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A popular and tasty fundraiser for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children is returning to Wyandotte for its 13th year. Hosted by the Downriver Italian American Club, “A Taste of Italy” features a sampling of Italian food from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at the Bentley Banquet Center (formerly the Downriver Italian American Club Hall), 646 Biddle Ave. Ital...

When: Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Join us for a special Sardinian wine tasting and degustation of local products from Sardinia. Oenologist Clara Orban (and Professor at DePaul University) will lead us on this exciting culinary journey. This event is open...

It could be something out of “Mission Impossible.” Only under armed guard, chaperoned by a conservator, and kept in a protected temperature- and humidity-controlled custom-made case can the celebrated 1743 Guarneri del Gesù “Il Cannone” leave its specially made room at the Palazzo Doria-Tursi in Genoa, Italy. To host such a celebrity must be both a...

Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL. On the occasion of the 2nd edition of FARE CINEMA*, Creative and Digital Art Director and Production Designer Tiziana Amicuzi will give a lecture entitled, " Still Image Frame: Playing the Space, Inventing Worlds. Cinema, Performing...

Marco Antonelli nacque ad Agnone nel 1857 ed emigrò negli Stati Uniti d’America all’età di sedici anni. Il giovane trovò lavoro come “portatore d’acqua” proprio mentre lo sciopero dei minatori a Coalburg, Hubbard Township, stava fallendo. Sebbene non fosse un “crumiro“, si unì alla folla di italiani che erano stati destinati alle miniere di Coalbur...

His given name was Lawrence Joseph Bongiovanni, but to the wider community he will always be remembered as Salvatore Scallopini. Bongiovanni, a longtime area restaurateur and founder of the popular local Italian restaurant chain, died Sunday at age 82. The official cause of death was respiratory failure, his son Joe Bongiovanni said, adding that hi...

When: Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00pm - Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Avenue, Chicago Filmmaker Matteo Troncone will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and star Matteo Troncone begins this fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no h...

Lou Cardone, former owner of the Onion Roll (1984-2014), died peacefully at home on May 3, 2019 with his wife Judy by his side. One of nine siblings, Luigi "Lou" or "Louie" Cardone, emigrated to Chicago from Ceglie del Campo, Italy in 1955 with his family. After settling on Taylor Street in Little Italy, the Cardone family made their way to Galewoo...

Antonio Pingitore was walking his beat in Kenosha after midnight when he saw a light flashing on the police box on the corner of Sheridan Road and what is now 60th Street. It was March 30, 1919, and Pingitore, an Italian immigrant who joined the force five years earlier, had been called in to work to cover for another officer who was sick. In those...

Dr. Fiore’s award-winning book Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies continues to be part of and to foster rich discussions about migration on different campuses, while it is still reviewed in journals around the world (Italy, Brazil, England) two years after its publication. The book was at the cente...

An Italian celebrity is coming to Columbus this week. Nicknamed “Il Cannone,” the superstar will be flanked by security guards on a plane, met by police at the airport, transported in an armored car and carefully watched during a nine-day visit here. “Il Cannone,” though, is not a diva with a long list of demands. It’s not even a person. It’s a woo...

At its best, a portrait is a window through which you peer into the landscape of a person’s life. That intimacy makes subjects almost family, and in Joe Vitone’s case, they are. Family Records, his exhibit on display at the Akron Art Museum until Oct. 27, captures his Rust Belt relations over the last 20 years. Here, his Italian-American aunt, Grac...