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Film aficionados have hungered for the return of Casa Italia’s beloved feast of Italian cinema, and the wait is finally over. The Casa’s 2019 Italian film series will reboot on Sept. 13 and run for seven glorious Fridays. The host of this year’s series will be Pam DeFiglio, a veteran Chicago editor, columnist and arts critic. The following film des...

The Italian American Theatre of Chicago will present “The Wedding Box: A Fashion Show-Within-a-Play” by Cathy Sweitzer on Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Chief O’Neill’s Pub, 3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. Directed by Nancy Greco, the romantic comedy takes on the serious topic of the treatment of women in the garment industry, many of whom were Italian immi...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 42nd Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 9th, in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Many previous inductees, members of the media and individuals of the sports world will be...

A unique, first of its kind Italian Water Circus is coming to Michigan for four days of shows between Aug. 1-4 out at Birchwood Mall in Fort Gratiot. Cirque Italia is described as an “innovative” production that takes place on a “35,000-gallon water stage” with artists and performers from around the world. Shows under the giant white and blue circu...

The Racine Concert Band continues its 97-year tradition of free concerts Sunday night (July 28) at the Racine Zoo. The concert starts at 7:30 pm. Music Director Mark Eichner will conduct the band, soprano Melissa Cardamone is the guest artist and Adam Maegaard is the French horn soloist. Don Rosen, recently honored with a Wisconsin Broadcasters Ass...

Ryan Chiaverini projects such a warm, affable presence as the co-host of the ABC7 talk show “Windy City Live” that as I waited to talk to him, I wondered whether he acts that way in real life or whether it’s just a persona for TV. A moment later, he bounded into his office with a big smile, a proffered handshake and a friendly gesture motioning me...

Two brothers from Cleveland proved the sky is the limit for Italian Americans at the worldwide box office. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo took the crown for the most profitable movie in Hollywood history when Avengers: Endgame hit $2.79 billion late last week. James Cameron’s science fiction film “Avatar” previously held that top spot for 10 years...

“Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?, written and produced by Pierette Domenica Simpson of Novi, directed by Luca Guardabascio of Rome, will air on WTVS Detroit Public TV in the Detroit Metropolitan Area and throughout Canada on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00pm.  Simpson’s work is based on a true story: her immigration to America, from Italy, to mee...

Thursday, August 8, 2019. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT. Eight Eleven Uptown High Rise, 811 West Agatite Avenue, Montrose & Clarendon, Chicago, IL 60640. Travel to Italy in Chicago at this Summer Party Benefiting In My Brother's Shoes., Inc. with a Chance to Win a Real Trip to Tuscany!! Join us for a Party & Film Screening to benefit In My Brother’s Shoes,...

Team Italy slugger Leo Seminati demonstrated his pop at the plate when he doubled in his second at-bat and followed with back-to-back home runs to catapult the Cincinnati Reds Rookie Advanced affiliate Billings Mustangs to a 8-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers affiliate Rocky Mountain Vibes at UCHealth Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July...

It’s impossible to get through a day in Chicago without thinking about Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Whether you’re a North sider or a South sider, references to Rizzo’s charity are deeply ingrained in the city. When you order dinner at Buona Beef — a local Italian beef chain — one of your options is a beef sandwich called “The Anthony...

Matt Costello and his wife have talked about settling down and starting a family. But, for now, home is where the hoop is. After winning Mr. Basketball at Bay City Western in 2012 and helping Michigan State University reach the Final Four in 2015, basketball is now Costello's job. And his work has taken him across the country and around the globe....