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Sunday January 30, 2022. 3:30 to 5:00 PM CST. Maple Theater, 4135 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (observed on January 27) the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan commemorates those Italians who suffered persecution as a result of the Racial Laws imposed by the Fascist government and under the Nazi occupation d...

A wave of sorrow swept across the Chicago-area Italian-American community in early December as news spread of the passing of Renato Turano. One of our most beloved and respected leaders, Turano built a legacy of generosity, service and leadership that may never see its equal. A co-creator with his brothers of one of the largest artisan bread manufa...

Not all of us can pack our bags and fly to Italy, so a weekend trip to Little Italy in Illinois may be in order instead. The historic Italian-American neighborhood is known for its Italian restaurants, delis, bakeries, stunning architecture, festivals, and community. If you haven’t done so yet, take a weekend to explore all that Little Italy in Chi...

This is the motto of the Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach (ORMACO), a nonprofit whose mission is to bring the arts to rural, marginalized, or disadvantaged communities lacking in cultural opportunities. Through grants, donations and underwriting from area businesses and individuals, they have been offering educational outreach programs, w...

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month last fall, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) held a members-only Family Photo Contest in partnership with My Italian Family, who donated a Genealogy Research Package worth $3,000 to be awarded to the contest winner. OSDIA’s National Office received hundreds of captivating submissions a...

Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world? The Detroit Institute of Arts will explore this question and celebrate Italian women artists with a show devoted to their artistic accomplishments. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c. 1656), arguably one of most famous...

It’s more than just a name. The owners of a restaurant on Detroit’s east side is paying special tribute to his late wife and keeping her legacy alive. Opening a restaurant during the COVID pandemic is not an easy task, but a man from St. Clair Shores was determined to do it. Mumma Maria’s House is an authentic Italian-style restaurant that opened o...

While millions of people celebrated the new year this weekend, Paisan's Italian restaurant would normally be celebrating its anniversary — December 31. However, because of its location at 131 W. Wilson Street, staff members didn't gather in celebration, but faced the grim reality of closure.   "I think I've finally gotten that point to say that I d...

Swiping through black and white photos on her iPad, local television producer and writer Joan Tortorici Ruppert stops at a picture of a shirtless young man reclining on grass. “This one is my dad too. Who took it, I have no idea,” she said. “But I know this is prewar because he didn’t have all the shrapnel scars on his belly he got during the war.”...

On the occasion of the 21st Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, whose theme was “Dante: l’Italiano”, in order to celebrate the Poet’s role in the history of our language, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit's Education Office, through the N.O.I Foundation, invited Schools with Italian Language Programs to experience the genius of the great Poe...

Just before Christmas in 1913, one of the greatest tragedies in Copper Country history occurred. The Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Rotary has been commemorating the Italian Hall disaster for decades, and will do so again beginning this afternoon. At 4:30 PM the village firehall siren will sound to mark when the first call came in about the stampede that...

The twinning between Monza and the capital of Indiana continues under the banner of motors. Seven students from Monza had the opportunity to confront themselves with different American entrepreneurial and educational realities right in Indianapolis, the city of the circuit. The training course was created as part of the twinning projects between th...