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by Loryn Elizares Food may reign supreme as the foremost reason people flock to the Eldorado Great Italian Festival, but that all-you-can-eat pasta and garlic bread can work up a thirst. Four festival booths and some special events will keep you refreshed and ready to eat, grape stomp and shop your way through the festival, running Oct. 10-11. &n...

by Dana Hatic Italia di Gusto will bring the most authentic tastes of Italy to Medford starting October 15. According to its Facebook page and a post on Chowhound, the specialty shop and eatery with its original locations in Italy will open to patrons along the Mystic River, offering "the best products," including cheese, salami, Parmigiano, jam,...

by Jon Caramanica The other day, I was waiting for a text to let me know to leave the house to meet a person for a thing, but the person was late, or being made late, and so for about 20 minutes I was in a sort of limbo, a purgatory state between ready-to-go and out-the-door.   Confronted with a similar scenario, some people would respond t...

Rabbi Barbara Aiello, Italy's first—and only—female Rabbi, as well as the country's only non-Orthodox Rabbi, will be speaking at the McHenry County Jewish Congregation (MCJC) in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm. Her topic will be "The Hidden Jews of Sicily and Calabria." Rabbi Barbara is the founder of the B'nai Anusim movement in S...

The latest Rome mural by Italian street artist Blu, who keeps his real identity under wraps, has appeared in the Casal dè Pazzi district in the north-east Rome suburb of Rebbibia. The Bologna-based artist, who gained international recognition for his murals on Via del Porto Fluviale in the capital's Ostiense district, has decorated the windowl...

The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will honor the legacy of nine-time GRAMMY winner Frank Sinatra by presenting "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," a primetime entertainment special celebrating the late icon's 100th birthday. The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre.  ...

The feast of St. Lucy is December 13th and in Italy ushers in the Christmas season. In keeping with this long-lasting tradition, the Cultural Center will have a celebration at the Center on the feast day, Sunday, December 13th. The celebration will begin with the lighting of the Christmas Fire at 3:30 pm. This will be followed by a candlelig...

By Robin Leach   Superstar singer Tony Bennett is not only set to celebrate his milestone 90th birthday as a Keep Memory Alive benefit May 21 for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, but he also is committed to its expansion and continuing caregiver program.   Tony expects a lineup of incredible recording artists and...

C'è un Paese in Europa che vanta un positivo spread green. Quel paese è l'Italia. Il nostro modello produttivo è tra i più innovativi ed efficienti in campo ambientale, tanto da essere leader in Europa per efficienza dei consumi e riduzione delle emissioni climalteranti. A parità di prodotto, le nostre imprese usano meno energia e producono meno em...

by Nick Halter   Vescio's has closed its St. Louis Park restaurant after 33 years and sold the property to the owner of Sela Roofing & Remodeling, who plans to eventually redevelop the property and the next-door motel. "We want to thank all of our long time customers to our St. Louis Park location," the Vescio family wrote on Facebo...

By Evan S. Benn   Miami was this close to getting Grato, chef Clay Conley's new pizza-pasta place, in our back yard. Conley and his partners say they scouted locations in Wynwood and Coral Gables before deciding to plant Grato in Palm Beach County (1901 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach), a few miles from where Conley's sister restaurants Bucca...

Reviewing Michelangelo's portraits, various conclusions could be inferred in relation to his hands. First of all, it is important to recall that the images may support the claim of the Master's left-handedness. Moreover, the hypothesis of gouty arthritis of the hands as the main cause of the pain in his hand can be dismissed, mainly because no...