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Tower Grove Park’s board has decided to keep the Christopher Columbus statue at its current location. The board said in a statement on Wednesday that the statue will stay near the Grand Avenue entrance to the park, and park officials will add signs nearby “with important historical context about Columbus and the history of the park’s land.” The sta...

The Dewitt Performing Arts Series will kick off with its first show with The Four Italian Tenors. This is your ticket to a new generation of world-class tenors. This group presents an extraordinary program of well-known American standards. This show will give way to an unforgettable experience, and is coming Tuesday, October 1 to the Cole Auditoriu...

The World Trade Center of St Louis hosted its annual convention Growing Global on Wednesday, September 25 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, Missouri. The conference brings thousands of individuals and businesses together from around the world in what is St Louis' largest and most high profiled international event. Representing Italian interests in St...

If ravioli, sausage and cannoli sound good to you, then you’re in luck, the Frontenac Education Foundation’s annual Festa Italiana is set for Saturday. Festa has been a tradition for the Frontenac community since 1999. The event was created to relieve some of the costs of college tuition and textbooks.  At first could only offer $50 scholarships pe...

“The end of the Dark Ages”, Claudia Scarlata. Thursday, October 3, 2019. 6:30 – 8:00 pm, The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (room B50): 116 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Co-presented with the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registrati...

Ciao a tutti! Spero che tutti si siano divertiti quest’estate. Alcuni di noi hanno avuto il piacere di vedere alcuni di voi a vari eventi come la festa di Ferragosto e The Festival of Nations mentre per altri la riunione di Ottobre rappresenterà la prima opportunità di riunirsi con altri appassionati della lingua e cultura italiana da mesi. Per la...

Monday, September 30, 2019. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT. History Colorado Center, 1200 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. You are invited to join us for the first History Colorado InSights & InPerson Series event.  This program offers participants the opportunity to hear in person from individuals making history matter.  Monthly, historians present insi...

Whether you begin a meal with "buon appetite" or "tuck in," Central Standard's Food Critics can point you in the direction of a hearty dish personalized to your palette. Pitch food writer Liz Cook says we're living in a good time to find a range of Italian cuisine. Prior to the early 1990s, she says, American perception of Italian dining was locked...

When the late Franco and Domenica Pignataro opened Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant on NASA Parkway in 1971, it was the only restaurant for miles, and I-45 could be seen from their window. Nearly 50 years later, the once-empty fields around the restaurant are bustling with numerous eateries and businesses. Despite that change, Franca’s still stands...

A four-year-old favorite for French cuisine in West Washington Park is getting new owners and, eventually, a new identity. On Tuesday, the team behind Bistro Georgette, a counter serving French street food inside the Avanti Food & Beverage food hall, announced it is taking over ownership of Cafe Marmotte in West Washington Park. The three-person ow...

Hilarity ensues in the improvisational comedy “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” set to keep audiences on their toes at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Sept. 13 and 14. The interactive improv show, directed and co-produced by Southeast student Francesca Bucci, follows the wedding and reception of an Italian-American family. The wedding...

Singers are traveling almost 2,000 miles to perform Saturday at the Italian Festival hosted by the Fremont County Sons and Daughters of Italy. “That will be a highlight of our event,” said John Carochi, organizer. “We have more Italian entertainment than we’ve ever had before.” These performers are from New Jersey. Aaron Caruso is an Italian Tenor...