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Two years ago, fire raced through a South Omaha landmark. As rebuilding started, hope grew for reopening the Sons of Italy hall. Then, as 6 On Your Side first reported, the project abruptly stopped. For decades, Sons of Italy attracted pasta lovers and politicians hungry for votes. "The place is near and dear to a lot of peoples’ hearts," said dan...

Wednesday February 6 2019, from 18:30 to 21:30 CST. Pan D'olive, 1603 McCausland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63117. Cari Amici di Italiano per piacere, Per la prima riunione del 2019, avremo un programma speciale riguardante una regione d’Italia molto cara a tanti dei nostri soci e simpatizzanti, programma che sarà presentato dal dottor Franco Sicuro, un...

It started with suet. Some say camp administrators decided that Italian internees should cook with suet instead of olive oil to cut costs. Others say lower ranking internees, who had been crew members on the ships they were taken from, suspected that former officers were getting olive oil while they were stuck with beef fat. Either way, tensions hi...

There’s an effort at the state Capitol to do away with Columbus Day. The holiday has become controversial with many claiming a man who treated Native Americans so poorly doesn’t deserve to be celebrated. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, a Democrat representing Adams County, is proposing a bill that would replace Columbus Day with Colorado Day, the first Mo...

Thursday 7 February 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Italian Cultural Center in Minneapolis, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Register Here. Member: FREE. Non member: $10.00. If you own or inherited Italian assets (such as bank accounts, investment accounts, paintings, real estate and other non-business assets), you should be aware of various U.S....

There's a crucial scene that will have audience members on the edge of their seats during A Bronx Tale, the musical that opens tonight at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It's not the climactic dance sequence, though: It's the moment when the character named Joey the Whale (played by Michael Barra) eats a slice of pizza. Fol...

Two Kansas legislators have pre-filed a bill to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The bill was proposed by Dennis Highberger and Ponka-We Victors, the only Native American in the Kansas legislature. The bill states Kansas recognizes that it was "first inhabited by the indigenous peoples of this region, including the Kanza a...

In the small, sleepy community of Douglas, Wyoming, a solitary building stands alone, occupying a plot of land on the western side of town, just off of Interstate 25. At a glance, the building is nothing spectacular; stucco has replaced the original asbestos walls and the gable roof has been covered with asphalt shingles. An enclosed porch and nota...

In the Fall of 2018 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s “History Harvest” project focused on the Italian-American communities in Nebraska. The main event was held on October 28, 2018, at the Santa Lucia Hall, in the heart of Omaha's historic Little Italy. Partner organizations included the Santa Lucia Festival Committee, the Sons and Daughters of...

It is said that every recipe has a story behind it. This statement rings especially true among Italian Americans, for whom the significance of food extends far beyond sustenance, and cooking is among the most visible expressions of identity and pride. Eating rituals figured prominently in the Italo American immigration experience. Distinct food and...

Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Although Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519, his influence has endured. His extraordinary legacy comes to life in the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius," opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on March 1, 2019. The exhibition is presented in D...

Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will return to Denver for the first time in five years. The tenor will perform June 21 with the Colorado Symphony at Pepsi Center. Tickets are $82 to $368 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Call 866-461-6556 or go online to altitudetickets.com.  Citi card members can purchase pre-sale tickets from 10 a.m. Mo...