An early masterpiece by the Italian artist Caravaggio is coming to Detroit. "Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy" will be displayed at the Detroit Institute of Arts beginning this week and running into mid-January.   It's on loan from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., and will be shown next to the DIA's own 16th-centur...

by Jim Kasuba   Fundraisers always seem better when good food is involved. If that's the case, it's hard to beat a fundraiser like "A Taste of Italy," which is centered around the sampling of genuine Italian food, as well as Italian and California wines.   Last month's event at the Downriver Italian-American Hall continued a decadelo...

Madonna del Campo announces their yearly festivities commemorating their love for the Blessed Mary under her title Madonna Del Campo, beginning with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Francis/St. Maximilian Church, 62811 New Haven Road, Ray Twp. (29 Mile at North Ave.), MI, followed by a procession, then all day festivities at Camp Rotary, Wolcott Hall and Pavili...

An annual soiree is bringing together some of the best Italian restaurants in the area as a benefit for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor. "A Taste of Italy" takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Downriver Italian American Club Hall, 646 Biddle Ave., and features Italian food, wine and music.

by Gus Burns   As Christopher Columbus Day came to a close Monday, Detroit's own Christopher Columbus statue stood defiled by vandals. For most of the day, a hatchet stuck from the center of the Italian explorer's likeness. A bystander climbed up and removed it about 4 p.m., remarking that it was disrespectful.   Tape that held t...

The Italian American Club of Livonia will offer Italian language classes for adults and children starting in September.   Registration takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Beginning, intermediate and advanced Italian classes for adults start Tuesday, Sept. 19. Classes meet from 6:30-8 p.m. and from 8-9:30 p.m. Tuition is $75 for 12 class...

Photographer Richard Haskin and writer Pierette Domenica Simpson are proposing a DETUR in the Art community of Detroit and Turin.   DETUR, (short for Detroit-Turin Exchange) refers to a new path intended to create a cultural bridge for artists of every genre to explore, enrich, and connect with the Art world that now mostly exist...

Come and enjoy a fun filled day with plenty of fun, delicious food, and the celebration of the Festa del San Francesco di Paola, patron saint of Southern Italy, Region of Calabria. The picnic and celebration will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Lake Lansing Park, Haslett, MI.   The day will b...

di Giuseppe Oddo   La Fiat è ormai, di fatto, un'azienda americana. La società realizza in Italia meno del 9% del proprio fatturato consolidato (il 50% in meno di dieci anni fa). Nella Penisola occupa il 29% dei propri dipendenti e ospita il 28% dei propri stabilimenti su scala mondiale. I suoi profitti provengono interamente dalla Chrysler....

A photographic exhibition by Richard Haskin of Dearborn, and a related documentary by Pierette Simpson of Novi, are the catalyst for launching "Detroit-Turin Exchange" in the U.S. DETUR (for short) is an international project aimed at creating cultural bridges for artists of Detroit and its sister city, Turin, Italy.   The October event segu...