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In 1987, Franco Giannotti, Angelo Sita, Giovanni Ferrara, and Msgr. Salvatore Polizzi founded St Louis – Bologna Sister Cities Committee with the cooperation and support of Bologna Mayor Renzo Imbeni and St Louis Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl. The sister cities committee flourished for over a decade with reciprocal youth summer exchange programs, lang...

Legislation to eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday was sent to a state House committee on Monday and just never came back. House Bill 1231 was drafted by Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, D-Adams County, and it had narrowly survived a vote in the House Local Government Committee earlier this session. At that lengthy hearing, the Italian American commu...

Independent filmmaker Mark Spano, along with celebrated Kansas City Chef Jasper Mirabile Jr., are pleased to report that the U.S. premiere of Spano’s new documentary “Sicily: Land of Love & Strife” sold out the Screenland Armour Theater in North Kansas City, MO., last week. Although Spano lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, he chose Kansas City -...

Scene dal teatro italiano classico nell'originale lingua italiana! Studenti della Washington University sotto la direzione della professoressa Rebecca Messbarger interpreteranno selezioni di Machiavelli, Goldoni, Pirandello e Fo, martedì 24 aprile dalle 10:15 alle 11:30 a.m. al McMillan Cafè della Washington University. Ovviamente l’ingresso è grat...

The second Monday in October, a federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, would be Indigenous Peoples Day in Mankato under a resolution the City Council will consider in coming weeks. Dave Brave Heart — backed by about 30 community members — brought the request to a council work session Monday night. Brave Heart first offered praise for the ci...

The former Rudolph's Furniture building on East Park Street in Uptown Butte could be home to an Italian restaurant as early as next fall. That’s according to Sonia Zachow, Anaconda resident and owner of La Casa Toscana, who has made an offer for the property. The sale is set to close at the end of May. Zachow plans to relocate her business to the w...

Sapori Italiani, a European-style pizzeria run by one of the most prestigious chefs in North America, will open to the public Monday. The restaurant, opening in the former home of Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza at 1620 S. Kellogg Ave., has a menu of meat and cheese boards, salads, calzones, stromboli, paninis, pastas and pizzas, generally run between $9...

“Buongiorno” or Good Morning in Italian! Do the names Padroni, Baseggio, Guenzi, Rizzolo, DeSoto and Campanella sound familiar? These are just a few of the familiar family names of Italian immigrants that made their way to Logan County during the past 120 years. Many of these immigrants not only helped to settle the northeast Colorado plains, but t...

Expansion seems to be the name of the game for Denver restaurants. From barbecue joints to Italian eateries and swanky bistros, restaurants have been growing and new restaurants have been coming across the metro faster than we can say “table for two.” Now, LoHi favorite Postino is the latest to join in on the expansion craze with the announcement t...

When his high-profile Brooklyn restaurant closed, Rikki Giambruno knew the time was right to move back to his home state of Minnesota and open his own place. This summer, Hyacinth (hyacinthstpaul.com) — an ode to his personal history — will take over the space of the former specialty shop Golden Fig (790 Grand Av., St. Paul). Golden Fig (goldenfig....

On a recent night at Bar Dough, LoHi’s hip-hop-pumping Italian wine bar and pizza oven, a black and white version of Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” was playing in the background. It’s a perfect choice of show, given that this restaurant’s chef and co-owner, Carrie Baird, has recently risen to badass star status. She made it to the final four on the rea...

The presentation will provide an overview of  the thousands of items of scientific and medical evidence that has been acquired from the Shroud of Turin to date. The presenter will further discuss millions and billions of unfakable items of scientific evidence that could also be acquired if the Shroud was tested at the atomic and molecular levels.  ...