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River Highway, Troutdale; 503-667-2480; dipompello.com) is a delightful Italian family restaurant in picturesque Troutdale under the direction of Saul and Ruby Pompeyo.   Classic pasta dishes such as ravioli marinara, garlicky fettuccini alfredo and layered lasagna are delicious dinner options or choose from chicken basil tortellini, gnocchi...

By Caitlyn Belcher   Henderson residents can now experience Italy without packing a single bag or purchasing an expensive airline ticket. Opened May 28, Bravo! Cucina Italiana was part of the Galleria at Sunset mall's $7 million upgrade that brought six new restaurants and a 12,000-square-foot outdoor events plaza.   The renovati...

The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will honor the legacy of nine-time GRAMMY winner Frank Sinatra by presenting "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," a primetime entertainment special celebrating the late icon's 100th birthday. The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre.  ...

By Robin Leach   Superstar singer Tony Bennett is not only set to celebrate his milestone 90th birthday as a Keep Memory Alive benefit May 21 for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, but he also is committed to its expansion and continuing caregiver program.   Tony expects a lineup of incredible recording artists and...

Lamborghini has officially cut the ribbon on its new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington, paving the way for the Italian automaker to continue its relentless pursuit in further developing carbon fiber technology.   The research center is going to operate as an outside entity from Lambo's headquarters in Sant'Agata...

By Betty Hallock   Giada de Laurentiis of the hit Food Network TV shows "Everyday Italian" and "Giada at Home" will open her first restaurant next year. The chef famous for dishes such as chicken tetrazzini and ravioli Caprese has signed on to debut in the new Gansevoort Las Vegas resort, scheduled to open in early 2014.   The name of...

Are you longing for the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy? The 32nd Annual Great Eldorado Italian Festival is celebrating Italian culture and traditions this weekend at downtown Reno, according to an official with Eldorado Reno.   On Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2013, people can visit the festival and enjoy grape stomp...

Las Vegas restaurants are an American culinary experience that shouldn't be missed. Thanks to its booming tourism industry, Las Vegas has some of the country's best restaurants, be they restaurants located in some of the best Vegas hotels, restaurants known for their incredible burgers, or restaurants with top chefs like José Andrés and Joël Robuch...

I was excited that Andreas also left us with a 2012 Syncline Mourvèdre sampling. Over 60 percent of these mourvèdre grapes were sourced from the Red Mountain AVA in Yakima giving them the preferred sun time to yield high tannin wines while blending it with Horse Heaven Hills grapes that bring along the intense fruit flavors mourvèdre-lovers seek ou...

It's old country meets new world in the all-new larger-than-life Teatro ZinZanni Seattle creation, "Be Italian!," which is starting rehearsals with its brand new cast this week in the magical, Seattle-based spiegeltent.   Teatro ZinZanni is a fully original show based in Seattle, Washington whose model is unlike anything else seen in the Uni...

By Cathalena E. Burch A protégé of pizza maker Chris Bianco is opening his own pizzeria in Tucson's downtown warehouse district. Scott Girod hopes to open Monello — Italian for "brat" or "street urchin" — by late December or early January, once he finishes renovations to the former gallery space at 222 E. Sixth St. Work includes knocking down...

Maria Mazziotti Gillan has been given the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs).   Contemporary literature and AWP have benefited from the efforts of many teachers, writers, editors, and administrators who have done their utmost to help the next gene...