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Veteran Voice gives ECHL fans the chance to get to know a veteran in the League ahead of the 2018-19 season.  In this installment, the ECHL spoke with Rocco Carzo of the Kansas City Mavericks, who enters his sixth professional season in 2018-19. Name: Roccoo Carzo. Age: 28. Hometown: Media, Pennsylvania. Team: Kansas City Mavericks. 2017-18 Stats:...

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...

"My name is Gregorio Leonardo." The way that name rolls off of Topeka High kicker Gregorio Leonardo's tongue is effortless. It's almost as effortless as how the Italian foreign exchange student caught the eye of Trojan head football coach Walt Alexander. "I saw potential with him in the hallway, before I had ever seen him kick," Alexander said. "Ju...

During a final respite from the NFL grind 5,000 miles away from his new life in Minnesota, John DeFilippo gazed out at the splendor of the Amalfi Coast atop one of the highest peaks in Positano, Italy. The Vikings offensive coordinator savored this time, which would be among his last football-free moments for months. It was easy to get lost staring...

It all started with one man wanting to show the abilities of the human body. Cirque Italia is a new kind of circus. They have ditched the animals and added water, 35 thousand gallons to be exact. "The owner of Cirque Italia, Manuel Rebecchi, he's from Italy. He came to America, he wanted to bring something unique to the American public," says Morga...

Team Italy slugger and Cincinnati Reds prospect Leonardo Seminati ascended from the dusty Goodyear spring training complex fields of the Arizona League to the rocky mountain advanced rookie Pioneer League’s finest facility at Dehler Park as a member of the Billings Mustangs on August 20, 2018. In his first at-bat against Idaho Falls, Leonardo Semin...

Giovanni Zoppé believes Snowmass Village is an "extra special" destination to recreate his family's 176-year-old traveling circus because its small mountain town setting is how he imagines the show's early days overseas. "It's like a little European village," Giovanni, a sixth-generation Zoppé performer who stars as Nino the Clown in today's show,...

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...