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NOVEMBER 18, 7:30 PM (reception beginning at 6:30). The Italian Cultural Center. 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Illusion Theater. IN ENGLISH. Running time: 95 Minutes. Seating is extremely limited for this ONE-NIGHT-ONLY event. ICC Members: $10. Non-Members: $15. BOOK YOUR SEAT UCCELLINI (Little Birds in Italian) is an Italian story of ar...

The University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences will be named for St. Gianna Beretta Molla, a pediatrician and a mother who died after declining cancer treatment that could have harmed her unborn daughter. “How fitting it will be to have St. Gianna the namesake of our School of Health Sciences, a saint who lived out this value in her medical pra...

One sign that the pop-up trend has reached the mainstream: Gucci has jumped into the game. The Italian high-fashion brand, based in Florence and Tuscany, is rolling out a number of luxury pop-up stores in shopping malls around the world just in time for the holidays. Known as Gucci Pin, the brightly-colored, rectangular display will debut in the U....

A new bakery and Italian spot has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Called Colino's Cafe & Bakery, the new addition is located at 5141 Wilson Ave. in the Hill. Colino's Cafe & Bakery has Italian dishes and freshly baked goods. On the menu, expect to see sandwiches, salads, spaghetti and lasagna. The newcomer has proven popular thus far, with a 4....

Missoula County commissioners on Tuesday approved an application for federal funding to restore barracks used during World War II to imprison American citizens of Japanese and Italian descent. “This is a crucial step toward the full restoration of these buildings and in helping to advance the Historical Museum’s effort to tell the story of these in...

Although Downtown Golden may be known more for rustic western charm than Italian style, it’s about to get a big dose of the latter in the form of an elegant and intimate new Italian restaurant. Golden restaurateurs Aimee and Dean Valdez are preparing to open Bella Colibri inside the historic brick building at 812 12th Street that once served as the...

The Lamborghini Aventador is an Italian supercar that costs several hundred thousand dollars, so very few can afford one. But what if you could build one for a fraction of that? Longtime car enthusiast Sterling Backus, who happens to work as chief scientific officer at KMLabs in Boulder, Colorado, found a way to make it possible. And in doing so, h...

Ferrari, Maserati, and Pavarotti all hail from St. Paul’s sister city in Italy: Modena. Not interested in exotic cars and opera? This northern Italian city also holds a claim to creating tortellini, tortelloni (not the same thing!), Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto, and the dark, syrupy aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar).  You may not have realized...

La Juntans have something new to salivate over following the opening of Anthony Martinez’s Papa GiGi’s Italian Grill. The Italian restaurant that officially opened on Oct. 4 can be found off U.S. 50 at 27866 Frontage Road. Martinez, the owner, said it had been his lifelong goal to open an Italien restaurant in the spirit of his late grandmother, wh...

What a marvelous evening at the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis with the four Italian Tenors. Very special thanks to Scott Kennebeck and the St Louis Cathedral concerts for their tremendous work in putting this concert together. The Italian Community of St Louis thanks the St Louis Cathedral Concerts for their discount of 20% off all tickets for mem...

Lorenzini Farms in Weldona was recognized as a Colorado Centennial Farm at on opening day of the 2019 Colorado State Fair, according to a news release. The Colorado Centennial Farms and Ranches program honors families that have worked their land for 100 years or more and recognizes the significant role they have played in shaping Colorado. Each Col...

Minnesota United FC's Vito Mannone won the 2019 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award on Thursday, after leading the Loons to their best season in as an MLS club. Mannone, 31, finished second in MLS in saves, with 129, while conceding the third-fewest goals in the Western Conference, 43. He posted 11 shutouts and helmed a 259-minute shutout str...