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Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 In collaboration with: https://neorealism.eventbrite.com A discussion with the Director David Lee Morea and Alberto Zambenedetti, Professor of Cinema Studies at Oberlin College Neorealism - Screening...

By Jeanne Starmack   They gathered on West Wilson Street in front of the Italian Fraternal Home on Wednesday morning, as they had for so many years past.   About 30 to 40 people filed in behind members of the St. Margaret's Blue Coats Band, which would lead them up Wilson, across State Street and down to St. Rose Church. There, they w...

Mequon has never been one of the area's most exciting dining destinations, but a recent addition to the area gives Milwaukeeans a reason to travel north.   Salotto Zarletti, 1515 W. Mequon Rd., which opened this past May, bears only a vague resemblance to its sister restaurant, Zarletti's in Downtown Milwaukee.   Read more   So...

Join the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization on February 27th as they host the 3rd Friday Night Fights at the Medinah Shriners Hall found at 550 N. Shriners Dr. (off Swift and Army trail Rd.).   Doors will open at 6 pm. The card begins around 7 pm. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Tickets are available starting...

The newly formed Chicagoland Italian American Professionals will present their first annual La Festa dei Cuccidati from 2 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the Chandelier Room at Casa Italia in Stone Park. The event will feature a baking demonstration of the traditional Sicilian Christmas fig cookie with information provided about its history and origin. &n...

American art deco, streamline, Machine Age, mid-century modern and op/pop furnishings, fashion, architecture and art will share the spotlight with Italian Futurism and Memphis designs next weekend in Sharonville.   The 20th annual 20th Century Cincinnati, the biggest and best show of its kind in the region, will feature 75 national dealers s...

Il Comitato della Dante Alighieri del Michigan festeggia il 90mo anniversario della Fondazione domani 1 novembre alle 18.30. Il Consiglio direttivo ha organizzato per i soci e gli appassionati della lingua e della cultura italiane una Serata di Gala per celebrare la ricca storia del Comitato locale in uno dei luoghi più belli di Detroit. Il ri...

by Frank Witsil   Andiamo owner Joe Vicari is on the move again. After leading his restaurant group through a sluggish economy, Vicari hopes to give it a more casual feel to attract younger customers — and generally freshen up the restaurants as Detroit recovers.   At the same time, he said, he wants to hold on to the things that...

The Michigan Accordion Society will host "La Nascita di Roma," a music show and dinner dance celebrating the "Birth of Rome" at Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes in Sterling Heights. A 12-piece orchestra will perform under the direction of Michele Ramo featuring many local Italian singers. The event features a premium family style dinner, musical show and d...

"This was our first completion in the World Pizza Games in Vegas and it was tough competing with the 230 exceptional pizza artisans from all over the world," said Bruno Brunetti. "It was an honor to compete in those divisions and a thrill to see us do so well, along with Leonardo taking Top 10 overall in the Italian Neapolitan Pizza Division." &nb...

Thursday September 24, 2015. Please join us for a private reception celebrating the acquisition of Vincenza Pusateri Bondi's trousseau and textiles collection. Vincenza emigrated from Sicily to Indiana in 1910, bringing with her artfully embroidered textiles she had been creating since childhood. This collection, which is over 100 years old, serves...

The Italian American Executives of Transportation will honor Ron Onesti as Man of the Year and Sonny Nicotera as Humanitarian of the Year on Nov. 21 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-212-1051) "Ron and Sonny are cut of the same cloth," says IAET President Vito D'Ambrosio.   "They brings passion, skill and intelligence to bear on p...