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You don’t have to be Italian to come to the annual Christmas gala fundraiser organized by the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival committee. But the Nov. 27 event will definitely have an Italian flair to it, according to Michele Fabbro of Steubenville, president of the festival board of directors. The holiday gala is at Undo’s West, located a...

Although he grew up in an Italian family, Anthony Taddeo didn’t know much about Italian folk music until much later. The percussionist/composer discovered the musical thread that led to forming Alla Boara while in college, when he heard recordings of Italian folk musicians made by the American musicologist Alan Lomax in 1954. A professional musicia...

Athenaeum Center - 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Purchase tickets here. Renaissance Italy comes to 21st Century Chicago. In this modern interpretation of the classical commedia dell’arte, acclaimed Italian director and educator Antonio Fava directs Laughing Stock’s skilled commedia actors in a newly devised show. Pantalone, upon writing...

A Chicago based Italian American legal group filed suit Thursday against the producers of HBO’s mob show ”The Sopranos.” The American Italian Defense Association announced in a press conference Thursday that it seeks no money or content changes to the show. The group, Reuters reports, wants the Cook County court to proclaim that the series violate...

After a long pandemic pause, the Bitterroot Baroque orchestra is returning to public performance with a concert of Italian baroque music in Hamilton on Sunday, Nov. 13. New York City-based baroque cellist and gambist Sarah Stone, a board member of the Bitterroot Baroque orchestra, will be in Hamilton for a full week of coaching, playing chamber...

On the occasion of the 7th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, invited Prof. Giovanna Frosini to lead an online lecture that will focus on central moments and aspects of Italian language and food experience; particular attention will be given to the analys...

Calling all movie stars – a movie starring Robert De Niro will be filming in Cincinnati and you can be in it. Local casting director D. Lynn Meyers posted to Facebook announcing they're looking for extras for the movie "Wise Guys." According to Variety and Deadline, the movie starring Robert De Niro is a period piece about a mob drama. The movie wi...

The Uncle Louie Variety Show is composed of two hilarious Italian American comedians, Carlo Russo and Lou Greco. For many years, they have been making people laugh through their unique brand of comedy that brings memories on how it was like to grow up as an Italian. Their live shows always exceed the audience’s expectations. They perform different...

The Herrin High School French Travel Club is working on a plan to allow for group visits with its sister city in Italy - Cuggiono. "I've been lucky enough to visit Cuggiono several times since 2003," said Herrin foreign languages instructor Michaelann Stanley. "Each time we have gone, we have taken a group of adults and students to exchange ideas a...

Tom Izzo insists he has no plans to call it a career anytime soon. The Hall of Fame coach, who turns 68 in January, is entering his 28th season in charge of Michigan State's program and his energy level hasn't missed a beat. “When it’s time that I don’t enjoy it, when it’s time I can’t take a red-eye (flight) from Vegas to Orlando, it will be time...

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm CT - Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago IL For the first time, “Il Giovane Corsaro – Pasolini da Bologna,” tells the story of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s youth, in a documentary format, in the context of the city where he was born on March 5th, 1922 and where he studied from 1937 to 1943. Wh...

Week of Italian Language. October 17-23, 2022. “La Fabbrica dell’Italiano” - Documentary. October 17, 2022 at 7:00pm CT. Organized by ICC Chicago. The documentary will be available for 72 hours starting at 7:00pm CT on October 17, 2022. Watch Online here. “La Fabbrica dell’Italiano” enters into the history of the Accademia della Crusca and of Itali...