State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Thornton Democrat, on Friday introduced a bill to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado and instead offer state employees a floating day off in October. The legislation, House Bill 1327, includes a lengthy section that declares, “The Columbus voyage triggered one of history’s greatest slave trades, the pillagi...

ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION ("IDACO nyc"), Vanessa Tamburi, Artistic Director announced today its 2017 Festival Week, May 30 through June 4, the organization's third annual contemporary dance and art event in NYC.A wide variety of artistic styles await audiences, with more than 25 dance companies, artists and filmmakers to participate. Dance workshops...

Winemaking, farming, food and coming together for community events have a long history in the St. James area. Known locally as the Meramec Highlands, our region is also fondly known as “Little Italy of the Ozarks” thanks to the establishment of an Italian settlement here more than a century ago. Join St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Compan...

Gurnee Park District's Viking Park Singers will host their annual Italian Fest on Friday, April 28. The fest will include Italian dinner seatings at 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:45-8:15 p.m. Each seating will feature a 30-minute performance from the Viking Park Singers. The event will take place in the dance hall at park district headquarters, 4374 Old Grand...

For 20 years, Festa Italiana has filled the streets of historic Ybor City, celebrating Italian culture and heritage by showcasing cuisine from area restaurants, live entertainment, a variety of wines and spirits and an assortment of activities. It was in the spring of 1997 that people first gathered in Centennial Park, 1800 E 8th Ave. for the inaug...

Tickets are now available for the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Spring Gala announcing Regina Maria XXXIX and her court. The event will be held Saturday, April 29 at the Village Square Conference Center on Route 19, Milford Street in Clarksburg. Tickets are $40.00 for adults and $20 for children under 10. The event is reservation only. Pl...

The Kenner Italian heritage festival was started by former kenner chief of police, Nick Congemi to celebrate the rich Italian heritage that was part of the formation of New Orleans. The day was inspired by the customs shared by many Kenner residents, such as the St. Rosalie Procession in Rivertown. "The city of Kenner at one time was the center o...

My friends and I hogged it up Saturday night at the Monte San Giacomo Club’s Annual Sagra del Maiale (Pig Festival) at the Hoboken Catholic Academy (555 7th St.) in Hoboken, New Jersey. Joining over two hundred other guests, we were treated to an array of delectable pork delicacies, including a phenomenal stuffed pork tenderloin and melt-in-your-mo...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Parade Committee has named its 2017 dignitaries. The parade honorees are: John Apicella, Italian Business LeaderRuth Bedford, Community Excellence AwardDr. Louis Crupi, Italian Heritage AwardAnthony Iannorone, Lifetime Achievement AwardAl Lembo Jr., Grand MarshalHenry Meola, Renaissance AwardBelleville Police Chief Ma...

Fioretti Hall, the oft-used multi-purpose room at Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston, has perhaps never looked as festive as it did Saturday night. For example, the Italian colors of red, green and white were everywhere inside the jam-packed Roman Catholic Church’s parish center. Those colors came in many forms and sizes, none more striking than...