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Don't tell Sara Gartland that opera plots are outlandish. This is a woman who met her future husband in an opera house, suffered a stroke while Skyping him, then had her wedding held up for 90 minutes while nine groomsmen were freed from a broken-down elevator.   Gartland will sing the title role in the upcoming Utah Opera production of Verd...

Baylor women's golf senior Laura Lonardi was named a second-team All-American by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday. Lonardi joined current Bear Dylan Kim and former teammate Hayley Davis as the only All-Americans in program history. Lonardi's honor is the fifth in the last five seasons for a Baylor player under head coach Jay Goble....

Teachers and singers from across Fairbanks and North Pole are joining for one night to perform 26 Italian songs and arias on stage at 7 p.m. Friday in Davis Concert Hall in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Complex.   The performance is a fundraiser for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The cost is $5 at the door, b...

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is still recovering from two surgeries on his left knee, but said at Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, that he is hopeful that he will be fully cleared to play by the start of training camp in September, via NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper.   Gallinari is still recovering from two operations on his left knee t...

by Doug Knoop   Tickets are on sale now for "A Passion for Beauty: Cinema Italian Style," a new film series at the Seattle Art Museum. The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 with "Ossessione/Obsession," Luchino Visconti's 1942 take on "The Postman Always Rings Twice." The series plays select Thursdays through March 19, when it closes with...

In 85 emotional, jam-packed minutes tonight, stage and film actor Chazz Palminteri will play 18 characters nonstop in his one-man show "A Bronx Tale." It's a powerful tour de force that's mesmerized audiences previously in Las Vegas at the Mirage and the Venetian.   Now it's at the prestigious Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Perfor...

Time to brush up on your italiano.The Italian Film Festival USA recently added Tempe, Arizona, to its 11-stop schedule. This year marks the 10th edition of the fest, which brings contemporary Italian films stateside to cities including Boulder, Colorado, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Don't worry; there will be subtitles.   The single-day ci...

Join us this coming Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of fun. We will be showcasing 13 short films (3-4 minutes each) produced in Genova, Italy this past summer. These films were created by University of Utah by students while studying abroad! Where: Post Theatre (Fort Douglas, UofU) 245 S. Douglas Blvd, SLCWhen: 09/17/2014Time: 7:00 p....

The U.S. Ski Team has brought in Alberto Senigagliesi (sen-u-GLAZE-ee) to take over as the women's speed coach. The former Italian men's speed coach steps in for Stefan Abplanalp, who left the team after one season in charge. Senigagliesi said he's looking forward to building a "strong group on the mountain and maintain the energy off the...

Date: Friday, March 06, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: See link to festival programme. Location: Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland. Organized by: NorthWest Film Centre In collaboration with: IIC A selection of Italian Neorealist films to complement the Portland Art Museum's lavish exhibition of postwar Italian fashions,...

PH-America is pleased to announce the engagement of:   Simona Recagno on loan from BOCCONI CALCIO FEMMINILE. 1/9/1994 Segrate (Milano) Isabella Agus on loan from ACF ORISTANO. 7/8/1993 Cagliari Francesca Mammoliti on loan from ACF ORISTANO. 22/5/89 Lecco Ester Postiglione on loan from ACF ORISTANO. 30/6/1992 Ponte dell'Olio (Piacenza) Il...

It was 10 a.m. on a typical warm May morning, and Jerry Colangelo cruised down North Central Avenue in his all-black Mercedes-Benz with tinted windows. He's listening to faint music by Frank Sinatra on the Siriusly Sinatra SiriusXM Radio channel.   "I always have Sinatra on," Colangelo said. "The Italian neighborhood [near] Chicago I'm...