Il dato è impressionante ma la molteplicità degli eventi offre un panorama assai variegato della cultura italiana nel mondo sotto i più diversi aspetti in occasione dell'"Anno" negli Stati Uniti. E naturalmente non poteva mancare anche nel Michigan un omaggio al sommo Dante ed alla sua Divina Commedia. Un'opera vista attraverso un prisma che la res...

Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral, on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Feb. 6–May 17, 2015, offers a rare opportunity to see three exquisite marble carvings and other Italian Renaissance masterpieces by sculptor Luca della Robbia.   The reliefs are from the Cantoria (singing gallery) of Florence...

by Mitch Hotts   An "American Idol" and the daughter of an entertainment legend are the featured performers marking the return of Festa Italiana to Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights on the weekend of July 19-21.   It's a big homecoming for the popular ethnic festival, which traditionally had been held at Freedom Hill, but w...

By Leanne Smith There's a corner in downtown Albion that beckons to people with a sense of good times and belonging. The brick building there is a bit old-fashioned, but those who walk through its doors and catch a whiff of the pizza, steaks or roasting peanuts and cashews inside wouldn't want Cascarelli's to change a bit.   "This plac...

by Brian Calloway   With an assist from one of his all-time great players, Tom Izzo was formally named to another Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The Michigan State coach was one of the headliners of an eight-member Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class unveiled by former MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan S...

by Kristen Peterson   It's 1970, and Neil Scartozzi is cutting hair in a Detroit bookie joint that doubles as a barbershop, feeling disillusioned about the mob life he's facing and wondering how to get out. He's not made. Hasn't killed anyone, only gone to collect money. And the "life," he says, isn't for him.   So one day he pic...

Visit Detroit's Italian sites on this bus tour from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour leaves from Eastpointe at 16600 Stephens Road (one block from Gratiot). The tour will include a luxurious coach bus, significant Italian homes in Grosse Pointe, the Italian Art Collection at the DIA, lunch at Mario's and more.   Visit Lake Shore and Jefferson th...

  WTI Magazine #28    2014 May, 1Author : Sandra Tornberg      Translation by:   On March 28 the Italian Heritage Society and the Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan (FADM) sponsored the Michigan première of the film La Mia Strada ("My Road"), a beautiful feature-length documentary by Michael Angelo DiLauro.    

By Jim Harger GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Veteran chef Christopher Perkey is planning to open "Osteria Rossa," a new Italian-themed restaurant on the ground floor of the Kendall Building being renovated in downtown Grand Rapids.   Perkey said he plans to open the 100-seat restaurant at 16 Monroe Center NE by December. With a bar on one side and a di...

By Henry Foy   Fiat-Chrysler is leaning heavily towards a new US headquarters and public listing, its chief executive has suggested, as the newly-combined carmaker eyes New York capital markets. Fiat took full control of Chrysler in a long-awaited buyout announced on New Year's day, creating the world's seventh-largest carmaker by sales, wi...