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Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, Conservation and Restoration of the Repertoire of Italian-American Emigration on 78 Vinyl LPs. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Chicago, IL Presentation of "Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, conservation and restoration of the rep...

by Leonard F. Amari   This month we highlight the distinguished career of highly respected academic leader, John P. Pelissero. John P. Pelissero, Ph.D., became interim president at Loyola University Chicago on July 1, having previously served as provost.   He is also a political science professor at Loyola, where he has been a me...

Known for his baseball acumen and thick-rimmed glasses, Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon led his team to the best record (103-58) in Major League Baseball's 2016 season. Maddon, whose original family name was Maddonini, was born on February 8, 1954 in northeastern Pennsylvania (West Hazelton).   He graduated from Lafayette College and went on...

Il prossimo 5 luglio alle ore 17.00 a Gagliano Aterno (AQ) presso l'ex monastero di S. Chiara (oggi sede della scuola del Corpo Forestale dello Stato), sarà inaugurato il 9° corso di lingua e cultura Italiana per studenti della Wayne State University di Detroit (Michigan, USA), e il 6° corso di preparazione al TOEFL per studenti dell'Università Uni...

By Greg Hoersten To the newspapers he was the "Banana King," an Italian immigrant who arrived in Lima in 1889 and grew a Public Square produce stand into a thriving distributorship by the early 20th century.   To his daughter Louise Cardosi, born Aug. 25, 1915, Victor Cardosi was the beloved father who "was always teaching me something," th...

If the rollicking boogie king and swingin' clown prince Louis Prima was a tough act to follow in his lifetime, imagine what it must be like to bring the musician back to life on stage in a way that pleases and amazes listeners.   That's exactly the challenge Anthony Crivello has tackled with "Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara," which c...

Onesti Entertainment will continue its yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birthday with a hallmark performance by his son on Nov. 11 at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles.   In stories, photos and videos, Frank Sinatra Jr. will deliver first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father in "S...

Barilla, the world's leading pasta brand, today celebrates the grand opening of its new Region Americas Headquarters in Northbrook, Ill., situated within Chicago's North Shore business corridor. The Barilla family, including Chairman Guido Barilla and Vice Chairmen Luca Barilla and Paolo Barilla, joined Barilla CEO Claudio Colzani and Barilla Ameri...

During the 1920s, William "Bill" P. Falsetta often dealt with discrimination head-on. Falsetta grew up in Grand Ledge and was picked on for his Italian-American heritage. Verbal abuse affected the way he did his schoolwork and often led to his peers' refusal to play sports with him.   But no matter how bad it got, Falsetta didn't hold r...

The Illinois Order Sons of Italy Foundation is accepting applications for $1,000 college scholarships. Graduating high school seniors who are fully or partially of Italian ancestry can apply. Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, high school activities showing character and leadership, a personal essay a...

The annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival opens Thursday at 4 p.m. and runs through Sunday on the church grounds at 343 Via Mount Carmel, on the edge of downtown, near Choffin Career Center. About 12,000 people attended the festival last year.   As always, there will be plenty of free parking and security. A portion of the pa...

By Lori Kurtzman They decide to put her in the top-down Maserati, a gorgeous cream-colored hunk of Italian metal parked along the northwestern edge of Goodale Park. The driver pulls out a blanket, and the woman unzips her black leather boots. She climbs onto the chocolate-brown leather and sits between the two rear headrests. She can wave from th...