NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Speedway town officials and government leaders in Varano de' Melegari, Italy, have solidified a sister-city relationship to provide students in both cities with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities locally and abroad. The two cities established a business partnership through Dallara Automobili, which operates its only U.S. location on...

by John Wiegand Officials at Western Michigan University (WMU) announced that Italy-based FAiST Light Metals plans to locate its North American headquarters at the Business Technology and Research Park (BRT Park) in Kalamazoo.   The manufacturer of aluminum die-casting, precision machining and plating for the automotive and telecommunicatio...

by Lou Carlozo   Where other Chicago commuters see filthy expressway viaducts or bleak train station walls — that is, if they see them at all — muralist Tony Passero envisions possibilities: outsized felines with piano-key teeth; cubist creatures of red and orange in surrealistic tango; kaleidoscopic owls orbited by Technicolor eggs. Passer...

By Charita Goshay   The Stark County Italian American Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year with a return to downtown Canton. The 2016 festival will be held June 23-25 at the Market Square green space in the 300 block of Market Ave. N. The festival has been held at the Stark County Fairground for the past 26 years,...

Italy's healthy, top quality Piedmontese beef has found its way to Royal Oak, MI. In a new video by Monty's Beef Company, owner Rachel Leemis bares her passion for the vegetarian-fed, free range cattle she first discovered in the Piedmont region of Italy and eventually brought back to Michigan. "What our company is really focused on," Leemis says,...

By Deborah Pankey To answer the question that has been asked of me most often recently ... Yes, I, finally, have been to Eataly. And it was awesome. On a frigid Friday afternoon, a curt breeze blew me and a few friends into chef Mario Batali's temple to Italian culinary arts at 43 W. Ohio St. just steps off Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Ca...

ICE-Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane organizza, in collaborazione con l'Associazione di categoria UCIMA, una collettiva italiana alla fiera Pack Expo International, che avrà luogo a Chicago dal 2 al 5 novembre 2014. La collettiva si svilupperà su due aree distinte (South Hall e East Hall/Lakesi...

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...