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When the Arcada Theatre reopens its doors, patrons may not recognize the building. That’s because the historic theater and its sister operation, Club Arcada, are undergoing a major renovation project that includes new eateries as well as hotel suites and additional bathrooms. The building has been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Andrea Bocelli’s upcoming gig in Detroit later this year is among the weekend’s mix of event tickets on sale. The Italian vocalist will have limited tickets available for his December 6 takeover of Little Caesars Arena over the coming days in a pre-sale opportunity. Jamey Johnson in Biloxi, Mississippi also joins the pre-sale listings along with ho...

Ron Onesti was unanimously selected to become president of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, its board of directors announced Monday. Onesti is the organization's second president. Founder George Randazzo served in that capacity from 1977 until his sudden passing last July. "This is an honor I will not take lightly," Onesti said. "As only t...

The Giro d'Italia, yet another victim to the coronavirus sweeping the globe, won't be held this year for the first time since 1946 when the Giro had finally resumed after five-year hiatus imposed by World War II. The 1946 Giro started on June 15 in Milan with a field of seventy-nine starters – all Italian, except for Joseph Magnani, an Illinois nat...

Festa Italiana, Metro Detroit's family fun Festival which celebrates Italian heritage, is announcing the festival will be cancelled for 2020. After closely monitoring information from the CDC and World Health Organization as well as Governor Whitmer's "stay home, stay safe" order, event organizers, Joe Ventimiglia, Joe Vicari, and the Italian Chamb...

Henry Poggi’s return to the U.S. from Italy last month, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in that country, was a meandering journey that has all the makings of an adventure movie. It involved three Americans, a couple of Italians, an official police-endorsed permission to travel, empty trains that were late or didn’t show up at all, a long...

Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is making the most of his time at home, along with a mouth-watering homemade Italian meal. The Broncos' Twitter account shared a video of the current Denver Broncos head coach making homemade meatballs and red sauce, backed by soothing Italian music. While he’s currently relieved of coaching dut...

An American entrepreneur with deep Italian roots, Joe Mansueto is bringing the indomitable spirit of his ancestors to bear on his latest challenge: the transformation of Chicago’s Major League Soccer team. Local billionaire Joe Mansueto made headlines last September when he bought the Chicago Fire, and the dramatic changes he has made to the city’s...

Italian catcher Alberto Mineo is remaining in affiliated minor league ball. He signed a new minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs organization, where he started his professional career in 2012. Since 2018 he was playing in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Last year the 25-year-old played in Double-A, batting .220/.296/.313 in 83 games. Wit...

Surrounded by reporters during Michigan basketball’s media day, associate head coach Phil Martelli fielded questions that had the same general premise: Why did he, a bona fide coaching legend who spent the past 24 years as the head coach at St. Joseph’s before being fired last spring, become an assistant under first-year Michigan coach Juwan Howard...

Sunday March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. 4050 West Maple Rd. Ste 250 – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Please join us in this special Caffè e Cultura. Maestro Cominetti of the Lombardy region will offer a few remarks on his past teaching career as an Adjunct Faculty at the Sacred Music Arts Academy in Rome and also his founding and artistic direction of the...

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Valentine’s Day with an Italian flair Saturday. “Now, That’s Italian” will feature vocalists Alyson Cambridge and James Valenti performing arias from Italian operas and love songs backed by the orchestra, led by Randall Craig Fleischer.  “The idea started with celebrating Valentine’s Day and a nod to...