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Possibly the unlikeliest customer of all became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Alaska's largest city. Anna Ercoli, 81, pulled into Arctic Herbery's small parking lot at 8:30 a.m., 3 ½ hours before the store was to open and become the first legal retail marijuana store in Anchorage.   She was waiting at the store when owner Bryant Th...

Immigrants from Italy, the Lipparelli family settled in Elko and embodied the American Dream. Through hard work and determination, members of the family became business owners, educators and professionals in Elko and around the state.   Sositinio "Sam" and Argentina Lipparelli immigrated to America from Italy in the early 20th century. Their...

By Kim Himstreet   Portland Opera's 50th anniversary season will conclude on Saturday Aug. 1 with a celebration featuring a street fair and free outdoor simulcast of their final production of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love." While opera and a street fair might seem like an unusual pairing, Portland Opera ties it all together wi...

Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Great Food, Fun and entertainment at our annual Columbus Day dinner/dance Doors open at 6:00, Dinner at 7:30 Antipasto Buffet Beef, Chicken, Fish Desserts provided by Carmine's NYC Dondino Mark Giovi and the Tap House All Star Band Special Guests - Attend Event   Italian American...

You are invited to a special reception honoring Roberto Dal Bosco, artist of the Italian video installation of The Supper of Saint Gregory The Great, currently on exhibit at The Leonardo.    Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Time: 6:00 – 8:00Pm Special Guests Of Honor Include: Roberto Dal Bosco, Artist  Mauro Battocchi, Consul...

Cannara, Italy, and Walla Walla hope to become sister cities. A friendship-pact signing ceremony will take place Tuesday 10:45 a.m. at City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave. The push for sisterhood with Cannara came from Walla Walla onion growers and Council member Jim Barrow, who recently toured Cannara. Signing for Cannara will be Antonio Baldaccini, a busi...

by Laura Latzko Public programs coordinator Randi Ringnes said the MIM works to make every Experience event, especially ones focusing on the same culture, slightly different. "We've make a conscious effort to switch it up and highlight different artists and showcase Italy in different ways," Ringnes said. "My favorite part about this is we ge...

When it comes to Leonardo Da Vinci, we are all familiar with his paintings – the Last Supper, the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man – all works of art that require a plane ticket to Europe in order to view. Conveniently, some of Da Vinci's works are now on display in Arizona. The Phoenix Art Museum has brought the Italian intellectual back to life...

After the overwhelming success of last year, the Italian-American Civic League is set to hold their second annual Festa Italiana, September 17-18. Located in the expansive plaza of The Gateway, the festival promises to expose locals to rich Italian culture with over a dozen food vendors from across Salt Lake Valley. Attendees can enjoy the culinary...

It's been 20 years since Americans were first introduced to Mario Batali on "Molto Mario." Batali showed us the beauty of Italian cuisine on his Food Network shows, and used his pasta-making skills as a weapon to battle challengers on "Iron Chef."   He and business partner Joe Bastianich have created more than two dozen restaurants, inc...

Even before you arrive at the Ferragosto Italian Street Festival you begin to see its positive impact on people and community. Colorful green, white and red flags flap lazily from light poles while sharing a soft summer wind with soothing swirling soprano notes letting everyone know it's that time of year again.   "The Ferragosto has been a...

When it comes to playing a hunch-backed dwarf, Michael Corvino is head and shoulders above the competition.   The Bronx-born baritone is in Phoenix to star as the title character of Arizona Opera's "Rigoletto." It's a role he's sung in more than 100 performances at New York City Opera and companies around the globe.   Read more  ...