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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...

The Bellagio Conservatory’s newest display brings summer to life. The “That’s Amoré” design brings Italy to Las Vegas by way of flowers, intricately designed mosaics and bright yellow lemons. Two large animatronic swans, crafted with real feathers, move and sway in one of the garden’s ponds. Adjacent to the pond, a picnic display features dishes an...

A new Las Vegas jewelry trade show is gearing up support. Premier, a trade show run by Emerald Expositions that is set to launch in 2019, has signed the Italian Exhibition Group as one of its anchor exhibitors. The show is to take place from May 31 to June 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IEG plans to “showcase a significant pavilion of Italia...

The misty, verdant gorges of the Pacific Northwest and the sunny hills of Tuscany are 5,600 miles apart, but on June 23 they'll be bridged by the voice of Andrea Bocelli. The Tuscan opera/pop crossover sensation will bring his wheat-cracked tenor to Portland in a program of beloved arias and heart-on-the-shirtsleeve Italian contemporary music, back...

In the attempt to be No. 1, Mike Candrea started his No. 2 pitcher in Sunday’s NCAA regional final. Boom. Home run I. Boom. Home run II. Boom. Home run III. “It was pretty great,” said Mississippi State catcher Mia Davidson, who hit the second home run. “(Sarai Niu) hit one that hasn’t landed yet.” This wasn’t a February freebie against Montana or...

The Everett Kiwanis is happy to announce its first annual Bocce Tournament to sustain its scholarship fund for Everett High School students. Each year we try to give $10,000 for up to 10 deserving Everett High scholars who plan to continue his or her education. Unfortunately, some years we have been unable to sustain this amount. So, let’s mix some...

There's a way of looking at Marina Costa-Jackson's operatic career as the most obvious development in the world. And there's a way of looking at it as a fairly improbable destination. The soprano makes her Utah Opera debut in a joint production that finds her playing Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, but sh...

Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese yelled out instructions to his team in English during a recent practice session at the Timbers training facility in Beaverton. He then turned to Paraguayan midfielder Cristhian Paredes and Peruvian winger Andy Polo and carefully repeated those same instructions in Spanish.  "It's really helpful," said Parede...

Mistaken identity, misunderstandings and music were a big part in the opening of "A Comedy of Tenors" by Ken Ludwig at Westside Players. This was their first production of the 2018 season, which is their 32 season in Pocatello! They have been a big part of the history of theater in Pocatello as well as sharing a love of the craft with anyone in att...

Tacoma Musical Playhouse continues its 2017-18 season with “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” which functions as the playhouse’s romantic Valentine’s show, featuring a bounty of songs about love and romance. The cast of eight singer/actors are backed up by a live band on stage: Jeffrey Stvrtecky on piano, Jessie Kuras on string bass and...