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The Italian opera "Don Giovanni," with music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, had a crowded opening night in Crafton-Preyer Theatre Friday, April 21. The opera was the final show of this season for University Theatre. The opera tells the tale of the despicable womanizer Don Giovanni, who was played by actor Carey Eugene Wilson. Giovanni is a cha...

Danilo Gallinari will likely opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. But don't be surprised if he ends up signing a new long-term deal with the Nuggets. In a recent interview with BlitzTV, the Italian forward said he would love to remain in the Mile-High City and play for the Nuggets. "The relationship between...

The ICC is pleased to announce a special presentation to be held on Thursday, April 6th, at 6:30 p.m.  Karl Schoonover (Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK) will present“By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres. Schoonover will share his research exploring the life of Italian cinema outside...

Soccer is a favorite Italian pastime. For anyone even slightly familiar with Italian or Italian-American culture, you know that soccer, or calcio as they say in Italian, is something of a passion. It’s embedded into the culture. Most everyone has a favorite team whether it be the famous Serie A teams like AC Milano, Juventus, AS Roma, Napoli, or th...

Teresa Waldorf, who's well known in the local theater community for her comedy work, has stepped in to guest-direct plays at the Missoula Community Theatre before. When she read the script for Joe DiPietro's play, "Over the River and Through the Woods," she called and asked if she could direct before they could hire anyone else. In the script,...

If you are planning on signing up for bocce, then you better hurry up! There are 32 team slots total, and today we signed up our 15th team! It’s amazing! And don’t forget about the early bird sign up! Have your team registered by March 13th at 5pm, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Milo’s gift certificate, that you’ll receive when...

Since opening in 2008, the Italian Film Festival has become one the premiere event promoting Italian life and art in Minnesota. The ninth edition of the popular program opens Thursday like a cinematic time machine. The three-day program, sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center, will introduce eight current releases and conclude Sunday with a rare...

The 51st Super Bowl is this weekend so the Italian Federation of American Football – FIDAF –  is getting into an NFL mood with an exclusive interview with the Denver Broncos’ new special teams coach. News about the latest addition to the coaching staff at the world-famous Denver Broncos crossed the Atlantic and made headlines in Italy because the B...

Our ever popular Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul returns for its ninth year, with eight contemporary Italian movies and a celebration of director Sergio Leone, with a screening of his masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West. From Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19, we'll be bringing the Twin Cities blockbuster comedie...

Music director Rene Knetsch will conduct the Parker Symphony Orchestra and Legend High School's Cantores Choir in "Messa da Requiem," a masterpiece composed by Giuseppe Verdi, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pace Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., downtown Parker. The concert will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Italian composer's birth. Guest solois...

by Amy Matthew   During his second appearance in Pueblo, Italian violinist Michelangelo Lentini will feel right at home.   Not only will Lentini — who played here in 2010 — get to bring his wife (Rita Marchesini), he'll get to perform one of his favorite pieces with the Pueblo Symphony. Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61,...

by Michael Dunlap   Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is finally playing like the superstar they believed he'd become. When raw talent and potential are combined into a terrific basketball frame, it's hard to not overhype the possibilities.   Such has been the case with 6-foot-10 wing Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets,...