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If you are a java junkie, you may be unwittingly contributing to landfill waste. But a Faribault coffee roaster thinks he has found a sustainable answer to the conundrum. The parent company of Hills Bros. Coffee and Chock Full O’Nuts has partnered with the tiny Minnesota-based operation to convert millions of pounds of roasted coffee-bean waste int...

Today, leaders from Union Station welcomed Giuseppe Finocchiaro - Italian Consul General - to our beautiful city and historic home. The special welcome included walking highlights of the Station, followed by a tour of the North American Premiere of POMPEII: The Exhibition, presented by Bank of America. During his visit, Consul General Finocchiaro t...

One of Wichita’s most popular Italian restaurants is expanding with a second location. Marchello’s, a staple at 3107 S. Seneca for two decades, is going to have a sister restaurant at Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler. “I was asked by my customers,” owner Mikaeil Afsharpour says about opening a second location. Afsharpour goes by Mickey, though he...

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents The Tallis Scholars on Sunday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. “Leading performers of Renaissance sacred music, privileged to perform in the Sistine Chapel to mark the final stage of Michelangelo’s frescoes restoration, The Tallis Scholars have earned world-wide renown as “a capella superstars.” They return to th...

Brookings will soon offer its residents and visitors a new dining experience with a taste of Italy. Mama Mia, 1300 Main Ave. S., has a target date for opening at the beginning of April. “The menu will be basically Italian food, casual Italian food, priced reasonably,” owner and executive chef Hamodi Siam said. “We want to keep those prices low, so...

To Larry Wright Jr., Chief Standing Bear’s legacy is worthy of celebration, especially as Nebraska marks its 150th anniversary of statehood. After being exiled from Nebraska, the Ponca Tribe chief and 29 others trekked hundreds of miles back to bury the body of Standing Bear’s teenage son, whose dying wish was to be laid to rest in his beloved home...

The ICC is pleased to announce a special presentation to be held on Thursday, April 6th, at 6:30 p.m.  Karl Schoonover (Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK) will present“By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres. Schoonover will share his research exploring the life of Italian cinema outside...

The Pierre Concert Series wraps up the 2016 season with Julian Gargiulo a dynamic classical pianist who performs the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision. Gargiulo fills concert halls with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma, and also provides a keyboard video or members of his audience can see his h...

Sorry Minneapolis, Eataly just isn't that into you right now. Eataly, an Italian food hall concept backed by celebrity chef Mario Batali that mixes several restaurants with retail and a cooking school, had been a wish-list favorite of real estate brokers and others wondering how to fill the lower levels of the downtown Minneapolis Macy's store. Mac...

Friar Alessandro is coming to St. Louis to perform at the Cathedral Basilica on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born in Assisi and he is an Italian Franciscan friar. At the age of 21, he joined the Franciscan order at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. For years he worked as carpenter for the Franciscans. As he sang in choir, his supe...

Fox Concerts presents Tony Bennett, the 19 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate...

This year we will once again be hosting our annual Hill Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, in The Hill Neighborhood here in St. Louis. This year’s event is on Sunday, June 11th. All proceeds from the car show benefit St. Ambrose School and Shaw VPA Elementary School. Last year we had over 150 cars participate in the show and well over 1,000 people in...