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According to Sporting Kansas City Technical Director and Manager Peter Vermes, 16-year-old Gianluca Busio is not headed anywhere anytime soon. As reported by our own Mike Kuhn (@mikedkuhn) on Twitter and Chad C Smith (@PlayFor90) at thebluetestament.com, last Friday, former New England Revolution star and US National Team vet Taylor Twellman blatan...

There's a crucial scene that will have audience members on the edge of their seats during A Bronx Tale, the musical that opens tonight at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It's not the climactic dance sequence, though: It's the moment when the character named Joey the Whale (played by Michael Barra) eats a slice of pizza. Fol...

Legendary Chef Franco Cupini is undertaking a voyage alongside his associates and admirers in 2019 throughout his wonderful home country of Italy in order to rediscover, and shine light upon the rich culinary history and culture with the aid of this tour.Cupini's legendary status has been established for a long time and is generally regarded as one...

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see The Italian Straw Hat at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-hour session that includes an overview of the opera, historical and cultural context, and highlights to watch...

The first article I was asked to write when I joined Viva the Matadors 18 months ago was about a young Italian basketball player who had decided to accept Chris Beard’s offer and commit to Texas Tech. I am from Italy, too, so I saw this as something that could bode well. If you are interested, the article is here. Towards the end of that article I...

Two Kansas legislators have pre-filed a bill to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The bill was proposed by Dennis Highberger and Ponka-We Victors, the only Native American in the Kansas legislature. The bill states Kansas recognizes that it was "first inhabited by the indigenous peoples of this region, including the Kanza a...

As the October night wore on, Clippers players, coaches and executives took turns standing and addressing the gathering in the private room at a Beverly Hills steakhouse. Some used the occasion of the team's annual preseason dinner to speak about the most important influences on their lives. Others kept the mood light. When it came time for a...

The Broncos are hiring Vic Fangio to become their next head coach, team sources told 9NEWS. The Broncos and Fangio have reached agreement on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. Fangio flew in from Chicago to Denver and arrived at the Broncos' UCHealth Training Center headquarters around 3:30 p.m. His introduction press conference with lo...

The Italian restaurants of Des Moines are unique to our city. Many are tied directly to Des Moines' community of descendants of Italian immigrants, passed down through generations of the same family who keep things consistent throughout the years. Considered prized culinary landmarks and institutions of Des Moines Italian food, these eateries serve...

If you write about food for long enough, your eyes start to adjust and you can actually start seeing the scene clearly. What was once a small constellation of bright, newly formed, trendy restaurants fades to a more tolerable level and you can begin to see all the restaurants in the state that have quietly served their diners for years or even deca...

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer remembered his friend, the team’s late offensive line coach Tony Sparano, at Thursday’s news conference. Near the start of Mike Zimmer's season-ending news conference Thursday, he was asked about the Vikings' identity problems on offense when he referenced the late Tony Sparano. "Quite honestly, the death of Tony Sparano r...

The community of Anaconda scored big when Heather and Keith Collins moved to the area. This innovative and energetic couple opened O'bella! in July 2017 in what was originally the KFC building on the east end of town. Their made-from-scratch Italian fare and pizza is in a word — scrumptious! Keith Collins was raised in Montana. His path in life wou...