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On June 12, a fire in the apartment building above Vito's caused water damage, and temporarily closed the club. Owner Greg Lundgren spoke with jazz reporter Robin Lloyd about the history and the future of Vito's, and the need for help to retain the club's staff. On how he and his partner Jeff Scott purchased and revived Vito's in 2010: We had been...

Michael Carbonaro is a man of many talents but today he talked about his take over in Las Vegas at the Penn & Teller theater, where will be headlining his show, “Lies on Stage.” “Penn & Teller” is one of the longest running shows in Las Vegas and the two handed over the keys to Michael as they head to Australia for a few weeks. They have never hand...

Growing up on opposite sides of Italy, Valentina Iseppi and Carmela Pappalardo had similar experiences trying rowing for the first time at age 10: They hated it. “I was so scared,” Iseppi said. “I took maybe one stroke, turned around and went back in. I said, ‘I’m never going to row ever again. It is so bad.'” Said Pappalardo: “I was really scared,...

Come join the fun – and enter to win a Vespa – at Casa Italiana’s ‘Vespa Festa’ on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. This event will include music, food, a market, beer & wine garden, prizes and a raffle to win a Vespa (just $10 per ticket). Food booths will feature: - Italian favorites-Lasagna, Manicotti- Meatball Sandwiches- Gelato-...

Claudio Repetto wasn’t sure of the idea at first. Since he was 10, he had played for the academy of Italian Serie A club Genoa, operating with the wide-eyed dreams that accompany academy players. “Your goal is to make it to the first team,” said Repetto, who now plays striker for Phoenix Rising. But here he was, 19 years old, being told by his agen...

This week on State of Art we’re learning about Anchorage Opera returning to the stage after a two-year hiatus. After postponing twice, their production of Puccini’s “Tosca” is happening this weekend. The opera is considered one of Puccini’s masterpieces and has all the passion, intrigue and death you’d want from a dramatic performance.  We’re joine...

Wednesday, April 20, at 7:00 PM PST (10:00 PM EST). From the Myron’s at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Watch the global live stream or watch it later up to a month after the event. To reserve your spot visit www.giadavalenti.live Giada Valenti is a singer and songwriter, born and raised in Venice, Italy. Since 2006, Giada ha...

When: Tue, May 3, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM PDT. Join this event for a discussion with Dr. Will Parnell on the topic of Children's Rights to Education. A zoom link to join the event will be sent to your email on the morning of the event. With a long history of community initiatives, concerns, and actions over the rights of young children to earl...

Natalia Di Pietrantonio has devoted her career to South Asian art but her family comes from very different parts of the world — her father is from Italy and her mother from Mexico. Attracted by art from an early age, Di Pietrantonio majored in art history at the University of California Davis. During her studies, she had to take a survey course on...

Bill Acosta was known as the Man of 1,001 voices, headlining on the stages on the Las Vegas Strip, including the Luxor and Flamingo, and thousands of performances in many other venues. Bill passed away on Jan. 26, and a celebration of his life will be held at the Italian American Club on Mar. 26. Born in Dallas, Bill and his family moved to New Orl...

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to experience the next Taste & Learn on Saturday, March 19, at 5 p.m. Taste & Learn is Ferraro’s popular, monthly wine-tasting and education event that provides illuminating wine education along with a menu of expertly prepared, authentic Italian small plates crafted by Chef Mimmo Ferraro.   Th...

Fans of opera will have the chance to see a performance of Puccini's Tosca in Salt Lake City during March 2022. The venue for Puccini's Tosca will be the beautiful and historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City located at 50 West 200 South. Parking is available close by. Scheduled performances will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 PM...