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The Nevada Museum of Art is bringing a taste of Florence to the Biggest Little City through its new Italian Baroque exhibit.   The exhibit doesn't open until this weekend, but the museum gave us a sneak peek with a special tour guide the man who's been collecting these paintings for decades. "This is the largest collection of Baroque pa...

By Doug Knoop   "Magnifico! Cinema Italian Style," a new series featuring Italian filmmakers, begins Thursday, Jan. 7, with "Il Grido/The Cry," Michelangelo Antonioni's 1957 drama about a sugar-refinery worker (Steve Cochran) who is rejected by his lover (Alida Valli). The series continues with "L'Avventura" (Jan. 14), "I Fidanzati/The Fianc...

It all started with a muddy patch of ground and a desire to build a place of healing and compassion for children in crisis at Providence Child Center. Dr. Don Romanaggi and his late wife, Agnes saw the possibility of a garden where families could spend time outside the hospital walls. The Romanaggi Garden was dedicated in 2006 and the Romanaggi's e...

Reno is home to many festivals that attracts thousands. One of the most highly anticipated events for food lovers is the Eldorado Great Italian Festival that celebrates the food, music and culture of Italy.   Host Mellisa Paul chatted with Gregg Carano, Eldorado Resort Casino Vice President of Food and Beverage about the event that has been...

Sensational summer fun is still a couple of months away, but here at Scuola Italiana, we are already imagining bright, sunny days and happy, giggling children exploring the world through our soccer, cooking and music camps.    To jump start the summer fun, we invite all children ages 3 to 12 years old to participate in our pre-camp cont...

One of the most buzzed-about restaurant openings of the next few months is Carbone, which is slated to open its doors in Aria in October. The restaurant is a spinoff of the popular Greenwich Village restaurant of the same name, which is known for its Italian-American cuisine and tableside preparations, and which was a finalist for the James Beard a...

By Al Mancini   When Marcello Mauro and his parents broke ground on his new restaurant on January 26, it signified a passing of the torch. When Marcello was still in high school, his parents, Nora and Gino, handled the day-to-day operations of the original 12-seat Nora's Italian Cuisinewhich opened in 1991.   Today, Nora and Gino are...

Italy is full of surprises. Take Foligno, a pre-Roman riverside town in Umbria, which is traditionally famous for its olive harvest and quaint farmhouses. This same town serves as the Italian headquarters of the Umbra Group, a global champion supplier of quality precision hardware used in the aerospace, industrial and biomedical industries. Founded...

By Christine Young Monsignor Joseph Mayo's recent assignment as pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish prompted Marianne Fratto Brunatti and her sister, Diane Fratto Chase, both parishioners of the parish, to find the family history book and, in particular, a photograph of the Italians who immigrated to Utah from Grimaldi, Italy during the early...

The USA Men's Senior National Team opened up their three game series with the Italian National Team battling to a 10-10 tie earlier today at Newport Harbor High School. Italy battled back from second half deficits of 8-4 and 10-7 to force the draw.   John Mann (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC) and Bret Bonanni(Huntington Beach, CA/Stanford...

Station Casinos LLC is partnering with 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani to open three new restaurants in spring 2015.   New eateries include Slice House by Tony Gemignani and the award-winning Pizza Rock, both joining Green Valley Ranch Resort, and Little Tony's, a new Italian concept opening at Palace Station.   Read more...

If you're Italian at heart, you and your family won't want to miss the San Gennaro Feast in Las Vegas because it is the biggest event since Sinatra came to town. It might be called an annual festival, but lucky us, they hold it twice a year because once is just not enough.   Held Sept. 9-14, 2014, it features mouth-drooling international foo...