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SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO ALREADY “HUNGRY” FOR 2019 in St. Louis May 4, 2019 Special Pre-Sale Offer



Comedian, Actor and Best-Selling Author Announces
Stay Hungry Tour Dates for Next Year

 Additional Run of Dates Come on the Heels of Maniscalco Selling Out Three Shows at Madison Square Garden and Adding a Fourth Jan. 19-20

Set to Return to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” on Nov. 5, 2018

Los Angeles, Calif. –Billboard opined last month comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco “is starting the new year at the top of the comedy game,” when announcing he would be taking the Madison Square Garden stage on Saturday, January 19, 2019. They weren’t wrong. Additional shows sold out as quickly as they were added. Dubbed “one of standup comedy’s breakthrough performers” in a recent CBS Sunday Morning profile, and “the comedian’s comedian” by PEOPLE, Maniscalco is set to perform four shows at the famous venue (three of them already sold out) Jan. 19-20.

On these heels of that career milestone comes news that his wildly successful Stay Hungry Tour will continue through May 18, 2019 with over 30 stops across the U.S. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 10:00 am local time.  Maniscalco is also set to return to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” on Nov. 5 to discuss his upcoming appearances at Madison Square Garden and 2019 tour. Check local listings for time.

Distinguished by the New York Times as having his “own kind of panache,” Maniscalco’s live performances have become critically-acclaimed events “embraced with thundering applause and tear-inducing laughter,” according to a recent Billboard review which described his Sept. 8, sold-out Greek Theatre performance as “devastatingly full-force comedy.”

With a string of record-breaking sold-out comedy appearances, a best-selling memoir Stay Hungry (available in paperback Nov. 13), five sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall earlier this year, an appearance in the summer film TAG as well as appearances in upcoming fall films Cruise and Green Book (winner of Toronto Film Fest’s 2018 People’s Choice Award), 2018 has been a milestone year, culminating in Maniscalco receiving Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year award this November. And 2019 is already shaping up to be another banner year for one of Forbes’ Highest Paid Comedians. With a role in Martin Scorsese’s 2019 picture The Irishman as well as a new Netflix special coming early next year, Maniscalco can also add playing FOUR nights at ‘The Garden’ to his list of accomplishments.

2019 Stay Hungry Tour Dates:

1/11/19            Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall           Portland, OR
1/12/19            Moore Theatre                                     Seattle, WA
1/19/19            Madison Square Garden (7 & 10 pm) New York, NY*      1/20/19            Madison Square Garden (7 & 10 pm) New York, NY*
1/24/19            Taft Theatre                                        Cincinnati, OH
1/25/19            Palace Theatre                                     Columbus, OH
1/26/19            Connor Palace                                     Cleveland, OH
1/31/19            Warner Theatre                                   Erie, PA
2/1/19              Shea’s Performing Arts Center           Buffalo, NY
2/7/19              Carpenter Theatre                               Richmond, NY
2/8/19              MGM National Harbor                       Washington DC
2/21/19            Morris Performing Arts Center       South Bend, IN
2/22/19            Coronado Performing Ars Center      Rockford, IL
2/23/19            Peoria Civic Center                            Peoria, IL
2/28/19            Hershey Theatre                                 Hershey, PA
3/1/19              Heinz Hall                                           Pittsburgh, PA
3/2/19              Sands                                                   Bethlehem, PA
3/8/19              Eccles Theatre                                     Salt Lake City, UT
3/9/19              Grand Sierra Resort                            Reno, NV
3/22/19            Paramount Theatre                             Denver, CO
3/23/19            Arvest Bank Theatre                     Kansas City, MO
3/28/19            Tobin Center                                       Antonio, TX
3/29/19            Paragon Casino                                   Marksville, LA
3/30/19            Beau Rivage                                       Biloxi, MS
4/5/19              Fox Theatre                                        Detroit, MI
4/6/19              DeVos Performance Hall                    Grand Rapids, MI
4/12/19            Millennium Theater                            Tunica, MS
4/13/19            TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater   Nashville, TN
4/18/19            Paramount Theatre                      Cedar Rapids, IA
4/19/19            Hoyt Sherman Place                           Des Moines, IA
4/20/19            Brown Theatre                                    Louisville, KY
5/3/19              Egyptian Old National Centre             Indianapolis, IN
5/4/19              Stifel Theatre                                      St. Louis, MO
5/17/19            Humphrey’s Concerts                         San Diego, CA
5/18/19            Celebrity Theatre                                Phoenix, AZ

