“Ho voluto essere presente a questo appuntamento per confermare la mia vicinanza anche a quelle comunità italiane distanti dai grandi centri, meno raccontate e testimoni di una vecchia generazione di emigranti”. Queste le parole della senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, alla 41a...

There are worse ways to start one's on-screen career than starring in a movie with Robert De Niro. That's how it began for actor Louis Vanaria, appearing in the icon's 1993 directorial debut "A Bronx Tale" as Crazy Mario. Since then, he's made a nice career of small character roles and bit parts, working on set next to the likes of Martin Scorsese...

This weekend's Festa Italiana is designed to indulge all of the senses: - Listen to Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello sing Broadway favorites and dig into his Louis Prima songbook. - Watch the Flag-Throwers of Sermoneta, Italy, demonstrate a folkloric art with roots that go back a millennium.  - Smell and taste the customary delights of sausage, s...

Festa Italiana will return to the Sumerfest grounds this year from July 20-22, bringing a taste of Italy to Milwaukee’s lakefront. New to the festival this year is Sbandieratori Ducato Caetani, a flag-throwing group from Sermoneta, Italy. They will perform a folklore portrayal of the Duke of Sermoneta and Captain of the Pontifician troops’ return h...

Festa Italiana is excited to combine new selections with old favorites to this year’s festival on Milwaukee’s lakefront July 20-22, celebrating food, family and tradition. To kick off Festa week, organizers are offering a one day, $5 ticket promotion on Monday, July 16. The $5 tickets can be purchased online at www.festaitaliana.com starting at 12:...

Do you love spaghetti? Or want to try your luck at a game of futsal? How about watching fireworks light up the night sky? Maybe you’ve always wanted to ride in a gondola, but there just isn’t money for a trip to Italy in the budget right now. Luckily, Festa Italiana will be bringing Italy to Milwaukee from July 20 through the 22, and this year, we...

"The Michael Jordan of Delaware" moniker attached to new Milwaukee Bucks draft pick Donte DiVincenzo wasn't something that started during his high school days in Delaware, though he did win two state titles and became unquestionably the state's best player at the time. The reference is far more recent, perhaps as recently as early 2017, and comes f...

Outgoing Menomonee Falls Schools superintendent Pat Greco has been named a co-recipient of the 2018 Wisconsin Policy Forum's James R. Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award. Retired city of Milwaukee budget director Mark Nicolini is the other co-recipient. Greco was named by the group, a nonpartisan independent public policy research organization, as one...

For the 12th straight year, the Milwaukee Italian Film Festival returns, bringing a slew of great films – most of which wouldn't likely otherwise screen in Brew City – and, as always, it's free and open to all. This year's event, slated for April 27-29 at UW-Milwaukee's Union Cinema and co-sponsored by the Department of French, Italian and Comparat...

Festa Italiana is bringing back their spring ticket deal with tickets for only $7. The deal only lasts for seven days once a month in April, May and June. General admission is $13 at the gate and kids under 12-years-old get in for free. Online tickets before the event will cost $10. The ticket deal will run from April 16-22, May 14-20 and June 18-2...