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The joint Lodges of Illinois and Wisconsin are proud to announce the Leonardo da Vinci Award Gala occurring Sunday, May 6 taking place at the Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring Street located in Racine, Wisconsin, which is midway between Illinois and Wisconsin. The event begins at 12:00 noon with a wonderful Italian buffet table and continues with the Awards...

Festa Italiana is bringing back their spring ticket deal with tickets for only $7. The deal only lasts for seven days once a month in April, May and June. General admission is $13 at the gate and kids under 12-years-old get in for free. Online tickets before the event will cost $10. The ticket deal will run from April 16-22, May 14-20 and June 18-2...

Childhood is, or should be, a time of innocence, and for a while that is the way it was for brothers Michael Jr. and Jeffrey Gentile. And then a pistol fell out of a coat. “We were taking the coats from people who had come over to visit our parents and this gun just dropped on the floor,” says Michael. “For us it wasn’t a matter of, ‘Oh my God, loo...

Festa Italiana is, of course, the city's major Italian festival and it takes place each July, bringing delectable Italian cuisine to the Summerfest grounds. But each April, half a block west of the Henry Maier Festival Park, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., A Taste of Italy draws Milwaukee in to check out the ICC and sample tast...

Si informa la comunità italiana residente a Cleveland nello Stato dell'Ohio e dintorni che il giorno 20 aprile 2018, sarà effettuata una missione itinerante per la SOLA rilevazione dei dati biometrici ai fini del rilascio del passaporto italiano. La missione avrà luogo presso gli Uffici del Consolato Onorario d'Italia a Cleveland, al n.1422 Euclid...

One of Italy’s most revered pianists will be performing at Symphony Center this month, and the CSO is offering the Chicago-area Italian-American community a special discount to attend. Maurizio Pollini will showcase a prelude, barcarolle and sonata by Chopin and a series of preludes by Debussy at 3 p.m. on April 20. Noted for his performances of Be...

Lauren Mascitti of Louisville will perform for the Ohio Valley Opry at 6 p.m. April 21 at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. The rising Nashville performer is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar, piano and mandolin. She began singing and writing jingles on her toy tape recorder at the age of 7. Mascitti was raised by her grandparents and...

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio, Jr., for Archie J. Finamore Jr., 69, who passed away Saturday evening, April 7, at Hospice House, surrounded by family. Archie was born December 13, 1948, in Youngstown, son of the late Achi...

Need proof that Apollo's Fire has grown? Attend its new production of Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo." Seventeen years after their last performance of the 17th-century masterpiece, the Baroque orchestra and director Jeannette Sorrell are reviving the work, this time in a semi-staged production with a cast of experts. "It feels like a reunion with an old fri...

Chicago audiences have heard the most important stage works of Gaetano Donizetti — “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “L’Elisir d’amore” and “Don Pasquale” — more times than they care to recall. As for the rest of the Italian bel canto composer’s approximately 70 operas, there are numerous hidden gems that, for various reasons, are sorely neglected by opera pr...

Saint Catharine of Siena in Westwood proudly presents CincItalia, the Cincinnati Italian Festival CincItalia is Cincinnati’s true celebration of Italian heritage. The three-day festival is a showcase of Italian culture – offering entertainment from local and national music acts, cooking demonstrations on the Galbani Cheese Demonstration Stage, carn...

Everything from Roman antipasti and fried calamari to gelato and pizzelle can be sampled at A Taste of Italy, which returns to the Italian Community Center in the Third Ward on April 22. Admission and parking are free; a book of six tickets is $10, and single tickets are $2 apiece. Every item from the 30 or so food and beverage booths costs one tic...