WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from ... somewhere in the US! As October is the Italian Heritage month, I'm travelling around the East Coast and the Midwest to celebrate Italy in the US, the Italian Americans and meeting a lot of friends of We the Italians! What a wonderful, sparkling, enth...

Michael Teolis Singers, founded and directed by Italian American composer Michael Teolis, will present "A Musical Fusion: Africa and the West," on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature original compositions by black composers of the western hemisphere, including two female Chicagoans, Lena McLin, and the late Margaret Bonds. Spirituals, gosp...

by Dan Niemiec   I have written this column every month for the past 11 years and, in the process of researching for what to write, I learn how much I didn't know! I have been on a multi-month odyssey looking for petitions for naturalization, and I have found out yet more new information that should make life easier. Last month, I concluded...

Buona, The Original Italian Beef, celebrates 35 years of serving up its famous beef to all of Chicagoland on January 21. Joe Buonavolanto, Sr. opened the first Buona restaurant in 1981 in Berwyn, Illinois, bringing Italian beef to the suburbs.   Buonavolanto was among a group of Italian immigrants who made the now-famous sandwich a stap...

The Fall Festival will be held on October 5th from 1 to 10 p.m. and on October 6 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Casa Italia Festival Center. The event will feature wine making presentations, Sunday Outdoor Mass, cultural events, ricotta making presentation, children's activities, museum tours, sports demonstrations, carnival rides, haunted attraction, fa...

Parma-based Artemis Danza, one of the most beloved dance companies in Italy, makes it United States debut with its highly acclaimed production of "Traviata" at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, for one performance Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.   Under the leadership of Monica Casadei, the company's acclaimed a...

The White Sheik (lo sceicco bianco) (1952, 83 min) in Italian with English subtitles by Federico Fellini with Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, and Brunella Bovo.   In Fellini's charming solo debut, a newlywed bride sneaks off her honeymoon plans in Rome to find the offices of a romance magazine: she wants to meet "Th...

Frank Lollino has always been somebody that was considered as being an overachiever. Chicago native is a very proud Italian-American who was raised in the Galewood community a popular area in northwest Chicago. He and his sister were always raised to be very focused on completing goals in life.   His parents Frank and Anna Marie always gav...

Chicago is having a very Italian moment. Throughout 2013, the city has enthusiastically participated in the nationwide celebration of the Year of Italian Culture with concerts, stage performances, and, most notably, the stunning summer light installation Divina Natura at The Field Museum. But as the nation revels in Italian culture, in the Windy Ci...

Chicago's Italian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) presented Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti with a Lifetime Achievement award during a gala event at the Art Institute of Chicago's Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room on Wednesday night. The IACC was founded in 1907 to support the Italian business community and American bu...