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Saturday August 12 6 - 10 PM - American Italian Heritage Society - Omaha, NE - 5110 N 132nd St, Omaha 68164. Join il Palazzo for an Ode to the Rat Pack featuring Gooch and His Las Vegas Big Band! Start the night with a gourmet meal created by Chef Paul with an opening act by Aaron Shoemaker, and finish with the sultry renditons of Dean Martin, Fran...

Classic lasagna is a top seller at Maggiano’s Little Italy but so is its specialty pasta, Our Famous Rigatoni “D” with herb-roasted chicken and Marsala cream sauce. Maggiano’s version of Italian-American comfort food also includes prime steaks and veal, fresh seafood (including Parmesan-crusted tilapia and lobster carbonara), signature salads, sand...

Save the date, and don’t miss a wonderful educational opportunity!  St Cloud State University professors, Christine Imbra and Steven McCullar, will join ICC scholarship award recipient, Jessica Gehrke, as they compare Italian higher education to our system in the United States! The SCSU team has a long term relationship with the University of Macer...

Two new bocce courts in Franklin Park, a Maryville Parks & Recreation facility located along the east side of the 700 block of North Main Street, are nearing completion and should be ready for play in early August. Workers smoothed out the pea gravel playing surface at the 12-foot-wide by 60-foot-long courts early Wednesday. Parks & Rec Director...

Michael Busse is sitting in a patio chair with a cocktail, cozied down by the river as it churns past his new River Bar, and he’s got a big grin on his face. “I’m gonna put these mosquitos on the menu, they’re so big,” he laughs and threatens the incessant buzzers. “It’s my happy place here. I wish I had time to enjoy it.” Michael owns, operates an...

When you’d step inside his restaurant, you’d likely see Sam Amato greeting folks by name and pulling up a chair to gab. “He would get your name and life story,’’ said his son Tony Amato. “If you felt at home, that’s all he cared about.” Sam Amato, who with his wife, Ann, owned Amato’s Cafe & Catering, died Saturday at the Nebraska Medical Center...

Enjoy an evening of the world's finest Italian cars at Pazzaluna in St. Paul on Thursday, July 27th. This event is hosted by Wheels of Italy, an organization dedicated to Everything Italian On Wheels. Enjoy an Italian Piazza atmosphere, Italian Vehicles, Live Music, Pazzaluna Signature Drinks, Beer, Wine and Food. Food and beverage service outside...

Quality Italian opened in Cherry Creek North this past spring to the delight of New Yorkers and steakhouse aficionados alike. Spearheaded by owner Michael Stillman, a counterpart to the NYC Italian-American concept debuted in Denver inside of the evolving Halycon Hotel. Executive Chef Franz Hueber, formerly leader of Boulder’s Salt kitchen, adds hi...

Fazoli’s, America's largest fast casual Italian chain, announced the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—marking the brand’s first location in the state. The new restaurant, which is set to officially open its doors on, August 1, is located at 4224 West Empire Place. The Sioux Falls restaurant will feature an as...

If not for unexpected morning rain, Kansas City would not be celebrating a major gift: a bronze cast of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s 15th-century Gates of Paradise. The original gilded doors were made for the east entrance of the baptistery in front of Florence Cathedral by Ghiberti and his workshop from 1425 to 1452. They depict scenes from the Old Testamen...

Former Lustre Christian High School star, Michele Capasso, signed a Letter of Intent to play for Dawson Community College next season.  The point guard hails originally from Italy, but came to Montana as a foreign exchange student in 2015-2016 and had a stellar season.  As a senior, he averaged 30.5 ppg and was named All-Conference and All-State in...

Remember Hill Day in St Louis?  Ciao St Louis is hosting Festa Italiana and the Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 1, 2017.  The parade will wind through the Hill and entertainment will be provided throughout the parade route.   The parade ends at Berra Park followed by the festa with Live Entertainment, Food, Drinks and games. This is the largest celebra...