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by Edward M. Eveld   Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced the appointment of Antonio J. Soave, an Overland Park businessman, as Kansas commerce secretary. Soave, 51, is chairman and CEO of Capistrano Global Advisory Services, which identifies and negotiates international business joint ventures and acquisitions.   "Antonio's...

Salvatore Primeggia, professor of sociology at Adelphi and frequent entertainer on Italian American culture and comedy will appear at the Garden City Senior Center on Golf Club Lane at one o'clock on Monday, October 17th. His topic will be Italian American comedy from the immigration era until the present time. Dr. Primeggia is an author as well as...

by Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. Festa Italiana 2016 is back again this weekend, June 3 to June 5. The longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond, and this year it celebrates 10 years at Zona Rosa. Festa Italiana Kansas City is a celebration for local Italians to share some of their culture and heri...

What started as a dining room table discussion more than 30 years ago has evolved into, among other things, the long-running La Festa Italiana. In 1980, eight people sitting around a table hatched the idea of an American Italian Heritage Society, and out of that grew La Festa Italiana, now in its 32nd year.   La Festa Italiana, which wr...

The tradition of St. Joseph Day altars and tables began centuries ago in Sicily. The Sicilians had been suffering from famine because of the country's poor farming and little if no rainfall.   When they could not provide for their families any longer, the Sicilians turned to their faith. They prayed to St. Joseph so they would have a success...

An orange-haired ball of fire, celebrity chef Mario Batali moved quickly through his "Sicilian Summer Supper" recipes Friday during a Food & Wine Classic demonstration in the basement of the St. Regis Aspen Resort.   He made cauliflower griddle cakes (with smoked ricotta), couscous with clams and fennel, and tuna "dice" with mint and gre...

Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pmMinneapolis Institute of Arts2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 How does the Codex Leicester fit into a lifetime of creative and intellectual pursuits? Hear Leonardo da Vinci scholar Claire Farago discuss the Codex Leicester in the context of the artist's profuse and varied drawing practices—from prep...

A redevelopment project would bring 19 new town houses to Omaha's Little Italy neighborhood, an urban corridor where new residences, restaurants and other businesses have replaced unkempt lots and boarded-up structures. New development now dots the old neighborhood. The changes excite some residents of the old neighborhood, though other longti...

Duluth's Heritage Preservation Commission is fighting for St. Peter's Church, located at 810 W 3rd St. in Duluth, to be officially declared a local historic preservation landmark. The commission states the building, although currently vacant, meets four of seven of the criteria for designation. The commission points out that only one criteria must...

Denver and Venice may have certain, well, dissimilarities—but if Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, has her way, you'd never know it while walking through the halls of the Denver museum this fall.   Glory of Venice, entering its second month at the DAM, brings some of Venice's finest works o...

The Italian Cultural Center would like to invite adult students of Italian, as well as members and friends of the ICC, to join us for a very special evening at La Cucina di Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale, Monday, June 17, 2013. The festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.   Entertainment will be provided by native Italian musician,...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is thrilled with the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Committee's recent vote of 7 to 2 rejecting a bill that would have ended the celebration of Columbus Day as a state holiday.   Colorado was the first state to recognize Columbus Day in 1907, when Italian-American Denver resident Angelo Noce lobb...