Tickets for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition on the drawings of Michelangelo may be purchased by nonmembers starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, the museum said Tuesday. Free ticket reservations have already been available to members, the museum said Tuesday. “Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" will run from Sunday, Sept. 22, t...

The Feast of the Assumption has a big been a part of James Malatesta’s life – for 95 years. Malatesta, who turned 100 on March 30, is the longest running parishioner of Holy Rosary in Little Italy. He joined at age 5 in 1924 when he moved to Cleveland from Syracuse, N.Y. with his mother, Philomena, a native of Naples, Italy. They chose to build a h...

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are often the site of performances of various types, most of which tend to be small and intimate. Not so Opera in the Italian Garden, an annual event that draws thousands of people to this spectacular two-level garden. Concertgoers come early to stake a spot on the grounds and spread out their lavish picnics, or purch...

A resolution making Aug. 9 Indigenous Peoples Day in Cleveland initially started as a much more ambitious resolution that would have removed Columbus Day from city calendars. The city council passed the resolution on Wednesday. Indigenous People's Day was passed to reaffirm Cleveland's commitment to promote the well-being and growth of the city's N...

The Russo Brothers connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is far from severed. The Cleveland directing duo of Joe and Anthony Russo announced at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend that it is teaming with “Spider-Man: Far From Home” star Tom Holland for its new R-rated movie “Cherry.” The film is based on the 2018 novel by Nico Walker and foc...

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...

When customers walk into the new and improved Ohio City Pizzeria (3223 Lorain Ave.) later this month, they should be prepared for a revamped menu in an old-school Italian setting.On Friday, July 19, the neighborhood staple will reopen under the ownership of West Side Catholic Center (WSCC), which provides food, clothing, shelter, and other services...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2019 showcasing award-winning films from Italy opens Sept. 5-26 at the Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Heights, the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate in Mayfield Hts. and the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square Arts District. All films ($10) are Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Pre-film dinners are Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 5:30-7...

Giovanni Castiglione was walking through the concourse at Progressive Field with his family and friends when he was approached by two men who asked to take a photo with him. Castiglione, 16, sheepishly giggled and posed with the two gentlemen who were in their 40s. “Dude, you were awesome tonight. THAT’S the way the anthem is supposed to be sung,”...

Rocky Colavito was on the other end of the phone. I called the former Tribe star to talk about his July 5 appearance at the State Theatre in Playhouse Square during All-Star weekend in Cleveland. He will be joined by former Tribe teammates Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant and Vern Fuller. “Is the theater a nice place?” asked Colavito. “You’ll love it,” I s...