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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...

The After Hours Film Society continues at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove, on Monday, August 11 at 7:30 PM with a special presentation of "Bicycle Thief."   The film will be shown in memory of Joe Barillari, who was instrumental in the formation of the After Hours Film Society. Tickets for "Bicycle Thief" a...

Quest'anno la parata del Colmbus Day a Chicago tornerà a sfilare sulla State Street, come richiesto dalla comunità italiana. In vista del 13 ottobre – quando la parata si terrà in tutte le città americane dove più numerosa e radicata è la comunità italiana – il Console generale a Chicago Adriano Monti ha scritto al sindaco Rahn Emmanuel per ringraz...

By Ron Grossman As the nation celebrates Columbus Day and the contributions of Italian-Americans on Monday, many may be surprised to learn how Highwood, a suburb about 20 miles north of Chicago, fits into that story.   Little Italy is an urban phenomenon, popping up in cities throughout the United States. It conjures images of three-story w...

The Toledo Opera's new production of Aida, which opened last night in the Valentine Theatre, delivers an impressive balance of spectacle and intimacy, with a Pharaoh's treasury of powerful singing, abundant and convincing drama, and plenty of color and action.   The Valentine stage literally bursts with life from the opening scene to the fin...

by J. Nick Augustine, J.D.   Candidates seeking the political endorsement of the Italian American Political Coalition are invited to appear for an interview at the upcoming endorsement session held Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the Diplomat West, located at 681 West North Avenue in Elmhurst, Illinois. Interviews will be ten minutes in leng...