Go to a Catholic Mass anywhere in the world, and it’ll be nearly identical. Steadfast rituals and beliefs for hundreds of years: that deep-rooted sense of tradition is what has sustained parishioners like Milwaukeean Margaret Balistreri through the demolition of her Italian-American community’s spiritual home — twice. “Our church is gone, but we’ve...

Members of Tradizione Vivente, the Italian Dance Group of Milwaukee, look forward to welcoming people from across the country to attend the annual Italian Folk Art Federation of America (IFAFA) Conference in Milwaukee. The IFAFA conference is educational and enriching, as it brings together those who love the Italian culture.  Offered are workshops...

The Carmen Porco Story: Journey Toward Justice biography provides a compelling and beautifully written account of Rev. Carmen Porco's life journey. It shows how he has used his housing ministry to help lift people out of poverty. Although Rev. Porco went through one of the country's finest seminary schools, he is not a traditional pastor by any mea...

It’s official: Milwaukee County now has an Indigenous People’s Park. The county board recently passed a resolution that renames Columbus Park as Indigenous People’s Park. The resolution came from freshman Sup. Felesia Martin. It was her first piece of legislation, and she previously told Urban Milwaukee that it encapsulates her goals for public ser...

Headlining this year’s entertainment lineup is the legendary KC and the Sunshine Band and country superstar Phil Vassar—who are sure to put on unforgettable performances! New this year is an entire lineup of regional entertainers from Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as many Italian favorites returning including Tony Spavone, Joe Scalissi, Jenna Esp...

Gli Sbandieratori Ducato Caetani di Sermoneta negli Stati Uniti d’America. La trasferta del gruppo per due festival dedicati alla cultura italiana di cui saranno ospiti d’onore. Si tratta della “Festa italiana” di Detroit, in programma dall’11 al 14 luglio, dove in qualità di “ambasciatori del folklore” italiano, sfileranno per le strade della gran...

This weekend is a feast when it comes to touring comedians coming to Milwaukee. Providing the finest aged act among them, however, is Rocky LaPorte, who plays 7 and 9 p.m. shows at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino’s Northern Lights Theater Saturday, June 29.  LaPorte has been first gracing late night talk show stages 30 years ago when he performed on Pa...

Festa Italiana is offering new and exciting beverage options at this year’s festival taking place on Milwaukee’s lakefront July 19-21. The expanded beverage list will include the Aperol Spritz, the official drink, and Peroni on tap, the official beer, of Festa Italiana 2019. In addition, Festa-goers can also enjoy over 25 varieties of Italian wines...

Festa Italiana is excited to combine new musical selections with many Italian favorites to this year's festival on Milwaukee's lakefront July 19-21, celebrating food, family and tradition. In addition to the previously announced headliners of KC and the Sunshine Band and Phil Vassar, festivalgoers can look forward to an energetic experience with a...