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Italian-American families and fellow Walla Walla community members turned out on a busy Saturday, Sept. 11, to show support for a statue of Christopher Columbus, erected by local Italian ancestors. At least 150 people assembled at the Walla Walla County Courthouse lawn, with a steady breeze blowing an assemblage of flags — a half-staff flag on the...

The Italian Heritage Association of Walla Walla hopes to gather support for a Christopher Columbus statue on the Walla Walla County Courthouse lawn at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The day marks the 110th anniversary of the dedication of the Christopher Columbus statue located at 315 W. Main St. Organizers plan to gather signatures on a petition a...

For Rafael Barceló Durazo, who grew up across the border from Arizona in the Mexican state of Sonora, Venerable Father Eusebio Kino is a symbol of unity. Today, as the Mexican consul in Tucson, he also looks to the famed missionary known as Padre Kino — and declared venerable by Pope Francis — as an example to follow. “I have always admired the cou...

Academy Award, Golden Globe and 12-time GRAMMY Award-winner superstar Lady Gaga today announced she will return to Park MGM in Las Vegas October 2021. Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, Lady Gaga will take the Park Theater stage for nine performances of her critically acclaimed LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO show. The sh...

Chicago writer-director Lucia Mauro announces completion of production for her new documentary, The Loneliest Road,  in Eureka, Nevada. The film was inspired by Fresno, Calif. author Silvio Manno’s 2016 book, Charcoal and Blood: Italian Immigrants in Eureka, Nevada and the Fish Creek Massacre, which unveils the little-known 1879 shooting of five It...

Migration is an expansive concept with many applications and gradations of meaning. For some, the word is closely tied with parents or grandparents immigrating to the United States from Italy or another country. Others attuned to the natural world think of migration as it reflects the seasonal movements of animals or birds. It carries an entirely d...

Come join Burien’s Casa Italiana – Italian Cultural Center this Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 for their Ferragosto Festival! This event will run from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Ferragosto “festa” will have food booths, a beer and wine garden, live music, merchandise booths and vendors! The celebration is open to all in the community, Italians and non-Italians....

A new exhibit at MOHAI brings some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s invention ideas to life. Da Vinci - Inventions focuses on the artist’s codices - small booklets containing sketches and descriptions (often written in backward handwriting) - containing ideas that were precursors to airplanes and automobiles. "We know Leonardo is a great artist, we think of...

The Kino Heritage Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of the “Three Statues for Three Nations,” a ceremony honoring Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, on Sunday morning. The celebration, led by Ward 5 Councilman Richard Fimbres, started at the Kino statue on 15th Street and Kino Parkway, where various speakers spoke on the history of Father Kino. A...

A global exhibit showcasing newly-built works based mostly on the sketches of Leonardo DaVinci opens in Seattle on Saturday. The touring exhibit will probably be housed within the Museum of History and Industry till Jan. 2 for its West Coast premiere. DaVinci was an inventor, artist, sculpture and extra, however the items within the exhibit weren’t...

Festa Italiana Portland - August 22, 2021, 11 AM to 8 PM - 3800 West Powell Loop, Gresham, Oregon 97030. Join us for some Italian fun in beautiful Cedarville Park.  Italian Food, WIne, Beer, Auction/Raffle and Wall of Wine.  Featuring Live Music by Mbrascatu, a diverse band with Old World meets New World, Italian and Indie Folk music. We will also...

After months of planning and hard work, fueled by the efforts of many volunteers, Casa Italiana—Italian Cultural Center officially opened on May 29, 2021. When fully realized, the new Italian cultural center will include an Italian library, exhibition space to preserve documents and photos that record the heritage and contributions of Italians in t...