The Traverse City Wine & Opera Festival will present "Tutto Puccini!" at 7 p.m. at the City Opera House in Traverse City.   The event is offered by founders Silvio "Tony" Ciccone and Mario Tabone, featuring Bellini Opera Theatre performers mezzo soprano Lisa Agazzi, tenor Aaron Caruso, soprano Eva Evola, baritone Dino Valle, soprano Kari...

Films are an important part of Italian culture for Pietro Sarcina. That's the Troy resident became involved with the Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit. Running from Wednesday, April 1 to April 26, the festival offers 14 contemporary films in various genres created between 2013 and 2014.   A national event taking place simultaneously in...

Chrysler Group LLC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne addressed more than 1,000 automotive leaders at the 2013 SAE World Congress Annual Banquet today, at COBO Center in Detroit about the need to evolve the industry's business models as well as defining a path that would produce the innovation needed to grow the auto industry...

In doing reseach for this post, I was sure that Italian immigrants found their way to Detroit, because it was a major industrial center that offered job opportunities the immigrants were seeking in coming to America. What totally surprised me was the number of immigrants who settled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A land totally different from...

From the street, the red brick Italian-style mansion at 658 Cambridge Blvd. SE looks nice enough for the well-to-do neighborhood.   But there is little to prepare you for the elegant grand hall that fills the heart of this Italian Renaissance mansion. Warm tile floors lead past carved walnut woodwork, built-in niches and hand-painted murals...

Scholarship recipients were announced when the Italian American Cultural Club held its April 8 meeting at St. Florian Hall which was attended by 140 members. President Carmella Gentile presided at the meeting where Theresa Metcalf of the scholarship committee announced the names of seven students who will each receive a $1,000 Rev. Father Stabene...

by Sandra Tornberg   More than 35 years ago a tradition was started by the late Giulio and Connie Badia. They opened their home to about ten paesani for the purpose of making sausage, salami, and prosciutto in the Abruzzese tradition.   Back in those days they started out with one hundred pounds of pork meat, and eventually worked the...

Award-winning Italian actress Iaia Forte is once again working with Paolo Sorrentino after the extraordinary international success of "The Great Beauty". In the play "Everybody's Right" adapted from Sorrentino's novel, Iaia Forte plays Tony Pagoda, a Neapolitan singer at the height of his career in 1950′s-era New York, as he awaits the most importa...

La Farnesina sta considerando la chiusura di una ventina di sedi consolari nel mondo. Fra queste, secondo indiscrezioni raccolte dal Sole 24 Ore, vi sono i consolati di Detroit e Filadelfia.   Si tratterebbe di una decisione storica, soprattutto per Filadelfia dove sono state proclamate la dichiarazione di Indipendenza e la Costituzione, che...

The Upper Midwest As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Detroit The growth of...