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Nel 2009 dopo appena 10 giorni dall'annuncio della possibile chiusura del consolato a Detroit, l'allora Governatore del Michigan scrisse una lettera alle massime autorita' italiane per chiedere un ripensamento della decisione.   Dal nuovo annuncio di chiusura sedi i 10 giorni saranno trascorsi lunedi' prossimo: a che punto siamo? Rispetto a...

David is on the move. The statue, that is. A full-sized replica of Michelangeo's "David" statue has been featured at Festa Italiana for years. Thursday, it took a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum. "We (have to) get him out of here," said Dean Cannestra, of the Italian Community Center. He and his crew loaded David onto a truck to be part of an exh...

by Frank Amaro Italian American War Veterans Post 1 & North Riverside Carson's provide 30 Christmas Trees to families in Berwyn. Christin Life Church in Berwyn will distribute them to families from the area that are less fortunate. Great Thanks to Robin Adams from Carson's, Pastor Josh from Christin Life, and the IAWV Post 1 for working toget...

Massimo Finazzer Flory returns to Chicago for recites and responds in the language of the time, with projected English texts, on the infancy of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, his activities in the civil and military fields, as well as how to become a good painter. The performance touches on the relationship between painting and science, painting...

By Eric Czarnik   For people who are unable to roam to Rome this month, Sterling Heights will once again be home to an Italian extravaganza. Freedom Hill County Park will host the 2015 Festa Italiana from July 17-19. Festival co-chair Joe Ventimiglia said the event has been around for more than three decades, and for much of that time w...

Join us on the first Friday evening of each month for an ever-changing mix of art, music, and mingling. MIX is an 18 and over event. MIX: Cultura. Friday, October 2, 2015. 5:00–9:00 p.m. Savor Italy's vibrant artistic culture as we explore Italian masterworks in the collection from ancient Rome to the Renaissance as well as contempo...

Società San Giovanni Bosco SS. Crocifisso di Ciminna will honor Vito P. Cali as Man of the Year at its dinner dance on March 5 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. A longtime leader of the Chicago-area Italian American community and standout agent for State Farm Insurance, Cali served as the society's first president.   "We're honoring Vito be...

Everyone was Italian at Viva La Panza, which drew 660 men to Todaro's Party Center on Wednesday for an evening of great food and camaraderie. Ralph Trecaso and John Montisano co-chaired the event for the Italian-American Professional Businessmen's Club, which raises funds for scholarships for students of Italian descent.   Read more  ...

by Jolene Ketzenberger   Who doesn't like Italian food, right? And the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival, returning June 14 and 15 after a year's hiatus, offers plenty of great eats. Plus, it's a low-stress fest — it runs for two evenings, admission is free, parking is free. If it rains, or you just can't do Friday, you can still go Saturd...

By Ross Parker   Anthony (Tony) Bertoni, a legendary law man both at the Detroit Police Department and as United States Marshal, died this past Sunday at the age of 95. The Bertoni family grew up on the eastside of Detroit during the difficult years of post World War I and the Depression. Like many bright and capable young Irish Catholi...

A fresh, nuanced perspective on a profoundly perplexing country: this is what Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's unique, captivating narrative promises-and delivers. The Other Side of the Tiber brings Italy to life in an entirely new way, treating the peninsula as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories, and geographies bound together by a shared sens...

By Lee Morrison Arrivederci! Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival officials are bidding goodbye to the festival founded in 1989, but are proud of its legacy of providing scholarships and memories. President Bob Mueller, of Dover, said that the festival foundation's executive board — and later the full membership — voted unanimousl...