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'The Singing Chef' headlines Sedona Film Festival event

World-renowned chef and best-selling author Andy LoRusso brings his award-winning show to Sedona on Saturday, Sept. 5, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->(Courtesy photo)

World-renowned chef and best-selling author Andy LoRusso brings his award-winning show to Sedona on Saturday, Sept. 5, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->(Courtesy photo)

Guests are part of the action and the fun - and the cooking - as world-renowned chef and best-selling author Andy LoRusso brings his cabaret cooking show to Sedona in a benefit for the film festival.

A taste of Italy and a musical dinner cabaret combine to create a fun and entertaining dinner. The Singing Chef brings his award-winning show to Sedona on Saturday, Sept. 5, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival.

Enjoy a Tuscan evening with great food, wine and entertainment at the Hilton Sedona Resort.

Part cooking cabaret and part international cooking musical, "The Singing Chef: A Culinary Cabaret" makes the guests part of the action - and the cooking.

A couple decades ago, LoRusso combined his family's favorite recipes and his musical love, and The Singing Chef was born - along with a best-selling book, "Sing and Cook Italian."

In this cabaret-style dinner show, LoRusso will cook and sing his way through all four courses being prepared for this special evening. The audience will be singing, clapping and tapping along to such showstoppers as "That's Amore," "Volare," "Tarantella" and many more - all in the spirit of Italy, fine dining and celebration.

LoRusso will be joined by Hilton Executive Chef Salvatore Moscato and members of the audience who will join in the cooking and the fun ... live, on stage.

"I like to snake my way through the audience, followed by the wait staff," LoRusso said. "It gets the energy in the room sizzling."

"The Singing Chef: A Culinary Cabaret" will take place at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Hilton Sedona Resort. In addition to the show and four-course dinner, guests will enjoy wine tastings featuring local vineyards (the official wines of the film festival), auction, raffle and more.

Tickets are $125 per person, or $110 for Film Festival members. Call the Sedona International Film Festival at 928-282-1177 for tickets and more information. You may also visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.