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Jon Morosi’s first taste of the World Baseball Classic came on March 7, 2013, when he watched from the press box as Italy scored two ninth-inning runs to beat Mexico 6-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game had some personal relevance for Morosi, then a Fox Sports writer—he is Italian-American, his wife his Mexican-American, and that was the first ever...

Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso will play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but not because he simply accepted an invitation. Things aren’t so easy for an Italian from Redwood City, Calif. His very Italian last name wasn’t good enough to convince the International Baseball Federation of his heritage, either. “It was like a little fact...

Stories and memories? You’d have as much luck holding them back Sunday at the Italian-American Club as you would reining in Carme Pitrello, the outsized Las Vegas entertainer whose life will be celebrated there that day. But two stories — told by Pitrello’s girlfriend and business partner — look forward, not back. They get to these questions: How d...

FRIDAY, FEB. 24 | 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M. Where:College of Southern Nevada - Charleston campus. Start time:6:00 pm End time:9:00 pm. Address:6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas. Cost:Free. Age limit:All ages The Oscar-nominated documentary feature Fire at Sea, which never played in Las Vegas theaters, will be shown at the College of Southern Nevada’s Char...

From classical tunes to pop standards, classical crossover ensemble O Sole Trio is bringing its signature show “From Pavarotti to Pop” to Sun City’s Magnolia Hall at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 as part of the lifestyle services department’s Showstoppers 2017 show lineup. Tickets, $22, are on sale now at www.SunCityHiltonHead.org and the lifestyle services desk...

Pierce County, Washington will soon be getting a new adult men’s soccer team.  Plans have been made to bring a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team to the area this season with the first games being played in May. Pierce County will be playing in the NPSL’s Northwest Conference, which includes teams in Seattle, WA (Seattle OSA FC), Bremerton,...

By Catherine Reese Utah Opera is welcoming music lovers back to Salt Lake City's newly renovated Capitol Theatre in grand style with an excellent production of Giuseppe Verdi's beloved "La Traviata."   Though it features a pair of festive and sparkling party scenes — staged smartly by director José María Condemi and sung with flair by the U...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Brown   Are you looking for a relaxing way to unwind at the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend? Come to Enzo's Caffè Italiano on Sunday at 5:00pm, order a glass of wine and listen to the soothing sounds of Pina di Rosa and her musical partner, Tim Uecker, as they present the best of traditional and contemporary...

Being called The Italian Stallion is an over-used English language nickname for any talented high profile sportsman representing the Azzurri but Gianmarco Tamberi would certainly be another deserving recipient of the epithet, especially considering his galloping gait approaching the high jump bar, if he were to strike gold in Portland on Saturday....

Fifty years ago, in a small village in Southern Italy, there lived a taciturn family man with the nickname "Mbrascatu"—"Dirty Face." To this day, when Andrea Algieri returns to his home village of Luzzi in Calabria, most people don't remember who he is until he reluctantly shares the nickname of his grandfather: "Oh! Mbrascatu! Andrea Mbrascatu!"...

The countdown is on: In a week from now, BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (IT) will tackle his next big challenge. On Hawaii (US), he will contest his first ever long-distance triathlon on Saturday, 11th October.   This triathlon is anyway a real endurance test for non-disabled athletes, as it consists of a 3.86 kilometre swim in the open...

By Natalie Hurst & KBOI Web Staff   Boise's Italian American Club celebrated its 40th year and dedicating new bocce ball courts Wednesday night. The games began on the new courts with a wine toast at Boise's Municipal Park. The original courts were built back in 2008 when there was one league with eight teams. Now the group has...