NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

The Italian Community of St Louis (Comunitá degli Italiani - St Louis) held a fundraiser on Saturday, March 31st for Ngone Seck, an Italian immigrant with West African roots. Ngone, who recently began her engineering classes at Washington University in St Louis, had accrued a massive amount of medical debt which caused her to get a full time job at...

An Italian Jesuit’s murals and frescoes have wowed visitors to this town’s mission for over a century. It will take plenty of work to keep it that way. “You can see where bits of plaster have actually fallen off,” said the mission’s pastoral delegate, the Rev. C. Hightower, gesturing around the church’s 58 paintings. “You can see all the cracks, an...

A proposal for Montana to observe Indigenous Peoples Day as a state holiday instead of Columbus Day failed Monday in a state Senate committee. House Bill 219, carried by Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, cleared the House by a 27-vote margin in February but fell 5-3 in the Senate State Administration Committee. If passed, the bill would have replac...

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa is excited to announce that we have recently received a $25,000 Betterment Grant from Polk County! Thanks to this grant, we are able to further our mission by continuing down our path to a securing a new facility. We are using this grant to purchase much needed appliances – an oven, refrigerator and free...

Vincent Bommarito Sr., who turned his father’s spaghetti tavern into St. Louis’ standard for fine dining, died Monday (April 1, 2019) of kidney failure at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He was 88. Tony’s, in downtown St. Louis, evolved into the pinnacle of elegance and gourmet fare in the decades that Mr. Bommarito ran it, winning numerous Miche...

House Bill 1185, which eliminates Columbus Day and replaces this with Colorado Day, should be viewed as a slap in the face and offensive to anyone of Italian descent. I am not of Italian descent and I am offended. Those of Italian descent should be proud of their heritage and to the contributions made to this country. This bill divides people of th...

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will hold the 22nd annual St. Joseph Altar celebration on March 18th and 19th. Doors will open at 5:00 pm on March 18, with a Lenten meal served at 5:30 pm. The children will present the traditional “tupa tupa” (knocking) pageant, followed by the blessing of the altar. The feast of St. Joseph, patron of...

Christopher Columbus sailed into a hurricane when the House voted 37-26 Monday to sink Columbus Day as a state holiday and replace it with a new one — Colorado Day — on the first Monday of every August. House Bill 1185 now heads to the Senate for consideration where it could be ushered along by the Democratic majority to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk. Or...

The Italian Cultural Center is proud to present WEEKEND ITALIANO, a contemporary 2-day Italian food and social event. Join us on Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at the Food Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Saturday, March 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, we will host a Wine Tasting, an Apericena (Italian-style Happy Hour th...

Ngone Seck is an Italian immigrant with West African roots who recently began her engineering classes at Washington University in St Louis. Unfortunately, a massive amount of medical debt has caused her to get a full time job at Panda Express in St. Ann. There she often works 60 hours per week so she can pay off the debt. This has obviously taken a...

From Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Although Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519, his influence has endured. His extraordinary legacy comes to life in the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius," opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on March 1...

It’s a bill that’s made its way in front of lawmakers a few times is back again at the state capitol. This time, a Colorado lawmaker wants to see ‘Colorado Day’ recognized as a state holiday instead of ‘Columbus Day’. Earlier this legislative session, Rep. Adrienne Benavidez (D- Adams County) introduced a bill to observe Election Day as a state hol...