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La Vecchia, a singular masterpiece by Renaissance painter Giorgione, will be on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum February 15–May 5, 2019. This will mark the first time a painting by this rare and influential artist has been on view in Cincinnati, and the first exhibition of La Vecchia following a major conservation treatment. The painting is on lo...

Notre Dame will shroud its 134-year-old murals of explorer Christopher Columbus after some students complained that the images were “demeaning” to Native Americans, the university’s president announced in a letter. “The murals’ depiction of Columbus as beneficent explorer and friend of the native peoples hides from view the darker side of this stor...

Bringing more than 30 years of experience in dentistry to the post, Dr. Michael Biasiello stepped up as a director of the Chicago Dental Society’s Northwest Side Branch effective Jan. 1. A past president of the branch, Biasiello will focus his efforts as director on increasing membership and getting young dentists involved in the Chicago Dental Soc...

The hardest part about documenting Italian National churches in America is that so many have already closed and so many are in the process of being closed. There is also the fact that it’s hard to coordinate travels with the times that the churches are opened. Taking that into account, also add that there is no single place where one can find a lis...

On Thursday evening, Jan. 17, the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., will dedicate a new two-story stainless steel abstract sculpture. The shiny sculpture, which might suggest ocean waves or the feathers of a bird, stands on a grassy area on the center's west side, facing Jackson Street, in the Third Ward, which was once Milwaukee's Litt...

The Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will begin its spring season this February, with all performances taking place at the Musical Arts Center. “Giulio Cesare” This Italian opera, set in 48 B.C., tells the story of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Caesar is attempting to add Egypt to the Roman Empire. This becomes complicated when Ptolem...

When: Tuesday, February 12th 6:00pm- Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave Suite 1450 - What: Presented on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci, The second of a series of lectures at the Italian Cultural Institute by Professor Giovanni Aloi (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Leonar...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. To hear La bohème for the first or for the hundredth time, one is struck by its dramatic cohesion and the wonderful unity of its construction. The listener is almost tempted to imagine the compose...

The Italian-American Society will hold the first spaghetti dinner of the new year on from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at the club, 644 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. The meal is open to the public for $9 per person. Dinner includes spaghetti, homemade sauce and meatballs, bread and butter, dessert and coffee.  Carry-out orders can be placed by calling 330-296-35...

Francesco Antonio D’Alimonte nacque a Roccamorice, in provincia di Pescara, il 30 marzo del 1871 da Alfonso e Maria Giuseppa Di Martino. Il 18 ottobre del 1900 sposò la compaesana Maria Napoleone nata il 22 aprile del 1881 dai “contadini” Antonio e Regina Ruggieri. L’atto di matrimonio fu certificato dall’allora sindaco di Roccamorice Amadio Ventur...

Tuesday, January 15th 6:00pm - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave Suite 1450, Chicago, IL. Presented on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci. The first of a series of lectures at the Italian Cultural Institute by Professor Giovanni Aloi (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Leonardo da Vi...

A special Christmas Eve ceremony is planned Monday to dedicate a 4-ton granite memorial to the 73 victims of the Italian Hall tragedy - the worst disaster this small village has ever seen. The dedication service, planned for noon, comes on the 105th anniversary of the terrible event, which occurred during a 1913 Christmas Eve party for the families...