NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Slow Food International is an organization that promotes traditional food production, including fair prices to farmers, solid environmental practices, heritage breeds of livestock and heirloom vegetable varieties. It began in Italy, but there is a strong U.S. presence with local chapters in many cities, including Milwaukee and Madison. Every other...

Italian sprinter Semuedè (“Sem”) Andreis has verbally committed to The Ohio State University’s class of 2022. “I decide to commit to Ohio state University because I think it will be a good opportunity for my future and to stay closer to my american family and friends.”  [sic] Andreis came to the United States in 2016 as an exchange student in New P...

The city of Columbus has its first pesto king. Greater Columbus Sisters Cities International, with the Columbus Italian Festival, hosted the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday and Marcello Canova, an Ohio State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was chosen from 10 local finalists as the city's premiere pesto maker.    S...

The 70th Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance Cotillion kept tradition alive Saturday evening at Guy’s Party Center. The Council of Italian American Societies of Summit County sponsored the elegant evening. This year’s debutantes were Sophia Rose Scarpitti of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, daughter of Mike and Carla Scarpitti; Mia Isabella Latine ofWal...

We have an announcement to make! We Have Moved! The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Area, is pleased to announce that MOVED to a NEW location. Starting from Monday, October 16, 2017 cultural and Italian language classes will be held at: 4050 West Maple Road, Ste # 250, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301.

The art galleries are filled with new, unique exhibits created by local artists and jewelers. Local musicians showcase their talent on a storefront patio. The Columbus Day parade was surrounded by restaurants serving classic Italian cuisine. These and other Harvest Festival events are surrounded by the charming, charismatic streets of Little Italy....

Monteverdi madness has begun. The Harris Theater opened its season Thursday night with the Italian composer’s L’Orfeo—the first of three operas by Claudio Monteverdi to be performed through Sunday by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by conductor John Eliot Gardiner Gardiner and colleagues have been taking their “Monteverdi 450”...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 40th Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 18th, at the Westin Chicago River North. Last year’s Sportsman of the Year award recipient, Eddie Greco of Greco and Sons, will chair the dinner. The program will b...

If you're looking to attend one of the zaniest weddings around, head to  Vinny Black’s Coliseum at Chicago Theater Works. “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” has been celebrated at that location for the past year with jubilant wedding guests joining in the fun. The interactive production recently celebrated it's one year anniversary in the Windy City. The sho...

The United States is often called a melting pot and Giovanni Greco of Italy can attest to that. “It’s very strange or surprising how, in the U.S., you see people coming from different countries,” he said Wednesday. “On the one hand, you see them keeping their ethnic identity. On the other, they are together.” Greco, the mayor of Castrolibero, Italy...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Chicago has been known for its quality USDA prime beef and the perfection of its ice-cold martinis since it opened its doors on Rush Street in 1989. Gibsons Restaurant Group, which has nine concepts (Lux Bar, Quartino, Hugo's Frog Bar) in 14 different locations, is the only restaurant group in the country to have its own...

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, published in English between 2011 and 2015, tell the story, in sometimes excruciating psychological detail, of the sixty-year friendship between two women from a crumbling, violent neighborhood on the outskirts...