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Italian soprano Federica Lombardi made her American opera debut last year with New York Metropolitan Opera. This weekend, she makes her American orchestra debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The singer, who has sang in some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses from La Scala in Milan to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, will perform the arias from...

A squad of top Italian talents under coach Stefano Morini will spend five weeks training in the United States, Margherita Panziera revealed in an interview with Italian media last week. The 24-year-old Panziera spoke to Italy’s La Tribuna last week. One of four Italians already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Panziera told La Tribuna that he...

The wild hair flowing out the back of his helmet is gone now, replaced by something more suitable for a middle-aged man. He's probably lost a step or two from that slashing running back style that he once possessed. Yet he still has that great football name, an identity created from Italian heritage, a public-address announcer's dream: Brenno DeFeo...

A couple of years ago, Frank Marino was cast in a British TV reality series called “Last Laugh In Vegas.” Marino clearly feels he’s getting that as he embarks on his next full-time gig on the Strip. Marino is the new, permanent emcee of “Legends In Concert” at Tropicana Theater. Marino, along with “Legends” vice president Gina Capecci Adams and pro...

Looking on doing something with the whole family before the New Year? This event may be for you! The Zoppe Italian Family Circus are back in the Valley and will be hosting their shows in Chandler for it's 11th year. This year, they are all about the women as the show is called  La Nonna or “Grandmother” in Italian. Organizers say the shows are dedi...

Although the International Stars College Showcase welcomed baseball players from all over the world, the 19 Italians ballplayers participating were the largest group from any of the countries represented during the program in Phoenix, Arizona from October 1-11, 2019. Led by International Stars College Showcase Technical Director Mauro Mazzotti, the...

Friday October 4, 2019 | Salt Lake City: Museum of Creativity and Innovation, 209 East 500 South TheLeonardo.org. Monday October 7, 2019 | 5:00pm | San Francisco, Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. Free Admission | RSVP Required.  The Elfo Puccini Theater arrives in Salt Lake City and San Francisco from Milan with its latest creation dedi...

One of the top incoming players or the 2019-20 season, according to Sports Illustrated, the Italian born sensation Nico Mannion is ranked No.6. He will be the leader for Arizona Basketball this upcoming season and will look to take the Wildcats on a deep run in March. Only a freshman, expectations will be high for him but great players live up for...

Freshman Nick Romano probably is the only Idahoan who can say he began his Division I college football career with a Week 1 start at running back, in the presence of about 105,000 onlookers in the world’s third-largest sporting venue: Penn State’s Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. “Now you know what it’s like, the biggest stage possible,” said R...

On Sunday, September 8th, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the Windmill library presented a heartfelt documentary by talented writer and filmmaker Roberto Angotti. Winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award at the National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC, “Italian American Base...

Last week, the New York Times called Sebastian Maniscalco “the hottest comic in America.” People magazine described him as a comedian’s comedian. And in 2017, Forbes named him to its list of the world’s highest-paid comedians after he brought in $15 million between June 2016 and June 2017. His fans describe him in one word: Hilarious. The 46-year...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the Windmill library proudly presents Italian American Baseball Family, winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award at the National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC and finalist in the 2018 Sport Movies & TV World Championship in Milan, Italy, on...