NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

A distanza di 110 anni dal disastro minerario di Mononongah le vittime della piu’ grande tragedia dell’emigrazione italiana sono state ricordate anche a Washington grazie all’impegno di Padre Ezio Marchetto, dell’associazione Abruzzo Molise ‘Heritage Society", presieduta da Maria D’Andrea e dell’Ambasciata Italiana di Washington, rappresentata dal...

In the sixteenth-century, the splendor of the Renaissance blossomed across Italy as a new Holy Roman Empire stretched its wings from the Urals to the Atlantic. This special  brings listeners wonderful sixteenth-century Christmas music from the Venetian world of Giovanni Bassano and Gioseffo Zarlino, moving westward to the Milan of Franchinus Gaffur...

 Buona, The Original Italian Beef, has set a date of Dec. 6 for the long-awaited opening of its Oak Lawn restaurant. The restaurant at 6235 W. 95th St. will officially open at 10 a.m. Anyone lined up outside before the restaurant opens on Wednesday will get a free Italian beef sandwich. The family-owned, fast casual chain serves its signature Itali...

As a veteran architect, he appreciates the landscape of Columbus that especially includes favorite Eero Saarinen. As a seasoned artist, he loves the local colors of globally recognized textile specialists such as Alexander Girard. “So I feel very much at home,” Guglielmo Botter said. That’s even though he has been more than 7,500 miles from his res...

The Johnny's Italian Steakhouse experience now will be available down the tracks at the Abbey Station in Rock Island. Leadership from the Johnny's and its owner, Heart of America Group, joined Abbey Station co-owner Joe Lemon Jr. on Friday to announce the Moline restaurant now is the sole operator of events at the historic venue. Mike Whalen, found...

There is strength in numbers, the old adage goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa’s fourth annual Christmas Village. The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 3. The following organizations had signed on to participate at the time of...

The colors and textures of the city of Rome, Italy, will be on the walls of the studioROMA gallery in the exhibition titled Frammenti opening Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 617 Franklin Street, Michigan City. Frammenti is the Italian word for fragments. The photographs, paintings and rubbings created by Matthew Kubik find beauty in the crumbling walls...

Decrying stereotypes of native Americans and blacks, some students, employees and alumni of the University of Notre Dame are renewing calls for the removal of large murals in the Main Building that depict the life of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The 12 paintings by artist Luigi Gregori have been on the walls of the building's corridors...

These troubled times may be the perfect forum for Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's history lesson from Ancient Rome. In an email interview, Bocelli, who will be at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, Dec.1, was asked to describe the purpose of music. His response was to reference Cato, a politician from that era, who "suggested the rulers of the time to p...

Background/Overview: The historic traditions in Urbana are set in the roundabout of its Monument Square, which houses Cafe Paradiso. The Cafe Paradiso building has had many owners since the 1930s, yet most have upheld the proud line rich in tradition by implementing a form of the original name, “Paradise Lunch.”

Mr. G’s Pizzeria & Wings offers authentic Italian food, all homemade, and catering services for holiday parties and other events. Located at 2955 W. Market St., the 17-year-old business is owned by Mark and Debbie Giardina. “We are full Italian and offer a variety of meals, from pastas to meat dishes to pizza, as well as dessert,” said Mark Giardin...

Saturday, December 2 5.30 pm - 0:00 EST. Italian American Cultural Society and Banquet Center - 43843 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038 Join the IACS as we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee Anniversary! It will be a memorable evening as we celebrate our past, present and future! Doors open at 5:30 PM. Butler passed hors d'oeuvres, plated...