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The Vespa is such a potent symbol of Italian lifestyle that it is often a surprise to find that other cultures have embraced the iconic scooter. One country that I never thought would embrace the Vespa is America. The country that gave us large-displacement v-twins and gargantuan V8s designed to cover the vast distances across the country seems lik...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul is proud to announce the 13th edition of its annual Italian Film Festival (IFF) which will be held in a hybrid format this year. The festival will be held in-person as well as on-line, in collaboration with the MSP Film Society. IFF2022 will bring ten beautiful films to our Minnesota audience. M...

Prepare for the 13th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul and join us for a special presentation: February, 12th at 6:00 PM. We are delighted to invite you to a special presentation of the upcoming 13th hybrid edition of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul. On Saturday, February 12, from 6:00 to 6:45 P.M., Tiziana Cervesa...

The two-person ensemble that performs in Kearney on Jan. 27 mixes classical music and humor. “If you haven’t been to a classical music concert and spent way more time laughing than applauding, then you’ve never been to a Duo Baldo concert,” said Kearney Concert Association President Rick Mitchell. Violinist Brad Repp is a U.S. citizen who lives in...

Comedian Joe Gatto, of the Impractical Jokers, is set to perform in the Event Center on Thursday, January 13th, 2022, at 8:00pm. Joe Gatto is known for the hit TV shows Impractical Jokers and The Misery Index. He founded The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe with  his co-stars in 1999. The troupe has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds across...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 3rd Annual Italian Christmas Concert entitled Benedetta Orsi & Friends starring internationally acclaimed mezzosoprano and Bologna native, Benedetta Orsi Aquino, along with members of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Missouri - St Louis Choir. The concert will take...

Andrea Bocelli made his St. Louis debut on Sunday, October 17, performing before a sold-out crowd at The Enterprise Center in Downtown St Louis. The great maestro was accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, soprano Larisa Martinez, baritone Edward Parks, singer/actress Loren Allr...

It’s a calm warm Friday morning in mid-September — 70 swimmers dive into the waters of Lone Star Lake for a 5k swim at the CSCAA Open Water Championship in Lawrence, Kansas.  For freshman swimmer Ilaria Murzilli, this wasn’t her first time swimming a 5k. But, where she once saw the ocean floor, this time around she only saw darkness.  From that cam...

Gianluca Busio has become the latest young American to make the jump from MLS to Europe, as Sporting Kansas City agreed to transfer him to Serie A side Venezia FC. Long rumored to be moving to Italy, thanks in large part to his Italian passport, Busio becomes the second USMNT player to make a transfer abroad following their Gold Cup performances. H...

Since she last took the floor in the WNBA in the 2018 season, the Minnesota Lynx have wanted to reunite with Cecilia Zandalasini and bring the now-25-year-old forward back stateside. Over the last few years, Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has talked about the team’s desire to add Zandalasini to the roster. But the Italian sharpsho...

Venezia have reportedly concluded the transfer for Sporting KC midfielder Gianluca Busio in a deal worth €4m. He is the second MLS player to join the Lagunari after Tanner Tessman made the move from FC Dallas for €3.65m plus bonuses this week. American sources have long suggested that Busio was in negotiations with Venezia, but Sky Sport Italia cla...

Most of those inside Children’s Mercy Park for Sunday night’s Gold Cup Group B doubleheader were supporting the US men’s national team as they defeated Haiti 1-0. But by the sound of things, an even bigger chunk of the audience in Kansas City were Busio backers. Sporting KC homegrown Gianluca Busio earned some of the biggest cheers and chants of...