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If your java obsession extends beyond the occasional cup of joe, we’ve just discovered the caffeine-charged experience of your dreams. The espresso geniuses at Illy recently announced a week-long luxury trip to coffeeschool in Italy, complete with five-star accommodations, private jet transfer, Michelin-star fare and damn good coffee that would mak...

Earlier this summer, the comic Sebastian Maniscalco received a note from his father that expressed pride in his son’s achievements but also encouraged him to double down on writing more jokes. “I appreciated the letter,” Maniscalco said with a sigh, sitting in a small, empty room at the Comedy Store. “But I’m 46 and he’s stillon me. I called my sis...

Calabria is a stunning coastal region surrounded by the crystal-clear blue waters of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas, rocky coasts and umbrella-dotted sandy beaches. Inland are endless acres of lemon, orange and olive trees, mountainous backdrops and rolling hills. Calabria’s history dates back thousands of years and is a place where you can explore...

Jackson Square in downtown Clarksburg was alive with festive food and music as the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-off whetted appetites for the Labor Day weekend festival. Hundreds of people showed up to enjoy the multitude of pasta sauces, bread, antipasto staples such as Greek and Italian olives, prosciutto, supresatta, cheese...

Τhe city of Taranto in Italy, will host the 20th edition of the Mediterranean Games, following the decision taken by the General Assembly of the International Committee of Mediterranean Games which was held in Patras. The Taranto delegation presented its candidacy during the ICMG General Assembly meeting, a day before the opening of the Mediterrane...

Joe Conforte deserves his induction among the inaugural six honorees in the Nevada Hall of Fame. Nevada author and publisher David Toll (“The Compleat Nevada Traveler”) announced the lineup last week. Mr. Conforte was the only one of the six still alive. Then came news of his death down in the land of Cariocas and breast reductions. The only other...

The Little Italy Food Hall heads into its second year with a new eatery that will make its debut later this fall, joining Mein St. Asian Kitchen, Not Not Tacos by Sam the Cooking Guy, Wicked Maine Lobster, and Bobboi Natural Gelato in the space. Replacing Roast Meat & Sandwich shop in the 4,685-square-foot food emporium is a second offering from Am...

A well known East Tennessee hair salon is about to change directions. Frank’s went from brand new just a few years ago to being named the top barbershop in America for three years in a row. Years ago, Frank Gambuzza took Salon Visage and opened Frank's Barbershop. The concept is a throwback of sorts with a modern-day twist. It's been said, “success...

A new documentary movie called, Happy Winter, transports viewers to Mondello Beach (Spiaggia di Mondello), one of the most popular beaches in Sicily, Italy. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, just off the southernmost tip of the Italian boot. Because Sicilian summers tend to be long, hot, and dry, many residents of Palermo, the capi...

Nathan Brovelli, bell attendant at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, has been named a "Na Hoku O' Ka'anapali" by the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association. Launched in July 2018, the program recognizes "shining stars" who act as ambassadors of the resort area. As bell attendant at the front entrance of The Whaler, Brovelli is often the first and...

America has long had a national obsession with Italian food. From wood-fired pizzas and glistening pastas to pastel gelato and clouds of feather-light tiramisu, Italian cuisine is always a crowd pleaser. With quality ingredients and some light reading, it’s also relatively easy to whip up some Italian fare in your own kitchen. Whether you prefer th...

After thirty years of following the Arena Football League Giancarlo Rancati from Monza, Italy attended his first AFL game in Albany New York at ArenaBowl 32. Rancati witnessed the Capital Region's first championship in twenty years, standing on the field under the confetti after the Empire’s victory. “I believed that it would be great, but it was m...