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Gianluca Busio might have been ready to leave home at age 14 to pursue a career as a professional soccer player. But his parents weren't prepared to let him go. “I don't know if it was denial as much as just flat-out refusal to even entertain the idea of him going away,” said his mother, Dr. Dionne Sills Busio. “I was very much against it. I though...

As a young boy growing up in Alzano Lombardy, Italy, baseball wasn’t on Leonardo Seminati’s radar. It was hardly on anyone’s radar in his northern Italian town. Seminati’s family would regularly attend "sporting events," where teams from various sports would promote their clubs. Then, out of the blue, a baseball club set up shop. Seminati was about...

The year 1986 they sang for a women’s curling banquet, the Rotary Club, Alice Nettell Tower and a Babbitt restaurant. Then a township officers banquet, an investment club, Italian Day at Ironworld and the Ely Blueberry Festival, followed by a bocce ball banquet, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mountain Iron, a Columbus Day celebration at the Elks...

The most unlikely National Hockey League (NHL) team with the most unlikely victory anthem in the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4 – 1 this evening in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals to take a 4 – 3 series victory at the TD Garden Arena in Boston. And they earned their first ever Stanley Cup triumph in their 52 year history powere...

The FC Bayern Munich and AC Milan match is detouring across the state line. The two international giants, originally scheduled to meet at Arrowhead Stadium in July, will instead play at Children’s Mercy Park, a notably smaller venue that houses Sporting Kansas City. The game will still take place at 8 p.m. on July 23. Ticket holders were informed o...

The Broncos have yet to play a down of football in 2019. But already, we’re getting more and more evidence that Vic Fangio is the nose-to-the-grindstone type of coach the Broncos have been missing. “Just his mentality. You really get the vibe that there’s no playing around. We’re here to work. We haven’t been in the playoffs in the last three years...

In addition to retaining Ryan Saunders as their head coach, the Timberwolves have reached an agreement to hire Nets executive Gianluca Pascucci, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Pascucci will serve as an assistant GM under new head of basketball operations Gersson Rosas in Minnesota. Pascucci, who held the...

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see La Traviata at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Meet Mirella Rossi Heimpel and the group in the Ordway lobby - 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 - at 6:15 pm and start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-...

Join the Italian Community of St Louis (Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis) this is Friday, April 26th at 8PM and experience Italian music of the Renaissance performed by the Schola Antiqua Chicago at the majestic Cathedral Basilica of St Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard 63108, St. Louis, MO. Musical excerpts will be taken from women composers: Raffa...

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am-noon. 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403 La Traviata is coming to St. Paul, and will be performed at the MN Opera May 4-19! The ICC will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to become familiar with this beloved opera, whether you plan to see it in May or just want to learn more. Treat yourself to a re...

The nation’s largest Italian film festival is back at the University of Colorado Boulder for another year of critically acclaimed Italian films—this time featuring thieves, forbidden love, Italian cuisine, pregnancy, prison and Caravaggio’s The Nativity. The Italian Film Festival USA of Boulder, which runs during two weekends in April, will feature...

Thursday, March 28, 2019. 7:30 PM 10:30 PM. The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Winner of the 2016 Independent Music Award in the category of Best World Traditional Album, NEWPOLI will be in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28, for an exclusive presentation at The Italian Cultural Center (1:00-2:00 PM) and concer...