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by Teri Maddox   The timing is a little off, but Collinsville will celebrate the Italian Carnevale during this weekend's Italian Fest. "It's the Italian equivalent of the French Mardi Gras," said Wendi Valenti, director of Collinsville Chamber of Commerce. "It's not really Carnevale because that comes before Lent, but the theme is fun w...

Beginning on Wednesday, the Michigan State University Opera Theater will open a four-performance run of the delightful comic opera, "The Elixir of Love" by Donizetti. Director of the company and stage director of this production, Melanie Helton, has asked Marcello Cormio to conduct the opera.   Cormio, whose long, wavy black hair fulfil...

By Aimee Thompson When you think of Chicago's Little Italy, it's hard not to think about food. Italian food to be exact. And, that's for good reason as Italian restaurants abound - up and down Taylor Street from Morgan St. to the east and Ashland Ave. to the west.   But, while it's always best to arrive in Little Italy with an empty stomach...

The Stark County Fairgrounds was the place to find stromboli on Saturday.If you arrived early enough, it also was the place to check out a Lamborghini sports car and see an authentic Italian marching band. The 28th annual Stark County Italian American Festival wrapped up on Saturday. It offered three days of entertainment centered on the heritage...

By June Leffler   Chicago enters the debate over whether or not to celebrate Christopher Columbus, a man whose legacy has turned sour. Chicago designated Monday as Indigenous People's Day, to be celebrated in conjunction with Columbus Day. Sharing the day might sound like a judicious move, but some Italian Americans are not happy about it....

Silvio Marchetti, who has silver hair and a dry sense of humor most atypical for an attache, tells a story about meeting the late Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, in the mid-1980s. Marchetti, who now heads up the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago, had come from Italy and requested a mayoral audience to talk up the cultural riches of his nat...

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – She's well known in Rockford's Italian community and now the Ethnic Heritage Museum is making sure she's known by everyone in the city. Rosie Sheridan was honored today as the museum's Woman of the Year. Her grandparents came to the U.S. From Sicily and she's continued may of their Italian traditions. Sheridan is very active at...

City commissioners again will consider a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Traverse City as opposed to the traditional Columbus Day holiday. City Commissioner Jim Carruthers agreed last June to sponsor the resolution requested by Native American activist group Idle No More Michigan, but then pulled it from consideration before a vo...

When: Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7pmWhere: Martyrs' – 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL "IDR (Italian Doc Remix) premiered at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM in NYC back in 2004. After connecting with the finest of New York's Downtown Improvisers, Marco Cappelli organized an all-star ensemble to produce what has become one of my favorite projects. Since its pr...

An old Italian saying is: "Once you start something, always finish." This was on full display Sunday as CIAO hosted its 26th annual Italian Pasta Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center. CIAO, or Charitable Italian American Organization, made sure there was enough of Italy's finest foods for guests to eat, while also trying to...

A highlight of the 2014-2015 Harris Theater Presents season, Teatro Regio Torino of Turin, Italy, launches its first-ever North American tour at the Harris Theater with a rare concert production of Gioachino Rossini's William Tell sung in Italian.   One of Italy's oldest and most venerable opera companies, under the leadership of internation...

Menzione d'onore dell'Università del Wisconsin alla "carta dei caratteri del paesaggio", 24 tavole in scala 1 a 50mila, che fanno parte del ricchissimo corredo cartografico del Piano paesaggistico regionale.   Un bel risultato quello raggiunto, nel concorso bandito dall'università americana, dalla cosiddetta carta "muscolosa" (l'aggettivo si...