NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls opens a new exhibit this Friday, "Rome: Military Genius & Mighty Machines". The Italian artisan created exhibit showcases the early culture and engineering created by the Roman Empire. Visitors learn how 2,000 year old technologies are still applied to how we live today.   Inventions such as pile...

The 2014 ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter (near) Summer meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4th in the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm.   We are pleased to host four outstanding speakers: Mark Nassutti, novelist, will talk about how his Italian roots made possible to write a novel set i...

Over the summer, Luigi De Nunzio's 'Al Boccalino' restaurant was moved a block away from its decades-long home near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Claiming negative impacts from ongoing construction on the Viaduct replacement tunnel and the seawall project, De Nunzio was frequently interviewed leading up to the relocation. He said business had dried...

The 1st Annual Italian Street Festival is about to get underway in downtown Salt Lake City. Festa Italiana will celebrate the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Italy. There will be food vendors from some of the most popular authentic Italian restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the items that can be found include Gnocchi...

Among its many bragging rights in the art world, Italy boasts being the birthplace of opera. With deep roots in Venice and Florence, the oldest known opera dates back to the end of the 16th century. It didn't take long before the art took off, and Italians have been in love with it ever since.   In Italy, majestic halls and theaters are stil...

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murdering her British roommate in Italy in 2007, said on Friday that "common sense" told her not to return to Italy for a retrial due to begin on September 30."It's not a possibility," Knox said in an interview on NBC television's "Today" show. It is the first time she has said she will not go back to It...

by Nikki Artale   The San Gennaro Feast took place on Sept. 9-14, 2014 at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center to celebrate its 35th Annual Feast. It featured 80 Amusement rides, over 70 food booths that included pasta, calamari, calzones, clams, pizza, stuffed artichokes, Italian sausage, corn on the cob and lots more that I can't remember to l...

Quality of food, service most important Owner and chef of Mezza Luna, Juan Barcenas, practices fundamentals of fine Italian cooking by creating simple, fresh and comforting dishes. Following the unspoken oath of soulful chefs, he starts with simple ingredients and makes as much as possible from scratch. The lasagna noodles, sauces, salad dressings...

by John Jamison   Are we not all agreed that Italy stands for the good life? Espresso, pasta, Chianti and seaside villas. Even if we've never gone there, we have an image in our minds of how the Italians came up with a culture with universal appeal. Milanese handbags, sleek Vespas and Maseratis — yes, all these things we can't affo...

An Arizona woman is hoping a discovery at the bottom of Italy's largest lake may lead to the recovery of the remains of her uncle from western Indiana who was among 24 soldiers who died in the last days of World War II.   Although the volunteer group trying to recover the wreckage of an amphibious vehicle that sank in 1945 hasn't positively...

‘A Ziarella va in America. Non è un titolo da film, ma una piacevole realtà.   Il gruppo folk di Reino (Benevento), infatti, dal 14 al 24 marzo prossimi, il gruppo – lo comunica il direttore artistico e responsabile, Giovanni De Nunzio - sarà protagonista di una tournée nello stato dell'Arizona (USA), rispondendo così all’invito dell’ ‘’It...

Ever heard the names Deena Caruso, Joe Albi, Father Joseph Cataldo, Pat Cozza, Victor Felice, Peter Jacoby, Victor Forni and Mike Lamanna? They are among a long list of Italian Americans who have lived in and loved the Spokane area.   The names may ring a bell because they all helped create the city of Spokane we know today. And all wer...