Festa Italiana will be July 21,22 and 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With the Italian Community Center Culture Committee, Pursuing Our Italian Names Together Chapter 22, also known as the Italian Community Center’s Italian Family History Club and the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Italian Area Interest Group will be featuring genealogy in the r...

Great Italian food has always been a cornerstone of Festa Italiana, making it one of Milwaukee’s favorite festivals. This year, Festa enthusiasts will be able to preview their favorite dishes before the gates open for Festa Italiana. On Restaurant Tuesday, happening Tuesday, July 18, participating vendors will offer dining previews of their forthco...

Forty years ago, an Italian community torn apart by urban renewal projects came together in the Third Ward to celebrate Italian culture in what would become the first ethnic festival in Milwaukee. Today, this annual festival is known as Festa Italiana and this year marks its 40th Anniversary. The festival runs from July 21-23 at the Henry Maier Fes...

Significant upgrades are in the works for the Italian Community Center at 631 E. Chicago St., an entity which has only seen minor renovations since opening in 1990. The improvements are taking place beginning this month, thanks to capital investments from both the ICC itself and the Bartolotta Restaurant Group, which assumed responsibility for the...

Milwaukee’s venerable Festa Italiana will celebrate 40 years of family, fun and tradizione from July 21 to 23 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park. Headlining this year’s event are the Gin Blossoms; Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, star of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent”; and the BoDeans, featuring 2012 “The Voice” finalist Nicholas David; Other acts i...

You can be the envy of Patrick Bateman who could never get a reservation at the fictitious Dorsia, the restaurant from the movie American Psycho from which a new Milwaukee restaurant got its name. The owners of Cataldo’s recently opened Dorsia as a thoroughly modern Italian restaurant, a place with lots of energy, creativity and an effortless cool...

Today, Festa Italiana announced the latest musical headliner added to its schedule: Milwaukee's own BoDeans, playing the festival Friday, July 21, at 9 p.m. at Henry Maier Festival Park. Born in Waukesha, the BoDeans broke out in the '80s with its debut album, "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams." Over the years, the band delivered hits like "Fadeaway," "O...

An east side Milwaukee church would be demolished and replaced with a new building that would provide senior housing, as well as worship space, under terms of a new proposal. St. Rita Catholic Church, 1601 N. Cass St., would be purchased by developer James Tarantino, according to a $20 million proposal announced Monday. Tarantino, who operates Tara...

Construction of the downtown Westin Hotel is on pace for a June opening, and the hotel's Italian steakhouse is taking shape. It now has a name, Stella Van Buren, and a menu of steaks and house-made pastas. The 220-room Westin is the higher-end hotel going up at 550 N. Van Buren St., just blocks from the lakefront. It will be connected at its third...

Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, is bringing back its spring ticket deal and encourages festivalgoers to purchase their discounted ticket to Italian food, entertainment and fun April 17-23, 2017.  The popular $7 for 7 Days Spring Fever Ticket Deal is available online only at http://festaitaliana.com/tickets. Running for 7 days during...