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What is the old-style? Italian What would a 21st-century shopping center look like with a festival? “Gateway obviously has a more modern feel, but we’re trying to recreate that atmosphere of a street fair,” says Nick Fuoco, organizer of Festa Italiana happening Saturday Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18 at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. “The booths...

Sister Rosalie Locati accepted a call 22 years ago to encourage caregivers – regularly wandering the hallways and nooks of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Locati, 79, started her religious life as an educator and at first declined repeated taps to be the hospital’s director of mission and values. When she embraced the role, she sought to re...

When: From Wed, Sep 21, 2022, 4:00 PM to Sun, Sep 25, 2022, 11:00 PM PDT - Where: M Resort • Spa • Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV 89044 The biggest Italian and International food festival in the Las Vegas Valley. PLUS Amusement Rides & Games, Live Music, Arts & Crafts Vendors + more. Fun for the whole family! Amission tickets are goo...

Festa Italiana SLC of Salt Lake City, hosted by the Italian-American Civic League, returns to The Gateway Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th. From the organizers: “Every September, we welcome you and your entire family to enjoy the surroundings of beautiful downtown Salt Lake City while exploring the culture, entertainment and culinary di...

One of the special tours at LDI this year is a tech tour of Perception Las Vegas, a new museum for immersive and high-tech digital art installations, opened on June 10, 2022 with the world premiere of Leonardo: The Universal Man. Chronicling the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, one of history’s greatest thinkers, the hour-long, three-part journ...

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,...

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...

World War II veteran Gino Mei has had birthdays worldwide, but Thursday’s celebration in Arizona may have been one of his favorites. Arizona’s Family reports hundreds of people came out to his street to give the U.S. Army veteran a 103rd birthday celebration he won’t soon forget. They did a drive-by salute to honor him. “I feel great. I feel like I...

The Migration Project, an international exhibition bringing together 10 artists from Seattle and Italy, will open in Perugia Sept. 2 through Oct. 9. Curated by Antonio Carlo Ponti, the exhibit can be seen at the Civic Museum, located in the Palazzo della Penna in the heart of the city. The Migration Project is a juried-art show that includes 10 art...

Outside of ciabatta and olive oil, his mother’s meatball recipe and all the famous faces you see on the wall, Michael Lopercio says the secret for a successful Italian restaurant is simple — treat everyone who walks through the door like they’re part of your family. “My business is my family, everybody says that but we truly are a family restaurant...

"It is not our intention to turn the unique beauty of Hawaii into another Venice, simply to provide a different kind of tour experience while immersing the senses with all the beauty and wonder that Hawaii has to offer from a perspective you cannot get anywhere else," said Shantel Kalmanson. The gondola carries small groups of up to four passengers...