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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...

Playing this week at the Prescott Center for the Arts’ Small stage, Stage Too, is “Italian American Reconciliation: A Folktale.” Playwright John Patrick Shanley is best known for his Oscar winning Screenplay “Moonstruck.” The PCA production features five seasoned actors in roles they seem to inhabit gracefully.  The narrator is Aldo, played by Rex...

It has been an offseason of change for the Portland Timbers, including adding new head coach Giovanni Savarese, who made his local debut Monday at Providence Park. In addition to moving from the Big Apple to the Rose City, Savarese is stepping up to the big leagues of American soccer. The upcoming season will be his first time as an MLS head coach...

When Larry Liso sings, smooth notes flow over the audience as they are enveloped with resonating sounds of jazz standards. He can then switch to upbeat pop, heartland country or booming rock. There is the beat of swing before moving to the lush hills and rolling streets of Italian/American music. He plays the trumpet and guitar as if the instrument...

Salvo Coppa says he’s fortunate. He shows it, too. Coppa smiles as he helps run practice, grins when he huddles with the other coaches and practically beams when he talks about how his players are developing. Coppa is a rare breed in coaching. From the beginning, he’s always followed his heart. The approach is how Coppa ended up at the UA, servi...

The Portland Timbers have named Giovanni Savarese as the club’s head coach entering the 2018 MLS season. Savarese, the third head coach in the club’s MLS history, brings over 25 years of professional experience as a player and coach to the Timbers organization, most recently serving as the head coach and sporting director of the New York Cosmos whe...

Six-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee superstar entertainer Lady Gaga will bring her one-of-a-kind talent and creativity to the stage at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas beginning in December 2018. On the heels of a year that included a stunning Super Bowl performance and a wildly celebrated sold-out...