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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...

Monday, July 10, 2017. Boulder Ridge Country Club www.boulderridge.com 350 Boulder Dr. - Lake in the Hills, IL 60156. Featuring the most prominent Italian business leaders in the Midwest. Click here to RSVP Exclusive tasting of Italian wine, beer and delicacies & the best, fun games: beat the pro, closest to the pin, longest putt, longest drive, an...

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...