NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Emerging Italian production players Wildside and Indiana have joined forces to form Inside, a new outfit dedicated to luring foreign productions to Italy where a flurry of international shoots is starting to flock, including MGM's "Ben Hur" and upcoming James Bond pic "Spectre."   The new company, a first for Italy, is being conceived as a "...

For the third year, Unione Donne Italiane all'Estero will host a dinner to honor and recognize women. This is a tax exempt association and they take pride in aiding battered women. In 2014, the group donated $500 to the Turning Point in Mount Clemens, a charity to assist women in need.   Proceeds from this year's event will also benefit Turn...

by Marco Valsania   Italian companies took center stage yesterday at the FMI Connect, one of the leading food and beverage B2B fairs in the United States. Italy was named host country at the three-day event in Chicago, that brings together 900 sellers from all over the world and thousands of buyers from large American supermarket chains. &n...

Mid-Ohio Opera will perform the Italian romantic comedy opera "L'elisr d'amore" (The Elixir of Love) by Donizetti, in full production, at Mansfield Senior High auditorium at 7:30 p.m. July 24 and 3 p.m. July 26.   The story is of a shy country boy who falls in love, but feels he needs a boost from a quack doctor's magical elixir to speak his...

Madonna del Campo announces their yearly festivities commemorating their love for the Blessed Mary under her title Madonna Del Campo, beginning with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Francis/St. Maximilian Church, 62811 New Haven Road, Ray Twp. (29 Mile at North Ave.), MI, followed by a procession, then all day festivities at Camp Rotary, Wolcott Hall and Pavili...

By Marc Bona   Being 100 percent Italian, I was raised on traditional dishes. I took in the rich aromas of garlic and cheeses that wafted throughout the house, tore off bits of fresh Italian bread as I stole through the kitchen, and appreciated sauces that took all day to simmer.   With it came occasional cooking lessons. A little sal...

Joseph Martucci Jr. will be honored as Man of the Year by the Italian American Police Association on Nov. 7 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. Frank DiMaria, second vice president of the FOP Lodge 7, will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. (708-268-1495) "As a lifelong union organizer, Joe has had a significant positive i...

By Sarah Bryan Miller   "Bel canto," Italian for "beautiful singing," is a phrase that gave its name to both a style of singing and a variety of 19th century Italian opera. It's the title of the award-winning 2001 novel by Ann Patchett, and, now, an opera by Peruvian-American composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz.   Commission...

By Michelle Gallardo   The Chicago area hosted a special guest Wednesday as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi toured parts of the city and the suburbs. His first official visit to Chicago, it was the first stop in a four-day tour of the United States focused on trade issues between the U.S. and Italy. First, he took part in a ribbon c...

As a youngster in a first-generation Italian-American family in Roseland, eating out wasn't something we did very often. As a matter of fact, if I try really hard I can only recall an occasional First Communion or Confirmation that led to some fine dining, Roseland style, at Pesavento's.   As a result, finding our way out of the family kitch...

​Adjunct Professor for Italian needed at the College of DuPage (COD) for the spring semester, 2017. The College would like to hire a person with an MA in Italian. However, an MA in another language and experience in teaching languages may be adequate. The candidate must be available during the day for second semester. Summer employme...

Bella Italiana launches Tuesday at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino with an Italian-American menu that's simpler than the one at Wild Earth Cucina Italiana, which it replaces. Wild Earth closed Sunday. The new version of the Italian restaurant has more traditional Italian-American dishes, according to an announcement by the casino, 1721...