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Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 56th season with a Company premiere and new production of Vincenzo Bellini's The Capulets and the Montagues September 21, 25, 27 and 29, 2013 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.   Based on Renaissance legend (rather than Shakespeare's play), a longstanding political feud drives the drama in Be...

Dr. Monica Seger, assistant professor of Italian at the University of Oklahoma, will deliver three lectures at Missouri Southern State University on Monday, Sept. 9. "Mafia Culture: History and Representation in Italy and Beyond" will begin at 9 a.m. in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.   The lecture will explore the roots of the mafia bot...

L'Ufficio del Turismo del Montana – parte del consorzio turistico Rocky Mountain Int. composto da quattro Stati del Nord Ovest Usa – lancia una guida in italiano fornita di cartina e con diverse idee di itinerari estivi nelle zone dei parchi nazionali di Yellowstone e del Glacier. Naturalmente nella pubblicazione c'è spazio anche per quelli inverna...

Massimo Bottura is the chef at Osteria Francescana, which came in at No. 3 in Restaurant Magazine's "World's Top 50 Restaurants" ranking. He's an eccentric guy, discussing Picasso and Italian traditions while showing off some of his beautiful lunch dishes. The best part of the video is at 3:45, when Bottura instructs a guest to close his eyes and e...

by Craig Davis   John Viola has been intently reading all of the news reports about his father's purchase of the Florida Panthers. What interests him most is found at the bottom of the articles online, where fans express their views and concerns about what this latest ownership change will mean to their team.   The oldest of new...

By Beatrice Bondi Lunedì sera Eros Ramazzotti ha cantato a New York, penultima tappa americana, dopo Los Angeles e Atlantic City, del tour ramazzottiano dell'album NOI, che è partito lo scorso marzo ed è approdato nel nuovo mondo dopo aver toccato le principali città italiane ed europee. Giovedì Eros si esibirà a Miami, ultima tappa negli States,...

by Stephen Peterson   It has sat empty for several years, but plans are to reopen a new restaurant/lounge at the site of the former Villa Capri off Route 1A. Joseph F. Frisoni Jr. of Foxboro has bought the property and plans to open a 168-seat Italian/American restaurant called Angelina's as soon as December. Selectmen Tuesday night ap...

By Bill Clapper Strolling into Sorentos Italian Gourmet along Marlboro's lively main business district, we knew we were in a special place.   The furnishings and décor spoke of old world charm — or at least what we state-side bound-Americans envision as an Italian restaurant in Italy. Our waiter, dressed in all-black, greeted us and took ou...

By Viviana Devoto Le mani grandi, l'attitudine da ragazzaccio, la pala della pizza maneggiata come un acrobata. Jon Darsky è un tizio svelto: e la sua mente viaggia al pari coi chilometri che attraversa ogni giorno.   La pizza era la sua ossessione, la pizzeria mobile è diventata il suo progetto unico nel mondo. Un camion con dentro un forn...

by Steve Meacham   Lorenzo Polegri calls himself "the Etruscan chef" and has written a highly entertaining cookbook under that name. He's a born showman, obviously enjoying himself as he demonstrates to our tour group how to make perfect pasta, Etruscan-style.   We're seated around tables at Ristorante Zeppelin in beautiful Orvie...

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani...

Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...