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Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The ItaliansNovember 8-9 Loyola University Chicago Call for Papers: The conference invites 20-30 minute papers that look at the late 19th and 20th century Italian immigration, with an emphasis on Chicago and the Midwest. Presentations may be given from the viewpoint of ethnic studies, urban and cultural his...

Il Consolato Onorario di Cleveland rimarrà chiuso dal 18/6/2013 al 16/7/2013. Per ogni eventuale aiuto, si prega cortesemente di contattare il Consolato d'Italia a Detroit.   Fonte: Italian Consulate in Detroit

Celebrate your Italian pride or amore for Italian culture and music, food, fashion and fun at the 7th Annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana! From Thursday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 25th, the annual festival returns to Taylor Street celebrating the history and heritage of Chicago's Little Italy.   Open to all ages, guests will be inspired t...

In this special issue, the Chicago Quarterly Review turns to Italy and its writers during a time of great unrest, both socially and politically.   Guest edited by translator Michela Martini, this is a diverse, vibrant collection of poetry and prose translations from the 1960s to the present, featuring these writers, translators and artists:...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will screen the Oscar-winning film "Mister Roberts" at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 7. The screening will benefit Hines Veterans Hospital. Admission is alcohol free toiletries and other items, such as aftershave, mouthwash, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving cream and disposable razors, combs, and...

La Coord3 Industries SRL di Bruzolo (TO) ha recentemente aperto un centro vendite e servizi a Wixom, Michigan.La struttura, che comprende un centro di ricostruzione e di produzione di Macchine di Misura a Coordinate (CMM), è il risultato di un grande lavoro per espandere la rete Coord3 globalmente e in Nord America, che l'azienda considera un merca...

The Italian American Society of Peoria will hold its 84th annual Italian Summer Festa from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hickory Grove Park in North Peoria. (Hickory Grove Road off Knoxville Ave, follow signs). The Summer Festa Picnic is a long-standing family event held by the society every year since its founding in 1929 as a time for Italian familie...

by Sandra Tornberg   Ottavio Mecca has helped many of us through the process of obtaining Italian citizenship, in addition to having helped many in the Italian community with their U.S. Immigration questions and issues. On August 17 he and his wife Angela were sworn in as U.S. citizens at the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroi...

by Florence Nelson The piccolo used to be just a "little wooden flute" to most people. We heard it played in bands — especially in "The Stars and Stripes Forever" — and in an occasional Vivaldi concerto performance. That was about it. Composers used the piccolo to provide color in orchestral works — the way cooks spice up their sauces with garlic...

by Lou Carlozo   If you think it's a long way from the Chicago to the South Pacific, then you haven't watched Lawrence E. DiStasi making magic on stage. And magic isn't too strong a word: As a founding member of Lookingglass Theatre, DiStasi helped conjure from thin air a theater company that has become a Chicago gem.   And it's with...

Creating a memorial sculpture for the Italian immigrant victims of the "Wreck on the Wabash" is personal for Detroit artist Sergio De Guisti. An Italian-American immigrant himself, De Guisti said when he heard of the effort in Adrian to recognize the victims of the 1901 train crash, he wanted to put his all into honoring the victims. So he is...

Italian influence on American history can be traced back to Christopher Columbus and Americo Vespucci. The Founding Fathers, especially Jefferson and Franklin, were familiar with the Italian language and culture and with Roman history. Jefferson was a supporter of Filippo Mazzei and encouraged him in the early 1770s to bring Italian vintners to Vir...