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A collection of relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — known to many as Padre Pio — will be visiting the Archdiocese of St. Louis for the first time later this month. The relics will be on display for public veneration from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Assumption Church in Mattese. Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. T...

Over 2,000 people signed a petition to replace the Christopher Columbus statue at the State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota with a statue of the seven time Grammy Award-winning singer Prince. Community organizer Wintana Melekin created a petition to replace the Columbus statue with a Minnesota icon and Purple Rain singer Prince. The petitio...

Darren Powell has made a career out of recognizing soccer talent, and he knew there was something special about Gianluca Busio when he first saw him — even if Busio was just five years old at the time. “Even as a five-year-old, he stood out on the field with exceptional technical ability,” says Powell, now head coach of USL’s San Antonio FC. “He ha...

Missouri’s Little Italy is in a small neighborhood, south of Forest Park, in St. Louis. The area is known for having exceptional Italian restaurants, groceries, and bakeries. With endless opportunities for great dining, unique architecture, and rich history, The Hill is one of St. Louis’ best destinations! So grab your friends and head to Missouri’...

If your dream pizza comes with a cracker-thin crust, a mound of gooey Provel and, yes, squares instead of slices, you'll want to get to the Hill this fall. St. Louis' old-school Italian neighborhood will be hosting a festival to determine the very best St. Louis-style pizza around: the St. Louis Square Off.For $25, attendees will get to sample eigh...

Denver’s newest farm-to-table restaurant, like many of the others, has a local focus. This one, though, is local to a region half a world away. Palizo Italiano is now serving regional northern Italian food, including house-made pastas, in Platt Park. The restaurant replaced southern joint Fourteen Seventytwo at 1472 S. Pearl St., next door to Stell...

The Minnesota Lynx announced Monday that they have signed Italian forward Cecilia Zandalasini for the remainder of the season. Zandalasini averaged 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for Famila Schio of the Italian league last season, and represented Italy at EuroBasket 2017 in June. She averaged 19 points and 9.6 rebounds per game during the tou...

Please join us for a traditional Columbus Day Dinner sponsored by the Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society. The event will take place at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, MS at 5:30 p.m.  President of the National Italian American Foundation John Viola, last year Keynote speaker, said that it is important to remember that Columbus...

Thanks to a new Anaconda restaurant that boasts some of America’s favorite Italian dishes, visitors driving west on Montana Highway 1 will now be greeted by a newly renovated building with a vibrant brick-red exterior. In mid-July Heather and Keith Collins opened O'Bella — a “classic Italian restaurant,” according to the establishment’s website — a...

Tony will be  performing in front of Gioia’s Deli on Oct 1, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm during the Columbus Parade.  Gioia’s Deli will also be open during the parade so come and enjoy the parade, food and fun. Tony started singing at the tender age of three, inspired by his older brother, Joe. When Tony was 10 years old, Joe bought two albums by...

An iconic staple in Little Italy anticipates a huge turnout will jumpstart its rebuilding efforts. Sons of Italy is hoping a dinner fundraiser on Saturday will help them open its doors once again. A two-alarm fire heavily damaged the hall in January which only left the brick frame standing and damage expenses more than $670,000. To help cover some...

Cameron Mitchell is a familiar name on the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant scene (his restaurant group, aptly named Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, has its own Wikipedia page), but Denver diners will likely only know of his Larimer Square restaurant, Ocean Prime; not his name. To fill you in, Mitchell has 14 restaurant concepts. Among these are the aforem...