Some of Chicago’s best young singers will perform arias and art songs by iconic Italian composers at the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia’s Vocal Scholarship Awards Dinner and Concert. The event will start at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Casa Italia Community Center and feature a wine and cheese reception, concert and dinner. Scholarships from the...

The Italian Cultural Center will host a Zoom presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 with actor-director Giancarlo Iannotta, the creator of the award-winning feature film “My Country.” To RSVP, email casalibrary@gmail.com. To view the trailer, click here. To watch the entire film on Amazon Prime, click here.Jeannine Guilyard’s interview with the...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

IA Literati 2020 - virtual author presentations for the challenging season. This year the FREE seminar will be available WORLDWIDE from your home or mobile internet connection via international ZOOM Meetings software program application— –a virtual gathering on-screen portal. For any updated info please check our website tinyurl.com/casalibrary RSV...

The John Cadel Art Gallery in the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia recently welcomed a model of a catapult that was designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Local artists and engineers Matthew McKee and Jonathon Boley built the catapult for exhibition at the third annual One Book, One Village series at the Arlington Heights Library in 2016. There is no...

With Jo Ann Serpico as its Woman of the Year, Casa Italia celebrated another hugely successful 50th anniversary gala. Friends from across the community flocked to Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village on Feb. 8 to honor Serpico, and the program book was filled with words of praise. “There’s nobody who works as hard on as many fronts as you do,” C...

Angelo Castanza has been elected by the board of directors to chair Casa Italia for a two-year term. Joining him as fellow officers are Jo Ann Serpico as vice chairman, Cathy Lange as treasurer and Paul Basile as secretary. A past president of the Calabresi in America Organization, Castanza has been a member of the board since 2014 and served as vi...

Retired Army Col. Renato Bacci has been elected by the board of directors to helm the Italian American Veterans Museum. Joining him as officers are retired Navy Commander Joseph Troiani as first vice president, retired Army Maj. Lorenzo Fiorentino as second vice president, Army veteran Mark DiSanto third vice president, Steve Corbo as treasurer, Eu...

Flowers of Italy Club President has announced that Chicago businessman Frank Di Piero will be honored as the Man of the Year at the club’s 59 th annual Dinner Dance at 6:30 p.m. on March 28, 2020, at Villa Brunetti Banquet Hall, in Franklin Park. “I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Flowers of Italy Club for this tremendous honor,” said D...

Casa Italia will honor tireless community leader Jo Ann Serpico as Woman of the Year at its Golden Anniversary Gala on Feb. 8 at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village. “Jo Ann has been a pillar of the community for decades,” says Casa Chairman Peter Volpe. “We’re so lucky to have her as a board member, and we’re so honored that she has agreed to...