Lechuga's is one of Denver's last remaining north-side red sauce joints. While many other Italian restaurants and bars — Pagliaci's, Carbone's, Longo's Subway Tavern — have succumbed to old age and an influx of development, Lechuga's was saved, at least in name and menu, when the restaurant was purchased after longtime owners Chuck Lechuga and Rach...

Albert Rosa, a survivor of the notorious Auschwitz death camp who went on to fight the Nazis with the U.S. military during World War II, will share his story Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the LSC Theatre at 7 p.m. Admission is free; no tickets required. Rosa, now 91, and his family were transported to Auschwitz in 1943 after Germany invaded his nativ...

With the changing dynamics in the NBA, Denver Nuggets Small Forward Danilo Gallinari is prepared to be called upon to take on different roles on the court and play the power forward position, nba.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reported. Espn.go.com reveals the Nuggets forward to be at 6-foot-10 weighing 225 pounds. He was drafted in the first round, si...

by Mark Harden The Denver Art Museum said Tuesday it will host an exhibition of Renaissance art masterpieces from Venice, Italy, opening in October. It's the latest in a string of blockbuster exhibitions for the museum, including its three-part show of impressionist works in 2013-14 and its recent displays of Cartier jewelry and the works of...

by Juliette Angoulvant   UNC opera theatre students make Puccini's "La Rondine" come to life in their production, which opens this week on Thursday. Performances will be held on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall). The production was directed by associate professor of music Brian Clay Lue...

by Mark Antonation   Change and growth continue to define the neighborhood that new arrivals know as LoHi but that longtime Denver residents simply call the Northside. Most notable — for food and history buffs, at least — has been the steady loss of classic red-sauce joints that were the legacy of the Italian immigrants who settled in this p...

Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries (Fra Marco da Nizza, 1495-1558 and Eusebio Francisco Kino, 1645-1711 were two) and later as adventurers ( Count Leonetto Cipriani, 1816-1888 and Italian American Charles Siringo, 1855-1928, for example). Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early tr...

By Sara Waite   When local business owners Mike and Denise Schaefer purchased the building at 310 Main St. about a year ago, they couldn't have predicted that they'd be starting a new business venture unlike any they'd been involved in before.   The owners of Schaefer's Precision Auto Body and Frame had planned to use the spacious d...

By Franco Esposito Ignazio Boschetto, bolognese, 19 anni. Gianluca Ginobile, abruzzese, 18 anni. Piero Barone, agrigentino, 20 anni. I tre tenorini, che insieme formano il trio operistico-pop "Il Volo".   Un nome che è tutto un programma, sinonimo di ambizioni e di voglia di successo. I tenorini sono già in volo nei cieli degli Stati Uniti,...

Opening a restaurant is like running a sprint that lasts 26.2 miles, not 200 meters. So we weren't sure if Paul Reilly, the chef/co-owner of Beast + Bottle, who's opening Coperta this summer, would have a moment to breathe, let alone talk to us — but he did.   Graciously stepping away from both spots, he opened up about what to expect from h...