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by Roy Wenzl   Carsten Treder, an officer wearing the gray uniform of the German army, stepped forward Thursday and spoke to other soldiers freezing in the Kansas wind near him. At his feet were two neat rows of the graves of 62 German soldiers, decorated on this day with the red, gold and black flags of the German nation. Nearby were the g...

With the changing dynamics in the NBA, Denver Nuggets Small Forward Danilo Gallinari is prepared to be called upon to take on different roles on the court and play the power forward position, nba.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reported. Espn.go.com reveals the Nuggets forward to be at 6-foot-10 weighing 225 pounds. He was drafted in the first round, si...

by Mark Harden The Denver Art Museum said Tuesday it will host an exhibition of Renaissance art masterpieces from Venice, Italy, opening in October. It's the latest in a string of blockbuster exhibitions for the museum, including its three-part show of impressionist works in 2013-14 and its recent displays of Cartier jewelry and the works of...

Plate offers something slightly different to the Brookside neighborhood. The year-old bistro is owned and operated by Christian and Andrea Joseph, who also own the adjacent Season + Square, a spice shop specializing in small-batch foods and culinary goods, and the newly opened wine cellar, Taste.   The restaurant brands itself as "Itali...

Danilo Gallinari's knee surgery wasn't as complex as anticipated, so he could return to the Denver Nuggets sooner than expected.   Gallinari tore his left ACL in a game against Dallas on April 4 and was expected to miss at least half of next season. He underwent surgery this week at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, where he was operated...

by Juliette Angoulvant   UNC opera theatre students make Puccini's "La Rondine" come to life in their production, which opens this week on Thursday. Performances will be held on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall). The production was directed by associate professor of music Brian Clay Lue...

Rich LoRusso grew up on the Hill, just a block away from the tiny Texaco gas station on the corner of Macklind and Bischoff avenues. It's no surprise that he and his wife, Terri, ended up as restaurateurs: They met as teenagers working at the same small Italian restaurant. She was a busgirl; he was a cook.   What neither expected, however, i...

The Vice Consulate of Italy in Kansas City together with the Kansas City Chapter of UNICO National will again be organizing the Italian Motorsports Show at the 2015 Festa Italiana at Zona Rosa. This fourth installment of "Motori in Piazza" will be held on Sunday, May 31, Noon to 3pm. Here is the flyer. As with Festa Italiana, admission is free. &n...

Porano Pasta, the new Italian fast casual from James Beard–winning chef Gerard Craft ("Best Chef: Midwest" in 2015), opened today in St. Louis, Missouri. The new concept, Craft's fifth restaurant under Niche Food Group and first with counter service, lets customers build their own bowls using a variety of authentic Italian ingredients. Porano...

It's not that Winter Park hasn't offered tasty grub before. But its resort and downtown dining options have always skewed toward the casual end of the spectrum, forcing those hankering for fancy cheffery to drive 12 miles north to the upscale Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in Tabernash.   So last summer, the Devil's Thumb team shortened...

Modern Languages: Visiting Assistant Professor- Ph. D. required, ABD considered; native or near-native proficiency in Italian, generalist with ability to teach introductory and intermediate language courses, ability to teach 5 courses annually, supervise one graduate teaching assistant and coordinate offers in Italian required.   Undergradua...

Chef Steve Komorek excels at preparing the roughcast dishes of Italian cucina, embroidered with restrained New American flourishes. The restaurant's menu includes an appealing selection of hand-rolled Roman-style pizzas and other authentic regional Italian dishes, such as pastas from the south and risottos from the north.   Trattoria Marcell...