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The San Gennaro Feast has been a popular festival for families in Las Vegas for 38 years. The local celebration of an Italian tradition features rides, music and food, but it came under scrutiny last year when undercover police cited bartenders at the festival for serving alcohol to minors. This year's festival will take place in September at a dif...

Rudolph Edward Torrini. Born March 31, 1923 (age 95). Died: September 5, 2018. St.Louis, Missouri. Education BFA, Washington University 1949; Fulbright Scholar, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze 1949; MFA, University of Notre Dame 1958 Known for Sculpture, Wood Carving, Drawing. Notable work: Italian Immigrants, Martin Luther King, Union Soldier R...

Miss Italian St. Louis, Junior Miss Italian St. Louis and their Maids will be chosen at the Miss Italian St. Louis Pageant which will be held on Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. Each winner will receive a scholarship prize of up to $500. The pageant is one of the many ways the Ciao St Louis furthers the common good and general welfare of the people of the...

Portillo's officials announced Thursday it will open a Davenport restaurant in 2019.  The fast-casual restaurant chain, known for Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef, unveiled more plans for a restaurant, complete with a design rendering with a "Welcome to Davenportillo's" sign. It'll be the company's first Iowa location, located across from Co...

Over 300 children came to the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities booth at the Festival of Nations in St Louis during the weekend of August 25 - 26. The Festival of Nations, held annually in Tower Grove Park, is St Louis' largest multicultural celebration featuring more than 100 local ethnic and international organizations. There are booths, non-stop...

"You're talking to a dinosaur," says Judy Duren, the 66-year-old owner of Dino's Italian Food, a restaurant that has served homemade everything — noodles, meatballs, sausage, red sauce, pizza and even ice cream — since 1961. "I think we're a dying breed. Independent restaurant owners are a dying breed," she elaborates. "You can't afford to do it an...

The Sons of Italy will host a Friday Night Festival Bash from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Park in Cañon City. Gates open at 4 p.m. There will be live music, and food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is $5. On Saturday, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Veterans Park. Admission is $2, children 6 and younger...

It all started with one man wanting to show the abilities of the human body. Cirque Italia is a new kind of circus. They have ditched the animals and added water, 35 thousand gallons to be exact. "The owner of Cirque Italia, Manuel Rebecchi, he's from Italy. He came to America, he wanted to bring something unique to the American public," says Morga...

Since 1886, a statue of Christopher Columbus has stood in Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis. Now, there's a push to remove the iconic statue. The park's board has formed a commission to study the placement of the statue and gather input from the community. In 2017, vandals splashed red paint on the statue and wrote phrases like murder across it. ...

Come support The Sick and Elderly Program of The Hill at our annual fundraiser, The Ravioli Dinner. It occurs the fourth Sunday of September every year. Mark your calendars! 9/23/18 The Sick and Elderly Program of The Hill is a non-profit organization that provides medical equipment and supplies free of charge to the residents of The Hill neighborh...

Team Italy slugger and Cincinnati Reds prospect Leonardo Seminati ascended from the dusty Goodyear spring training complex fields of the Arizona League to the rocky mountain advanced rookie Pioneer League’s finest facility at Dehler Park as a member of the Billings Mustangs on August 20, 2018. In his first at-bat against Idaho Falls, Leonardo Semin...

Nearly 200 years ago, the Italian explorer Giacomo Beltrami was looking for the source of the Mississippi River and exploring the land that would eventually bear his name. And Wednesday, the Beltrami County Historical Society will honor his legacy at 6 p.m. at Turtle Lake Town Hall, 19143 Lake Julia Drive NW. The celebration will recognize the 70t...