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The Michelangelo Exhibition is currently open at Denver Pavilions located in Downtown Denver. The museum-quality exhibition will be held at the location next to H&M, the same location that formerly housed the DaVinci Machines Exhibition. This is the first time the exhibit has ever been shown in North America. The Michelangelo Exhibition, on lo...

The Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Association proudly presents Trio Settecento for the final concert of its 2012-2013 season. Imagination, vigor, technical polish and historical insight have made the Trio's performances appealing to audiences and critics alike. The Ames program is entitled "An Italian Sojourn" featuring 17th and 18th century m...

When young people are in middle school, they are thought to be at the peak of self-doubt. They're restless, can lack direction and don't always have confidence, even as they are trying to find out who they are. "Everyone is so afraid of the middle school years," said Staci Eddleman, principal of Westport Middle School. "It's a tough time for k...

Our rich Italian culture will once again be the focus of this year's Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa. Our Cultural Hall will be located in the east wing of the Pappajohn Educational Center on the festival grounds at the corner of 12th and Locust Street.

A very popular flip chart at our past festivals has been the Wedding Album Display. Some of the pictures in the large album date back to the early 1900′s and others are more recent. The first album is complete and we are now gathering photographs for a second album flip chart.

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 St. Ambrose Parish will hold its annual "La Festa" on the grounds of St. Ambrose church in the historic Hill Neighborhood. St. Ambrose parish has been the foundation for this historic neighborhood for over 100 years and looks to continue this tradition with its largest fund raiser of the year. Festivities will begin at 12:00...

To enter Basso you descend a broad, curving stairwell into a cavernous basement. Gas lamps flicker along the wall, casting long, dancing shadows on the diners seated in the booths beneath them. Is it 1897? No. The massive bar at the center of the dining room is a wholly modern creation, with sleek liquor bottles and a distinctive tap handle for eac...

The Denver Nuggets will be without versatile forward Danilo Gallinari for the rest of the season after tests Friday showed he tore his left ACL against Dallas the previous night. The team said an MRI showed no other signs of ligament or meniscus damage, adding Gallinari will have season-ending surgery soon and "a prognosis for a full recovery is e...

It's almost here! The 5th Annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The festival will be held this week, April 4-7, at the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design. This year's lineup of contemporary, award winning films was carefully selected by a committee of native Italian speakers who live in the Twin Cities. There was a lot of passi...

Thank you to all of the volunteers and attendees of the 16th annual St. Joseph Altar Celebration, held at the Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa on March 18th and 19th, 2013. Doors opened at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 18th. Msgr. Frank Chiodo, pastor of St. Anthony parish in Des Moines, blessed the altar following the children's "tupa tupa" (k...

Esce in questi giorni il nuovo numero di "It@lico", organo di informazione dell'associazione "Italiano per piacere", coordinata da Franco Giannotti. Il numero, spiega Giannotti, inizia con la relazione dell'ultima riunione dedicata a Baldo Gandolfo. Segue la storia di Salemi, a cura di Marcello Delli Zotti, mentre Anna Di Palma Amelung continua, i...

The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa is now accepting vendor applications for our 2013 festival to be held July 26-27, 2013 at the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines.   Vendor applications will be accepted through April 15, 2013.   To be a part of this year's festival, please fill out the 2013 Vendor Application For...