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Ray “Coach” Faraca, 88 of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away on December 23, 2018. He was born on December 8, 1930 in Kellogg, the son of Italian immigrants, Antonio and Agnes Grace (Caruso) Faraca. Ray was a lifelong resident of Kellogg and extremely well known in the community.  He graduated from Kellogg High School in 1950 and then attended the Univers...

“Even before choosing to travel, I was a nomad and I got to know first-hand the nature of the various Italian communities abroad, I was able to appreciate their versatility, their high cultural level, their widespread talent and their excellent integration skills.” Silvia Chiave, Italy’s new Consul General in Los Angeles, knows very well what it me...

The Bronx Wanderers’ very name indicates movement. And the popular family act is on the move, hauling out of Windows Showroom at Bally’s and into the Linq Hotel’s Mat Franco Theater in January. Making official what had been expected for weeks, producers Alan and Kathi Glist have secured a preview opening of 9 p.m. Jan. 28, with a media premiere tar...

When: Thursday, December 6th (6:00pm–7:30pm) - Where: Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117 - Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702.507.3631. Come hear Karen Haid, international award-winning author of Calabria: The Other Italy, share the beauties and wonders of Calabria, a fascinating Itali...

Saturday, December 1, 2018. 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Caffe Musica (14300 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle) presents visual artist Katherine Wright - Saturday, December 1st 3-5pm, free admission. Please join us for this meet-the-artist event. Enjoy the gorgeous watercolors by this very talented artist which depict scenes from Puglia, Italy. Happy-hour refreshments w...

Most people are familiar with Italian food. There’s pizza, gelato, and all manner of pastas. And the food is great. But there’s much more to Italian culture than that. Casa Italiana di Las Vegas wants to clear up a few things about Italians. And in a way, that’s its mission: to promote Italian culture. “We have to battle misconceptions on a regular...

The international comedy hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring actor and comedian Peter J. Fogel, will be coming back to Stage West at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from Dec. 19 through Jan. 20, 2019. One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac, you don't have to be Jewish or Italian t...

Organizers of the local visit to the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — Padre Pio — to Maui and Oahu this month have released more details of the tour including a parish veneration schedule. Six relics, which have been touring the United States since last year, will be at Holy Rosary Church in Paia on Nov. 8 and at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lad...

Mario Segale, the namesake for Nintendo’s Mario character and a successful American real estate developer, passed away on October 27, Kotaku has learned. Segale was surrounded by his family in Tukwila, Washington. He was 84. Segale developed office buildings and malls in Washington state and, in 1998, sold his construction services company to an Ir...

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a must-see tourist sight and one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers market in the nation. Its roots go back to 1907 when a handful of farmers, many of whom were Italian, trucked their produce into town and began selling it off their wagons and carts. They sold out within hours. Within a week, there wer...

Tacoma Opera’s production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” is scheduled to open Oct. 26. In addition to a great story, music and sets, the production promises lavish costume design. “The costumes for our production of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ are going to be absolutely stunning,” said Tacoma Opera Artistic Director Noel Koran. “They are being given to us by o...

In 1850, Elder Lorenzo Snow started missionary work in Italy. Now in conjunction with the dedication of the Italian Temple slated for March 2019, a history of the church from then to now is being collected to make up the “Italian Project.” “We were asked to find a copy of the Book of Mormon in Italian,” said Elder Lorenzo Henry Semadeni who serves...