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By Dr. Allen H. Merriam   Editor's note: Missouri Southern State University will be celebrating the Italy Semester this fall with some 50 events scheduled on campus. For a complete listing, visit www.mssu.edu/italy.   Italy is home to 61 million people who inhabit an area about the size of Arizona. Strategically located on the Mediter...

Today we honor two Italian-American heroes that lost their lives in a fire last night. Larry Leggio and John Mesh were both veteran firefighters with the KCFD. First responders put their lives on the line every day to save lives. They do it selflessly no matter the circumstance. To the families of Larry & John please know that you are in our th...

Esce in questi giorni il nuovo numero di "It@lico", magazine dell'Associazione Italiano per piacere, diretto a St. Louis da Franco Giannotti.   È proprio Giannotti che, come di consueto, presenta i contenuti del periodico: "iniziamo con il resoconto della riunione precedente che ci ha offerto la possibilità di riscoprire uno dei grandi padri...

Vocal recitals are not exactly a staple at the Aspen Music Festival, but it was a fine idea to line up the vivid and irrepressible Italian tenor Vittorio Grigòlo when he was available to sing a recital in the Benedict Music Tent on Thursday evening.   Grigòlo displayed a gorgeous lyric tenor voice, magnificent control of dynamics, from loud...

Faculty artist Cristina Castaldi, soprano, will join the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra for "Verdi to Verismo," a celebration of Italian opera arias, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Miller Concert Hall.   The program, featuring music by Verdi, Puccini, Mendelssohn and Kevin Puts, will be led by Director of Orchestras Mark Lay...

There will be a historical dedication ceremony at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, honoring the Italian immigrants who built the church from the Colonial Dames XVII Century, Kansas City Chapter   May 24, 2015Dedication - 10:45 am outsideMass - 11:00Reception following MassThis is also the Feast of Our Lady of the Audience   Source: K...

Join us for another Italian Heritage workshop - easy readings in Italian & discussion on topics that include Italian cultural traditions, historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month, we feature the story and tradition of Presepio, the recreation of the nativity scene using model figures. Through the lens of Corrado Alv...

Preparing to end the pre-conference tournament season and begin Big 12 Conference play, Kansas will host a unique exhibition match against the U-23 Italian National Team, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.   AROUND THE GYM· Family Night – Two Adult GA/Two Youth GA; Four Drinks, Two Popcorn: $30· Faculty Free...

The Mediterranean Sea is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium with performances by Italy's Compagnia T.P.O., or Teatro di Piazza o d'Occasione. The company will present "Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22; and 2 p.m. Feb. 23.   "Bleu!" is created through the combination of digital im...

On Monday night there was a special event at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial for Kansas City's Italian-American community. The Italian Ambassador to the U.S., Claudio Bisogniero, was in town for the opening of the new War & Art exhibit at the museum. The event included remarks by museum President & CEO Matthew Naylor &am...

When: 23 Sep 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: ICC 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403Registration: Member – $25.00, Non-Member – $35.00 Are you traveling to Italy next year? Do you wish to see something out of the ordinary? You certainly know about the major attractions, but you may not be aware of the amazing events and festivals...

Members of Omaha's Little Italy community cheered and cried Sunday as family and friends celebrated the final day of the Santa Lucia Italian Festival at Lewis & Clark Landing. The four-day festival concluded with members of the Italian-American community walking with an ornate and decorated statue of Santa Lucia through the streets of down...