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Joe Bartolotta, co-owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants, died on Monday night, April 22 at the age of 60. Bartolotta wasn't just an exceptional chef -- but also an impressive philanthropist, a great humanitarian and an accomplished restaurateur. A news release from the Bartolotta group stated he "passed away peacefully in his sleep with a smile on h...

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Boardman, with Father Gerald Delucia officiating, preceded by a 10:30 a.m. prayer service at the Rossi & Santucci funeral Home, Boardman, for Donato Joseph “Dan” DiDomenco, 92 who passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 17,...

A different kind of tradition unlike any other continues today in Camp Washington. The Original Italian Dinner only happens twice a year. The tradition, started by Italian immigrants, began more than 100 years ago at Sacred Heart Church on Massachusetts Ave. They use old world recipes to make delicious ravioli, meatballs, and other items. So much f...

The Rev. Richard LaPata was praised for 20 years of service to the Columbian Club of Chicago at the organization’s installation gala in January. First Vice President Mark Corrado delivered the following remarks before calling Fr. LaPata to the podium to accept an award: “Fr. LaPata came to know the Dominicans as a student at Fenwick High School in...

For decades, Joseph Salerno served as a source of comfort for thousands of families and friends throughout the suburbs. In March, those family, friends and peers remembered and celebrated the 78-year-old funeral director who served as CEO of Salerno’s Rosedale in Roselle and Galewood Chapels in Chicago. In the early 1960s, Salerno entered the famil...

If you're looking for an banjo-slinging Italian, look no further than Milwaukee's own Michael Rossetto, whose new CD, "Intermodal Blues," is out now on Minneapolis-based Shifting Paradigm Records. The nine songs on the record are genre-busting, with hints of Americana, Italian folk music, Spaghetti Western vibes, bluegrass and even rhythms that con...

When: Tue, April 30, 2019, Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT - Where: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio, Chicago, IL. Many historic Italian singer-songwriters, or cantautori, wrote some of their most famous songs referencing, in a more or less explicit way, great books of world literature. Such artists as Vecchioni, Guccini, De Gregori, De André, and Baglio...

Considered to be the most famous violin in the world by many, Niccolo Paganini's "Il Cannone" violin will be in Columbus for the first time in its history, from May 11-19. The violin will be at the Columbus Museum of Art during those days, and will part of a public performance by the Columbus Symphony on Wednesday, May 15th at the historic Ohio The...

When: Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL - What: A lecture by Dr. Corinna Raimondo, Adjunct Professor at Nothwestern University Universities and research centers are heavily embedded into our society. Many hospitals are university based and perform research...

When Elizabeth Minchilli set out to write her latest book, she decided to focus on easing people into entertaining. Providing a step-by-step approach, she takes the stress out of socializing and cooking at home with detailed menus and planning tips from her Italian kitchen.  A snapshot of eating in Italy today, “The Italian Table: Creating Festive...

The Illinois State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music invite you to Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, sung in Italian with English supertitles and presented by the Civic Chorale in collaboration with Midwest Institute of Opera Festival Orchestra at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The saga of...

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago, IL Presented on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci Described by Giorgio Vasari as a “truly admirable painter, sculptor, art theorist, musician, writer, mechanical engineer, arch...