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Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

The feast of St. Lucy is December 13th and in Italy ushers in the Christmas season. In keeping with this long-lasting tradition, the Cultural Center will have a celebration at the Center on the feast day, Sunday, December 13th. The celebration will begin with the lighting of the Christmas Fire at 3:30 pm. This will be followed by a candlelig...

June 18 will be the first day that Museum of the Rockies visitors can take in an exhibit they've never seen before — and probably will never see again.   "Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii" will illustrate not only the wealth that people loved to show off during the years before Vesuvius did them all...

By Dick Kaegel   KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have agreed to terms with 16-year-old shortstop Marten Gasparini, considered by some experts to be the most promising European prospect ever. Gasparini, from Cervignano, Italy, reportedly will receive a signing bonus of $1.3 million -- highest ever for a European, eclipsing the previous mark of...

Dozens of southeast Kansans celebrate Italian culture with food this afternoon. "Too often what we see is our parents and our grandparents had certain traditions that maybe our younger people don't carry on. And so, by hosting these kinds of events we're able to make sure that that heritage lives on," says Linda Grilz, co-host of the Italian Exhib...

By Tony Fioriglio Parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel learned at the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to close the church and merge the parish with Sacred Heart Church in Swedesburg at the end of June.   The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Facebook page for The Bridgeport Feast said that th...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations will host its third annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 16th at Favazza's Rose of the Hill.   This evening again promises to be a memorable occasion and will include a very special menu that highlights Italian culinary traditions and Christmas specialties. Entertainment will include pe...

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Italian club AS Roma will try to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United when it takes on the best players in Major League Soccer this summer. Man U dominated MLS players in two of the league's annual all-star games, winning by a combined score of 9-2. But the top domestic league in the U.S. has never lost to another i...

Open House, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Used Class Material Info Below Why Study with Us - Small groups, informal atmosphere and university-educated native speakers provide the ideal environment to learn a foreign language. Our instructors, born and raised in Italy, bring first-hand experience and cultural background of Italian...

Italian Film Festival - Opening Night Coordinator. The Italian Cultural Center is urgently looking for a Coordinator for the Opening Night Party of the 9th Italian Film Festival, which will take place at Saint Anthony Main February 16-20, 2017.   Details: 15-25 hour commitment / Work with Italian Film Festival Executive Director Peter S...

by Alexandra Stone   The American Italian Heritage Society opened the doors of its new 'il Palazzo' building Thursday. The building is a project 14 years in the making. The name is Italian for "palace." Speakers at the ribbon-cutting said the organization got its start in Omaha in 1980. It began as a small group of Omaha residents...

The ICC is excited to announce a new, very special Italian Book Discussion! ICC native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, will facilitate this event, which will be spoken IN ITALIAN.   Participants will be asked to read the Italian book, "Nessuno sa di noi", by Samona Sparaco-Giunti Editore Spa, on their own. On Wednesday, September 3, fr...