Intonarumori: Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners conducted by Luciano Chessa. Presented in collaboration with Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Honorary Consulate of Italy in Cleveland "Today, noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men," Russolo wrote in "The Art of Noises," a Futurist manifesto of 1913. Luigi Russolo (1885 -...

An old Italian saying is: "Once you start something, always finish." This was on full display Sunday as CIAO hosted its 26th annual Italian Pasta Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center. CIAO, or Charitable Italian American Organization, made sure there was enough of Italy's finest foods for guests to eat, while also trying to...

by Darren Sweeney   It's a restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls that promises to treat you like family. M Italian, located at 22 West Orange Street, was created to celebrate the Italian heritage of owner Bret Adams' wife, Michelle.   The restaurant features classic Italian dishes like pasta and salads, along with pizzas cooked in...

The Toledo Opera's new production of Aida, which opened last night in the Valentine Theatre, delivers an impressive balance of spectacle and intimacy, with a Pharaoh's treasury of powerful singing, abundant and convincing drama, and plenty of color and action.   The Valentine stage literally bursts with life from the opening scene to the fin...

The Solon Italian Club has been staying busy this summer, awarding scholarships to local students at the Installation and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 25, and planning Italian Heritage Night with the Lake County Captains, scheduled for Friday, July 11 at Classic Park in Eastlake.   In early April, the Solon Italian Club Scholarship Commi...

"It's an opera of the now," said director A. Scott Parry. "It's real human beings going through real experiences on stage in real time. It's geared heavily towards entertainment. I would love for people to forget everything they think they know or associate with opera before they attend." "Don Giovanni" is the Italian opera based off the legend of...

Singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were discovered when the three singers appeared individually on Italy's televised singing competition – "Ti lascio una canzone." The show's creator/producer Roberto Cenci had the lads perform as a trio during the program's fourth episode, thus launching the group's career. Now Il Vol...

By JoAnne Viviano   With the 2015 Columbus Italian festival now in the record books, organizers and participants say they hope to bring back a couple highlights that were new to the festivities this year. Chief among them is making the St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church building a bigger part of the celebration that it sponsor...

by Jason Beudert   Anthony Nunes has been dreaming about opening an Italian-themed wine bar since he was in high school. Don't believe him? Next to his name in the 1986 North High School yearbook reads the following passage: "Future plans: own an Italian restaurant."   But that dream would have to wait 20-plus years while Nunes pursue...

by Paul Sciria   The Alta House and Cleveland Montessori Board leadership have announced a partnership between the two organizations to create the Cleveland Montessori at Alta House, a joint collaboration that will significantly and positively impact the Little Italy community for generations to come.   The combined efforts will inclu...