Cleveland comedian Tammy Pescatelli will perform at the Renaissance Theatre for one night only on Feb. 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. Joined by comedians Rocky LaPorte and Josh Sneed, this is one night of guaranteed laughter. The event is part of the Shaw-Ott Medical Comedy Series with additional sponsorship from Nanogate Jay Systems, LLC. Tammy Pescatelli bri...

According to the latest available data, those of the 2000 census, Ohio is the eighth American state for population of Italian origin. Many of them reside in the northern part of the state, particularly in Cleveland, but not only. In our tour of "Italian America" today we stop right here, and meet Pamela D'Orazio Dean, who deals with the history of...

The city of Sandusky will no longer recognize Columbus Day as an official holiday. Instead of having the day as a paid holiday, city workers will have off on Election Day. City officials said they decided to make the switch for two reasons. It prioritizes voting. The move also recognizes Columbus Day’s controversial origins. “What better way to cel...

Thomas S. Citino, age 87, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at his home. He was born May 18, 1931 in Leetonia, Ohio, the son of the late Frank J. and Sophia (Zakaski) Citino. Thomas retired in 1994 from the maintenance department at American Standard Company with 44 years of service. He was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church and was a graduate o...

This year, La Gazzetta Italiana is excited to feature Little Italy’s all over the country. And where better place to start than in our hometown of Cleveland! Cleveland’s Little Italy centers around the historic section of Mayfield Rd. and Murray Hill. It is said that in the mid-1800s, Italian sculptor Giuseppe Carabelli began his famous granite and...

I often talk about the past of the Italian American Community of Northeast Ohio and the work that I do within the community and at the Western Reserve Historical Society to assure that it is preserved in the Italian American Collection. The history of the community, though represented through “things” in the collection, is really about the people w...

La Vecchia, a singular masterpiece by Renaissance painter Giorgione, will be on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum February 15–May 5, 2019. This will mark the first time a painting by this rare and influential artist has been on view in Cincinnati, and the first exhibition of La Vecchia following a major conservation treatment. The painting is on lo...

Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood is now home to a new-car showroom featuring two Italian luxury brands where price tags can easily approach — and exceed — $100,000. Ganley Automotive has added Maserati and Alfa Romeo franchises to its East Market Street campus, which also features a newly expanded and renovated Mercedes-Benz dealership next to its T...

Scott Volpe of Tucson, Arizona-based Fiamme Pizza claimed the first-place trophy in the dough-spinning Freestyle Acrobatics category of the U.S. Pizza Team’s Acrobatic Trials, held Monday, Jan. 14, at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo in Columbus, Ohio. The USPT event has become an annual tradition in Columbus, but this year’s edition had a new wrink...

What suggests Old World tradition more than a maker of leather goods? Chris Bosca—the CEO of the top-end leather company Bosca—doesn’t disagree. “The Bosca brand is over 100 years old now,” says Bosca, whose grandfather, Italian-born Hugo, founded the Springfield-based company as a maker of handbags in 1911. “A product like ours plays by a little b...