NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

The After Hours Film Society continues at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove, on Monday, August 11 at 7:30 PM with a special presentation of "Bicycle Thief."   The film will be shown in memory of Joe Barillari, who was instrumental in the formation of the After Hours Film Society. Tickets for "Bicycle Thief" a...

Quest'anno la parata del Colmbus Day a Chicago tornerà a sfilare sulla State Street, come richiesto dalla comunità italiana. In vista del 13 ottobre – quando la parata si terrà in tutte le città americane dove più numerosa e radicata è la comunità italiana – il Console generale a Chicago Adriano Monti ha scritto al sindaco Rahn Emmanuel per ringraz...

Il Gruppo Maire Tecnimont ha firmato un memorandum of understanding con Cronus Chemicals, Llc per un contratto Epc di realizzazione di un nuovo impianto di ammoniaca e urea, situato a Tuscola, in Illinois.   Il valore delle attivita' di engineering, procurement e construction (Epc) sara' pari a circa 1,5 miliardi di dollari, a seguito dell'e...

The Italian cultural institute of Chicago and Italcultura, in collaboration with Pianoforte Foundation and media sponsor WDCB 90.9 fm present a jazz concertby world-renowned Stefano Battaglia trioSaturday, May 30th at 7:00 pm at Pianoforte Studios - 1335 s michigan ave This trio represents, in Battaglia's own words, "a new harmonic...

by Darren Sweeney   It's a restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls that promises to treat you like family. M Italian, located at 22 West Orange Street, was created to celebrate the Italian heritage of owner Bret Adams' wife, Michelle.   The restaurant features classic Italian dishes like pasta and salads, along with pizzas cooked in...

Venerdi', 15 aprile. 19.00 - 21.30. Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave - Suite 1450. RSVP entro il 12 aprile L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura e' lieto di invitare i ricercatori italiani che operano a Chicago per un incontro informale.   Oltre a finalità sociali, la serata avrà lo scopo di esplorare l'...

Italian pop superstar Eros Ramazzotti will bring his Perfetto World Tour to the Rosemont Theatre on Oct. 7. The show will feature selections from his multi-platinum "Perfetto" album plus hits that span more than three decades. Born in 1963 in a suburb of Rome, Ramazzotti began playing the guitar at the age of 7 and writing songs as a teenager...

A casual Italian restaurant that will feature Roman-inspired dishes and an eclectic selection of "global" meatballs aims to debut in late October in Andersonville. Bar Roma is the brainchild of Julia Zhu, a recently retired commercial banker who was a one-time partner at Oysy Sushi. But she has a lot of friends.   Her longtime companion...

By Ron Grossman As the nation celebrates Columbus Day and the contributions of Italian-Americans on Monday, many may be surprised to learn how Highwood, a suburb about 20 miles north of Chicago, fits into that story.   Little Italy is an urban phenomenon, popping up in cities throughout the United States. It conjures images of three-story w...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Istituto di Cultura in Chicago, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in collaboration with the Italian Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University, the Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan, the Italian American Cultural Society (IACS), the I...

The Toledo Opera's new production of Aida, which opened last night in the Valentine Theatre, delivers an impressive balance of spectacle and intimacy, with a Pharaoh's treasury of powerful singing, abundant and convincing drama, and plenty of color and action.   The Valentine stage literally bursts with life from the opening scene to the fin...

Zagat has named Gaetano's, 7636 Madison St., Forest Park, in its recent list of "Top Italian Restaurants in Chicago."   "Prepare for an experience," at the Forest Park eatery, where the chef delivers "'completely unexpected,' praiseworthy dishes à la carte or in 'unbelievable' tasting menus," the rating says.   Read more   Sour...