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He's not from the Valley, but Tony Danza's January 24 appearance in the Valley is something of a homecoming. It's more than the local cousin he "hasn't seen in forever" or the visiting alumni group from his alma mater, the University of Dubuque. Danza the Entertainer was born right here in Phoenix. It's also where he boxed his final match, back in...

Italian soprano Federica Lombardi made her American opera debut last year with New York Metropolitan Opera. This weekend, she makes her American orchestra debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The singer, who has sang in some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses from La Scala in Milan to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, will perform the arias from...

A new Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to Buckman, called Grassa, is located at 1375 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Grassa provides pasta dishes, with menu items ranging from Caesar salad to whipped potato agnolotti and grilled mustard greens. The casual, counter-service restaurant does not take reservations.  The new arrival...

Start the new year off right and join us for our first storewide event of 2020! Get ready for unlimited bites and sips at Italian Street Food & Beer Fest on Sunday, February 16 at Eataly Las Vegas. Some of the best Italian food is what you can get from the little man with the carrettino, or "little cart," off the side of the road in small towns and...

Toward the tail end of Dan Marino’s Hall of Fame career, the Miami Dolphins quarterback got a new backup, Damon Huard. A mentor-mentee relationship on the field soon became a friendship in wine: After games, the two would retire to Marino’s Miami home to watch movies and dive into the veteran QB’s 5,000-bottle collection. “I had a fun time robbing...

It’s a tale nearly as old as time: Girl meets boy, falls in love, and so on and so forth until it all ends either tragically or “happily ever after.” But this time around, it’s a story that’s persevered in the hearts and minds of opera lovers across the globe for over 100 years—and is making its way to Tucson. Originally composed by Giacomo Puccini...

Saturday January 25, 2020, Scuola Italiana di Portland. Free Talk on Multiculturalism by Angela Zagarella from Portland State University on January 25, 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at Scuola Italiana di Portland at 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Who are the Italians? What does it mean to be Italian? What happens when a country changes from bein...

Vintner and motorcycle aficionado Marcelo Doffo is selling part of his collection of gorgeous Italian sport bikes at auction in Las Vegas later this month. Doffo, an immigrant to California from Argentina who was raised on the land and on bikes by his immigrant Italian family, has made wine and motorcycles his lifeblood – after family, of course –...

What would a great lunch restaurant look like? It's a question James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco has been working to answer over the past few months as he's reworked the menu at his restaurant on Van Buren Street near downtown Phoenix.  The space was previously home to Roland's Cafe Market Bar, which Bianco helped open with Nadia Holguin...

To judge from the plate, Italy is taking over Utah. Every time a restaurant closes, an Italian restaurant takes its place. Yes, I’m exaggerating. Yes, you’ve likely read my complaints about this before. But imagine how dismal it feels, after 35 years of extolling and promoting creative regional cuisine, to be faced with so few new choices: a fast-c...

Let’s face it, navigating the world of pasta and sauces can be downright confusing when you have an endless resource like Google at your fingertips. Recipes vary and opinions differ when it comes to what makes a good pasta sauce, sometimes even regionally! Who should you trust, the big California Food Network star promising the “perfect Italian rec...

A squad of top Italian talents under coach Stefano Morini will spend five weeks training in the United States, Margherita Panziera revealed in an interview with Italian media last week. The 24-year-old Panziera spoke to Italy’s La Tribuna last week. One of four Italians already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Panziera told La Tribuna that he...