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The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will be continuing their annual fundraising dinner with An Evening in Sicily to be held at the Embassy Club downtown Des Moines on November 9, 2017. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is divided into nine provinces. The region of Sicily, which has even earned the nickname “God’s Ki...

The former home of Cleveland Park’s now-closed Ripple space is about to have a new tenant. Popville reports that Italian restaurant Cucina Al Volo is moving in soon. It’s a bright spot for Cleveland Park dining, which faced a spate of closures earlier this year. Cucina Al Volo is growing its DC footprint: it already has locations in Union Market an...

A longtime local union leader was among those honored as part of Essex County’s 2017 Italian Heritage Month Celebration. Bloomfield native and Bloomfield High alum Joseph Calabro, a father of two, has been a “dynamic and influential labor leader” with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), according to a news release from Essex...

L’Associazione Italiana Calciatori ha sottoscritto una nuova convenzione con “College Life Italia”, società internazionale che offre a ragazzi e ragazze italiani la possibilità di ottenere borse di studio sportive ed accademiche nei College universitari americani.  La missione di College Life Italia è quella di offrire un’opportunità concreta a chi...

Davenport Center for The Arts is proud to present Halloween Comedy with a Psychic Twist. Headlining the event is award-winning New York City comedian and television actress Mary Dimino. Dimino is a multifaceted entertainer. Winner of Best Female Comedian (Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs)) and Winner of a Gracie for Best Actress, Mary Dimin...

When: Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm - Where: Lee Auditorium | Free Ciao St Louis in cooperation with the Missouri History Museum presents a panel discussion on Italians in St Louis. Frank Cusumano will moderate this panel representing various sectors—business, faith, education, government, and sports—to explore the ways in which the contemporary Ita...

Little Italy in Chicago will always be found along the surviving colorful red, white and green storefronts on Taylor Street on the Near Southwest Side of Chicago. While the neighborhood is now often known as University Village, the Italian-born immigrants who once lived there should not be forgotten. Nor should the other Little Italys around the ci...

Mirco Scarantino won his ninth European title and secured yet another gold medal for the Sicilian town that can justifiably claim to be the weightlifting capital of the world. Scarantino, 22, whose next target is the podium at the World Championships in Anaheim, California in six weeks, is from an illustrious weightlifting family and an even more i...

The annual Festa Italiana will take place noon to 10 p.m., Oct. 21, at the Italian American Veterans Post 1 at 4567 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain. Admission is free. The event includes music, raffles, games, and Italian souvenirs while children’s games are from noon to 4 p.m. Live entertainment includes: Hip To That with Maria DiDonato at 1 p.m.; Italian...

For over 30 years, locals and tourists have known that Villa Romano Italian Restaurant is a special place to dine. The restaurant on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach consistently wins top honors each year among local publications. But now a national food site has raised that to another level. LoveFood.com recently ranked Villa Romano as the best Itali...

Several dozen municipal governments across the U.S. have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. They contend that Christopher Columbus and other Europeans ushered in centuries of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Injustices of the past cannot be changed by new-age political correctness. And the propensity for historically ruthless treatment o...

Verlander may be gone; but Verdi is back in town. One of his best operas, with a world-famous aria, invigorating not only Westerndom, but Detroit — the great city of Michigan – opened the fall season of the Michigan Opera Theatre this past Saturday, and will be performed thrice more.Rigoletto was given a bit of a makeover, being set in NYC’s Little...