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PBS superstar Pasquale Esposito will grace The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles with a tribute to Enrico Caruso on Oct. 24. The concert will showcase songs featured on "Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso," a 2-CD drawn from the PBS special of the same name that was first aired this spring. "Pasquale was born to do a tribute to the great...

Everyone can remember a teacher who made a difference in his or her life. During National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, you can recognize your favorite teacher by posting a message to #ThankATeacher. Marco's Pizza is encouraging its customers to do the same, and is also distributing 250,000 Free Pizza Certificates for teachers to schools acro...

I took my first sip of amaro — the bittersweet Italian liqueur — just after dinner on a balmy late-September night in the Piazza dei Madonna del Monti in Rome. It was close to midnight, but my wife and I had just finished dinner with our Chicago-born host and her Roman boyfriend, Lodo.   Lodo suggested a post-meal digestivo procured from a shoebo...

If you're a Washington resident or an attentive central Illinois diner, you may have heard some buzz about a new Italian restaurant in the Tazewell County city.   You also may have been harboring some low expectations based on the nondescript former Taco Bell location this place calls home. My first bit of advice: roll with the surprises of...

Join Italian instructor Giovanna Dimetros and her team for an exciting cultural and culinary adventure through various regions of Italy!! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th CAMPANIA, 6:30 to 9:30pm MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th EMILIA ROMAGNA, 6:30 to 9:30pm   Read more   Source: http://casaitaliachicago.wordpress.com  

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce its inductees and honorees for the XXXVII Annual Induction Ceremony and Celebration to take place on Saturday, November 15, at the InterContinental Chicago - Magnificent Mile.   The NIASHF Class of 2014 inductees include John Andretti, Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Babe Parilli, S...

"Cuore Tricolore" risulta l'unica lista presentata entro la scadenza del 16 febbraio al Comitato elettorale circoscrizionale di Chicago, presieduto da Dea Dantone e composto da Elisa Cozza.   Ne dà notizia lo stesso comitato precisando che "esaminata la documentazione presentata e non avendo rilievi in proposito si ritiene di poter ammettere...

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans will present its Dante and Mazzei award on May 29 at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., Chicago. Chicago Sun-Times editorial page editor R. Bruce Dold with its Dante award. The honor is bestowed each year on a member of the media who lives up to Dante Alighieri's call to be no timid friend to truth....

The Kalo Foundation/Iannelli Studios Heritage Center of Park Ridge welcomed the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in March to view the studio's 11-foot statue of the Madonna. The visit was facilitated by alumnae of Chicago's former Immaculata High School, which the statue once graced. The Madonna was designed in 1922 by sculptor Alphon...

Location, logistics and a solid talent pool helped move Ohio to the top of the site consideration list for Italian manufacturer The Sofidel Group, a world leader in the manufacturing of paper products.   On July 11 government officials, including Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, economic developers, alongside Sofidel representatives off...

Following a year mark¬ed by cancellations and illness of its music director Riccardo Muti and marquee veteran conductors Pierre Boulez and Bernard Haitink, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced on Wednesday its 2013-2014 subscription season with 13 weeks of concerts to be led by these much admired leaders now in their 70s and 80s.While the Richa...

Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The ItaliansNovember 8-9 Loyola University Chicago Call for Papers: The conference invites 20-30 minute papers that look at the late 19th and 20th century Italian immigration, with an emphasis on Chicago and the Midwest. Presentations may be given from the viewpoint of ethnic studies, urban and cultural his...