NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Tom Dreesen explains the need for including Italian American studies in the university curriculum. Memory of the Italian immigrant experience is fading fast and the only way to capture that slice of Italian and American history is serious study and teaching university level teaching, research and writing about the epic struggles and the remarkable...

The Department of Music of Wayne State University, with the enthusiastic support of the Italian Program and the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, is proud to present a fascinating historical and musical event to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It will take place on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM in the...

Ci ha lasciati ieri, dopo un periodo di malattia, Teresa Nascimbeni. Teresa e' stata per decenni uno dei pilastri della comunita' italiana del Michigan. Ha lavorato con il Comites (che ha presieduto) e con l'ANFE, l'associazione che aiuta le famiglie italiane o residenti in Italia che hanno un bimbo affetto da retinopatia del prematuro.  ...

by Ron Onesti   Growing up in the dawn" of the variety show concept, one of my favorites had to be The Sonny & Cher Show. Each week, watching the little Italian guy get picked on by the tall beauty, well, really hit home for me for obvious reasons. When the show went on summer hiatus in 1974, its replacement starred a guy who I was excit...

Metro Detroit has been getting wowed by the superbly executed northern Italian cuisine from the kitchen at Tre Monti for years. Since it's been under the helm of Zharko Palushaj for the past five years, the restaurant (which sits behind the San Marino Club castle on Big Beaver Road) has been winning praise time and again. Its portions were bountifu...

By Pati LaLonde   With a growing fan base, Whistling Idiots Comedy Dinner Theatre is no longer the best kept secret in Bay City. As they begin their third season, fans and newcomers will be treated to more than the farces that have made the little theater a hit.   Case in point: "Over the River and Through the Woods," one of owne...

Coram USA LLC, a global manufacturer of automotive components, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 35 new jobs by 2016. The company, which is a subsidiary of the Italy-based Coram Group, will invest $1.1 million to lease, renovate and equip a 20,000 square-foot facility in Fort Wayne. Coram USA plans to move its war...

A new Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage shop has finally opened at 9400 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. The fast-foot restaurant is the second in Orland Park and both are owned by the Motto brothers, who also own Pop's franchises at 14279 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park, 16600 W. 159th St. in Lockport, 11336 Lincoln Highway in Mokena, Romeoville and Elmhu...

by Polly Campbell   Are you looking for a cheap feed or a fine-dining experience? Do you want to try something new, or do you think a restaurant should have been in place a few decades before it can be judged "best"? Any of those ways, you're in luck. There are Italian restaurants in Cincinnati that have been around since the Depression...

by Jon Chavez   The three-day 2014 Italian Business Forum in Toledo this week ended Wednesday night with an odd mix of boxing, wine tasting, a pork roast, and music at the host site, the Park Inn by Radisson downtown.   But the underlying purpose of the forum — to encourage Italian companies to pursue business opportunities in Toledo...

Mario Tricoci, 73, is founder of the Chicago-based Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. Mr. Tricoci, who lived in Italy until he was 17, finds new inspiration when he returns to Europe to visit, and he elevates trendy looks by replicating them with clothes and accessories from high-end designers. What do you wear to work?We are in black and w...

A recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA program at Columbia College Chicago and an Italian in Chicago, Valentina Vella is presenting A Ride West – live.   The project began in 2012 when Valentina Vella became strangely obsessed with the idea of riding a horse across America.   Read more   Source: http...