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These are hectic days for Lauren Carlini, living with one foot in her former life and one stepping toward her future. Carlini, who completed her storied University of Wisconsin volleyball career in December, still is a regular around the UW Field House. Three days a week she arrives at 6:15 a.m. for workouts with her former teammates. She’s also ca...

Italian Bred, the hilarious and heartwarming one woman show announces shows in Los Angeles and Chicago for spring 2017. Written by and starring Candice Guardino, Italian Bred is based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmothe...

Italian recording artist Giada Valenti, who has performed on Broadway, will be live in the studios of PBS station WLVT-TV Channel 39 in Bethlehem at 7 p.m. March 13 during the airing of her concert special "From Venice With Love." Valenti will do live interviews during pledge breaks in the broadcast, which celebrates the 500th airing of her concert...

The Chicagoland Italian American Professionals is pleased to present our 23rd event on March 10, 2017. This event will feature Italian food, wine, networking and 2 Italian operas written by one of the greatest Italian composers, Puccini. The event will start out at Pazzo's on Jackson from 5pm to 7pm and then we will move to the DePaul Reskin Theate...

Hometown Media Productions is proud to announce today that our documentary feature film Breaking Balls has been selected to screen at the 41st annual Cleveland International Film Festival (www.clevelandfilm.org), running from March 29 to April 9, 2017 at the beautiful Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Breaking Balls is the story of t...

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Where: Navy Pier's Crystal Garden, 700 E Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 Free and open to the public. For more information visit navypier.com/neighborhoods-world  Join us at Navy Pier's Crystal Garden for the annual celebration of Chicago's diverse communities. Over the course of seven weeks (F...

Italian bluesman and maverick pop star Zucchero knows how to put together an album: Work with a legendary producer, write and perform with top rock and blues players, crank out 40 vibrant songs, and then whittle it down to the strongest 15 (Page 21). Built on a lifetime of writing, playing and troublemaking, “Black Cat” features the artist’s tradem...

In his first three seasons as a Wisconsin Badger, Aidan Cavallini amassed a grand total of zero goals. He did, however, notch two assists in both his sophomore and junior campaigns, bringing his point total to a whopping four. But with 10 games still left on the schedule in his senior year, the fourth-liner has already surpassed his point total ove...

Lake Forest High School students will perform Italian American Reconciliation, a folktale by John Patrick Shanley, premiered in 1988. Shanley also wrote the critically acclaimed film Moonstruck and the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Doubt. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday January 26, Friday January 27, and Saturday January 28 in...

In "Italian American Reconciliation," a comedy production at Lake Forest High School that starts Jan. 26, timing is important. "In a drama, its more about getting the characterization and the mood correct," said Gracie Stockton, a senior who plays Aunt May. "In a comedy, so much is about timing and beats and chemistry. You have to make sure the del...

January 28th - February 24th. Times vary. Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr., Chicago (IL)   If you're drawn to vocal acrobatics, Bellini's Druid priestess Norma will thrill and astonish you. The absolute pinnacle for any prima donna with the technical prowess, sumptuous voice, and dramatic fire to master its perilous cha...

Friday, January 20 - Sunday, January 22. Beverly Art Center, Blair Thomas & co., Istituto Italiano di Cultura/Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in association with Instituto Cervantes de Chicago present: Sonata for 4 feet   Part mime, part contortion, Italy's Teatro dei Piedi (Theatre of Feet) stages characters whose stori...