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Mention Pinocchio and most Americans immediately think of the 1940 blockbuster film by Walt Disney that introduced the feisty wooden puppet with the pointy nose to millions of children. But the Disney film classic – despite winning two Academy Awards — bears little resemblance to the original book, The Adventures of Pinocchio – Story of a Puppet by...

He is Neapolitan, 37 years old and born in Vomero. Dario Sammartino has become the winningest Italian player in history, and on the night of June 27 he won his first bracelet at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, after 12 years of trying. The Neapolitan player beat Norwegian Jon Kyte, winning the bracelet and reaching the monstrosity of prizes...

When Ryan Turcott first approached Gonzaga University officials about an idea to partner with an Italian basketball team, Turcott, the school’s MA Sports Administration Program director, said they looked at him like he was talking nonsense. But on Wednesday night, Italian youth athletes and their coaches from Pistoia Basket 2000 and DLF Udine Baske...

This new landmark three-part series follows the most extensive archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation. Nearly two years in the making, with exclusive access to the dig and the all-Italian team of archaeologists, the series follows the excavation of an entire city block, Insula 10, in the north of the city. Dive into the past with the...

No matter how many times you’ve seen “The Barber of Seville” — let alone heard the hit tune that Figaro, the title character, sings as his first entrance — you can expect fresh insights into this well-known score under Valentina Peleggi’s baton. The Italian conductor is bringing her special affinity with the brand of opera perfected by Rossini to t...

“A movie without music is like an airplane without fuel, your music has lifted us up and sent us soaring, and everything we cannot say with words or show with action you have expressed for us.  You have done this with so much imagination, fun and beauty.” Internationally known for his musical scores Moon River, The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn, Itari (...

In a world where the universality of music transcends borders and languages, Symphony Tacoma embarks on an ambitious journey to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem. This event, set for February 24th, is not just a concert; it's a monumental homage to a piece that has vibrated through the halls of history, capturing the essen...

Babbo Italian Eatery is hosting its third annual Baseball for Babbo Day of Giving event on Feb. 29. All eight Valley Babbo Italian Eatery locations will donate 100% of profits made that day to the Seena Magowitz Foundation, to fund pancreatic cancer research at HonorHealth Research Institute, according to a press release. In addition, Babbo and Rog...

New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito captured the hearts of the NFL with his story that included his living at home with his parents, his enjoyment of his mother's chicken cutlets, and, of course, his Cinderella-like rise to fame in the NFL as the Giants' third-string quarterback who led the team to three straight wins mid-year that resulted in...

When: Saturday February 3rd 2024 at 6.00pm Reception with wine and appetizers and at 7.00pm Concert Performance - Where: Chapel of St Ignatius on the campus of Seattle University If you are in Seattle -mark your calendars to join us for our next concert. It will be an evening of Italian songs and arias about the many incarnations of love. Soprano S...

For Giovanni Zoppé and his family, circus performance is about connecting with the audience. He and his fellow performers try to engage with the audience, from the time they enter to when they leave the tent. The Zoppé Family Circus will return to Tucson to the Mercado District from Friday, Jan. 5, to Sunday, Jan. 21.  The circus isn’t meant to be...

At 28 years old and in only his second season in the league, Utah Jazz Italian wing Simone Fontecchio is having a strong season for the Salt Lake City franchise ever since Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen went down with an injury. But, who is Simone Fontecchio? Fontecchio is a sophomore in the NBA, even though he's already 28 years old. He joined th...