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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...

Here is an opportunity to see a Tony Award-winning musical based on a famous Italian film in a sophisticated theatrical setting for a fraction of the cost of a ticket to a Broadway musical. Please read the details below and then use the promo code in the coupon to get a $10 per ticket “Festa Italiana” discount.   Showtunes Theatre Compa...

Saturday July 18th, 7pm. FC Sounders Italian heritage night. FC Sounders vs Colorado Rapids. Group tickets only $36. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Gennaro Festival and Festa Italiana. Take advantage of this offer and complete these instruction by June 26!   -open the pdf and click on "buy now" PDF FC Sounders&...

by Linda Peters The Zoppe Italian Family Circus comes to Chandler this week through Jan. 3 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. This intimate show is one ring filled with acrobatics, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning around and lots of audience participation.   "To me, the one-ring circus definitely underscores the word intima...

Portare il calcio a Las Vegas, why not? La scommessa - e non poteva essere altrimenti, nella "capitale" del gioco d'azzardo - sta per diventare realtà: Daniele Fortunato, 31enne ex calciatore cresciuto nelle giovanili della Roma e Gaetano Di Renzo, imprenditore, hanno pensato di creare a Las Vegas una città dello sport con il calcio a giocare un ru...