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“Suor Angelica” produced by Out of The Box Opera and the Basilica of Saint Mary, 2 p.m. Saturday. The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 N 17th St., Minneapolis, MN. Tickets: $101. With “Suor Angelica,” Out of the Box Opera guides its audience through three different spaces within the Basilica of Saint Mary. It’s a credit to artistic director David Lefkowi...

What do Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, Frank Crespi and Jim Pisoni have in common? The four baseball legends have been immortalized on a mural in Cuggiono, Italy! All four were born during the period 1918 to 1929 on “The Hill”, the Italian American neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, to parents who had emigrated from western Lombardy. During the late...

With just two days left in Italy’s 2023 school year, Pietro Setti was finally informed where he would study abroad: Lone Tree, Iowa, nearly 5,000 miles away from home. Despite the short notice, the distance and the fact Setti had no say where he would go, he was nothing but excited. “I know that traveling is very fun, discovering new places and new...

Sports found Vic Lombardi. And he has spent his adult life finding ways to make it more fun and interesting for the rest of us. The son of Italian immigrants Ezio and Bambina, Lombardi did not speak English until around the age of 7. He remembers watching neighborhood kids play football, not knowing the rules, but joining the game anyway. “It was m...

The annual UNICO All-State Football Classic is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Wyoming Area’s stadium in West Pittston. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. Derek Zambino is the UNICO chapter president, Jamie Anzalone is game chairman, and Randy Spencer is the Sponsor’s Award winner, The game features the top seniors from the Wyoming Va...

This local orchestra group hopes to foster music back into the community and is presenting “Italian Serenade”, its final concert for the season on April 28 at 3 p.m. We spoke with Rhonda Gowen, the executive director of the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, to learn more about the serenade and other things you might want to know about. “The Chambe...

Anne Nizzi Clark is a marketing executive who is the mother of college basketball great Caitlin Clark. Clark is married to Brent Clark, an executive with an agricultural products supply company. They have three children together; Caitlin’s brothers are also college athletes. Caitlin Clark is the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball hi...

This year’s Film Festival achieved an extraordinary milestone with a record-breaking attendance of 1,650 movie lovers, showcasing unprecedented enthusiasm and engagement. Click here for a visual journey through the best of the festival. The exceptional attendance can be greatly attributed to the expertly curated film selection by our artistic direc...

Iowa women's basketball standout guard Caitlin Clark inked an exclusive multi-year partnership with Panini America, the company announced Wednesday. This deal marks the company's first exclusive contract with a female athlete, covering trading cards and autographed memorabilia.  Clark's groundbreaking achievements on the court, including becoming t...

A 2024 Oscar nominee, a virtuoso's masterpiece, an acclaimed female director's whimsical drama, a quirky comedy for Gen Zers and a gritty crime drama are all part of the 15th edition of the Italian Film Festival. Presented by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul and MSP Film Society, the four-day fest opens Thursday at the Main Cinem...

The opening of a biopic about Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is bringing interest and excitement to the shrine that remains in her name near Lookout Mountain. The film Cabrini is set to open at over 3,000 theaters across the country on March 8. It tells the story of part of her life as she battled to care for immigrants, especially children in New Yo...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul, in partnership with MSP Film Society and The Main Cinema, is thrilled to bring the 15th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF) with 10 of the best contemporary films never before seen in Minnesota and 2 all time classics. CLICK HERE for the full schedule. From February 29 through...