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by Garret Ellison   The southern fusion thing was interesting, but ultimately not in the cards. Balwinder Bal, longtime owner of Bombay Cuisine in Eastown, has rebranded the other half of his dual establishment again at 1420 Lake Drive SE, abruptly dropping the new name, chef and cuisine installed just last summer.   Radix Tavern...

Casa Italia will present its 10th annual "IA Literati: A Celebration of Italian American Authors from the Chicago Area" on from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 6 in the Italian Cultural Center, 1621 N 39th Ave, Stone Park. According to chairman Dominic Candeloro, "Our writers shape public opinion and the image of Italian Americans. We need to supp...

Festa Italiana will be held on Taylor Street at Ashland Avenue Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 16, 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.   There will be food, music, games, contests and a procession from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to the festa following the 11 a.m....

One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. "Few events in the community can match the pageantry of the annual Columbus Day Queen Contest," says JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico. "The queen will be...

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has appointed personal injury attorney, Antonio M. Romanucci, as Chair of the Police Misconduct Litigation group, effective July 12, 2015. Mr. Romanucci also serves as Chair-Elect of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and was elected to a three year term as one of AAJ's PAC Trustees this year. &n...

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 In collaboration with: https://neorealism.eventbrite.com A discussion with the Director David Lee Morea and Alberto Zambenedetti, Professor of Cinema Studies at Oberlin College Neorealism - Screening...

By Jeanne Starmack   They gathered on West Wilson Street in front of the Italian Fraternal Home on Wednesday morning, as they had for so many years past.   About 30 to 40 people filed in behind members of the St. Margaret's Blue Coats Band, which would lead them up Wilson, across State Street and down to St. Rose Church. There, they w...

American art deco, streamline, Machine Age, mid-century modern and op/pop furnishings, fashion, architecture and art will share the spotlight with Italian Futurism and Memphis designs next weekend in Sharonville.   The 20th annual 20th Century Cincinnati, the biggest and best show of its kind in the region, will feature 75 national dealers s...

The Michigan Accordion Society will host "La Nascita di Roma," a music show and dinner dance celebrating the "Birth of Rome" at Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes in Sterling Heights. A 12-piece orchestra will perform under the direction of Michele Ramo featuring many local Italian singers. The event features a premium family style dinner, musical show and d...

The Italian American Executives of Transportation will honor Ron Onesti as Man of the Year and Sonny Nicotera as Humanitarian of the Year on Nov. 21 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-212-1051) "Ron and Sonny are cut of the same cloth," says IAET President Vito D'Ambrosio.   "They brings passion, skill and intelligence to bear on p...

Join the Italian American Bar Association at our 84th Annual Winter Gala on December 12th at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Gather with friends and colleagues to congratulate this year's distinguished Greco, Rancilio, and President's Award honorees, and this year's scholarship awardee. Once again IABAM will be supporting the local charity Friends of...

No need to fly across the Atlantic for an authentic Italian experience this summer. Festa Italian can be "your ticket to Italy." The sights of Italy will even be at the festival, including recreations of the infamous Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo's David sculpture.   Enjoy Italian cuisine like pizza, gelato, pasta and baked goods. Som...