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You are invited to join us in celebrating the life of Paolo Soleri. We set aside 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) around Fall Equinox for this celebration. There will be "An Evening at Cosanti" in Paradise Valley on Friday, "A Day at Arcosanti" on Saturday and "High Noon at the Soleri Bridge" in Downtown Scottsdale on Sunday. There will be add...

The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana, which will be held September 19 -20 in downtown Salt Lake City. The inaugural festival, which will be located at 300 South and 400 West in front of the historic Rio Grande Train Station, will provide locals with an authentic Italian Street Festival experience t...

Dan and Seattle Trentino Club are starting a Kickstarter to bring to Seattle the Coro San Romedio in Fall 2016. Coro San Romedio is an a cappella mens group from Northern Italy, precisely from Val di Non, Trentino, in the beautiful Dolomites. They have been traveling around Italy and Europe to represent the trentino folks culture.   It...

Una mostra dedicata a Stradivari al museo degli strumenti musicali a Phoenix. Si terrà nella città dell'Arizona dal 16 gennaio al 5 giugno con il titolo "Stradivarius: origins and legacy of the greatest violin maker". La storia della liuteria cremonese sbarca così in America con una rassegna realizzata in collaborazione con il Museo del Violino di...

by Terry Richard   Simone Moro, an elite among a very rare breed that climbs the world's highest mountains in winter, will make a presentation in Portland on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Here's what Ed Viesturs says about such endeavors in the foreword of Moro's book, "The Call of the Ice," recently translated from Italian to English and published...

Sunday December 14, 5.30 pmSole Mio - 8657 S Highland Dr, Sandy (Utah) 84093 The Italian American Civic League of Utah is hosting a Christmas Party this year and we would love if you joined us for a night of food, music, friends, & fun. Social starts at 5:30pm with dinner to follow.   Menu: Eggplant Parmesan, Fish Balls, ...

PORTLAND OPERA'S season finale rounds out this week with the end of one opera's run and the continuation of another. Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers, a 200-plus-year-old madcap comedy, picks up where Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1879 Eugene Onegin left off with its final Portland Opera performance Tuesday, July 26.   Both shows bring fre...

The 20th anniversary of sisterhood between Perugia and Seattle occurs this year during the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US. Twenty years ago, Mayor Mario Valentini of Perugia signed the sisterhood pact in Seattle with then Mayor Norman Rice. In celebration of the anniversary, a delegation from Seattle will visit Perugia this summer. Lucky fo...

Here's your first look inside Buddy V's, the first Italian-American restaurant from Cake Boss Buddy Valastro that plans to open Oct. 7 at the Palazzo. Über couple and Valastro partners Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla of Honey Salt fame have been busy working on the final touches inside the 11,000-square-foot space inside the former home of Firs...

Hundreds have died in the mountain villages and towns of central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24. The quake was so strong that it was felt in Rome, 93 miles away. At the epicenter was the tiny hamlet of Amatrice, which has been turned to rubble after continuing aftershocks.   But members of the Buffalo Niagara Italian-A...

by Mauro Battocchi   Giorgia Efficace, one of the great officers of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, has been in Portand yesterday and today and will be in Seattle until Sunday to issue electronic passports. As you know, this process generally requires nationals to travel to San Francisco and present themselves at the Consulat...

Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93. Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspirat...