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The IFF Opening Night party promises to be a memorable evening filled with great food, fantastic cocktails and wine, music and raucous live auction hosted by WCCO news anchorman Frank Vascellaro. Ask anyone who attended last year's lively IFF opening night: It's a not-to-be-missed event.   Don't wait until the last minute--tickets are going...

Nick Leto, manager of the Kansas City Royals' Arizona Operations, is worth his weight in gold for not only signing 17-year-old Italian MLB prospect Marten Gasparini but also for his outstanding work as a minor league affiliate leader. The recent recipient of the organization's Matt Minker Award after eight years of dedicated service, Leto is critic...

The Denver Nuggets are eyeing Alessandro Gentile and they will scout him at the next Italian Cup Final Eight in Milano, scheduled for February 7-9.   Alessandro Gentile is the captain of Olimpia Milano and will be at next NBA draft (Draftexpress projected him as 49th pick in its last mock draft). Danilo Gallinari said that the Nuggets w...

4 Bocce Events will be played over the course of the week. Those include an Open Tournament with a $4000 Grand Prize and separate Open National Tournaments with the top place teams earning a medal or trophy for the A and B Divisions.   "Open" Bocce is a type of game that people are most familiar with. Some main characteristics of the game ar...

The Orlando Magic by no means encountered Danilo Gallinari in the course of their very first meeting in January, with the huge Italian nonetheless two weeks away from returning from torn knee cartilage. The Magic undoubtedly had no answer for him Sunday evening. Gallinari erupted for a profession-high 40 points, raining down a half-dozen...

di Paolo Battaglia   Nel 1985 a Stockton, Missouri, un mio calcio era stato determinante in una partita di football americano della squadra della scuola dove ero foreign exchange student. Nel 2014 decido per una deviazione del nostro Italian American Country tour per tornare a vedere la scuola e assitere a una match contro la stessa squadra...

Once again we are proud to announce our partnership with the MN Opera – opening their 2014-2015 season with Giacomo Puccini's La fanciulla del west.   From the Italian master who wrote Madame Butterfly and Turandot, this opera offers a romantic portrait of America's iconic Golden West. Puccini's gorgeous melodies and blazing orchestral color...

Upcoming event information: Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert! Nokomis Beach Coffee Patio 4956 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417Date: 12 Jul 2014 7:00 PM CDT   Quartetto Rosso (Red Quartet) is Minneapolis-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Robert Everest's latest incarnation of world music - in this case Italian musi...

With the changing dynamics in the NBA, Denver Nuggets Small Forward Danilo Gallinari is prepared to be called upon to take on different roles on the court and play the power forward position, nba.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reported. Espn.go.com reveals the Nuggets forward to be at 6-foot-10 weighing 225 pounds. He was drafted in the first round, si...

by Juliette Angoulvant   UNC opera theatre students make Puccini's "La Rondine" come to life in their production, which opens this week on Thursday. Performances will be held on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall). The production was directed by associate professor of music Brian Clay Lue...

by Diane Langton   The Giaur Lancia Moretti, a rare Italian race car, was being built for Italian Formula One driver Felice Bonetto, who planned to race it in 1953 in the Mille Miglia (thousand mile) road race in Italy. But when Bonetto was killed in November 1953, in the Carrera Panamericana race in Silao, Mexico, work on the car stopped....

By Stephen Deere   In a scene reminiscent of a free-agent signing ceremony, one of the world's top chess players stood amid a small crowd at the St. Louis Chess Club, a few feet from where his performance last year left commentators searching for superlatives. But instead of outmaneuvering opponents, Fabiano Caruana was shaking hands wi...