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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...

Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese pumped his fists as he joyfully celebrated with his players in the locker room at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Nov. 8. The Timbers had just ousted their rivals, the Seattle Sounders, on penalty kicks in the second leg of an epic Western Conference semifinal. Portland had been the decided underdog entering...

Not only did Azzurri manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali recently bring Team Italy to Arizona for the Instructional League Exhibition Series to play against MLB prospects, but many former and current Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) Academists also ventured out west during the month of October to showcase their talent. Led by Mauro Mazzotti...

Max Borghi was born to play football. Anybody might jump to that conclusion watching Washington State’s true freshman move up and down the field with a leather ball tucked between his arms. Already this season, Borghi’s thundering runs have netted the Cougars six touchdowns on the ground, while his soft hands have been responsible for another three...

If you’re thinking of heading out for Italian this weekend, the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean has a special you might want to consider. “Bella Italia” will offer a veritable tour of the pasta peninsula, featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, Hertel and Mendelssohn this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4. Under the direction of Maestro Adam Fl...

Get ready for another trip on the flying trapeze. Cirque du Soleil is bringing one of its most-popular shows, the Italian-themed "Corteo," back to Portland in early 2019 for a four-day run at the Moda Center. The French-Canadian circus troupe first brought the production to Portland in 2008, when it had a six-week run in a big-top tent along the Wi...

Team Italy manager Gilberto “Gibo” Gerali is doing all the right things to prepare his Azzurri squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifier. During the final days of a two-week camp and Instructional League Exhibition Series in the Phoenix, Arizona area, Team Italy played against some of MLB’s best prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athlet...