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Gino Vuolo, owner of Gino’s Italian Ristorante died today, the restaurant announced. Vuolo was born in Naples, Italy, growing up in a family that put its emphasis on Italian cuisine. His grandmother Immacolata opened a restaurant in 1906, which became a family affair. Vuolo, 60, first came to the US at age two years old, when his father opened a re...

While the ongoing pandemic has forced many art spaces to close their doors, the Leonardo has emerged realigned with a spirit of creativity and innovation. "Every cultural institution had just come out of a really dry spell because COVID not only shut us down but a lot of exhibits stopped touring and so the Leonardo really took that time to say, 'Wh...

Presentation of the book of the life and writings of Orienta Badia. Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 4:00 AM – 5:30 AM CET. Online event. This talk introduces participants to the extraordinary life of Orienta Badia-a second generation Italiana who possessed rare and pertinent talents that still remain so in 2022. She was born with the gift of dance and...

All are welcome to a Festa Natale at Casa Italiana Italian Cultural Center in Burien, starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Enjoy an Italian Bake Sale, festive chestnut roasting, Italian imports shopping, toe tapping music by the Rigatones, and top it off with a grand Christmas tree lighting. Come discover the warm and inviting Casa Caff...

After canceling the 2020 season because of the pandemic, SIFF Cinema Italian Style returned to Seattle for a week in early November, showcasing 13 films to celebrate the festival’s 13th season. “Seattle loves this festival,” declared SIFF’s Artistic Director Beth Barrett. “And it’s no wonder: these films are passionate, heartbreaking, funny, inspir...

Chef Cathy Whims is an icon in the Portland food scene. She studied with Marcella Hazan and the very founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini, was present at the inauguration of one of her restaurants, Nostrana. She is a six-time James Beard “Best Chef: Pacific Northwest” finalist and winner of the coveted 2011 “Leccio d’Oro Osteria Prize” instituted by...

When he was a high school student, Jevahjire France spoke at the opening of a new community technology lab dedicated to serving South Salt Lake’s youth. France, who was a member of Cottonwood High School’s robotics team, knows the challenges many students face accessing the latest technology. During that October 2019 event, France expressed appreci...

Christopher Columbus is staying put. And Marcus Whitman, in statue form, will move from Washington, D.C., to Walla Walla County. On Monday, Oct. 18, the Board of County Commissioners members Todd Kimball, Greg Tompkins and Jennifer Mayberry voted to allow the statue of Columbus to remain on the lawn of the Walla Walla County Superior Court, where i...

Do you love ravioli, fettucine, spaghetti and all things Italian?! The annual Great Italian Festival is turning downtown Reno into little Italy for the weekend. The festival, hosted by the ROW, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions which includes live entertainment, a sauce cooking contest and of course a lot of pasta. If you are inter...

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is taking their award-winning menu from the kitchen to the classrooms, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month.  On Monday, September 27 Italian restaurant, Romano’s Macaroni Grill provided educators at Wai’alae Elementary School with 100 Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti meals. “Excitement and gratitude describe what we,...

Why do Italians eat what they eat? How does food reflects the culture of a nation? Is there even a concept of ‘National cuisine’ in Italy? How much did religion influence food and meals throughout the centuries? What contamination is evident in Italian regional cuisine? How can food have different uses and meaning for different people within the Me...

If you were to shrink Italy and all of its culture, food and music into a 74-acre campus, you would end up with the Italian Festival at Seattle Center. This celebration of all things Italy runs Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center. With multiple wine gardens, live music, cooking demonstrations, bocce (lawn bowling) and more, the Italian Festival h...