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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...

The family and friends of an Ogden man gathered Monday to celebrate his 102nd birthday. "Every day I learn something new, and that's how you keep young, keep your mind going," Jim Favero told FOX 13. Favero, born October 8, 1916, served in the military during World War II, and he credits "proper eating, hard work and exercise" for his longevity. A...

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Kevin Irving introduced the dance company's debut of Napoli with a disclaimer. After praising the efforts of the troupe to learn the work and the crew for their striking set design, he noted that the three-act performance was, essentially, a fairy tale and therefore steeped in sincerity. It was a strange an...

Yes, they did it again. The Lazzarone family, a longtime Reno clan, bested about 40 other cookers from around the West to win the pasta sauce contest at the 37th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Sept. 6-7 in downtown Reno. This year marks the third win for the Lazzarones in the last five years. The family emerged as the top cooker in the 201...