NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

Bill Emmott, former editor of The Economist, will be in St. Louis to present his documentary Girlfriend in a coma, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Washington University's Steinberg Auditorium. After the screening, Mr. Emmott will discuss and answer questions about his documentary which deals with the current political and economic crisis...

by Marianne Peri-Sack   The selection of Miss Italian St. Louis and Miss Junior Miss Italian St. Louis was held at an annual pageant on Sunday, July 27, at St. Ambrose Church basement.   The requirements included being of ¼ Italian descent and submission of an essay on the subject – "Why do I want to be crowned Miss Italian St. Louis...

by Patt Johnson   Restaurateur Bruce Gerleman is adding an Italian eatery to his list of restaurants in the Des Moines metro. By year's end, Gerleman expects to open Jethroni Pepperoni, a casual Italian restaurant that will be located in the former Pizza Hut on Adventureland Drive in Altoona.   "There will be no barbecue at this...

All members are invited to the annual meeting of the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Join us to learn about our achievements for this year, exciting plans for next year and meet fellow members! This year we are honored to have WCCO TV co-anchors, Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello in attendance. We wish to recognize Frank...

By Cindy Kujala The first meeting of the Trentini Tirolesi del Minnesota, Stella del Nord was held on June 14, 1995. "We hold dear to our heritage, because we firmly believe that embracing our past enlivens our present and leads to a wonderful future," the club says. Today, 20 years later, the club continues to embrace its past.   Founders...

The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa is proud to announce that Franco Corso will headline this year's entertainment lineup, backed by a full 9-piece orchestra. With a voice that melts hearts and instills passion, Franco Corso, The Voice of Romance, is the newest Italian singing sensation in America. His distinctive and powerful baritone...

It is our pleasure to announce the visit of Italian American author, Christopher Castellani! Chris is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship award, and we are pleased to have planned a two-part event. Those who register for the book club can read Chris' most recent novel, "All This Talk of Love", and discuss it at the ICC on Thursday, May 29...

Dear Friend of the Italian Cultural Center, We ask for your support on Give to the Max Day, this Thursday, November 13, 2014. Billed as the "Great Minnesota Give Together", this is a day for all of us to support those organizations that inspire us individually and speak to us as a community.   As we continue to promote the best of Italian...

The Michelangelo Exhibition is currently open at Denver Pavilions located in Downtown Denver. The museum-quality exhibition will be held at the location next to H&M, the same location that formerly housed the DaVinci Machines Exhibition. This is the first time the exhibit has ever been shown in North America. The Michelangelo Exhibition, on lo...

Maria Grazia, an icon artist from Rome, was in Wichita on Sunday for an exhibition of some of her artwork and those of her students. The one-day exhibition was at Jennie Becker Studio at 1719 N. Rock Road. The traditional paintings depict Jesus Christ, Mary and other holy figures.   Grazia, who has worked with monks in Florence and...

It was a moment of terror, forever preserved in history. Now Kansas Citians can get a glimpse of the destruction of the ancient Italian city of Pompeii at a Union Station exhibit. The city was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D.   History tells us close to 2,000 people died when that volcano erupted, sending vo...

By Dr. Allen H. Merriam   Editor's note: Missouri Southern State University will be celebrating the Italy Semester this fall with some 50 events scheduled on campus. For a complete listing, visit www.mssu.edu/italy.   Italy is home to 61 million people who inhabit an area about the size of Arizona. Strategically located on the Mediter...