NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

Most of us take for granted that we know who our parents are and where they come from. But that's not the case for children of adoption, especially when they weren't even born in the U.S. However, an area man's search for his roots have finally paid off. Dr. Kerry Sachetta came to the United States from Rome, Italy, just a few months after he was b...

Mai come prima la comunità italiana di St. Louis si trova unita, sabato scorso, 11 agosto, a celebrare questa tradizionale festività italiana con la Grande Festa di Ferragosto. Tra i circa centocinquanta presenti, infatti, troviamo soci, aderenti e simpatizzanti delle varie associazioni e club italo-americani della zona: dalla Sicilian Cultural Ass...

Verdi's Nabucco has opened at St. Louis' Union Avenue Opera, and it is a remarkably fine production. Of the many beautiful shows that this amazing small company has presented in its twenty-four seasons Nabucco is, perhaps, the most vocally gorgeous of all. This is due not only to the stellar quality of the principals, but also-and especially-to the...

Des Moines knows how to put on a quality festival. Look no further than the successful Des Moines Arts Festival, 80/35 Music Festival and the Iowa State Fair, among others. Last year, Des Moines was recognized for its achievement by earning the World Festival & Event City Award, given by the International Festivals and Events Association. The ninth...

Ciao St. Louis in association with Fox Sports Midwest Live! are proud to present a free showing of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning documentary, Italian American Baseball Family, at Ballpark Village in downtown St Louis on July 22, 2018 at 7 pm. Immediately following the screening of the movie, director Roberto Angottiwi...

Leonardo Da Vinci is known as one of the greatest painters of all times; however, he was also a master inventor who thought well ahead of his time. Many of his drawings and ideas wouldn’t come to fruition until hundreds of years later. Da Vinci’s genius is on display at the Da Vinci X- The Machines & You Exhibition. The private exhibit has partnere...

All are kindly invited to a free Italian family style picnic to celebrate summer and Ferragosto in St. Louis, in the exclusive Enterprise Holdings Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton, Saturday August 11, 2018, from 3:00pm to 10:00 pm. A family oriented event where adults and youngsters are equally welcomed. The nearby sand volleyball court and playgro...

The name synonymous with St. Louis’ square beyond compare is branching outside of pizza. Piazza Imo, an Italian square, is being built in St. Louis’ the Hill neighborhood, just across the street from St. Ambrose. With a price tag between $3 million to $4 million, it will have ornamental gates, benches and chess boards, with a marble fountain and gr...

At the Santa Lucia Festival, there’s something for everybody. The kids can hop on any number of carnival rides, check out remarkable dancing and they can eat all sorts of Italian cuisine, some of which you cannot get everyday.  “The sweet sauce is definitely something you don’t get at a lot of places. It’s got a little bit of heat, but it’s still v...

Live music, Italian food and a traditional horse parade are among the highlights when the 22nd annual Italian Feast of SS. Crocifisso takes place this weekend on the grounds of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Vespers at Marian Chapel, the event runs Saturday night and Sunday at 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaine...

La Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis, Club Italiano Per Piacere, the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities Organization, the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis with Giuseppe Colagiovanni, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the St Louis Economic Development Council, the St Louis Mosaic Project, CTIM Tricolore and COMITES are very proud to welcome Consul...

Osmero L. “Ozzie” Bartelli, 98, of Parsons died at 4:14 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Oswego Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1919, at Frontenac to Marino and Rosa (Mannoni) Bartelli. He grew up in Frontenac and graduated from Frontenac High School in 1937 as valedictorian.   In April 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and la...