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The Dean Martin Festival kicked off at the Spot Bar Thursday night with the annual singing contest, a highlight of the event each year. “Tonight is the most fun,” Terri Blackburn said. The contest was again hosted by actor Lou Martini Jr. The rules stated that contestants must sing a Martin classic in order to win, and people of all ages and from a...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

Monday, July 9 - 11:30AM to 7:30PM EDT. Shaker Heights Country Club - 3300 Courtland Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122. Each year, the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation hosts a golf outing to benefit a charity. NOIA's 2018 benefactor is The Arc of Greater Cleveland. This organization is driven by opportunity; the opportunity for hope, for grow...

The American kid from Connecticut with an Italian name who normally races in Europe says he’s thoroughly enjoying a chance to drive on home soil in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci, who was signed to pilot the No. 19 Honda for the Dual in Detroit alongside Sebastien Bourdais, showed his potential on Friday after...

It was a sunny day on the back fields at Peoria, and I was standing near a scout from one of the Dominican League baseball teams. He was wearing out an American player he knew from previous teams, offering him fifty bucks for every batting practice home run he could hit. John Andreoli was in that player’s hitting group. When he stepped up, the scou...

The Indianapolis 500 is, in the words of the famous Italian writer Alessandro Baricco, truly a “legend”. It has become stuff that dreams are made of for generations of Americans and Italians alike, for more than 100 years, thanks to our common passion for cars and races. The Indy 500 is a tradition and, indeed, a symbol: strongly grounded in realit...

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Italian Americans have an opportunity to celebrate their heritage and Chicago’s rich baseball history through a screening of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning film, Italian American Baseball Family at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. The 2016 American Community Survey...

The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) will “Fare Cinema,” from May 22 to 29. The series will featurin screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombar...

Saturday, July 14 - Freedom Hill County Park 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. We are looking for four Italian American idols! The four contestant age groups are: Up to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; 13 to 17 years; 18 and over. To enter the contest, please send a clear video, YouTube link or MP3 of either an Italian s...

The Italian-American Festival plans to install two bocce courts on Market Square by June. The city has OK’d the group’s request to build in the northwest corner, parallel to the parking lot, said City Engineer Dan Moeglin. They are surface courts with a raised border. “It doesn’t need a whole lot of formality,” he said. City crews removed a few pin...

The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) presents “Fare Cinema,” (Filmmaking), May 22 – 29, featuring screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombardi....

For the 12th straight year, the Milwaukee Italian Film Festival returns, bringing a slew of great films – most of which wouldn't likely otherwise screen in Brew City – and, as always, it's free and open to all. This year's event, slated for April 27-29 at UW-Milwaukee's Union Cinema and co-sponsored by the Department of French, Italian and Comparat...