AUGUST 4, 2011

Greasepaint earns 20 AriZoni nominations for 2010-2011 season!

Nominations were announced on Monday for the 2010-2011 Season! Greasepaint was nominated for 20 different awards for the season. AriZoni Awards Show is held in September!

Nominees are listed below:

Asijah Adolph- The Wiz (Actress in a Major Role - Youth Musical)
Bransen Gates- The Wiz (Actor in a Major Role - Youth Musical)
Tanner Smalley- Disney's The Jungle Book (Actor in a Major Role - Youth Musical)
Tom Sehak- Schoolhouse Rock Live (Actor in a Major Role - Youth Musical)
Katie Cook- The Wiz (Actress in a Supporting Role - Youth Musical)
Rhetta Mykeal- The Wiz (Actress in a Supporting Role - Youth Musical)
Talia Khan- Disney's The Jungle Book (Actress in a Supporting Role - Youth Musical)
Joe McGhee- Disney's The Junle Book (Actor in a Supporting Role - Youth Musical)
The Wiz - Overall Production Disney's
The Jungle Book - Overall Production
D. Scott Withers - Direction (The Wiz)
Reynaldo Saenz - Musical Direction (The Wiz)
Scott Storr - Musical Direction (Disney's The Jungle Book)
Laurie Trygg - Choreography (The Wiz)
Lisa Young - Choreography (Disney's The Jungle Book)
David Weiss - Scenic Design (Disney's The Jungle Book)
Jean Aiken - Costume Design (Disney's The Jungle Book)
Bob Nelson - Lighting Design (Disney's The Jungle Book)
Brett Aiken - Sound Design (Disney's The Jungle Book)
Maureen Dias - Prop Design (Disney's The Jungle Book)

Congratulations everyone and good luck at the Zoni's!


Cibo e. Vino Italian Restaurant open for dining delight

SCOTTSDALE – Cibo e. Vino – it's a simple concept, food and wine. But what you get at this family-run Italian restaurant is anything but! At Cibo e. Vino you'll find authentic entrees, outstanding value, an upscale ambiance and friendly service.

cibo e vinoAs for value, one of the most ordered lunch items is a 10" slice of cheese, a breadstick and drink for $5! "It's a meal," explained owner and chef, John Collura.

This is not Collura's first venture with restaurants. He's owned two in Tempe and opened seven Ruby Tuesdays. He's a graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute (with a 4.0 GPA), but his success is likely founded in his genes. His recipes come from many generations-past grandmothers. "These recipes have been made for decades," he said. "We make all our own sauces here and dough. Our salads will change with the season." Currently, strawberries are in season and make an exquisite strawberry salad.  

Because his background is so rich with experience, Collura knows what diners want. As such, everything on the menu is well-received. Some of the exceptionally popular dishes are: braised short ribs, four cheese risotto, garlic spinach, port wine demi and side salad; braised lamb shank, port wine demi, garlic mashed potatoes, summer veggies and salad; and homemade lobster ravioli, prosciutto, white wine rosa cream sauce. "If you're not in the mood for pizza or pasta, we have many alternatives," Collura assured.

There's a features menu that changes every few days, and it's worth stopping in often for! See for the daily menu.

Cibo e. Vino is located in the Terravita Shopping Center at 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. D1. Phone 480-595-6600 for details.

Photo: John Collura, owner of and chef at Cibo e Vino, offered, "This is what I think a restaurant should be, warm and friendly, always flowers on the table."
Photo by Marielle D. Marne