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When: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMWhere: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL What is it about Parma? An opera town like no other, Parma and its magnificent Teatro Regio enjoy fame -- some would say infamy -- as the "toughest", most passionate and best-informed opera audience in the world. Fi...

Visit Detroit's Italian sites on this bus tour from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour leaves from Eastpointe at 16600 Stephens Road (one block from Gratiot). The tour will include a luxurious coach bus, significant Italian homes in Grosse Pointe, the Italian Art Collection at the DIA, lunch at Mario's and more.   Visit Lake Shore and Jefferson th...

When: Friday, November 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMWhere: Eataly, 43 E Ohio St, Chicago, ILOn the occasion of the Week of Italian Food in the World, (November 14 - 20, 2016), the Italian Cultural Institute and Eataly are pleased to present THE ROOTS OF ITALIAN TASTE: REVISITING SEVEN-THOUSAND YEARS OF CULINARY TRADITIONS. &...

The Little Italy festival is in full swing in Clinton. From carnival rides to two stages full of entertainment, this annual event has something for everyone -- and every stomach.   This weekend, this isn't the town of Clinton -- it's Little Italy, Indiana. "I look more forward to this more than Christmas!" said Robert Stultz. ...

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Verdi's Il Trovatore in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Sir David McVicar, conducted by Asher Fisch. It opens Monday, October 27 with 8 performances through Saturday, November 29. Performance dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 12, 15, 18, 21, and 29 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 5 and 9 at 2pm.   One of t...

The men and women, clad in caps and suits adorned with medals, who filled the Italian American Veterans Home on Saturday evening may not all have known each other well, but they were all family, in a way."We care about each other.   We take care of one another," guest speaker Sgt. Maj. Bruce Cole told the room of veterans at the 69th annual...

The Calabrese community will celebrate two major milestones at this year's Festa della Famiglia in onore di San Francesco di Paola: the 35th anniversary of the event and the 600th anniversary of the birth of their patron saint. Joining them for this momentous occasion will be Archbishop Blasé Cupich and RAI journalist Sister Myriam Castelli. Joint...

By Jim Harger GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Veteran chef Christopher Perkey is planning to open "Osteria Rossa," a new Italian-themed restaurant on the ground floor of the Kendall Building being renovated in downtown Grand Rapids.   Perkey said he plans to open the 100-seat restaurant at 16 Monroe Center NE by December. With a bar on one side and a di...

A Rochester veteran is being honored for his work with the veteran community. Larry Trapani served two years as an Army military policeman in the 1960s. These days, he's heavily involved in working with veterans, including acting as statewide and local commander of the Italian American War Veterans and commander of the Sangamon County Inter-Veteran...

by Paul Basile   Hi, everybody. My name is Paul Basile, and I've been the editor of Fra Noi for the last 25 years. We've hit our fair share of rough patches during that span, and we're in the midst of one right now. For those of you who don't already know, Fra Noi has been the publication of record for the Chicago-area Italian...

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced that the annual Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tour of the Richard J. Daley Center will take place on Oct. 16. The tour is co-sponsored by the JCCIA and the Justinians.   Offering the public a sense of the day-to-day operations in one of the nation's largest unified court...

Comitato Tricolore Italiani nel Mondo will host its seventh annual Festa della Repubblica on June 5 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago. The event celebrates the birth of the Italian republic, and it bears the distinction of being the only such celebration outside of Italy to feature a parade through the streets. Festivities will begin...