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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...

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...

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...

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...

John Chandler has a secret, and he guards it carefully, lest yet another friend or co-worker ask him to make it for a dinner party. Chandler is, by day, a 43-year-old salesman and father of two, a self-proclaimed "Southern boy" who lives outside Dallas and grew up on college football and barbecue. Online, Chandler's fans know him differently:...

By Joey Martin   Culinary Arts students from the College of Southern Idaho tested their Italian cooking skills for the 11th annual Italian Buffet. The annual event tests the skills of CSI Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve Italian cuisine for the general public. The evening's menu featured an array of...

The Seattle School Board unanimously voted Wednesday to have public schools observe "Indigenous Peoples' Day" on the second Monday of October — the same day as the Columbus Day federal holiday.   The resolution, in part, said the board "recognizes the fact that Seattle is built upon the homelands and villages of the Indigenous Peoples of thi...

by Patrick Sisson   A recently reopened residential project by famous Italian-American architect Pietro Belluschi provides a lesson in the value of simple, straightforward design. Literally reassembled piece by piece after years in a storage locker, the Griffith House, a single-family home designed for newlyweds, has been rebuilt at a new si...

In celebration of 2013: The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, arte italia is pleased to host UNESCO Italia, a photographic exhibition featuring Italy's archaeological, artistic, and architectural treasures.   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated and preserved 981 World Herit...

by Ed Langlois   August 16 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, the charismatic Italian priest, juggler, musician and educator known for his joyful work among youths. Two ministries in the Archdiocese of Portland are named after him. Bosco House of Eugene welcomes young mothers, helping them get their lives t...

by Russell Contreras   Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel and Casino has fallen, and the Sands Hotel and Casino is long gone. A tribute show to the Rat Pack draws mainly retirees. True, Sinatra's Sin City presence is fading...

By Alison Highberger   Italophiles and foodies, prepare to be envious. A teacher and student from Central Oregon Community College's Cascade Culinary Institute will spend a month in Italy this winter, immersed in Italian culture and focused on the local food traditions.   Chef instructor David Trask and culinary student Melissa Acord...