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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...

Brentwood scores a winner today as Eater learns exclusively that Jon & Vinny’s is coming to the Westside neighborhood. The immeasurably fun red sauce Italian joint by chef stars Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo will take over Early World Restaurant on San Vicente Boulevard, with plans to bring the same big plates of meatballs and pizza to the area. The p...

Distinguished American conductor Vincent La Selva of Upper Montclair died on October 9, 2017 at the age of 88 in Cleveland. The cause was complications from dementia. Maestro La Selva was the founder of New York Grand Opera in 1973, which for 39 years offered fully-staged opera productions free to the public, most of the productions in Central Park...

We are pleased to announce that Convivio will be establishing a heritage and visitors center in Little Italy–Amici House–in Amici Park near State and Date Streets with the support of the Little Italy Association. Situated near the upcoming Piazza della Famiglia, Washington Elementary, and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Amici House will add an impor...

I was taking a cartooning class at IHS in the late ‘70s and one of my assignments was to create a cover for an ethnic joke book, which were all the rage back then. Unthinkable today, perhaps, but political correctness hasn’t quite managed to kill ethnic humor. CRT Downtown in Cortland presents an “Italian Comedy Festa” on Saturday, October 21 at 7:...

Italian singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori is as esteemed in his homeland as his American contemporary Bob Dylan.  After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.  A pair of intimate theater shows has been announced for Sunday, November 5th at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA (Bo...