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The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is alive and well despite the challenges of COVID-19. The 42nd annual event will be held virtually November 1–8 and is offering a lineup of 14 authors. Virtual passes can be purchased individually, or an all-access pass is available for $95. Sports will take the screen Wednesday, November 4, at 7 p.m., as Post-Dis...

Beginning next weekend, the Italian Film Festival USA - St. Louis will be back for a new online edition! From 23 OCTOBER until 21 NOVEMBER, the Italian Film Festival will offer a variety of recent feature films, documentaries, and short films. To view the titles they have selected, please see the website of the Film Festival: http://italianfilmfest...

The first goal of the season for Serie A won’t happen until this weekend, and already Italy’s top soccer league has seen its first upset: One of the league’s oldest teams will start play under the control of a company in the heart of the American Midwest.  Parma Calcio 1913, named after the year it was founded and commonly referred to as Parma, ann...

Soccer, or calcio in Italian, is by far the most popular sport in Italy. The spirit of soccer remains strong and passionate and has contributed to the nation's collective memory and sense of identity. The Italian style of soccer is marked by its unique tactical and defensive approach. Up and down the peninsula, there are great teams with great fans...

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman is talking Gianluca Busio transfer rumors. And this isn’t the first time. His latest report has “3 Big” Serie A (Italy) teams “keenly watching” the young Sporting Kansas City midfielder during the COVID Cup MLS is Back Tournament. Additionally a club from the Netherlands is watching as well according to Twellman. Rumors of Bu...

Team Italy and Colorado Rockies catcher Drew Butera homered off left-handed pitcher Jake McGee in the first intrasquad game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on July 11, 2020. In his first at-bat in the game while hitting eighth in the lineup for Team Purple against the Pinstripes, 36-year-old Drew Butera drilled the third pitch offered by relieve...

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are...

K-State head volleyball coach Suzie Fritz added to the nation's No. 23 recruiting class with the signing of opposite/outside hitter Tessa Mati to a National Letter of Intent (NLI), the 20-year head coach announced Tuesday.Mati (pronounced "mah-tee") stands 6-foot-4 and hails from Grosseto, Italy, and played for the Italian club team Megabox Battist...

As STL sports fans struggle with the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey, St. Louis Alderman Joe Vollmer has tossed another bombshell into the mix: For the first time in 30 years, the Milo's Bocce League will not be starting any time soon, if at all. "We'd postponed the (April) start awhile back, but now w...

The coronavirus took the game away from Lisa Birocci Banse in early March. The Des Moines native had flown to Guatemala from her home in State College, Pennsylvania, to play in leagues there. The Iowa softball legend is a member of the Italian Olympic national team. “I wanted to pitch some games and get some live at-bats,” Banse said. The virus had...

Wyoming Area senior baseball player Ryan Petrucci has committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Lebanon Valley College. Petrucci batted a team-high .423 with two doubles, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored as a junior for the Warriors. He played first base and catcher, the position he expects to play in college. Along with Lebanon Valley, P...

Team Italy switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was named as a member of the 2020 Creighton University Athletics Hall of Fame class on March 25, 2020. The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a successful collegiate pitching career while attending nearby Creighton University from 2005 to 2008 and posting the school's single-season record for ERA (1.88) and appear...