The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

The book, “The Versatility of Chairs: A Theatrical Memoir,” written by Edward G. Pizzella narrates the struggles of Italian Immigrants back in 1930’s in Hartford, Connecticut. It tells about a variety of things. One is about coping with poverty and surviving. It is also about family — the love they share, parenting, and instilling sound principles...

Arizona Opera is proud to present the first Mainstage production of its 2017/18 Season, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, one of the most exciting and dramatic operas of all time. Set in the turmoil of Rome in 1800, Tosca is one of opera's greatest stories, filled with heartbreak and revenge. The beautiful and fiery Italian diva, Floria Tosca, is passionate...

Entertainers, if they’re lucky, get to enjoy a moment in which everything seems to be going their way. In the midst of such a moment: Sebastian Maniscalco. Just look at what's been happening. In the past two years, the fast-talking funnyman has made four movies. He headlined his third Showtime special. He's playing bigger venues; he just booked a s...

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles has organized the following meetings: 26 ottobre 2017 - San Pedro 1 novembre 2017 - Phoenix 6 dicembre 2017 - Albuquerque 9 november 2017 - Santa Barbara For further informat...

Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, is recognized as a federal holiday and a state holiday in Arizona. The City of Phoenix, however, does not recognize Columbus Day as a holiday, but Mayor Greg Stanton did proclaim Oct 9, 2017, Indigenous Peoples' Day. Controversy over honoring the Italian explorer for his arrival to the Americas in 1492 st...

At restaurants around Phoenix, you can build your own pizza, burrito, pita, poke bowl or doughnut. One local chef is adding meatballs to that mix-and-match formula. When it opens in northeast Phoenix this fall, The Sicilian Butcher will give diners the choice of 15 types of meatballs to pair with their selection of sauces, pastas and breads. In an...

A European-based gelato festival is crossing the pond and making its debut in America with stops planned in Scottsdale and Tucson. Organizers of Gelato Festival America said the three-day food festival will make four stops in the western part of the United States and bring international and national gelato-makers together for people to taste Italy'...

It has been an incredible four months for me as Phoenix New Times' food editor. This city is a treasure trove of inventive, chef-driven restaurants — both high-end and hole-in-the-wall. And working for a progressive publication like New Times has allowed me to explore the Valley food scene beyond high-profile restaurant openings and really dig in t...

At certain times of the day, the Esplanade — the mixed-used development near 24th Street and Camelback Road — can feel eerily desolate. The complex has been known to turn into a ghost town after business hours, and its sprawling, boxy design, anchored by soaring office towers, lends a gloomy air of impenetrability. From the street, it’s difficult t...