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During the Italian Renaissance, patronage of the musical arts was a point of pride for countless aristocratic families. As Italian Americans in the Windy City, we have a proud legacy to uphold, and there is no worthier recipient of our patronage than Maestro Riccardo Muti. As Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, he has burni...

IATC is pleased to announce that Antonio Brunetti, actor of stage, film and television, will portray Rocco in Roxanne Christofano Pilat’s dramatic memoir, Piano, Piano: Stories from my Father, August 25 at 7 p.m. at Hull House. Antonio is a Chicago-based actor and ensemble member with Trap Door Theatre and Collaboraction. His theatre credits includ...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2017, showcasing award-winning films from Italy, opens Sept. 14 - Oct. 5, 2017 at the Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Heights, the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate in Mayfield Hts. and the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square Arts District. All $10 films are Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Pre-film dinners on Sept. 14, 21, 28 an...

Bocce is the thread tying together an afternoon celebrating Italian culture. Saturday’s 10th Annual Bocce Tournament and Festa will feature 24, four-member teams — a typical mix of returning teams and new ones. More than 100 participants plus spectators will gather on the grounds of the Village at the Grand Traverse Commons for food, music, sociali...

Join us for drama and dolci at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25 in the Hull House Dining Room for our inaugural production featuring Roxanne Christofano Pilat’s dramatic memoir, “Piano, Piano: Stories from my Father.” Hull House is located at 800 S. Halsted, Chicago 60607. Parking is available at UIC Lot 4 on the east side of Halsted and Polk. Admiss...

Not so fast, my friend! After a year spent with the Austin Spurs, former Villanova Wildcats star Ryan Arcidiacono was set to sign with JuveCaserta in Italy. It looks like Arch will get another NBA shot instead with the Chicago Bulls.  There’s a lot of unpack in that Sportando article, which uses an Italian reporter. Per Daniele Labanti - a reporter...

At what must be one of the world’s most narrowly focused museums, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame honors some 230 of the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to ever benefit athletics in the United States. The hall of fame encompasses a wide variety of games, from traditional sports like baseball an...

Claudie Minor was quite a football player. He helped the Denver Broncos make it to the 1977 Super Bowl. And he helped Bernie Carducci make it to IU Southeast. One of best ambassadors of IUS used to be one of the worst linemen in community-college ball. Before Carducci turned to teaching psychology he turned from dreams of pigskin glory. Carducci cr...

Radio Flyer has celebrated its 100th anniversary by displaying a 27-foot-long version of its little red wagon in downtown Chicago. The well-known childhood toy and essential mode of transportation is dearly loved by millions of kids (and grownups) worldwide. It was created by an Italian immigrant, Antonio Pasin, who started building wooden toy wago...

Michigan football went international this spring under Jim Harbaugh, and renewed some friendships on Monday. The Wolverines hosted members of the AS Roma soccer club at the Michigan practice fields. Members of the football and soccer squads engaged in a little friendly competition, from trying to beat each other on soccer goals and football throws...

In terms of this week’s soccer friendlies, Tuesday’s Detroit City FC-Venezia FC encounter might be dismissed as an undercard to the following day’s AS Roma-Paris Saint Germain clash at Comerica Park. That would be shortsighted. Perhaps no soccer team has compiled a more compelling story than the Winged Lions of Venice. In two short years, the club...

Nothing warms the Italian heart like great food and music, especially when it includes dancing outdoors on a warm summer night. And that’s exactly what Casa Italia has to offer at Ballo Sotto le Stelle. Slated for Aug. 18 at the Casa’s Festival Center, the event will begin with a sumptuous feast, served family-style by Alta Villa Banquets on tables...