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"Turandot" is one of Utah Opera's most highly anticipated productions in recent memory. The opening performance Saturday lived up to the show's buzz — and then some. Possibly the only way to improve this production would be to shorten the intermissions, because after the thrilling conclusions of the first two acts, 20 minutes seems too long to wait...

By John Gottberg Anderson The only thing that really disappoints me about the new Pasta House Bar & Grill, in the Bend Factory Stores on S. U.S. Highway 97, is its lack of fresh pastas. The restaurant doesn't make its own pastas, and there are too few varieties of what it offers.   Beyond that — and partners Chip Simmons and Karen Davis...

di Claudio Lo Tufo   Las Vegas, la capitale del gioco d'azzardo, il sogno proibito di intere generazioni, sembra piegarsi alla bellezza italiana. E non solo per gli hotel stratosferici che riproducono le meraviglie del Bel Paese, ma per Cosmoprof Worldwide. Tre giorni dedicati alla cosmesi organizzati dall'italianissima Fiera di Bologna nell...

For almost a decade in the run of the pasta sauce competition at the Eldorado Great Italian Festival — the 32nd festival is Saturday and Sunday in downtown Reno — chef Ivano Centemeri of La Strada has been eminenza of the cook-off, its chief judge, its best raconteur. For many festivals, I've judged alongside him.   Last year, nearly 50 fami...

Seattle will now observe Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day in the city.   A resolution that passed the City Council unanimously Monday said Indigenous Peoples' Day will celebrate the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle on the second Monday in October, the same day as the federally recog...

by Tonya Russo Hamilton   "Whatever satisfies the soul is truth." This quote by Walt Whitman embodies the mission of Taste of Italy, a company that offers culinary tours of Tuscany. Astrid Ensign, founder and owner, states, "Taste of Italy is more than a culinary tour - it is a carefully chosen palette of unique adventures designed to enchan...

by Melinda Sheckells Now that Christmas has come and passed and your family has finally packed up left, you've definitely earned a bit of "me time." The obvious choice for a weekend rendezvous is Las Vegas, especially with the new crop of restaurants being opened by top chefs from across the country.   And if you're searching for a spot to...

To acquaint American consumers with the beauty, the quality and the unparalleled style of "made in Italy" jewellery. This is Fiera di Vicenza's goal in starting a journey that will visit several States throughout 2013 to showcase the excellence of design and Italian manufacturing at the sector's most glamorous events.The international exhibition ca...

My first reaction to hearing Ettore Messina's name connected with the Jazz coaching vacancy was: they want a Euro coach? Then I remembered I'd made this mistake before.   Twenty-four years ago, during a summer league game, I checked a New Jersey Nets roster to learn about Drazen Petrovic. The Croatian guy was a good player, but I figure...

arte italia is pleased to announce an exciting culinary class schedule withMichelin Star Chef Claudio Sadler from January 25 - 27, 2015!   Please read about visiting Chef Claudio Sadler and enter your name in the newRandomized Selection Registration explained below. You may register anytimefrom November 24 - December 14, 2014. Arriveder...

Missioni a Portland e Seattle per il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale d'Italia a San Francisco che nelle due città raccoglierà le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di un nuovo passaporto. La missione avverrà mercoledì 11 e giovedì 12 marzo a Portland; venerdì 13 e sabato 14 marzo a Seattle.   I connaziona...

"I have an obsession with marble," Kevin Chambers, the former Chefstable operations manager, says. In May, Chambers, with culinary guidance from friend and former Bluehour chef Thomas Boyce, will be opening Marmo, a refined, casual Italian deli in downtown Portland.   Italian for marble, Marmo has been a dream in the running for Chamber...