*Previously Announced

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St. Ambrose Dinner Auction

A wonderful night for The Hill community to come out, eat great food and support Saint Ambrose School. Dinner, drinks, silent auction and a live auction make for a fun and exciting night raising money for a great cause!

  • Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6 PM
  • Rose of The Hill

    2300 Edwards St, St. Louis 63110
  • Hosted by St. Ambrose Forever
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CIAO St Louis and St. Ambrose Church Family Health & Wellness Fair

Sunday, October 14, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. Ambrose Church Hall

Blood pressure screenings
 Visiting Nurse Association:
o Flu (3 years and older ) and pneumonia vaccines
o MUST present health insurance card
 Health insurance education
 Nutrition Education and Assessment
 Alzheimer’s Education and Information Sessions
 Many vendors providing health education and resources that are available to the community
 Health awareness activities for children
 Free Raffles
 Healthy Refreshments
 Agencies with information and services:
o Health Literacy Ministry
o Alzheimer’s Association
o Center for Hearing and Speech
o On the Hill Health Mart Pharmacy
 Register for free monthly vitamins for children 2-12 years
o Oasis Lifelong Adventure
o Aging Answers
o We Care Mobile Dental
o Body, Mind Spirit and Holistic Solutions
o St. Louis Community College
 Brain food tasting
 Nutrition Assessments
o Abbott EMS
o Missouri Poison Center
o Nursing Specialties-Nurses for You
o St Ambrose Prayer Shawl Ministry
o American Red Cross
o Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
o Total Access Urgent Care
o Morganford Massage and Spa
 5-minute chair massages

Please contact Loretta April, 314-550-4059


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Italian Heritage Festa & Parade on the Hill October 7, 2018

October 6
Vino & Aperitivo Recognition night

Dinner at 7PM at the Italia-America Bocce Club celebrating the Grand Marshall Dr. Robert A. Bergamini, MD and Spirit of Columbus Award-winner Ms. Dorothy Bartoni.

Dinner will be aperitivo-style featuring a sampling of dishes from DiGregorio’s Market, Bartolino’s, LoRusso’s, and Guido’s. an open wine bar, and dancing.

October 7

Italian Heritage Parade 12:30 pm

Italian Heritage Festa in Berra Park 1pm – 6pm

Live Music from

Savio DiMartino 1-3 PM

Paint the Earth 3-6 PM

Food from


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Unique, Italian Exhibit Opens Italian Fest Collinsville IL

by: Annette M. Graebe

Collinsville’s Italian Fest is launching its 35th birthday party with a rare photo exhibit called ITALY: BEHIND THE SCENES.

The show takes visitors for a quick trip to Italy — off the beaten path — to places rarely seen on commercial tours.  It goes deep into Italy’s regions – from the mountains to the sea – to visit “the amazing, the unusual, and the unknown.”

The exhibit, open now through Oct. 7, is located at Collinsville Library, 408 West Main.

Library hours are Mon. – Thurs. (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.), Fri./Sat. (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), and Sun. (1-5 p.m.)  The library closes at 3 p.m., Sept. 22, for the parade, and will be closed Sept. 28.

