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Lately there have been grumblings among some, though not all, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association board members, wondering why the orchestra should be taking on expensive projects like lavishly cast concert operas in a city that already has a world-class opera company.   Performances as glorious as the all-star concert version of V...

Cincinnati is getting typecast: The Queen City will stand in for New York City in yet another major motion picture this year.   John Travolta, of "Pulp Fiction" and "Saturday Night Fever" fame, will star as the title character in "The Life and Death of John Gotti," a biopic on the life of New York mob boss. The Golden Globe-winning actor's r...

Our next meeting will be September 20, 2014, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting at 10:30 a.m. and concluding at noon. Anyone with an interest in Italian Family history is welcome.   At our meeting, we will update each other on new developments in genealogy, using DNA and other sources in ou...

Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://galateo.eventbrite.com Presented by editor and translator M. F. Rusnak "Galateo: Or the Rules of Polite Behavior" (Univers...

by Julie Yolles   Champagne toasts and milestones all around for the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musicalJersey Boys this month. On Nov. 6, Jersey Boyscelebrated 10 years on Broadway. When the curtain rises Tuesday at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit will mark the 100th city that the current national tour has played.   And for ac...

Death is inevitable, but what death shows us about the social behaviors of the living is not. And recent University of Cincinnati research examining the ancient bereavement practices from the the Central Apulian region in pre-Roman Italy helps shed light on economic and social mobility, military service and even drinking customs in a culture...

During the 1950s and 1960s, W. 69th Street, north of Detroit, was mostly an Italian neighborhood. Right after WWII, a new wave of Italian immigrants came to the U.S. escaping from the horrors of poverty and the desolation that brought the end of the war.   Some other neighbors came before the war, and helped to welcome new immigrants. The st...

We are Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22. We are also known as and the Italian Family History Club at the Italian Community Center and Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's Italian Area Interest Group. Our next meeting will be April 25, 2015, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting...

One of Cleveland's most historic radio stations has been broadcasting an entirely new message for the last six months. AM 1260, which in its heyday in the 1960's and 70's was known as the Rock and Roll station WIXY 1260, has become "The Rock," Cleveland's Catholic Radio station.   AM 1260 The Rock went on the air in early May, when a group o...

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo will be held December 9-11 at the DeVos Place exhibition center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Last year's show registered 4,200 people from 42 states and eight Canadian provinces, and 425 companies exhibited in the trade show.   The educational program this year will feature several out-of-s...

Gina D'Ercoli is enjoying getting in touch with her Italian heritage. The Barrington resident plays Peppina in Shattered Globe Theatre's "The Rose Tattoo."   "I am a neighbor of the lead, Serafina," D'Ercoli said. "We are Sicilian immigrants in a town in Louisiana. It's an Italian-American community. We're there to support the lead and hinde...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute   Silvio Marchetti   is pleased to invite you to   "A Best Seller Ahead of Its Time: The Decamerone by Messer Giovanni Boccaccio"   A Lecture by Carlo Pulsoni