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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy Friday announced the hiring of Brock Olivo as assistant special teams coach. Olivo comes to the Bears after serving as the special teams coordinator with the Denver Broncos this past season. Prior to that, Olivo worked alongside Nagy in Kansas City from 2014-16 as the Chiefs' assistant special teams coach. During...

The Heartland Festival Orchestra presents “New Year’s Greeting — That’s Amore” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Five Points Washington. It is the orchestra’s tradition to welcome the New Year with its signature “New Year’s Greeting,” one of its most festive and popular concerts of the season. This year, the concert includes a variety of musical st...

Piercing winds and arctic temperatures make it official: We’re in the thick of winter. But Backyard Bocce promises to transport you to summer days of cookouts and warm weather get-togethers. Opened in September, the 2,900-square-foot Flats East Bank oasis features three turfed courts and activities such as giant Connect 4 and Skee Ball to play whil...

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...

Mike Adamle spent a lifetime in sports, playing for three NFL teams and working in a 40-year sports media career that has ranged from WMAQ-Ch. 5 sports anchor to covering the Olympics, so he seems a like natural for the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, which will induct him Saturday. Perhaps with one hitch. “It’s funny, we have this t...

Hometown Media Productions (HMP) announced today that, in conjunction with Little Fish Records (LFR) and CPI Distributors, it will be releasing the DVD of film festival hit Breaking Balls on November 17th. Breaking Balls, produced by HMP affiliate Pallino Productions LLC, and directed by Cleveland State film instructor and USC film school alum John...

Chicago Cubs‘ All-Star Italian American first baseman Anthony Rizzo was presented the 2017 Roberto Clemente Award at Minute Maid Park prior to the start of game three of World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers on October 27, 2017. The Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball’s prestigious award that recognizes sportsman...

Monteverdi madness has begun. The Harris Theater opened its season Thursday night with the Italian composer’s L’Orfeo—the first of three operas by Claudio Monteverdi to be performed through Sunday by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by conductor John Eliot Gardiner Gardiner and colleagues have been taking their “Monteverdi 450”...

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the harrowing story of a protective father, a lovestruck daughter, a predatory duke, and the terrible consequences of a curse in Verdi's Rigoletto. The new-to-Chicago production stars two world-renowned Ryan Opera Center alumni, Quinn Kelsey and Matthew Polenzani, in the opposing roles of the jester and the duke; and...

Javier Baez broke the code of silence when he mentioned to reporters the latest thing for a Cubs team that designed a Party Room for their state-of-the-art clubhouse at Wrigley Field, turned Jason Heyward’s Rain Delay Speech into World Series mythology and interviews each other in the dugout for pretend TV segments after hitting home runs. “He does...

Campana will be back in the news on the entertainment front, where it once was synonymous with the longest-running show in the golden age of radio. “The First Nighter Program” aired from 1930 to 1953 and carried the name of the Batavia beauty products manufacturer across the nation. Actors will re-enact several of the scripts Sept. 22 for Water Str...

Nei giorni scorsi, infatti, è stato siglato l’accordo tra il patron Mario De Cesare e la produttrice statunitense Pierette Domenica Simpson. Il Festival del Cinema di Salerno, tra i più antichi al mondo e secondo in Italia dopo quello di Venezia è stato fondato nel 1946 e da allora rappresenta un punto di riferimento per il settore oltre che una ve...