...

Maria Mazziotti Gillan has been given the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs).   Contemporary literature and AWP have benefited from the efforts of many teachers, writers, editors, and administrators who have done their utmost to help the next gene...

Hawaii Kai Thai restaurant owner Maile Sengoura is opening her second restaurant, this time one serving Italian cuisine, in Honolulu's Ward Centre in April. Bellini Bistro and Bar will offer indoor and outdoor seating for 47, including a private dining room that seats 12. Multiple flavors of bellinis will be on the menu at the Auahi Street establi...

The story of one of the most rugged and resilient Nevada families, as told by one of the state's most enduring photo-journalists, comes to the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, Thursday, Aug. 13, as photographer Jeff Scheid premieres a one-year exhibit, "Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family." The exhibit text and labels that e...

Italian automaker Lamborghini is gearing up to provide a handful of aspiring racers the ride of their life. The Pilota Lamborghini will take place April 7-9 in Las Vegas for eight select participants, who will hone their racing skills in preparation for the real thing. As consumer interest turn toward the experiential, track experiences will prove...

Nell'ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare l'accesso dei concittadini ai servizi offerti dall'Ufficio Passaporti, il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Los Angeles sta organizzando – in collaborazione con il locale Vice Consolato Onorario – un incontro in Las Vegas, per la raccolta delle impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di un nu...