Italia Gardens is planning to break ground on its newest location in Grand Blanc next week.The chain of Italian restaurants in Mid-Michigan will build its fourth location on the southeast corner of Grand Blanc Road and Davis Street next to Grand Blanc City Hall. The new restaurant was announced in May 2018. Groundbreaking is scheduled for 5:30 p.m....

The saying, “What goes around comes around,” is almost apropos in this case … Although it does have much to do with the re-opening of a closed West Bloomfield restaurant that at one time was considered among the better small Italian eating spots in this region … And it seems to have regained the lofty Italian dining note it once enjoyed. After four...

The Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan is proud to present comedian ‘Nduccio, direct from Pescara, Italy, on March 29, 2019. The event will take place at the Italian American cultural Center, 43843 Romeo Plank Rd Clinton Township, MI 48038. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM, and the show will begin at 9:00 PM. 'Nduccio performs for audiences all ove...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan announces that as of March 1, 2019 it has been named a PLIDA Certification Center (Italian Language Project Dante Alighieri), a very important accomplishment for the Metropolitan Area of Detroit. There are 350 Certification Centers in seventy-four countries in the world. PLIDA is a language certification prog...

For the first time, the Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens will be part of this year's Italian Film Festival USA of Metro Detroit. The historic theater, which first opened in 1921, will host free screenings of the best contemporary films in Italian cinema April 19-20.  The festival will open Wednesday, April 3 at the Detroit Institute of Art...

The Village Players of Birmingham chases away the winter blues with the smart comedy, Over the River and Through the Woods, running three weekends March 8-24, 2019 at the Village Players of Birmingham (MI). This heartfelt comedy by Joe DiPietro brings the family experience to the stage as we meet Nick, a single man in New York, who takes time to vi...

L'estate 2019 vedrà da Bologna, Napoli, Roma, Venezia partire e arrivare molti aeromobili da e per l’America. Tra low cost, compagnie italiane e a stelle e strisce come l’American Airlines che dal 6 giugno fino a settembre, collegherà Bologna e Philadelphia. Dall’Italia saranno 10 i voli diretti verso gli Stati Uniti nella stagione estiva 2019 offe...

The MSU Opera Theatre presents two comedic one-act operas to round out its 2018-2019 season. Gioacchino Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi will present hilarious stories of thwarted lovers and dysfunctional family affairs. La Scala di Seta tells the story of a young couple, married in secret, who see each other every n...

When news arrived Feb. 16  that 80-year-old baker and self-taught artist Silvio Barile had died at his Redford Township home, the community he loved and fed for decades felt the loss deeply. For people like Bruce Marsalese, Silvio's death prompted nostalgic Facebook reflections about his bakery and pizzeria, which opened in 1960 and remained a Plym...

EVEN as analysts are forecasting declines in vehicle sales in the United States this year and next, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles believes the time is still ripe for expansion. On Tuesday, the Italian-American carmaker said it planned to spend US$4.5 billion over the next three years to update several Detroit plants and retool an engine plant to make J...