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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...

Like many headliners getting ready to bring a new show to Atlantic City, Chris Botti is going to first carry out a long and time-honored tradition. He’s going to break the show in out-of-town, a common method — originated by Broadway producers more than a century ago — of testing the program out on an audience without having to worry about critics...

When Joyce Mariani moved back to Cleveland from Italy, she was disappointed to not find theaters showing the award winning films she had seen back in Europe. So she decided to show them herself. In 2006, Mariani founded the Cleveland Italian Film Festival. "I lived in Italy and when I came back I didn't see these great films that were playing Canne...

Looking over the fall entertainment lineup for the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, you might think the venue made an effort to solely book Italian entertainers. You’d be wrong.“It wasn’t by design,” said Joe Vicari, owner of Andiamo restaurant who doubles as a booking agent. “It was coincidental that we had some of these acts touring in this...

Youngstown's favorite Italian American boxer and lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is organizing a match between amateur boxers in Youngstown and Pittsburgh against the motherland Italy. The event "Youngstown Versus Italy" will be at the Covelli Centre October 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Organizers said that proceeds will benefit...

In one of the most storied and beloved championship sports cities in America, an ostentatious statue of New York Yankee legendary center fielder Joe DiMaggio stands in the middle of Taylor Street in Chicago. That's because across the street from the massive sculpture of the Yankee Clipper is home to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame...

There is a list of things an incoming freshman has to deal with when preparing to leave home and head off to college, especially if they have to travel several hours to a remote corner of the world to do so. Typically for incoming Michigan Tech students and student athletes, that list does not include learning English. For incoming freshman volley...

Here's what you need to know about RIGOLETTO, running at Lyric Opera of Chicago, October 7 - November 3: - There's no role in opera more powerfully dramatic than the court jester Rigoletto, whose acid tongue and all-consuming desire for revenge lead to catastrophe for himself and his sweet, love-struck daughter Gilda. Rigoletto is one of Verdi's gr...