PHOENIX — David Wright hit a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning and the United States beat Italy 6-2 Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round. Ryan Vogelsong settled down after a shaky start to get the victory. The S...

Lo sport ha da sempre un ruolo di veicolo culturale, sociale, economico e commerciale della società americana. L'approccio americano allo sport ha convinto generazioni di ragazzi e ragazze forgiandone la consapevolezza circa il carattere vincente della società americana; lo sport ha spesso agito da vero portavoce della cultura popolare statunitense...

Congratulations, Uptown Plaza, you win the Lou Malnati's lottery! The much-beloved purveyor of Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza is targeting a May opening, and the restaurant's management has chosen a location at Phoenix's Uptown Plaza, alongside Sam Fox's Flower Child and New York's famed burger joint, Shake Shack.   It's a coup both for...

by Robrt Pela   I paused for a moment outside La Bella Pizzeria last Friday afternoon. Oh, no. I thought. I heard this was a kosher Italian restaurant. Yet nothing among the many signs posted outside this neat-as-a-pin strip mall diner indicated that one could eat here without busting Kashrut.   Then I stepped inside and saw the...

The world's largest eyeglass maker has signed a deal with the U.S. department store chain Macy's to open up to 500 LensCrafters optical retail centres inside Macy's. Macy's and Luxottica already have a deal that has put 670 Sunglass Hut's in Macy's department stores, with the number tripling in the last six years.   The companies said i...

The man, the myth and the legend. Mozart's Don Giovanni comes to the Arizona Opera stage February 26-28 in Symphony Hall in Phoenix and March 5-6 in Tucson Music Hall. Don Giovanni is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Don Giovanni follows the adventures of the infamous lover in Seville, Spain, and is considered by many to be Wolfgang A...

by Lauren Saria   He's already changed the way America thinks about pizza, and now, nearly three decades after he opened his first restaurant, chef Chris Bianco will focus on something new. "My dream was always to do a little trattoria, to put as much emphasis on pasta as we did on pizza in the past," Bianco says.   That's why in...

by Laura Latzko Public programs coordinator Randi Ringnes said the MIM works to make every Experience event, especially ones focusing on the same culture, slightly different. "We've make a conscious effort to switch it up and highlight different artists and showcase Italy in different ways," Ringnes said. "My favorite part about this is we ge...

When it comes to Leonardo Da Vinci, we are all familiar with his paintings – the Last Supper, the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man – all works of art that require a plane ticket to Europe in order to view. Conveniently, some of Da Vinci's works are now on display in Arizona. The Phoenix Art Museum has brought the Italian intellectual back to life...

When it comes to playing a hunch-backed dwarf, Michael Corvino is head and shoulders above the competition.   The Bronx-born baritone is in Phoenix to star as the title character of Arizona Opera's "Rigoletto." It's a role he's sung in more than 100 performances at New York City Opera and companies around the globe.   Read more  ...