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Although it may seem as if there aren’t as many Italian joints in Las Vegas as in other cities, you’ll be surprised at just how many there really are. Even though most of the resorts have just one or two Italian-themed restaurants, The Venetian and The Grand Canal Shoppes have many more. Among them are Buddy V’s Ristorante (702.607.2355), with fami...

For Rafael Barceló Durazo, who grew up across the border from Arizona in the Mexican state of Sonora, Venerable Father Eusebio Kino is a symbol of unity. Today, as the Mexican consul in Tucson, he also looks to the famed missionary known as Padre Kino — and declared venerable by Pope Francis — as an example to follow. “I have always admired the cou...

A new restaurant and lounge headed to Symphony Park promises Italian fare and live music when it opens in 2022. Vic’s brings together Chris Lowden of Stoney’s Rockin’ Country fame and Mark DiMartino, who had DiMartino’s Family Deli and later operated the upscale Tillerman restaurant. The venue takes over more than 6,200 square feet of ground-level...

Academy Award, Golden Globe and 12-time GRAMMY Award-winner superstar Lady Gaga today announced she will return to Park MGM in Las Vegas October 2021. Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, Lady Gaga will take the Park Theater stage for nine performances of her critically acclaimed LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO show. The sh...

Chicago writer-director Lucia Mauro announces completion of production for her new documentary, The Loneliest Road,  in Eureka, Nevada. The film was inspired by Fresno, Calif. author Silvio Manno’s 2016 book, Charcoal and Blood: Italian Immigrants in Eureka, Nevada and the Fish Creek Massacre, which unveils the little-known 1879 shooting of five It...

Shari Newman had a vision, and the pandemic helped bring it to life. The owner of Nicoletta's Table and Marketplace is holding festivities to kick off the opening of the restaurant's revamped Italian marketplace — typical to what folks might find wandering the streets of Italy. From Sept. 9-12, the downtown Lake Oswego restaurant organized the Harv...

The most exciting restaurant to open in Ashland for more than a year builds on an award-winning chef’s four decades in the industry. Davide Ghizzoni was executive chef for Ca’ Del Sol near Universal Studios in Southern California’s Studio City before the coronavirus pandemic curtailed the restaurant’s special events, which his wife, Sherri, managed...

The After-School teacher teaches Italian language skills to students from ages three to six. The teacher must be fluent in Italian language, enjoy working with children, and have practical experience with lesson planning and teaching children ages three to six years old. After-School teachers play the important role in helping children interact wit...

Market Street Pizza overlooks downtown and the Spokane Valley with elaborate, spray-paint-decorated walls covering the back, including the Teenage Mutant Turtles and the beloved cartoon’s trademark food: pizza. Inside, the bustling dinner rush has staff moving, and children are at their happiest in the arcade to the left. Classic brick walls, pinba...

A long anticipated restaurant has finally opened its doors in Bellingham, Washington. SLICED! A company out of Bakersfield, California known as “Slice of Italy” has finally opened its doors at 70 Bellis Fair Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98226 at Bellis Fair Mall. This is the first business to occupy the location since Boston’s Pizza left in March of 2019....

Pizza Thief, the hottest new pizza spot in the recently anointed best pizza city in America, started when two long-time friends decided to quit their day jobs and open a business together. The Portland, Oregon newcomer focuses on slices (and pies) both traditional and regional ingredient-driven, and features an adjoining bar (Bandit Bar) with cockt...

Migration is an expansive concept with many applications and gradations of meaning. For some, the word is closely tied with parents or grandparents immigrating to the United States from Italy or another country. Others attuned to the natural world think of migration as it reflects the seasonal movements of animals or birds. It carries an entirely d...