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Part of their vision came true. Music did indeed come to be made by machines. What they didn't get right: the kind of machines that would make it.   In fact, the Italian Futurists of the early 20th century had something quite different in mind. What they imagined weren't exactly the iPods or synthesizers of today but rather something mo...

By David Petkiewicz   Thousands of spectators and parade marchers filled Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood Monday, as the 118th Feast of the Assumption parade wound its way through the neighborhood. The annual parade began after Mass outside the Holy Rosary Church on Mayfield Road. And it moved through the streets of the old Italian...

by Betty O'Neill-Roderick   Two hundred and fifty people braved stormy weather to attend Vino Italia Wednesday evening. Karen Joliet and Tomasina Elabsky co-chaired the event at the Akron Civic Theatre, a prelude to the Italian-American Festival held at Lock 3 Park over the weekend. John Villelo said the event's proceeds would benefit Italia...

There is a reason sacred hymns are, well, sacred. Not only does their spiritual content speak powerfully to the faithful, but these songs are often ancient in age and steeped in ethnic identity.   Few cultures can rival the Italians as far as tradition and pride. And sacred music is an important piece of that tradition.   Read more &...

It's your lucky day! A replica of the Trevi Fountain is coming to Festa this year! Have you been to the Trevi in Italy? Submit a photo here for a FREE TICKET to Festa! Entering is simple.   Step 1: Submit a photo of you or your famiglia at the Trevi Fountain. Step 2: Receive a confirmation e-mail from the Festa famiglia. Step 3: Head...

by Tony Binns   Ronit Bezalel's thought-provoking documentary, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green, is a starling case study into the making and destruction of one of Chicago's most infamous public housing projects. Heralded as a public housing success in the late 1940s, it garnered a reputation of also being one the most dangerous in the lat...

When Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli performs in the Chicago area, he often makes a trip to dine at Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park. The restaurant's owner, Vito Barbanente, calls their relationship, "a spiritual friendship."   Bocelli's most recent visit took place on June 10. In town to perform at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Barbanen...

There aren't many books that serve up history, suspense, crime and a love story, all beautifully tied together. Wolf's Mouth manages to offer all that and more. Author John Smolens is a former professor at Northern Michigan University, where he helped to found its Master of Fine Arts program.   Wolf's Mouth starts in World War II a...

A pair of Chicago-area titans and a compatriot in St. Louis have joined the ranks of the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia. Consul General Giuseppe Finocchiaro knighted Ron Onesti, Pat Capriati and Rio Vitale on behalf of Italian President Sergio Mattarella at an Oct. 18 ceremony at the consulate. The founder and president of Onesti Ente...

The Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology, under the auspices of the Consul of Italy in Detroit, Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa, cordially invites you to join us for an exciting programProspects for Mutual Growth in Italy and the USA.The Joint Venture As a Business Development Tool.Enjoy a Wine Reception and Strolling Dinner.Wednesday, Oct...

Festa Italiana, a Nov. 2 fundraiser by the Glenbrook North High School Band Parents Organization BPO, drew more than 225 supporters and students.   GBN's cafeteria was bright on a Sunday night with festive red and green helium Mylar balloons soaring under contemporary atrium ceilings.   Read more   Source: http://northbroo...

Think your grandma makes the best Italian meatballs or pasta fagioli? She might be able to take the stage at this year's Festa Italiana, an all-things-Italian fest in Little Italy next month.   The 11th annual Italian fest will be staged on Taylor Street between Ashland Avenue and Racine Avenue in the Little Italy neighborhood Aug. 13 t...