The impetus for many non U.S.-based companies to build facilities in the U.S. is to be closer to customers. Sometimes it's to be closer to a particular industry or supply chain.    The INglass Group SpA earlier this week announced it chose West Michigan as its new North American headquarters in order to capitalize on the growing market...

A filmmaker archive at the University of Michigan Library is gaining an important female voice. Nancy Savoca, the director of independent movie standouts like 1989's "True Love," will be giving her personal papers to the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection, U-M announced Thursday afternoon.    She is the first woman to be...

by Sandra Tornberg   On April 2, the Wayne State University Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures held an Awards Day to recognize students who excel in their study of Italian.   Professor Raffaele DeBenedictis and Professor Don Spinelli, Department Chair, welcomed the students and their proud parents,...

Ann Arbor's latest upscale casual restaurant is open for business. Bravo Cucina Italiana, a national chain that features an expansive menu of Italian-American favorites, opened its fifth location in Michigan on Thursday.   Comfort and variety are the keys to this Roman villa-themed venture. The atmosphere is cheerful, with brick archways and...

This documentary film is about the life and legacy of Corrado Parducci. He was one of the most prolific architectural sculptors of the last century – with almost 600 commissions in his job book spanning over six decades, many are buildings you already know: the Guardian, Buhl, Penobscot, David Stott, Bankers Trust Company and Fisher Buildings. &nb...

by Mitch Hotts   Growing up in Las Vegas as the youngest daughter of legendary entertainer Louis Prima, Lena Prima often found herself as the target of derisive comments from jealous schoolmates, but that changed when she moved to New Orleans.   "When we were young, the kids would make fun of us — 'You think your dad's so great' and a...

Pirelli sempre più americana, e sempre più legata alle automobili premium: è quanto emerge da un'analisi delle gomme della casa italiana presenti nei diversi stand del Salone di Detroit (13-26 gennaio 2014).   Ci sono pneumatici pensati in modo specifico per il mercato USA, come i P Zero Nero All Season, adatti a vetture sportive e montati s...

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers Vincenti Scholarship to declared majors in French, Spanish, Italian, and Romance Languages to assist with the costs of studying abroad. These funds are specifically for semester or academic year U-M study abroad programs. Awards are based on a student's academic achievements, strength of ap...

Andrà in scena alla Detroit Opera House dal 10 al 18 maggio p.v. Turandot di Giacomo Puccini, che chiuderà la stagione operistica primaverile.   Nel cast figurano due artisti italiani: il soprano abruzzese Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi che interpreterà la parte di Liu e il giovane direttore d'orchestra viareggino Valerio Galli....

The Italian American Cultural Society has been invited to participate in the 5th Annual International Children's Festival. The event will take place at Troy Athens High School. The International Children's Festival is a day in celebration of cultural diversity represented by children. The event consists of stage performances, country exhibit tables...