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The Brigham Young University Museum of Art has acquired a new painting by Italian artist Luca Giordano via donation. Giordano’s “El Prendimiento de Cristo, The Arrest of Christ,” illustrates a scene from the New Testament where Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss while the two are surrounded by soldiers.  The painting went up for auction in Barcelona,...

So, here’s the thing: I spent a year and a half as a missionary living in Southern Italy, and that means I ate a lot of good food. Like, a lot. From street vendors, small shops and restaurants, but mainly in the homes of Italian families, eating homemade Italian meals. You tell yourself when you go to Italy that you won’t come back a pasta snob…but...

For fans of both Italian cuisine and brunch, the perfect storm on the Las Vegas Strip is Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano, which recently brought back its brunch menu. Fans of the Northern Italian-themed restaurant are no doubt familiar with chef Angelo Auriana’s passion for authenticity, quality and deliciousness. His regular menu features a wide vari...

The Nevada City Odd Fellows is honored to present one of the premiere acoustic guitar players on the scene today, Peppino D’Agostino on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall. As young Sicilian artist, D’Agostino left Italy over 30 years ago with the dream of “playing with the greatest guitarists.” D’Agostino has achieved his dream and...

Perhaps no country’s cuisine puts people into so many different camps as Italy’s. Just tell the person next to you why pizza is the best Italian cuisine, and soon you’ll have started an enormous debate as to which of the various pizzas—spread among the boot-shaped country’s north, south and central areas—you are talking about. And that’s just pizza...

Tony Anderson is the type of guy who everyone seems to know. Ask just about any local leader whether they know him, and you’re likely to get an enthusiastic yes. The same holds true among everyday citizens as well, friends and acquaintances he’s met along the way who know him as the big, friendly Italian who always has time to stop and talk, share...

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the Telstar satellite call between Medford and Medford’s sister city in Italy. The United States launched the first telecommunications satellite, Or Telstar, back in 1962. It was used to connect 23 cities in the U.S. with their European sister cities. Medford was the only city in the Pacific Northwest to be se...

Full disclosure. I am a big fan of Roma Imports. I don’t visit the tiny shop often but when I do I walk out of there with boxes and bags of enough food to keep my freezer well stocked for months. The thing is, I’m not alone when it comes to shopping at Roma. Just about everyone I know does the same thing. The tiny parking that sits in front of the...

Italy's Massimo Stano won the men's 35km race walk at the World Athletics Championships in dramatic fashion on Sunday, edging Japan's Masatora Kawano by one second. Stano and Kawano battled shoulder-to-shoulder as the leading pair in the final 4km, but the Italian coped well with the pressure and accelerated in the final 300m to seal the gold medal...

It’s a Sunday kind of love at Brezza at Resorts World. The perfect start to close out the weekend is brunch at the Italian eatery, helmed by partners of the restaurant—Jason Rocheleau and Las Vegas culinary star and executive chef Nicole Brisson. The restaurant is chic and upscale, yet totally inviting and comfortable. Enjoy a large dining area flo...

New dining options have opened on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. A lakefront restaurant, The Nest Bar & Grill, and a seasonal Italian food concept called Dondero’s, which is available throughout the summer, has opened in the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village. The resort’s Cutthroat’s Saloon is also debuting a new dining...

If FX’s The Bear doesn’t have you thirsting over lead actor Jeremy Allen White, then you’re bound to be left salivating over the show’s star dish: the Italian beef. If you haven’t watched the show that everyone’s talking and memeing about, though, here’s the synopsis. Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto leaves the fine dining world in New York after his brothe...