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When a fundraiser returns after a two-year absence, organizers can only hope people haven’t forgotten about it. That certainly wasn’t the case with Taste of Italy, which recently made a triumphant return to the Bentley Banquet & Conference Center in Wyandotte. When the fundraiser for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children was last held at the bui...

The Castellucci family has been in the restaurant business for 100 years now. Federico “Mr. C” Castellucci II, the patriarch of Castellucci Hospitality Group (Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Sugo and the Iberian Pig), descends from an Italian father and a Greek mother whose families both immigrated to America. The picture above was taken in Rhode Is...

Nicholas A. DeFelice, a retired Allfirst Bank executive who served on various local charitable boards, died Saturday from metastatic melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Hunt Valley resident was 74. The son of Nicola DeFelice, an Italian immigrant and chemical factory worker, and Carmella DeFelice, a homemaker, Nicholas A. DeF...

When interviewed by Eugenia Paulicelli, in June 2000, fashion designer Fernanda Gattinonirevealed that the advice she had for all her clients was “that they should never copy the dress of this or that actress or celebrity.” According to Gattinoni, a dress should instead match the personality of the individual. While Gattinoni’s words reflect her si...

So. Many. New. Restaurants. Here’s another one: Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar will open on Central St. in LoHi. Marcella’s, in case you couldn’t guess by the name, is an Italian restaurant, and it’s from Ohio-based restauranteur Cameron Mitchell, who also runs Ocean Prime. (Not to mention loads of other restaurants around the country...

When: DA Thursday, July 13, 2017 a Sunday, July 30, 2017 - Organized by : I Palpiti, In collaboration with : IIC - Entrance : With fee. Full schedule and tickets here. Among the programs of iPalpiti Artists International, its 20th annual Summer Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles is emerging as one of the nation’s most significant mu...

Among the most savage and surreal of Italian comedies, starring one of the country's biggest stars and directed by one of its legendary filmmakers, Vittorio De Sica's Il Boom barely made a ripple when first released, in 1963. It sank so deeply that it's only now getting a proper release in the United States. Luckily for us, it has lost almost none...

When Ben Gashi, co-owner of Rela Cafe, wanted to open a restaurant, Port Chester seemed like a natural choice. "Port Chester is the culinary capital of Westchester," he said. "The best cuisine is here and people value good food." Gashi's sprawling new Italian-American venture at 25 S. Regent St. marks his second restaurant in the area after Barnwoo...

Recently relegated Palermo has announced a change in ownership, with American-born Paul Baccaglini to take over the Sicilian club from Maurizio Zamparini by the end of the month. A statement on Palermo’s website says Baccaglini and Zamparini met Tuesday and closed the deal following a positive outcome of due diligence. The club says “therefore the...

Marvel superhero movies are some of the most entertaining, commercially successful, and critically acclaimed movies in today’s film industry. While some of this success can be attributed to the great source material, much of it has to do with directing. Some of the franchise’s most successful films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain A...

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures presented awards to outstanding students in the Italian Language Program on April 25, 2017. Italian Consul in Detroit Dr. Maria Manca was in attendance to honor the students for their achievements. Faculty members James Michels, Dr. Raffaele DeBenedictis, and Irene Marletta...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is seeking teachers to work part-time at The Historical Home of Antonio Meucci and His house-guest Giuseppe Garibaldi. This is per-diem work, 90-minute classes. Classes consist of a tour and a workshop. Must have experience working with groups of children, good organization skills, and excellent references. Teachers will...