NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

During the 1970s the Rev. Salvatore E. Polizzi had become a national figure for his work in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis. Residents were shocked when news came that he was being reassigned. Here is our coverage from March 1, 1980. A friend of his calls it the mustache incident. In telling about it, there is a bit of soft laughter. It is so li...

It’s nervy to call something the last of anything, especially when it comes to neighborhoods. But as residents of The Hill in St. Louis see it, their community isn’t just the city’s Little Italy—it’s the last one in all of America. Scusi? What was that? You can almost hear the recriminations and curses coming from North Beach in San Francisco and B...

The national organization Order of Sons of Italy in America was started in 1905 to help Italian immigrants assimilate into American society. The group established homes for the elderly, orphanages, credit unions and gave scholarships to help Italian-Americans to succeed in their new country. During the World Wars, the lodges gave to the Red Cross,...

The mighty chime of church bells echoes through orderly rows of old brick buildings, some of them marked with now-faint hand-painted advertisements. There’s something about walking the streets of Kansas City’s Columbus Park that suggests the neighborhood has a storied past. Whether it was an evening at Garozzo’s Ristorante, where Frank Sinatra tune...

Italian enclaves around the country pride themselves on carrying the title of “Little Italy,” but one young Italian American from St. Louis, Missouri, believes his community is the last true Little Italy — and he’s made an incredible film to prove it! In this week’s episode, we’ll visit “The Hill,” the famed St. Louis enclave that has been a thrivi...

When Rep. Stephanie Byers' son was in grade school, his teacher asked if the Wichita Democrat, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, could come present about how Native Americans view Thanksgiving.  Byers recalled the teacher asked her to discuss how the Pilgrims brought new farming techniques to share with their indigenous brethren and "save them." "I...

La comunità italiana di St Louis dà il benvenuto al nostro nuovo Console Generale d'Italia, Thomas Botzios. Non vediamo l'ora di collaborare con lui durante il suo mandato e di dargli il benvenuto a St Louis. Thomas Botzios è nato l’11 maggio 1970 a Roma, dove si è laureato in giurisprudenza il 24 gennaio 1995. Dopo aver svolto attività di libero p...

Billings MT- Join Principal flutist Tyler Menzales as he leads the BSOC strings through Bach’s series of courtly dances, culminating in the highly spirited Badinerie. Montana soloist Carrie Krause brings her “supreme virtuosity and flair” to Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons. The live stream only performance begins at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 23,...

Due to high popularity, Explore St. Louis announces the extension of the international touring exhibit, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at America’s Center. The exhibit will be open Jan. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 with extended days; 15, 16, 17 at America’s Ballroom to allow more people to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Tickets...

The Butler Mansion, the striking white concrete building that sits on a hill overlooking Gray’s Lake and downtown Des Moines, has a new owner. The Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa is buying the property at 2633 Fleur Drive on contract for $3.3 million, according to Polk County real estate records. The transaction was recorded Dec. 28."We ar...

Over 119 years and four generations of operation, Volpi Foods has been a staple of the food scene in St. Louis’ The Hill neighborhood, celebrated for its Italian heritage and flavor. And for more than a third of its history, the specialty cured meats business was guided — and grown — by Armando Pasetti, who died Thursday (Dec. 24, 2020) at 96. A co...

Denver City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to rename Columbus Park to La Raz Park, the name generations of Denverites have been calling the Northside green space and community center. The decision turns an unofficial name into an official one. Councilmember Amanda Sandoval, who campaigned for her seat promising to change the name, said her co...