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Upcoming events

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55105
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    Could a symbol hidden in the U.S. one dollar currency hold the key to who is behind a plot to control over 200 billion dollars?

    Barricades surround St. Peter’s Basilica and the scene of a gruesome murder. Alonso Garibaldi Poggiani head of Vatican Bank is dead. This, along with the unprecedented election of the first Jesuit Pope, many inside the Vatican wonder if their suspicions are coming true. A code of instructions found in an ancient document, known as the Monita Secreta, outline the methods to increase the Jesuits power around the world but repeatedly deny its existence. Cardinal McKenna calls his friend Anthony Andruccioli asking him to help find out who killed the banker. But, even more troubling is the question could the Pope be involved somehow. Anthony joins forces with the beautiful Christine and they become aware of another powerful group with international connections and must figure out who is the real enemy.


    Meet The Author:

    Now is your opportunity to meet Deborah Stevens, local Italian American author of  "The Serpent's Disciple" and her latest book, "Holy Predator".  Deborah will join us for a book discussion/reading event, at Next Chapter Booksellers (former Common Good Books), 38 South Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 651 225-8989. This FREE event will be held on Thursday evening, June 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

    Come to meet Deborah, learn about her award winning novels, and enjoy live music!  Cellist, Sandra Haines, and violinist, Carol Margolis, both ICC members and students in the ICC language program, will perform Italian pieces.  This is an evening you won't want to miss!

    This is a FREE event! Please register here today, plan to meet Deborah, Sandra and Carol, and take part in what promises to be a fascinating evening!

    Date:  Thursday, June 13

    Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.

    Place: Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55105

    The Story Behind The Author:

    Deborah Stevens

    Deborah Stevens is a native of Detroit, Michigan, who now lives in Minnesota.  Stevens majored in Interior Design.  Her interest in the arts and to detail is evident in her debut novel, "The Serpent's Disciple", and in the second in the series, "Holy Predator", where she describes famous paintings, architectural landmarks, and intriguing, little know facts.  The first book, "The Serpent's Disciple" has been honored with multiple coveted awards, including The Pinnacle Book Achievement Aware for best Thriller, A Book Excellence Aware, American Friction Award for best Religious Thriller, a finalist in the Best Book Awards, an Honorable Mention through the Great Midwest Book Festival, and a finalist in the International Book Awards for Religious Fiction.  Deborah has traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, and has a soft spot for her ancestral home of Italy.

    Here are some reviews of Deborah's latest book:

    Carol Margolis graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Violin Performance. At Grinnell she studied performance with Delmar Pettys of the Lenox String Quartet.  She studied ensemble playing with Bonnie Hampton and Nathan Swartz of the Francesco Trio. She went on to the University of Minnesota to study performance and pedagogy with Shirley Santoro and Mary West.  Carol is a 25 year member of the Lake String Quartet and has played a variety of other professional venues including the Minnesota Opera, The State Fair Orchestra, Ruperts Club, Broadway shows and the Viennese Strings. She is the Concertmistress of the Minneapolis Civic Orchestra and an Artist member of Thursday Musical.

    Sandra Haines studied cello with Maestro Benedetto Mazzacurati in Bologna, Italy.  She has a M.A.  in music and a M.S. in Psychology from  Kansas State University.  She is a performing member of Thursday Musical and a member of The Ariel Trio.


    Please contact Peggy at with your questions.



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08 May 2019 Sponsor an Individual Movie: Basilicata Coast to Coast
08 May 2019 Italian Film Festival: a 10-year retrospective. Second screening: Basilicata Coast to Coast. In Italian only. No English subtitles
05 May 2019 Happening in the Community - Vini d'Italia: Tour 2019
04 Apr 2019 Italian Movies at MSP International Film Festival
13 Mar 2019 Sponsor an Individual Movie: Smetto Quando Voglio
13 Mar 2019 Italian Film Festival: a 10-year retrospective. First screening: Smetto Quando Voglio.
10 Mar 2019 Happening in the Community: 15th Annual UNICO Carnevale Celebration
03 Mar 2019 EW19 Educational Travel - Marche Information Session/ Sunday Afternoon, March 3
01 Feb 2019 Happening in the Community - Walker Art Center: Italian Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, dialogue with Scott Foundas + screenings
31 Jan 2019 A night at the Opera: join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see The Italian Straw Hat at MN Opera. EW19
23 Dec 2018 Happening in the Community: The Trylon presents La Dolce Vita
30 Nov 2018 Happening in the Community: Showcasing Two Digital Projects on Pre-modern Venice
29 Nov 2018 Happening in the Community - Picturing the Venetian State: Celebrations of Dogaressa Morosini and Doge Grimani
11 Nov 2018 Armistice Centennial Commemoration
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28 Sep 2018 Sebastian Live - Stay Hungry
19 Apr 2018 NEW! Italian Excellence in Arts & Sciences. Inaugural Lecture. ES18
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29 Oct 2017 The Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis
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21 May 2017 Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? National Tour
18 May 2017 ES17 Preview: the new Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker!
07 Apr 2017 Neorealism’s Casualisation of Labour - Lecture at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
06 Apr 2017 The Cinematic Life of Petroleum - Workshop at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
20 Mar 2017 IL VOLO: Notte Magica World Tour
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03 Mar 2017 Issues of Translation: published translations of books by noted contemporary Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi
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08 Jan 2017 EW17 Viva l'Italia! From our friends of Opera on Tap
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22 May 2015 Eurochannel Short Films Tour
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22 Apr 2015 Chocolate for the Rainforest
04 Apr 2015 DOLCI: La Cassata Siciliana - Saturday, April 4th
14 Mar 2015 CE15 SOLD OUT! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
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01 Feb 2015 1 Open Spot! DOLCI – Italian treats for Carnevale! Sunday, Feb 1st
02 Dec 2014 Italian Ambassador Visit/ Spoken in Italian - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
27 Sep 2014 EF14 DOLCI - Tiramisu! Saturday, September 27
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
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31 May 2013 CineForum May: Zabriskie Point
02 May 2013 ES13 A Concert of Italian Songs and Arias with the University of Minnesota Department of Music
01 May 2013 Euro-American Celebration
26 Apr 2013 CineForum April: Zabriskie Point
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22 Feb 2013 CineForum 2013: Blow Up
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