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Fifty years ago, in a small village in Southern Italy, there lived a taciturn family man with the nickname "Mbrascatu"—"Dirty Face." To this day, when Andrea Algieri returns to his home village of Luzzi in Calabria, most people don't remember who he is until he reluctantly shares the nickname of his grandfather: "Oh! Mbrascatu! Andrea Mbrascatu!"...

The countdown is on: In a week from now, BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (IT) will tackle his next big challenge. On Hawaii (US), he will contest his first ever long-distance triathlon on Saturday, 11th October.   This triathlon is anyway a real endurance test for non-disabled athletes, as it consists of a 3.86 kilometre swim in the open...

By Natalie Hurst & KBOI Web Staff   Boise's Italian American Club celebrated its 40th year and dedicating new bocce ball courts Wednesday night. The games began on the new courts with a wine toast at Boise's Municipal Park. The original courts were built back in 2008 when there was one league with eight teams. Now the group has...

We can thank the great minds of Italy for giving us banking, newspapers, pianos, and typewriters as well as many of America's favorite foods. Celebrate all things Italy at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino's inaugural Italy on the Beach.   Taking place Friday through Sunday, May 20 to 22, this event is the brainchild of local radio host, phil...

Robert De Niro may best be known as an Oscar-winning actor, but in a new documentary he takes on the role of a devoted son as he spotlights his own artist father, Robert Sr, for his influential but not well-known works in the New York City abstract expressionist art movement. De Niro, 70, who won Oscars for his lead role in "Raging Bull" and his s...

by Damien Alameda    The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission (PRSC) has announced its 2014 class of inductees for the 44th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. This year's Induction Ceremony will honor Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club founder Arthur J. Martori; Phoenix International Raceway entrepreneur Emmett "Buddy" Jobe; three-time Paralympic Whee...

A tour of the silver screen from early Hollywood to modern blockbusters! Italian American Cinema: From Capra to the Coppolas is an original documentary exhibit curated by the Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco and written by film scholar and San Francisco State University Cinema Professor Joseph McBride. This exhibit - featuring written an...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis   It is Saturday night at the Columbus Day Banquet. The Portland Golf Club is overflowing with smiling guests, drinks in hand. Dinner is finished, the panna cotta is on its way, the music and dancing has started. One man still mingles table to table. He greets old friends with a handshake, a good rib poke or a k...

Youngstown native and former lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini has been elected into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.   "It's exciting for me, because Nevada has a special place in my career," Mancini told 21 Sports. He was 6-3 in his career in Nevada, and lost the final three fights of his career there to Livingston Bramble,...

The weekend was packed at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort with Sunday's Las Vegas debut of international singing sensation Laura Pausini.   The sold-out crowd was up on their feet Sunday night when Pausini took the stage and begin her set that took the audience on a journey through her illustrious career. English, Italian, Spanish – the cro...

When Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli burst onto the scene in the '90s, hearts swooned to his arias and love songs. "Con Te Partiro," later recorded as a duet with soprano Sarah Brightman titled "Time to Say Goodbye," became a global hit shortly after its 1996 release.   That year the single was added to Bocelli's compilation album Romanza, whic...

By Robin Leach   Hot off the grill! Actor Chazz Palminteri hosts dinner at Italian American Club on March 9 to talk about his career and Bivi Sicilian vodka, for which he credits Frank Sinatra.   Says Chazz: "One of the highlights of my life was getting to know the great Frank Sinatra. After dinner one night at his Malibu home, h...