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An elevated platform surrounded by commercial, residential and office space designed with red brick to match the surrounding architecture won Rock Ventures' international design competition for the former site of Hudson's department store in downtown Detroit. "MINICity Detroit," designed by Davide Marchetti and Erin Pellegrino of Rome, Italy, won t...

The 2013 Columbus Italian Festival will celebrate and showcase all things Italian during its 34th annual rendition Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13 in Columbus' Italian Village outside St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St.   "Anything Italian will be here (and) it is fun for the entire family," said festival public relations...

by Lou Carlozo   Where other Chicago commuters see filthy expressway viaducts or bleak train station walls — that is, if they see them at all — muralist Tony Passero envisions possibilities: outsized felines with piano-key teeth; cubist creatures of red and orange in surrealistic tango; kaleidoscopic owls orbited by Technicolor eggs. Passer...

By Charita Goshay   The Stark County Italian American Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year with a return to downtown Canton. The 2016 festival will be held June 23-25 at the Market Square green space in the 300 block of Market Ave. N. The festival has been held at the Stark County Fairground for the past 26 years,...

Italy's healthy, top quality Piedmontese beef has found its way to Royal Oak, MI. In a new video by Monty's Beef Company, owner Rachel Leemis bares her passion for the vegetarian-fed, free range cattle she first discovered in the Piedmont region of Italy and eventually brought back to Michigan. "What our company is really focused on," Leemis says,...

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 Hours: 1:30 p.m. Site: Ruggles Hall - Newberry Library - 60 West Walton Street - Chicago, IL Organized by: Newberry Library In collaboration with: https://www.newberry.org/renaissance-center-program-registration   Philosophers typically attribute the foundation of modern thought to René Descartes, w...

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...