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When Carmelita Pope’s acting career began taking off, she had to fend off gibes about the folly of pursuing a life in the theater. “It’s such a terrible living,” an old friend from Chicago she called Bud would grouse.“Whaddya wanna do with acting?” But she pursued her passion anyway. And after director Elia Kazan saw her in a film in which she port...

It's official! Dennis Tufano, the Original Lead Singer of The Buckinghams, WILL PERFORM at the Good Times Rock and Roll Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th!!! WOO HOO!!! Dennis will sing with Carl Giammarese, AND the two will join Jim Peterik--THREE LEGENDS ON STAGE- to show their love and support for the man who helped make their careers, Top 40's le...

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm. Marquee Cinema, Union South - 1308 W Dayton St room 245, Madison, WI 53715. The 2019 edition of the Italian Film Festival USA will take place in Madison from Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24, with local premieres of exciting new films by leading Italian directors. Screened free of charge at the Marque...

Italian film writer and director Wilma Labate will speak at the IU Cinema starting Wednesday, accompanying screenings of her films. The visit is part of the cinema’s 10th annual “New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema” series. The series is organized by the IU Department of French and Italian. Labate made her first film “Ambrogio” in...

Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm. St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St. Chicago, IL. This concert is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. Omar Caputi is the Titular Organist of the most prestigious organ in Italy, the four-keyboard mechanical organ made by the Zanin company and located in the St. Ritas Sanctuary in Turin, Art...

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.. Schrott Center for the Arts (Butler University) - 610 W 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for children and students with a Butler ID. They can be purchased in person at the Clowes Memorial Hall Box Office or online. Butler Opera Theatre is prese...

Four years ago, Matt Costello was jumping for joy. His Michigan State team beat Louisville to get to the Final Four. He can’t do that at the moment. Not with the bad ankle that forced him home from his previous pro team in Italy. Even though that walking boot he finally shed allowed him to blend in with the rest of the Spartans this winter. But Tom...

Enjoy the local premieres of SEVEN recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2019 Italian Film Festival USA of Indianapolis. Cristiana Thielmann, Italian Instructor, DePauw University and Indy Italian, shares the details: Indianapolis Italian Film Festival, April 5 – 20, Lilly Auditorium at IUPUI - 755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 4620...

The award-winning tale of a band that made musical history is back on national tour, bringing the story behind well-known songs of The Four Seasons to life. “Jersey Boys” is running in Chicago for a limited one-week engagement at the Auditorium Theatre April 2-7.  “Jersey Boys” is a behind-the-scenes look at the ‘60s pop-rock band Frankie Valli and...

Presented under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Italian Film Festival USA will open in Detroit in just a week! On April 3rd, at 7:30, join us at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre for "Benedetta Follia" (Blessed Madness), a 2018 comedy by and with Carlo Verdone. The Metro Detroit edition of the festival will continue until May 5t...

A highly successful return to professional ice skating after a 16-year hiatus is not something Deanna Stellato ever envisioned. “It’s definitely not something I thought I would do,” says Stellato, 35, who with her skating partner Nathan Bartholomay earned a U.S. bronze medal last year. Stellato, a native of Illinois, competed as a junior until the...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for an 8-week bocce ball schedule. League play begins April 1/2 through May 20/21. Games will be held in Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets. - Please provide a second night preference, if applicable. - If your requested evening is filled, we will look to your 2nd...