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Get ready for another trip on the flying trapeze. Cirque du Soleil is bringing one of its most-popular shows, the Italian-themed "Corteo," back to Portland in early 2019 for a four-day run at the Moda Center. The French-Canadian circus troupe first brought the production to Portland in 2008, when it had a six-week run in a big-top tent along the Wi...

Team Italy manager Gilberto “Gibo” Gerali is doing all the right things to prepare his Azzurri squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifier. During the final days of a two-week camp and Instructional League Exhibition Series in the Phoenix, Arizona area, Team Italy played against some of MLB’s best prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athlet...

In late September, soprano Anna Netrebko sang the lead role of “Aida” for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. And thanks to The Met: Live in HD, audiences in Newport can watch her scintillating performance on the big screen this Saturday, Oct. 13. This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence...

Love Street Playhouse cooks up a gourmet event with family, faith and food in October with its production of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” by Joe Di Pietro. The play centers around Nick, a single man from New Jersey, whose parents are retired and move to Florida. Every Sunday, he sees both sets of grandparents at dinner. Then, one day he...

Angelo Babbaro will be in good hands when he makes his Las Vegas debut next week. The Sinatra-style singer from Canfield will perform Sept. 21 at the Italian American Club with none other than Jimmy Mulidore and his band. It’s a Youngstown connection, as Mulidore hails from Youngstown’s Brier Hill neighborhood and got his start playing in the city’...

The Arizona Wildcats’ recruiting is back among the nation’s elite. The nation’s top 2019 point guard, Phoenix Pinnacle’s Nico Mannion, announced he will play for the Wildcats in 2019-20, giving Arizona its first five-star commit since its projected powerhouse 2018 class was severely compromised by a federal investigation into college basketball. Th...

Sunday, September 23, 2018. Doors 2:00pm | Show 2:30pm The Old Church Concert Hall - 1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St. Portland, OR 97201. $15 ADV / $20 DOS @ BrownPaperTickets.com https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3526875 All Ages | Bar with I.D. Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Step...

The Rogue Theatre is in search of truth. “This whole season, we’re really exploring this idea of what is truth and what is not truth, and the powers that try to extinguish or twist the truth,” says Cynthia Meier. The co-founder of the theater is directing the season opener, Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo.” Brecht’s play is based on the life of the astro...

Merritt Paulson knew something was up when he saw a new face manning the grill. Earlier this year, the Portland Timbers were hosting a cookout for players and their families at their training facility when the club’s owner/CEO – puzzled that someone other than team chef Richard Meyer was at the barbeque – asked why outside help had been hired for t...

Simone Lorenzo Prosperi of Italy's decision to postpone his honeymoon to compete at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Tucson paid off as he claimed the gold medal in the men's trap event. Prosperi, competing in his maiden final at this level, clinched his first World Cup victory with a score of 43 hits at the Tucson Trap and...

Italy's Mauro Nespoli sealed his maiden individual Archery World Cup victory as he won the men's recurve event in Salt Lake City. Nespoli, the 12th seed, beat Dutchman Steve Wijler 6-2 at the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center to ensure he topped the podium at a World Cup for the first time. The triumph for the Italian also guaranteed his place at the...

There are legendary musicians still performing their craft after all these years, and then there is Frankie Valli. The ageless front man for the Four Seasons, born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio to an Italian-American family in Newark, New Jersey, is still belting out songs some 65 years after he began doing it professionally in the early 1950s. Th...