NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Enjoy the local premieres of SEVEN recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2019 Italian Film Festival USA of Indianapolis. Cristiana Thielmann, Italian Instructor, DePauw University and Indy Italian, shares the details: Indianapolis Italian Film Festival, April 5 – 20, Lilly Auditorium at IUPUI - 755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 4620...

The award-winning tale of a band that made musical history is back on national tour, bringing the story behind well-known songs of The Four Seasons to life. “Jersey Boys” is running in Chicago for a limited one-week engagement at the Auditorium Theatre April 2-7.  “Jersey Boys” is a behind-the-scenes look at the ‘60s pop-rock band Frankie Valli and...

How do you say "work of art" in Italian? Answer: prosciutto! From April 1 to 14, we're celebrating all things prosciutto crudo (yes, there will be special offers, too!). Read on to find all the prosciutto activities planned at Eataly Chicago. WHAT IS PROSCIUTTO? Prosciutto, meaning "ham" in Italian, is cured pork leg. To make good prosciutto, you n...

How did the Bartolotta brothers, partners in the Milwaukee-based Bartolotta Restaurants group, become leading restaurateurs in the Midwest? Joe Bartolotta, president and co-owner, would point out that his brother, Paul, brought talent and experience from working in the kitchens of storied spots like the Rainbow Room in New York and Spiaggia in Chic...

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL - What: A Lecture by Musicologist Jesse Rosenberg, Northwestern University, Evanston and Maestro Francesco Attardi, Milan After many years of the domination of opera over musical life in Italy, the second ha...

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL A lecture by George Dodds, PhD, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor at the University of Tennessee: “Today, more often than not, a building is an attention-seeking object that glorifies its owner and architect and...

Onalaska restaurateur Tony Angelini plans to open Mario’s Chicago Beef & Hot Dogs, specializing in Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, in about three weeks at 118 S. Third St. in downtown La Crosse. The new restaurant will be named after one of his sons, Mario. Angelini also owns Angelini’s Ristorante in Onalaska and Gino’s Pizzeria...

Pending light renovations, Tannin’s new home in the former Tabooli building will likely open within the next month. The upscale Italian eatery left Okemos in November to start work on its new east side Lansing home. Though it plans to keep its original Okemos upcycled tables and traditional dishes, the restaurant’s prime focus for the new location...

A Milwaukee father and son set out on a journey to learn as much as they can about their ancestors, with the help of NBC's " Today" show. Steve Balistreri's father and uncle started Sendik's. If you were part of the family, you likely paid your dues at at least one of those stores.  "All of us, all of my brothers and sisters, we all worked there, m...

“Nel corso di questi anni l’internazionalizzazione delle produzioni calabresi, a partire dall’agroalimentare e non solo, ha registrato un costante aumento con importanti risultati. C’è una tendenza alla crescita delle esportazioni dei nostri prodotti e alla presenza delle nostre imprese sui mercati esteri che è frutto di una serie di iniziative che...

Presented under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Italian Film Festival USA will open in Detroit in just a week! On April 3rd, at 7:30, join us at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre for "Benedetta Follia" (Blessed Madness), a 2018 comedy by and with Carlo Verdone. The Metro Detroit edition of the festival will continue until May 5t...

In Chef's Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and talk about a featured dish found on their menu. This week, we speak with Alberto Torres, 39, assistant chef at Braconi’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Naperville. He first started cooking 20 years ago as a teenager in Naperville at La S...