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Chicago audiences have heard the most important stage works of Gaetano Donizetti — “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “L’Elisir d’amore” and “Don Pasquale” — more times than they care to recall. As for the rest of the Italian bel canto composer’s approximately 70 operas, there are numerous hidden gems that, for various reasons, are sorely neglected by opera pr...

Saint Catharine of Siena in Westwood proudly presents CincItalia, the Cincinnati Italian Festival CincItalia is Cincinnati’s true celebration of Italian heritage. The three-day festival is a showcase of Italian culture – offering entertainment from local and national music acts, cooking demonstrations on the Galbani Cheese Demonstration Stage, carn...

Everything from Roman antipasti and fried calamari to gelato and pizzelle can be sampled at A Taste of Italy, which returns to the Italian Community Center in the Third Ward on April 22. Admission and parking are free; a book of six tickets is $10, and single tickets are $2 apiece. Every item from the 30 or so food and beverage booths costs one tic...

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago - 500 N Michi - Entrance : Free A reading of poems from "The Fathers' America" (Bordighera Press, 2016) L'America dei Padri," Ernesto Livorni’s third collection with English translation. The author will read his poems with Laura Biagi, who will also provide the...

In the last 30 years many of the freshest experiences in the concert hall have been provided by historically aware performances of early music. Sunday afternoon at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts that was clearly the case again, with the bonus of unfamiliar music given a highly individual setting. San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque C...

Twice on Monday people stood to applaud Law Director Joseph Martuccio at his final council meeting. The first ovation occurred after Councilman Greg Hawk, D-1, announced the law director’s impending retirement and thanked Martuccio for his work. The second came after Martuccio’s roughly 10-minute speech. “I’m an Italian-American, a lawyer, an actor...

Who doesn’t love listening to Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits? It doesn’t matter how old you are, chances are you’ve heard “Come Fly With Me”, “My Kind of Town”, “New York, New York” and “My Way”. Park Ridge resident Steve Jacobs shares the “Sinatra Experience” during the the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 21 at the Par...

When it came time to open a third location of their Italian deli, co-owners Marco Caso and his brother-in-law Adriano Martino turned to their hometown of Tinley Park. With the opening of Fratello's Deli near Harlem Avenue and 183rd Street, Convention Plaza is fully occupied. "We were not afraid of competition," Caso said. "We like to be around othe...

Olive oil isn’t usually served for sipping at a dinner. The meals Wednesday and Thursday at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante included small shots of silky oil. Mario Rizzotti, an expert on Italian food who has been an “Iron Chef America” judge on Food Network, urged those at the meals to swirl the liquid in the cup and warm it before slurping it. They...

There hasn't been a sit-down Italian eatery in Berea since Bucci's landmark town center restaurant closed its doors in December 2013. That will change Monday, when John and Jennifer Mankiewicz host a grand opening at JoJo Carloni's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, 627 W. Bagley Road, at Helwig's Whistle Stop. "We're going to have a little slice of...

Welcome to Ferndale’s first American Bocce league taking place Thursday nights at Pop’s For Italian!!! What: American Bocce hails from Chicago where it has become a huge hit with the locals. Fast paced, casual leagues that revolve around having some good drinks and fun with like minded folks. ABC recently launched in the Detroit area and we are ext...

One of Stanly County’s more popular restaurants damaged in a fire will not be reopening in Norwood. Milano’s Italian-American Restaurant will be reopening in Mt. Gilead, instead of downtown Norwood. Plans are underway for Milano’s to reopen in the former The Ford Place Restaurant, originally a car dealership. “There are more opportunities at The Fo...