NEWS FROM : MIDWEST  

The first time I walked into Liliana’s Italian Kitchen, Frank Sinatra was playing on the sound system. OK. As I waddle into middle age, I’m willing to grant one on-the-nose detail to a new restaurant. Then I noted Liliana’s sandwiches: the Tony, the Anthony Jr., the Paulie. OK. I also love “The Sopranos,” and softened by parenthood as well as middl...

Taste and journey through Central Italy’s regions of Abruzzo, Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. Seminar style wine tasting expertly lead by Nikki Erpelding, sampling the wines of the esteemed Leonardo LoCascio Italian wine portfolio. The tasting will be on Thursday, November 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, at North Loop Wine and Spirits' beaut...

One of the Twin Cities’ popular Italian restaurants has hit the refresh button. Campiello Ristorante and Bar in Eden Prairie (6411 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie; 952-941-6868; campielloedenprairie.com) recently went through a major renovation. The 20-year-old restaurant has been given an update from the furniture to the fixtures in the dining roo...

This is the best time of year for classical music. It’s that post-summer, pre-Christmas period when orchestras, chamber groups and vocal companies bring out their most serious work. They know people are paying attention and they try to deliver the high-level goods that keep audiences interested. This year’s mid-fall season comes in a multitude of s...

Saturday, November 10 2018, from 17:00 to 22:00 CST. 10199 Woodfield Ln, St Louis, MO 63132-2922. Ciao a tutti! Questo Novembre, vorremmo invitarvi a un evento speciale. Facciamo un "Friendsgiving" all'Italiana. Il nostro consigliere, Franco Sicuro, ha generosamente offerto il suo spazio che si chiama "The Millenium Center" per avere questa festa d...

University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professors will continue their History Harvest project by collecting stories from Italian-Americans about their culture and experience during a “harvest” at Omaha’s Santa Lucia Hall on Sunday, Oct. 28. The project, which is part of the class titled “History 396: Special Problems: The History Harvest,” allows s...

Wichita State sophomore volleyball player Giorgia Civita is the fastest player in shocker history to get to 1,000 career digs.  Civita grew up playing a high level of volleyball but never thought she would end up here in Wichita.  She grew up more than 5,000 miles away from Wichita....in Milan, Italy. "People would ask me 'where are you going to go...

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 61st season with a perennial audience favorite, Puccini's Madama Butterfly. In a stunning traditional production from The Dallas Opera and directed by Ron Daniels in his Lyric Opera debut, Madama Butterfly tells the tragic love story of a young geisha and her doomed marriage to a swaggering U.S. Naval office...

The Minnesota Twins announced that they have named Rocco Baldelli the 14th Manager in club history.  This will mark the first managerial assignment of Baldelli’s career and the first time for the Twins to hire a manager outside the organization since Ray Miller in 1985. Baldelli, 37, joins the Twins for what will be his 20th season in professional...

Denver-based Mici Handcrafted Italian will open its fifth location in Lafayette, Colorado, Oct. 2 on South Boulder Road, a news release said.   Last year, the chain hired partner and CEO Elliot Schiffer, who has streamlined operations and optimized the menu to prime the chain for expansion. The chain is now preparing for a sixth location in the Den...

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new restaurant has you covered. Called Red Rabbit, the new arrival is located at 788 Grand Ave. in St. Paul.  From owners Luke and Tracy Shimp, also of Red Cow, this place features brunch, lunch and dinner menus in a space that includes exposed brick, charred cedar planks and dimly lit fixtures for a coo...

Opera Colorado opens its 2018-19 season in just a few weeks, with an opulent production of Verdi's La Traviata-one of the most beloved operatic works of all time. The production opens Saturday, November 3, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with additional performances on November 6, 9, and 11. This Romantic masterpiece overflows with Verdi's brilli...