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In its annual recognition of Italian heritage organizers of the New Columbus Day celebration and dinner will salute one organization and four individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pueblo community. Those to be honored include: The Knights of Columbus. Hector Chiariglione. The late Rev. Ben Bacino. John Panepinto. Louie Carleo....

A captivating entertainment for all ages, the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Chicago proudly present The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake by the Italian theatre company Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio for the first time in the Twin Cities. This is a...

On Saturday, October 6, Denver’s annual Columbus Day Parade will start at West 14th Avenue and Bannock Street. It won’t need much space: The parade is far smaller than it was many decades ago, when it was a major point of Italian-American pride before it took a three-decade break in 1960; or 28 years ago, when a revived parade became the target of ...

Un rappresentante del Consolato Italiano di Chicago sarà a Minneapolis per facilitare il rilascio dei passaporti biometrici per i cittadini italiani residenti nel Minnesota, Northern Iowa e Western Wisconsin. La visita del rappresentante avverrà venerdì, 2 novembre p.v. dalle 9,00 alle 17,30 nella sede dell’Italian Cultural Center a Minneapolis. Le...

When you walk into J. Devoti Trattoria, don't be surprised to see seven-year-old Luca Devoti diving across the floor, action figures in hand, as he pretends the dining-room tables are a fortress to guard against malevolent invaders. Granted, he only gets away with this early on in the evening's service, and even then, Bonnie Devoti is never far beh...

An Italian restaurant that closed in October 2016 is making a comeback almost two years later. It will be serving its most popular dishes in a new location at 6611 University Avenue Windsor Heights. Blue Tomato Kitchen, formerly located at 860 1st St., West Des Moines, is being given new life in the 50-seat space that once housed Saison Kitchen + B...

Rigatoni, Italian sausage, ravioli, cannoli and more will all be available for tasting during Festa Italiana on Saturday. The event is hosted by Frontenac Education Foundation which provides scholarships for Frontenac High School graduates. “All of the proceeds from Festa go to our student scholarship program we offer,” Frontenac Education Foundati...

Talayan’s Italian Restaurant has an upcoming anniversary celebrating 36 years in business. Current owners of Talayna’s is Mehi and Susan Rouhani.  They have owned and managed the restaurant for 36 years.  As a husband and wife team, one of them, if not both of them are at the restaurant on a daily basis training and working with staff, visiting wit...

The Miss Italian Saint Louis pageant gives young Italian American women the chance to be the spokesperson for their generation. Miss Italian Saint Louis teaches girls public speaking, interviewing, time management and the Italian heritage. While doing all this, the girls are having fun and making friendships that will last a lifetime! This year’s e...

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Italia-America Bocce Club, 2210 Marconi Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Attend Event. Get single seat tickets or SAVE and purchase a whole table! Recognizing: Grand Marshal - Robert A Bergamini, MD. Spirit Of Columbus Award - Dorothy Bartoni Join us for unlimited wine and a true taste of The Hill with...

The Basilica of St. Mary’s most lasting structure isn’t the wooden shed where its first parishioners attended Mass in 1868. Nor is it the majestic co-cathedral where parishioners now worship on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Rather, its leaders say, it’s the Basilica community, who, for 150 years, have worshipped, served, welcomed immigrants and...

Ciao! Mi chiamo Simone Bregni! I was born and raised in Italy. I lived most of my life in Asti, a Medieval town renowned for its good wines. I have been at SLU for 18 years, and I have been teaching in the US college classroom since 1994. My areas of specialization are in Medieval & Renaissance Italian literature & Culture and in foreign language a...