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We are proud to announce the 1st edition of Italian Theater in the Twin Cities, with The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake, a unique performance by the famed Italian theater company Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio on Saturday, October 27, 7:30 PM, at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis. This is a rare oppo...

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died unexpectedly at the age of 56, the team announced Sunday afternoon. "I am at a loss for words with Tony's sudden passing," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. "Tony loved the game of football and his players. More importantly, he was a strong man of faith who treasu...

Meet Italians and Italy lovers during the fourth annual Giro del Lago di Como, an Italian-inspired 5K fun run and walk, Sunday, Aug. 19, 8:30-11 a.m. The event will begin with a warm-up session in Italian. Music, prizes, T-shirts, gelato and an exhibit on Italy’s most beautiful runs and hikes will be part of the morning’s festivities. There will al...

Approximately $4 million has been contributed to numerous primarily St. Louis-based children’s charities since the initial Italian Open in 1974 raised about $4000. Today between 30-40 local children’s charities (including St. Ambrose School) benefit from the Italian Open which now distributes approximately $150,000 yearly. The Italian Open two-day...

It's safe to say that homegrown midfielder Gianluca Busio is ahead of the curve. The talented U.S. youth international became the second-youngest player in MLS history last August when he signed with Sporting Kansas City at age 15. Fast-forward to now, and the 16-year-old Busio already has a first-team match under his belt. He helped Sporting KC to...

Coming to Fox Sports Live at Ballpark Village in downtown St Louis on July 22, 2018. The movie will be shown at 7:00 pm followed by a panel discussion including the director of the film Roberto Angotti. FOX Sports Midwest Live! is the central gathering place and entertainment plaza of Ballpark Village with two levels and 20,000 square feet of enter...

Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano has announced their 7th annual Bocce Ball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 14.  This event is part of the city of Robbinsdale’s “Whiz Bang Days” celebration, and it will start at 10 am.   Now is a great opportunity to get your team together and compete on bocce courts which will be built in the Robbinsdale m...

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to qualify for advancement into the world tournament. This will be the seven...

Yes, the two-headed monster of Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore led the Lynx to a bounce-back win over the New York Liberty on Saturday — Fowles with a team-high 25 points, Moore chipping in with 20. In the end, though, coach Cheryl Reeve found herself wanting to talk about Cecilia Zandalasini more than anything else. Zandalasini, a relative unknown ar...

You don’t need Google Translate to figure out how to say joie de vivre in Italian. It’s Anthony Benedetto, or idiomatically, Tony Bennett. Experiencing Bennett in concert is watching joie de vivre come of life. In his performance Thursday at the sold-out State Theatre in Minneapolis, the ageless crooner was so full of vitality, charm, warmth, humil...

For Opera Colorado music director Ari Pelto, Giuseppe Verdi's final opera — written when the composer was 79 years old — is more than a comic epilogue to a long career filled with tragic music dramas. "When I ask performers about their favorite Verdi opera, pretty much everybody responds that it is 'Falstaff.' But most donors, board members and cas...

Independent filmmaker Mark Spano, along with celebrated Kansas City Chef Jasper Mirabile Jr., are pleased to report that the U.S. premiere of Spano’s new documentary “Sicily: Land of Love & Strife” sold out the Screenland Armour Theater in North Kansas City, MO., last week. Although Spano lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, he chose Kansas City -...