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5th Annual St Louis Italian Summer Festival - The Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton - Saturday, August 20, 4:30PM - 11PM. You are invited to the 5th Annual Ferragosto at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton! Ferragosto is the largest Italian summer festival of the year where all are invited to taste and experience contemporary...

Iron Mountain will celebrate its “Quindicesimo Anniversario della Festa Italiana” on Saturday For 15 years, the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority has hosted the annual Italian Fest to honor the region’s rich Italian heritage.  This year’s festivities kick off at noon Saturday, with the gates closing at 11 p.m. at Iron Mountain’s downtow...

Longtime Iron Range lawmaker David Tomassoni has died at 69 after a battle with ALS, the Minnesota Senate announced Friday morning, Aug. 12. Tomassoni, an independent lawmaker from Chisholm, was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1992. He was elected to the Senate in 2000, where he served the rest of his time in the Legislat...

Multidisciplinary architect and designer Gaetano Pesce conceives sculptures and installations for the two-part exhibition My Dear Mountains at the ground floor gallery of Aspen Art Museum in Colorado, USA. Pesce’s recent show exhibits a maelstrom of furniture, drawings, and sculptures that identify his experimental style with his materials as well...

The Rochester Art Center (30 Civic Center Drive SE, STE 120 Rochester, MN) in partnership with the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul presents a solo exhibition of photographs and interviews created by Italian artist Melissa Ianniello (b. 1991, Naples, Italy). August 3, 2022 - January 29, 2023 Produced over the last four years, and sta...

For centuries, museums have taken their architectural cues from Renaissance palaces. The Louvre inhabits a Paris building that once served as an actual palace. And the concept remains embedded in the Beaux Arts architecture of so many museums, as well as their names — including the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. San Francisco’s ornate Pala...

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis returns for its seventh year, giving center stage to a newly reimagined and sensual Fellini-esque production of William's romantic Sicilian love story The Rose Tattoo, directed by David Kaplan and performed in the Big Top in the Grand Arts Center. "This year we celebrate the resilience of love, passion, com...

In Vail, the name Tony G is synonymous with jazz music, but for the man himself, who died peacefully on Saturday, a look back at the Vail years might conjure stronger associations with his other passions, like family, fishing and making Italian sausages. After all, Tony Gulizia had been a jazz fixture in Omaha for more than 30 years before arriving...

Oelwein Italian American Heritage Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at Red Gate Park. Organizers Teresa Pirillo Buckman and Anthony Ricchio report this year’s day is being scaled down due to conflicts in schedules and a smaller group to draw from. “There are lots of things going on among the local families this year and it’s difficult to get p...

The 98th annual Santa Lucia Festival returns to Omaha this week, as does a cherished staple: The Santa Lucia Band. The band's origins date back more than a century, as other bands including the Peter Cosentino Band and Vincent Emmanual Band merged. Some members today are third-generation, including current conductor Mike DiGiacomo.  "So many people...

Late Sunday night, Carlentini Mayor Giuseppe Stefio officially arrived in Omaha. "I am honored and very happy to be a guest of the City of Omaha and our community from Carlentini. And I want to especially thank the Mayor Stothert for the invitation to come and I look forward to meet her in person," Stefio said in Italian. The Carlentini heritage in...

“A big part of playing the game is improvising. It’s using your instincts and your awareness of what’s going on around you—how you’re feeling at that moment, and what you’re seeing and sensing,” observes Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. The avid music fan, who names Phish, the Grateful Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, JRAD and Spafford among his cu...