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The Most Serene Republic of San Marino has named Robert Allegrini as its Honorary Consul in Chicago. The title was recently bestowed on Allegrini during a ceremony in San Marino presided over by the country’s co-heads of state, the Captains Regent. San Marino becomes the 88th country to have official diplomatic representation in Chicago. As consul,...

Non molti conoscono di una delle più gravi catastrofi minerarie accadute nella storia degli Stati Uniti. La tragedia mineraria di Cherry, località dell'Illinois centro-settentrionale, a circa 160 Km da Chicago, ebbe luogo il 13 novembre del 1909, e nel disastro morirono 259 lavoratori, tra cui 73 italiani (44 dei quali provenienti dall'Emilia Romag...

Back in August, a video of a botanist rescuing an abandoned coyote pup went viral. But some viewers were even more taken with his heavy Chicago accent than with his altruism. (“I’m not gonna f— with ya. Don’t worry abaht it. You’re not dat tough. Eyyy!”) It turns out the botanist, Joey Santore, an Italian American from La Grange, was actually layin...

When: Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Professor Edmondo Lupieri (Loyola University) will introduce this event and present the following speakers, who will address the topic, "Apulia’s Saints and Animals: Hagiographic Narratives and Popular Devotions:" Presenting popular devo...

NFL’s Adam Vinatieri, placekicker for football’s Indianapolis Colts, is quite the guy. First, Vinatieri is the oldest player (age 46) currently playing in the NFL. In pigskin land, this is old. Naturally, this gives folks pause to wonder if “he’s still got it.” And for a while, there was good reason to doubt. Vinatieri missed five of eight kicks...

Rose Farina — the longtime director of programs and exhibits at the Richard J. Daley Center in Downtown Chicago and the creator of the Weekday "Under the Picasso" free noontime entertainment programs — died on Nov. 2. She was 88. She was the mother of four sons, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and the devoted wife of former Chicago al...

When: Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Presented in anticipation of the upcoming production of The Three Queens, featuring the finales of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, performed December 1 through 7 at Lyric Opera of Chicago. A lecture by Professor Gabriele Dotto, General Edito...

Italian die casting manufacturer, Bruschi SPA is launching its North American operations on the northwest side of Milwaukee at 8050 N. Granville Woods Road. Based in Milan, Bruschi was founded in 1948. The company produces parts for automotive, telecommunications and household device applications. "We are proud to call Wisconsin the new home for ou...

There are plenty of reasons to visit Alimentari, the European deli on the Near East Side from the owners of the nearby restaurant, A Pig in a Fur Coat. Chief among them are the massive sandwiches made behind the deli counter on thick, crusty Italian loaves baked especially for Alimentari by Madison Sourdough and wrapped in deli paper fastened with...

Friday November 22 2019, from 17:30 to 19:00 EST. The Henderson Room (Third floor) @ Michigan League - University of Michigan. Join us for a Presentation and Meet & Greet with Prof. Simone Cinotto - Free and Open to the Public. Register online. Organized in collaboration with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chic...

For the first time in nearly a decade, Andrea Bocelli will perform in Columbus. Bocelli's December 14 concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm at the Schottenstein Center. He'll perform along with the Columbus Symphony. Recently, Bocelli announced a new PBS Special celebrating his 60th birthday, along with his annual tour of the United States. Boce...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan is always striving to develop new programs to inspire, educate and engage the community. Please join us on December 17, 2019 at The Village Players of Birmingham for the performance of “The Nativity Scene” (Natale in Casa Cupiello) by Eduardo De Filippo. The cast is formed by a wonderful group of volunteers c...