Il viaggio virtuale tra Italia e Stati Uniti e all'interno di essi, ci porta spesso negli Stati in cui ci sono più Italiani, in genere sulle due coste. Ma l'America è tanto altro, ed anche in questo tanto altro, magari meno conosciuto qui da noi, si racchiudono perle, notizie interessanti, e italiani di successo e orgogliosi della loro origine. Neg...

by Italian Club of Salt Lake   The Italian Club of Salt Lake is an expanding organization, dedicated to promoting and celebrating the Italian culture here in Utah. As a result of our club's growth, we are looking to fill an Events Coordinator position.   This position would involve planning and executing club events, collaborating wit...

The 1st Annual Italian Street Festival is about to get underway in downtown Salt Lake City. Festa Italiana will celebrate the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Italy. There will be food vendors from some of the most popular authentic Italian restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the items that can be found include Gnocchi...

Among its many bragging rights in the art world, Italy boasts being the birthplace of opera. With deep roots in Venice and Florence, the oldest known opera dates back to the end of the 16th century. It didn't take long before the art took off, and Italians have been in love with it ever since.   In Italy, majestic halls and theaters are stil...

by Kurt Kragthrope   Tony Lazzeri rounded the bases and ran into an overwhelming welcome. Lazzeri's Salt Lake Bees teammates greeted him after a game-winning home run, and then the celebration rose to another level.   Many fans among the sellout crowd of 10,000 at Bonneville Park on a Sunday afternoon in 1925 watched the first ga...

By Mauro Battocchi In the city of Salt Lake City, the Italian language is alive and kicking. Take, for example, these two students below from the University of Utah. Italian has truly opened doors in their scholastic and personal lives and, as you can tell from their video interviews, they are very enthusiastic about this special language.  ...

By Mauro Battocchi   I'm honored to introduce you to Giuliana Cosentino Marple. She is a native Italian and is currently a full-time teaching faculty in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah where she completed her Masters degree in Foreign Language Teaching. She teaches Italian, Italian literature and history...

Most of you probably didn't notice that Utah food giant Tony Caputo officially retired this weekend. It's not really Tony's style to do anything this quietly—he tends towards open-voiced honesty and bluntness. And most of you won't even notice the retirement, since he'll still be in the downtown store he founded on most Saturdays, at least thr...

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 Marc Stein The coaching search farthest removed from the New York Knicks-level spotlight could prove to be one of the most fascinating of the NBA offseason.   That's because the Utah Jazz, I'm told, are on that very short list of teams that will give bona fide consideration to breaking basketball's Euro barrier on the X's and O's side by...