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Applications for 2019 Program. Your Opportunity to Volunteer in Italy! Summer Camps organized by the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in partnership with the Oratories of Lombardy Two Programs offered: 3 weeks and 6 weeks3 weeks – Plan to arrive in Milan Saturday, June 8, 2019 - Activities from June 10 to June 30, 2019! Plan your  return to USA...

A local brother and sister have teamed up to tell the story of their grandfather, who was wrongly accused of murder in 1933. “Mixed-Up Innocence: Murder at the Spaghetti House” examines “age-old problems of bigotry and corruption,” according to authors Julie “Ju-Ju” DeLillo and Michael Natale Jr. Their grandfather, Frank A. Natale, who was accused...

From Friday, January 18, 2019 to Sunday, January 27, 2019. Organized by IIC Chicago. Entrance: Free. From the traditional Italian Commedia dell’Arte comes the very original of the form, hand puppet trickster Pulicinella, who upon migration to England became known to English speakers as Punch. Impeccable timing and hysterical predicaments performed...

An Italian tradition that started nearly 40 years ago has made its way to Powell. Monte Carlo Italian Kitchen, the second in central Ohio, has opened in the former Old Bag of Nails Pub at 345 W. Olentangy St. “We just thought it was a good area,” said Kellie Ison, who owns the two Monte Carlo restaurants with her husband, Dan. “It was just a small...

Melinda Harris has been taking a trip to Italy every summer for several years. But it wasn’t until she began studying Italian at School Amici that she started to enjoy it in a different way. “Until I learned Italian, I don’t think I really appreciated the culture,” she says. For seven years, Harris made the one-hour drive from Wilmington to the sch...

The National Academy of Construction has elected Satch Pecori as a member of its class of 2018. Established in 1999, the NAC inducts leaders from a variety of backgrounds who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design, construction and engineering industries. The president and CEO of Springfield, Illinois-based Hanson Professional...

A world-class role like Mimì in “La bohème” deserves a world-class soprano, and the Lyric has found one in Maria Agresta. “One could go a lifetime and never encounter a more moving performance of Mimì than that given by Maria Agresta Saturday night,” Lawrence A. Johnson of Chicago Classical Review wrote of her October run at the Lyric. “The final s...

Si è appena conclusa a Chicago la Missione commerciale organizzata dalla Regione Siciliana – Assessorato delle Attività Produttive nell’ambito del Piano promozionale per l’anno 2018, che ha visto protagoniste 10 imprese siciliane dei settori lapideo e agroalimentare. La Missione si è svolta dal 10 al 13 dicembre e ha visto la partecipazione di tre...

Chicago native Gianna Farago Tetrick recently was inducted into the Maggiano’s Hall of Fame for her philanthropic work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses celebrated its 15th year partnering with the restaurant for the Eat-A-Dish campaign. Spearheaded by Farago Tetrick...

Hotly anticipated new Italian restaurant San Morello is preparing to debut on Tuesday, December 18 at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Grand River in Detroit. The restaurant is the first spot from New York-based hitmakers NoHo Hospitality Group in Detroit and anchor to the soon-to-open Shinola Hotel. NoHo Hospitality’s team includes James Beard Aw...

Just in time for Christmas, the Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired a circa-1675 marble sculpture, “Sleeping Christ Child’’ by Filippo Parodi, an associate of the great Italian Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Parodi is on view today for the first time in the museum’s Gallery 217, the Reid Gallery, alongside the museum’s late altarpiece b...

Columbus, Ohio, is part of a profound and unique bond that connects Italy to the United States. This bond has roots in history; forged in values of freedom, democracy and human rights; nourished by countless joint endeavors, and defined by a strong shared belief that there is no limit to what our nations and people together can achieve. The birthpl...