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Crowds once again gathered at the popular Sons of Italy dining hall that burned down in an accidental fire more than three years ago. The reopening of the popular lunch and dinner spot had been delayed a few times because of a lack of funding and issues with construction. But Thursday, it was spaghetti and meatballs for everyone who walked through...

Giada Valenti will take the audience at the Lone Tree Arts Center on a romantic journey through five decades of beautiful songs. The award winning Italian singer is performing for one-night only, Saturday, February 15, 2020. “An Evening with Giada Valenti: From Venice with Love” pays tribute to some iconic female singers, including Karen Carpenter,...

I will admit – I am a foodie. There is something to be said about a beautiful plate of food. Meals are often the centerpieces of gatherings, or an evening alone when solitude is paired with a glass of wine and a hot dinner. Chef Robert Carrington at Pom Italian Eatery understands the comfort and importance of nourishing food. Carrington grew up wit...

In just two months of business, Suraci’s Italian Cafe already has achieved an important milestone. If they don’t have the daily specials posted on Facebook by about 10:30 a.m. each day, owner Dan Matechak and his staff will start to get calls from customers. “It’s great to see that kind of customer loyalty,” Matechak said during an interview Saturd...

A piece of Omaha's history will rise from the ashes on Thursday. That's when spaghetti dinners will return at the Sons of Italy Hall. It comes more than two years after a two-alarm fire destroyed the building near 10th and Pacific. Before the fire, the Sons of Italy held spaghetti dinners as a fundraiser for its community activities.

University of Denver freshman Anna Zanusso is about to live out one of her dreams. Video of Zanusso getting invited to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur has been seen by 86,000 people. “That week we were checking our phones, checking the mail,” said DU golf coach Lindsay Kuhle. “When we found out on Thursday, it was the phone call of a lifetime...

You are cordially invited to ST LOUIS' 3RD ANNUAL CARNEVALE VENEZIANO - the Premier Venetian Masquerade Gala in St Louis . Last year, we brought this timeless Italian tradition to Soulard's eclectic Mad Art Gallery. We're thrilled to do the same on Saturday, February 22, 2020.This year we're proud to feature the art of Evelyn Astegno, and her serie...

The writer of “A Bronx Tale,” a touring Broadway musical coming next week to the Orpheum Theater, says the show endures because everybody can relate to it. Chazz Palminteri originally wrote the piece as a semiautobiographical one-man play about his childhood in the Bronx. When he was a young boy, he witnessed a shooting after two men were fighting...

A bill striking Columbus Day as a state legal holiday and replacing it with something else cleared the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Tuesday on a 6-3 party-line vote. But will it win enough support to even move out of the House? House Bill 1031 is sponsored by Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, D-Denver/Adams County, and it's Benavidez...

Physics Professor Massimiliano Galeazzi is no stranger when it comes to working with scientists and astrophysicists at NASA. Back in 2018, he participated in the Poker Flat Sounding Rocket Campaign with NASA and other academic institutions to launch three rockets into outer space from a site in Alaska. For that mission, Galeazzi was the principal i...

It's been a long process and it’s almost there. Recovering from the fire that tore through Sons of Italy. Soon, the kitchen will reopen at the hall after a long wait. Italy is in Todd Procopio's blood and so is Sons of Italy. His dad and his family were members here. Which made January 2017 even more painful. “There were inches of water. TV’s on th...

A new Italian restaurant opens its doors in the Western Nebraska Regional Airport. Roma Italian Restaurant sells homemade lasagna, meatballs, spaghetti, chicken parmesan, chicken alfredo, bread and more. Owners Alex and Noti Gabrica traveled from Texas to open the restaurant. They also recently applied for a liquor license so they can sell wine and...