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Portland Opera is thrilled to bring its production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville to the stage this June. Considered one of the greatest comic operas of all time, Rossini's opera tells the story of the Count Almaviva, who has fallen for the charming Rosina, and enlists the help of the town barber Figaro to assist in winning her affect...

Tony (Antonio) Orsillo passed away April 6, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. Tony was born on February 10, 1933 in the tiny Italian hill town of Pago Veiano, an hour outside of Naples. He was born in to a large farming family, where he learned to grow fruits and vegetables which became his life long passion. In 1960, at the urging of his ol...

Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi came to Las Vegas on May 9 to pay a visit to the most recent addition to The Palm at The Forums Shop at Caesars Palace, his own caricature added to the restaurant's iconic walls. Bon Jovi was joined by his son, Jesse, for lunch at The Palm on Thursday afternoon. Prior to being seated, the two signed their names below their...

Al Bernardi, a longtime veteran of the tomato industry, died April 25 at his home in Green Valley, AZ. He was 92. Mr. Bernardi was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Firebaugh, CA, to Joe and Yolanda Bernardi, and spent his early years in Merced, Le Grand, and Madera, CA. At age 17, Mr. Bernardi lost his father and he was responsible for raising the family toma...

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, also this year is organizing meetings, to collect the fingerprints of those who wish to apply for passport without having to come to this Consulate General Las Vegas, Nevada...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego OR 97034. Using the themes of the movies of the Italian Film Festival (link is external), Professor Zagarella will discuss topics, changes and challenges facing Italy society today. Professor Zagarella is the Language Courses Coordinator at Portl...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas proudly presents Beautiful Things (2017, 1h 35m), a heartfelt documentary by Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin, winner of Best Italian Film by the Arca Jury (under 26) at the 74th Venice Film Festival. It is dedicated to those of us who could not endure a life without collecting useless objects, to those of us who are a...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @6pm–7pm PDT. Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117. The talk is part of the Discovering Italy Series offered through the Sahara West Library. Matera is a town in Basilicata in the arch of the boot of Italy.A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Matera is famous for its remarkable “Sassi” neighborhoods ca...

On April 12,13 and April 26,27, the annual edition of Italian Film Festival USA of Phoenix will feature local premieres of recent, critically acclaimed Italian films and shorts. Organized by Italian Film Festival USA in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures and Scottsdal...

There’s a part of Northwest Portland, on the outer rim of the Pearl District, where the neighborhood retains its industrial roots. Out among the warehouses, commercial printers, brewery equipment shops and industrial suppliers, a group of artisans from around the globe are preparing to perform a bit of magic. From wood, resin, metal, fabric and cer...

Several times in the past, I've written stories about my family when they owned a ranch across the Carson River from Dayton. My great-grandfather Pietro Cassinelli owned and operated the ranch, now known as the Ricci Ranch, from the 1880s until about 1910. These stories included family squabbles, bar fights, Pietro being shot in the back while taki...

A partire da venerdì scorso, 1 marzo, i connazionali iscritti all’AIRE residenti nello Utah che hanno bisogno di richiedere il passaporto italiano potranno fissare un appuntamento presso gli uffici del Consolato Onorario a Salt Lake City. A renderlo noto è il Consolato Generale a San Francisco dopo che nella città è stata attivata la postazione per...