NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Horror film buffs starved for the kind of creepy, highly atmospheric terror neglected by most mainstream fright flicks may want to make their way to Chicago Filmmakers on June 7. That's when the media arts group, along with the Chicago Cinema Society, will present the Chicago premiere of the Italian chiller, Across the River. Described by the CCS...

by Matt Mueller   As a fan rooting for Argentina in the World Cup, last weekend was likely a little rough for Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne. This upcoming weekend, however, is shaping up much more nicely.   The world renowned performer – who's sung for the Pope, a U.S. president, royal families and most importantly, Jimmy Fallon – i...

by John Ball   THE 2015 ITALIAN Film Festival USA Metro Detroit recently announced the complete schedule of its 11th edition, which takes place April 1-26 at various locations across the metro area, including Ann Arbor. A trio of the Festival's 14 films will be screened on Apr. 17-18 in Askwith Auditorium in Lorch Hall on the U-M campus. U-M...

There are two new children's books garnering a grassroots following because they don't follow the traditional format used in children's books. With lush layering of colors and beautiful illustrations that capture the character's emotions, There's A Crazy Dog Under the Palace! and the newly-released sequel, Who Ate the Gelato?!,...

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 Hours: 1:30 p.m. Site: Ruggles Hall - Newberry Library - 60 West Walton Street - Chicago, IL Organized by: Newberry Library In collaboration with: https://www.newberry.org/renaissance-center-program-registration   Philosophers typically attribute the foundation of modern thought to René Descartes, w...

The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation is awarding scholarships to high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry. The $1,000 scholarships are available to both public and private high school seniors who are soon to be graduates.   Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, activities in h...

Italian billionaire Nicola Bulgari is on a crusade to remind Americans that they build the best cars in the world and always have. That's the motivation for the stunning collection of cars in the N.B. Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, Penn., where family cars the average American could own and drive get the kind of exquisit...

by Garret Ellison   The southern fusion thing was interesting, but ultimately not in the cards. Balwinder Bal, longtime owner of Bombay Cuisine in Eastown, has rebranded the other half of his dual establishment again at 1420 Lake Drive SE, abruptly dropping the new name, chef and cuisine installed just last summer.   Radix Tavern...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Silvio Marchetti is pleased to invite you to the following concert "Verdi Our Contemporary" performed by Ensemble Nuove Musiche, a concert based on chamber lyrics by the master from Busseto and built between tradition and contemporary music. Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in co...

La Fondazione N.O.I. (Nuovi Orizzonti Italiani), ente gestore per la promozione della Lingua Italiana nella Circoscrizione Consolare di Detroit ha assegnato il premio "Brigida Bianco" a sedici studenti delle scuole superiori (High Schools) del Michigan e Ohio per aver ottenuto ottimi risultati nello studio della lingua italiana durante l'anno scola...

A young Bob Dylan, passing through Madison in the late 1960s, is rumored to have said that the best things about Wisconsin's capital city were its pizza and its Quaaludes. We have no insights into the pharmaceutical side of Dylan's statement, but were he to stop in today at Salvatore's Tomato Pies, he might wonder just how such a good pizza scene...

by Brian Manzullo   Today, Kirk Cousins is an ascending starting quarterback for the NFL's Washington Redskins. Before that, though, he was a Michigan State Spartan -- and he isn't even close to forgetting where he came from.   Cousins - who started for MSU from 2009-11, winning 11 games his senior season and going unbeaten again...