In the sixteenth-century, the splendor of the Renaissance blossomed across Italy as a new Holy Roman Empire stretched its wings from the Urals to the Atlantic. This special  brings listeners wonderful sixteenth-century Christmas music from the Venetian world of Giovanni Bassano and Gioseffo Zarlino, moving westward to the Milan of Franchinus Gaffur...

As a veteran architect, he appreciates the landscape of Columbus that especially includes favorite Eero Saarinen. As a seasoned artist, he loves the local colors of globally recognized textile specialists such as Alexander Girard. “So I feel very much at home,” Guglielmo Botter said. That’s even though he has been more than 7,500 miles from his res...

The colors and textures of the city of Rome, Italy, will be on the walls of the studioROMA gallery in the exhibition titled Frammenti opening Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 617 Franklin Street, Michigan City. Frammenti is the Italian word for fragments. The photographs, paintings and rubbings created by Matthew Kubik find beauty in the crumbling walls...

Decrying stereotypes of native Americans and blacks, some students, employees and alumni of the University of Notre Dame are renewing calls for the removal of large murals in the Main Building that depict the life of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The 12 paintings by artist Luigi Gregori have been on the walls of the building's corridors...

Customers inspired a limited-edition cookbook celebrating Cafe Borgia's 30th anniversary. Released in September, "Cafe Borgia: Behind the Stove" features 20 of chef and co-owner Mike Jesso's favorite recipes with work by renowned food photographer Dan Dry. There is also an illustrated time line of highlights showing the evolution of the restaurant,...

Red splotches on the city’s Christopher Columbus statue — from vandalism in the week of Columbus Day — vanished Friday as two professionals blasted the bronzed explorer with dry ice. The ice turned to gas, taking the red stuff with it. The city hired the South Bend firm Polar Clean to clean the statue along Mishawaka Avenue that looks over Central...

When Theresa Easterday's father moved his Dyer restaurant from a leased location to his own building, that provided the impetus for her to open her own establishment. On their fifth wedding anniversary Easterday and her husband, Andrew, launched Little Italy in November 2013 in the Crown Plaza spot where her father, Vince Cryns, used to run Pop's I...

Carlo’s Bakery, the New Jersey setting for the TLC series “Cake Boss,” will open its first Midwest location at Bloomington’s Mall of America on Saturday; it will be the 21st location for the traditional Italian bakery. Signature treats include cannoli, lobster tail pastries, cupcakes and more. The bakery on Level 3’s Culinary on North will have a 7...

Italy-based Italpollina North American, a world leader in the production of organic fertilizers, biostimulants of vegetal origin and beneficial microorganisms, will locate its headquarters in Anderson, Indiana. The company’s newest facility will bring over $9 million in investment and 35 jobs to the central Indiana city.“Through the hard work and c...

Descendants of the late Fred and Mary Lordo Mazzant gathered July 30 at Robert E. Rodgers Memorial Park for their 50th family reunion. The day opened with a family prayer led by Anna Mae Mazzant, followed by  buffet lunch and desert table. Special cupcakes were designed and decorated by Chris, 11, and Jordan, 8, Quintanilla, great-grandsons of the...