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Italian Heritage Society of Indiana. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM (EDT) - Speedway, IN Join the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana (IHSI) at Serata Italiana (Italian Party) Saturday, October 24th from 6 p.m. – Midnight at the Dallara IndyCar Factory! Guests will enjoy an evening of Italian...

In recognition of his work to strengthen DUI laws, state Rep. John D'Amico received the Legislator of the Year Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization dedicated to saving lives and preventing drunk driving fatalities.   "Too many innocent lives across the nation have been taken by the careless decisions of drunk driv...

Sausage will be grilling, families will be dancing, and dads will be honored as Onesti Entertainment hosts its 23rd annual Italian Block Party-Oakley Avenue Festa Pasta Vino on Father's Day weekend, June 17 to 19. The Father's Day tradition will feature Italian food specialties representing generations-old recipes from the restaurants located in C...

Join us in our annual tribute to all things Abruzzese. This year, in addition to our Scholarship recepients, we will have a tribute to our own composer and historical figure Francesco Tosti   Featuring the Music of Abruzzese Composer Francesco Paolo Tosti, 2014 Scholarship Awards and Torta Contest Sunday, September 21, 2014 - ConCorde...

Visit the 40 booths serving arancini, manicotti, panini, gelato and other Italian specialties at the annual Taste of Italy on April 17, a fundraiser for the Italian Community Center. Admission and parking are free; tickets for food are $1.50 each or $10 for a book of seven. Except for fried calamari, which is two tickets, each food item can be had...

The Little Italy neighborhood in Chicago might be small, but it proudly holds onto its strong Italian heritage. Set between the two University of Illinois campuses near the west side, Little Italy once was the epicenter of the Italian community in Chicago.   Although the old neighborhood is now partly filled with college students, visitors c...

Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777) will transform its lobbies into an Italian marketplace at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 during its Chicago debut of "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell). Italy's Teatro Regio Torino is performing the final opera by Gioachino Rossini. The Italian marketplace pays homage to the composer, who was also a gourmet. Before the 7...

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....