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In the first of three afternoon exhibition games against a group of Oakland Athletics prospects, Team Italy tied the A’s minor league squad 5-5 at the Arizona spring training facility in Mesa on March 20, 2019. Azzurri manager Gilberto “Gibo” Gerali’s squad played well in the desert and nearly beat the prized Athletics. Team Italy showed strength a...

The Azzurri baseball squad arrived safely at Phoenix International Airport without bench coachAugusto Medina and infielder Erick Epifano for 2019 Spring Training at the Oakland AthleticsArizona complex in nearby Mesa. Team Italy manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali replaced Augusto Medina, who was stranded in Venezuela due to flight cancellations to and...

With an Italian-born mother and American-born father, Nico Mannion is fluent in both English and Italian. But he's not sure if there’s a direct Italian translation for “Bear Down." "I don’t think there’s a translation,” he said. "I’ll get back to you on that one.” Mannion, who just led Phoenix Pinnacle High School to its second straight 6A state ba...

The BYU men’s volleyball program often uses its strong connections overseas, its tradition of success and its far-reaching alumni network to attract some of the best international players it can get. But in the case of their latest foreign-born sensation, the Cougars got an assist from their own football program to land Davide (pronounced: DAH-Vee...

From Thursday, March 07, 2019 to Monday, March 11, 2019. Organized by Riverside Community College, Ventura Guitar Society, University of Southern Nevada and Casa Italiana, Desert Oasis High School. In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. Entrance: Free As a part of his "A guitar at the Opera" series, guitarist Carlo Fierens...

Sergio Pagni beat-out 23 other archers in the largest shootdown ever to take the compound open championship at the 53rd Vegas Shoot and win a first-prize cheque for USD 53,000. “I feel great. At the beginning of the  week, I said I was confident in my shot and I was sure to make 900. When I look back and see how many 900s were in the final with me,...

There’s more than one way for a dancer to fly. For nearly 25 years, Ariana Lallone lit up the stage at McCaw Hall as a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), with her dramatic intensity, sky-reaching limbs (she’s 5 feet 11) and soaring technique making her an audience favorite. When her PNB career ended in 2011, Lallone knew that she wanted to k...

Lady Gaga wowed her fans Friday night during her Las Vegas residency debut – and even critics were impressed. From her emotional performance of "Shallow" to a theatrical story line, "Enigma" is being praised for its energy and heart. Here's more of what critics are saying about her performance at MGM's Park Theater Friday. Billboard's Andreas Hale...

Lady Gaga performed before a sold-out crowd for the first night of her residency, which will run through 2019. Developed exclusively for Park MGMs intimate Park Theater, the six-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominatedsuperstars engagement consists of two separate shows, each offering an immersive only-in-Vega...

Lee Valenta grew up in a closely knit, Italian-American neighborhood in the city of Utica, New York. It was, he recalls fondly, the sort of place where everybody knew everybody, everybody knew everybody’s business, and the idea of community could stamp itself indelibly on an impressionable kid. In 1983, he and a partner co-founded Trillium in his a...

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus is celebrating 10 years of performances in Chandler. The group is debuting new acts this holiday season through Jan. 6, 2019. What started a decade ago as a unique addition to a busy performing arts season at Chandler Center for the Arts has turned into one of the most popular, local holiday traditions in Chandler. T...

It was his first public performance in Salt Lake City, and Andrea Bocelli held nothing back. Donning a suit topped with a bright blue jacket and black bow tie, the 60-year-old Italian tenor took the stage and immediately illustrated one thing to his Utah fans: While his hair may be a dignified silver, the vocal prowess that popularized him more tha...