AND Italian Fest doesn’t end there. Learn more about the big Main Street Festival (Sept. 21 & 22), the bocce tournament (Sept. 22nd, Glidden Park), Italian Film (Sept. 20), parade (Sept. 22), and more at

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CIAO St Louis and St. Ambrose Church Family Health & Wellness Fair

  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Flu ( 3 years and older ) and pneumonia vaccines
    • MUST present health insurance card 
  • Health insurance education
  • Nutrition Education and Assessment
  • Alzeimher’s Education and Information Sessions
  • Healthy food tastings
  • Many vendors providing health education and resources that are available to the community
  • Health awareness activities for children
  • Free Raffles
  • Healthy Refreshments
    • Agencies with information and services:
    • Health Literacy Ministry
    • Alzheimer’s Association
    • Center for Hearing and Speech
    • Oasis Lifelong Adventure
    • Aging Answers
    • We Care Mobile Dental
    • Body, Mind Spirit and Holistic Solutions
    • Louis Community College Department of Food Science
    • Abbott EMS
    • Missouri Poison Center
    • Nursing Specialties-Nurses for You
    • St Ambrose Prayer Shawl Ministry

Please contact Loretta April, 314-550-4059

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CIAO St Louis and St. Ambrose Church Present Family Health and Wellness Fair

by Loretta Vitale April

CIAO St Louis and St. Ambrose Church have joined together to bring the community a Health And Wellness Fair, Sunday, October 14, 2018, in the Church Hall from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The event is a first of its kind for the parish.

When CIAO Board member and parishioner, Loretta Vitale April, asked Monsignor Bommarito what he thought of the idea of a health Fair for the parish, he was very enthusiastic.

Ellie Sicola (Nursing Director for Senior Services, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at St. Anthony’s/Mercy Hospital) and Jeanie Smith (Clinical Nurse Manager, High Risk Cardiology at Barnes Jewish Hospital) are sisters, who also serve on the CIAO St Louis Board, came up with idea. “We wanted to reach out to the Hill community, as well as serve the families here,” said Ellie Sicola. CIAO is part of the neighborhood. Its office and studio is located inside The Hill Neighborhood Center.

Together, Ellie and Jeanie began approaching their many contacts and vendors in the healthcare field. Loretta joined their committee as the liaison for St. Ambrose church and recruited a few RN parishioners to help out, including Judy Brusatti, Marsy Camino and Domenica Allen. “This committee has put together an amazing event that will be enjoyed by the whole family,” said Loretta.

Among the highlights of the Fair will be free health screenings, including blood pressure. St. Louis Community College Nutrition and Food Service students accompanied by their professor, Jeanne Florini, will prepare food for tasting and educate children and adults on healthy eating. Jeanne Florini is also a CIAO Board member. “My students are very excited to come to St. Ambrose to share what they have learned with our community,” said Professor Florini.

The Visiting Nurses Association will be giving flu and pneumonia vaccines. “If you want your flu shot, it’s free, but you must bring your insurance card and/or Medicare card with you.” Jeanie wants to remind everyone that this very important.

A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will be giving informational workshops throughout the morning, every half hour.  The sessions will provide important education and resources for Alzheimer’s patients, families and caregivers.

In addition, Cardinal Glennon Hospital will be there with health and safety information. There will also be information and education for adults and the elderly.

When guests come in to the fair, they will sign a guest list and be given a free bag with goodies inside and they will sign up for the free raffles. Among the free raffles includes a blood pressure machine, several first aid kits and many other prizes. Guests will be treated to healthy snacks, including fruit and granola bars.  The Parish Mount Carmel Sodality will be hostesses for serving.  Marie Wohlert, President of Mount Carmel said, “We are so happy to be a part of the Health Fair, it’s a great parish event”.

The Committee is continuing to work on making this Health Fair the most fun and most informative.  So be prepared for some surprises not talked about here.

Families and individuals will visit the many agencies and vendors who are providing information and education (and giveaways).  Each agency/vendor will have a table where they can greet guests and offer information and education.

For a complete list of participants and services being offered at the Family Health Fair, please see the flyer in this issue and in the St. Ambrose church bulletin.

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St. Ambrose Forever Back to School Bash September 7, 2018

Bring a donation for the St. Ambrose Auction valued at $25 or more and receive a wrist band for free drinks all night. Donations can include gift cards or items that can be used in silent auction baskets.

Raffle tickets for one year’s worth of tuition for one child will be sold at the Back to School Bash as well.

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