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Ready to serve his loyal local followers, veteran Las Vegas chef Piero Broglia is back in business, importing a menu of classic Italian dishes to Henderson. Revealed back in May, Chef Piero’s Roma Kitchen has moved into a low-key, 2,215 square foot space at the Parkridge Center, a short distance from Arroyo Grande Boulevard on Horizon Ridge Parkway...

A lot of sister cities are based on business. But a true sister is someone who you’re family with. That’s what Kim Wisnosky, who is co-chair of Medford’s All-Sister City Program, said of Medford’s sister city: Alba, Italy. Sunday, 26 students and two chaperones arrived from Alba, Italy to spend a week with students from North and South Medford and...

The San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle is excited to announce San Gennaro Festival of Seattle is back September 6-8th. Now in its seventh year, this three-day Italian festival in Georgetown brings together the best in Italian cuisine, a beer and wine garden, activities for kids, merchandise booths and three nights of live music and dancing. This yea...

Festa Italiana, an annual celebration of Italian culture and traditions, will mark its fifth anniversary this year by using profits from the event to support Catholic Community Services of Utah’s homeless and refugee outreach services. “Festa Italiana SLC was born out of members of the Italian American Civic League (IACL) who had the idea of creati...

A new era is coming to an old Ballard mainstay, with some strings attached. After 15 years serving comfort food in a historic firehouse, the Hi-Life will close September 8 — then be reborn six weeks later as Valentinetti, an Italian restaurant featuring occasional puppet shows. Hi-Life owner Peter Levy is making the switch partly as a tribute to hi...

The owners of State 48 Brewery have plans to open a fifth location -- a brewpub -- and an Italian restaurant in north Phoenix. Owner Mario Rana told ABC15 that both concepts, State 48 Rock House Brewery and Mia Osteria, would open at The Shops at Norterra near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road. Both concepts will open in the complex across from t...

If there is one word most often used to describe Gail Sacco, it is “fighter.” It was a term she embodied until her death Tuesday after a two-year-plus battle with lung cancer. She was 63. She spent the last weeks of her life doing what she was best known for in Las Vegas: serving the homeless. No longer able to venture out, she had her husband, Jos...

Sep 7, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019. PORTLAND ART MUSEUM. 1219 SW Park Avenue. Portland, OR 97205. Giovanni “Gianni” Rodari was a celebrated Italian writer, journalist, and children’s author. Considered by many to be Italy’s most important twentieth-century writer for children, Rodari was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970 to reco...

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960, the most comprehensive curated collection of journalistic images capturing the faces of Italy after World War II, will be on display at arteitalia (442 Flint Street, Reno) September 27 through December 29, 2019. This free exhibit documents not only Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20t...

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...

Looking for a tasty Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Zona 78 Topping the list is Zona 78. Located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road, the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more,...

Following a long hiatus, the third joint conference of the American Association for Italian Studies and the American Association of Teachers of Italian will take place from March 26-28, 2020 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. In keeping with the mission of the AAIS/AATI, the conference organizers invite members to organize sessions and round...