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When: 12 Oct 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Where: Weisman Art Museum, 333 E River Road Minneapolis, MN 55455 The exhibition on show at the Weisman Museum of Art, “Capturing Change: The Urban Images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi”, offers a rare opportunity to admire together the works of two masters, twentieth century American p...

As Denver’s great chefs go, so goes the city’s fine-dining scene—at least in the case of Sapore Prime Italian, which debuted in Littleton this past March. The kitchen is helmed by Brent Turnipseede, who honed his chops (and filets and strips) at downtown’s Guard & Grace and West Highland’s American Elm before moving from the Mile High City to Littl...

A player piano taps out jazzy tunes while "The Godfather" plays on the television at Barzini's Italiano in downtown Anoka.  The restaurant recently opened on the historic Main Street in the space formerly occupied by G's Cafe.  Chandeliers and strings of twinkle lights cast a warm glow over the seating and "Johnny the mannequin" is perched at the p...

Can a sandwich bread be transcendent? At a modest St. Paul sandwich shop, it certainly is. The team behind my current favorite restaurant in town, Estelle, opened Mario’s and brought in one of the masters of dough to oversee the kitchen. Evan Vranian toured sandwich shops in New York to home in on the perfect Italian white sesame seed bread. It’s c...

Cirque Italia, the world-renowned Italian entertainment company is bringing their outstanding performance, “Water Circus Silver” from September 22 – 25 at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth. There are seven show times to choose from. These talented entertainers bring a traveling stage holds 35,000 gallons of water. According to the Cirque Italia websit...

The ICC of Minneapolis is pleased to present: ITALIAN AMERICANS AND THEIR LANGUAGES, PAST AND PRESENT - by Nancy C. Carnevale. Join us on Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Doors: 5:30 PM) at ICC (250 Third Ave N. Suite 625 - Minneapolis). Prof. Nancy C. Carnevale will connect remotely from the East coast with ICC members and friends listeni...

Paravicini’s Italian Bistro and Ristorante Di Sopra are staples in the Colorado Springs community known for their amazing pasta dishes and authentic Italian cuisine. Since 2003, Paravicini’s Italian Bistro has served the Old Colorado City community by head chef and owner, Chef Franco Pisani. Two years ago, he opened Sopra Antipasto and Wine Bar in...

When Amanda Minervini, assistant professor and director of the Italian Program, was planning her First-Year Program class on the rise of fascism last year, she had an idea that would inspire and teach her students more than just the history of fascism: Equine-Guided Learning and Healing Experience. “EGLHE inspires students to look for communication...

This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with Giovanni Ruscitti, son of immigrants from Italy; founding partner at the law firm of Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti in Boulder, Colorado; and author of the just-released Cobblestones, Conversations and Corks: A Son’s Discovery of His Italian Heritage. Giovanni shares his family story, of his gra...

Mid-afternoon on a recent Thursday, Canino's Italian Restaurant is understandably quiet. A handful of customers wrap up a late lunch before the dinner crowd arrives. Owner Clyde Canino tries to take a break, but the phone interrupts the peace. Word has gotten out that the restaurant will close by the end of the year. Friends and customers call to w...

A brief history lesson: Trivelli’s originally opened in 1976 at this location, owned by current operator Steve Trivelli’s parents. He took over many years back (and one of two franchises outside the family still stands at 4547 Austin Bluffs Parkway) but he moved the business to 6827 Space Village Ave. in 2014. That location remains in operation tod...

Denver-based Mici Italian's Dining for Dollars charitable giving program is amping up as school gets back in session. The program donates funds for school supplies to public schools through a new contest called "Mici Clears the List," according to a press release. The brand raises around $70,000 a year, which goes directly to the schools. The Dinin...