NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

2012 COLUMBUS DAY PARADE DIGNITARIESThe Columbus Committee is proud to announce that Father Hugh Guentner, will be our Parade Starter, George Falagrady, will be our Grand Marshall, Fred Marzano is our Italian of the Year, and Mike Abruzzi and Diana Frazzini are the Parade King and Queen. Congratulations to our 2012 Columbus Day Parade dignitaries!I...

By Ann Marie BushA scene from a 1970's movie — and some extra money won at an area casino — led Topekan Gary R. Constantino back to doing what he loves — cooking Italian food. Constantino's bright green, red and white Italian eatery on wheels can be found parked in downtown Topeka during lunch Monday through Friday.   Fabiano's, which serve...

by Peter Roper   Pueblo County Transportation Director Greg Severance's fondness for using gangster terms for labeling city trash companies "mafia haulers" in his emails to City Council members didn't amuse the local Order of the Sons of Italy.   In an Aug. 6 letter to Severance's employers, the Pueblo County commissioners, the Italia...

by Josh Nguyen   Italian-American Heritage will celebrate its sixth annual festival even bigger this year. "Come on down, everyone is Italian this weekend," said Darren Marasco, chairman of the Italian -American Heritage Festival. The festival will once again will be held at Western Gateway park this year and they have expanded. &...

by Mary Palcich Keyes   More than 50 members and some guests attended the annual membership meeting of the Hibbing Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 24. Attendees first took time to enjoy and learn from the newest exhibit in the Society's museum, located on the lower level of the Hibbing Memorial Building.   Erica Larson, the...

The Italy Semester photo exhibition "Un.It Unescoitalia: The World Heritage Sites in the Work of 14 Photographers" will be delayed by several days due to a delay in shipping the exhibition from the Miami Dade Public Library in Florida to Missouri Southern State University.   The exhibition will open on Thursday, Aug. 22 (instead of Monday, A...

The Thursday evening final dress of Gioachino Rossini's romp of an opera, The Italian Girl in Algiers, convinced a lot of area students that opera is not just a fuddy-duddy bunch of screaming. Great voices, fantastic production values, constant business going on all over the stage makes audience members fearful of looking away, even to blink. &nbs...

There was plenty of heart and just as much “soul” Saturday as the Sons of Italy Lodge 2738’s 16th Scholarship Awards and Citizen of the Year Gala drew more than 400 patrons to the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.   The night’s theme was “We Honor Our Italian Ancestors from New Orleans,” a nod to the fact that many Sicilian immigr...

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library will host a free talk by Anthony Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, on Saturday, March 14, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the library’s Ehlers Meeting Room.   Riccio’s presentation will focus on the roles of Italian-American women who, after immigrating from south...

Union Station is hosting an exhibit on Pompeii starting on November 18, 2016 and running until next Spring. Kansas City is the first city in the United States to host this traveling show, which will be comprised of nearly 200 artifacts from the Naples National Archaeological Museum, including the famous plaster casts of those who could not escape t...

Relevent Sports and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission today announced that Real Madrid and F.C. Internazionale, better known as Inter, will meet August 10 at 1 p.m., Central Time, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will mark the first men's soccer match at the Edward Jones Dome, which previously featured the...

La Festa Italiana is on the move. It will be outside a newly constructed American-Italian Heritage Center at 132nd and Fort this year.   The center called Il Palazzo will be a little piece of Italy in northwest Omaha. It will have a banquet hall and members can take courses on Italian music, language, history, and cooking. It's on sched...