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Gino Ferraro, owner of Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, introduces an extraordinary opportunity for wine and food lovers—Il Circolo, the Ferraro's Wine Club. Members will enjoy authentic Italian food, superb wines and gain invaluable knowledge about Italy's best wines and wine producers from Tuscany and the Piedmont. Members will join...

In celebration of 2013: The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, arte italia is pleased to host UNESCO Italia, a photographic exhibition featuring Italy's archaeological, artistic, and architectural treasures.   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated and preserved 981 World Herit...

by Ed Langlois   August 16 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, the charismatic Italian priest, juggler, musician and educator known for his joyful work among youths. Two ministries in the Archdiocese of Portland are named after him. Bosco House of Eugene welcomes young mothers, helping them get their lives t...

by Russell Contreras   Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel and Casino has fallen, and the Sands Hotel and Casino is long gone. A tribute show to the Rat Pack draws mainly retirees. True, Sinatra's Sin City presence is fading...

Chicken marsala and hot spaghetti are both smells you'll find in a typical Italian kitchen. Chris Schiavone, owner of Toni Rigatonis, said, "The kitchen is open so it provides the warmth. There's no enclosures so the warmth and the smells of the kitchen just waft through the whole restaurant."   Inspired from his childhood memories, Sch...

By Marc Stein The coaching search farthest removed from the New York Knicks-level spotlight could prove to be one of the most fascinating of the NBA offseason.   That's because the Utah Jazz, I'm told, are on that very short list of teams that will give bona fide consideration to breaking basketball's Euro barrier on the X's and O's side by...

It was recently reported today, Dec. 3 from both Variety and Indiewire that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has announced their lineup. Part of their lineup is the Italian film "Chlorine." The film is in competition under the label as the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.   The film is directed by Lamberto Sanfelice. "Chlorine" is Sanfelice...

By Alison Highberger   Italophiles and foodies, prepare to be envious. A teacher and student from Central Oregon Community College's Cascade Culinary Institute will spend a month in Italy this winter, immersed in Italian culture and focused on the local food traditions.   Chef instructor David Trask and culinary student Melissa Acord...

The Ashland Parks Foundation considers an Italian marble fountain purchased at the 1915 Pan American Exposition in San Francisco the "jewel" of the city's park system. The Butler-Perozzi Fountain sits high on its own terrace on the western edge of famed Lithia Park below Ashland's stately Granite Street, where a house built by Domingo Perozzi...

We have an answer for that famous question Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle posed some 45 years ago: "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?" The answer: Reno. Photographs and memorabilia of the late, great DiMaggio — from his early days with the San Francisco Seals to his Hall of Fame career with the New York Yankees — are part of a remarkable documenta...

"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...