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Some of the best bocce players in the country will be competing at the Highwood Bocce Club later this month when the club hosts the U.S. Bocce Federation National Championship Tournament. Paolo Giannetti, chairman of the Highwood Bocce Club, said about 100 players from across the country will be coming to Highwood for the five-day event from June 2...

HerrinFesta Italiana reaches it peak this weekend. The week-long festival features big name bands, great food, and plenty of other things to do. One thing has always been a favorite at the Italian festival: bocce. It's the oldest game known to mankind. HerrinFesta Italiana has made bocce a staple for a quarter century. Travis Caliper has played for...

  This summer the Metro East will play host to a camp conducted by a professional European soccer team with a long and storied tradition. Juventus FC camp will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5-9 at Wood River Soccer and Skate Park, 2551 Rock Hill Road in Wood River. The camps are for male and female soccer players ages 5 to 17.  A storied...

Last Sunday, the final for the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan's Italian Songs And Arias Vocal Competition took place. This competition is considered as the state’s top singing competition for high school classical and opera vocalists. Former winners, such as Michael Fabiano and Caitlin Lynch, are today performing with opera companies in prestigiou...

The Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation, winner of Sister Cities International's award for Best Overall Program, brought tenor, Gianni Coletta, from Highland Park's sister city, Modena, Italy to Highland Park to participate in Focus on the Arts and perform at a variety of other concerts. Coletta was honored at a dinner sponsored by the Modenese...

Flying is not Michigan running back Ty Isaac’s favorite thing to do. “I hate flying,” he said recently. He has spent some time strategizing how he will handle the nine-hour flight from Detroit to Rome when the majority of the team travels on Saturday for a unique sightseeing and educational trip that will also include the Wolverines’ final three sp...

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Casa Italia - Ballroom. 1621 N. 39th Avenue. Stone Park IL 60165 Director Gia Amella will be on hand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this sweeping documentary that explores the community's many contributions to the Windy City from the 1850s to the present. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and screenings begin prompt...

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing one of professional boxing’s most respected stars outside of the ring. From Chicago, the only Italian-American professional boxing judge in the state of Illinois, always in the neutral corner, is Mauro DiFiore. DiFiore never steps into the ring and he must always maintain strict neutrality. His skills and 50 years...

April 25th at 4:30pm - University of Chicago - Harper Memorial 130. SCREENING OF THE ROAD TO RECONCILIATION (LA VIA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE) - BY RAFFAELE BRUNETTI AND PIERGIORGIO CURZI - ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL USAThe Via della Conciliazione with St. Peter's Basilica in the background is one of Rome's most famous images. But few realize that this street...

Sportivo Management Group founder Anthony H. Isabelli has parlayed a deep appreciation for his Italian heritage into a new role that he hopes will allow more Italian Americans to examine their own roots. In December, he was appointed to the position of United States Foreign Committee president for the Association of Sport, Culture and Leisure (ASCI...

The Michigan Opera Theatre presented Mark Adamo’s opera Little Women, in collaboration with the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, on March 11 and 12.  The MOT organized several community events leading up to the performance that were informative and entertaining.   On February 9 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, MOT Audience Engage...

John Vourlis spent 20 years working in Hollywood chasing the dream of making it big in the film business.  The Wickliffe native did pretty well for himself. He began working at a company called LightingStrikes, a lighting company for films. His first job there was as a receptionist. When he left to return home seven years ago, Vourlis was the compa...