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Following in the footsteps of Frank Catalanotto, recipient of the last year’s Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Achievement Award, Chicago Cubs hitting coach Anthony Iapoce has been named as the 2020 IABF Achievement Award Honoree. With over 27 years of combined professional baseball experience as a player and coach, Anthony Iapoce has ma...

This weekend marked a historic moment for Ducati as their Italian rider Lorenzo Zanetti took a phenomenal victory at the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, fending off the advances of the best superbike racers in the United States and making a memorable U.S. debut for the Ducati Corse-supplied Panigale V4 R SBK. The...

The Italian Cultural Center will host a Zoom presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 with actor-director Giancarlo Iannotta, the creator of the award-winning feature film “My Country.” To RSVP, email casalibrary@gmail.com. To view the trailer, click here. To watch the entire film on Amazon Prime, click here.Jeannine Guilyard’s interview with the...

Cirque italia, a traveling Italian water circus, will have shows at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Colony Square Mall. This year clowns will act as pilot and co-pilot to take you on a journey around the globe. Plan to make stops in more than eight countries including Mexico, France...

Joining fellow Italian prospect Leonardo Seminati in the Cincinnati Reds organization, Nicolò Pinazzi signed a minor-league contract to play professional baseball. Wearing an International Stars t-shirt while posing with Cincinnati Reds scout Sal Varriale, Nicolò Pinazzi was all smiles behind his mask knowing that he will begin his quest to become...

The 15th annual edition of the Cleveland Italian Film Festival will proceed in 2020 in a reduced capacity after initial plans to cancel due to Covid-19. Four Italian films will be screened on Thursday evenings from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8 at the Atlas Eastgate Cinemas in Mayfield Heights. Festival founder Joyce Mariani said that usually, efforts are mad...

Ever since he was a young boy, Anthony Ippolito has had a soccer ball at his feet. Soccer is a staple in the Ippolito family, and Anthony has loved playing the game for quite a long time. Anthony displays his passion for the pitch as a member of the boys’ soccer team at Guilford High School, where he is about to begin his senior year. “I’ve been pl...

The Chicagoland Italian American Professionals will host a series of concerts by world-renowned accordionist Cory Pesaturo in September. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Pesaturo is known for his innovative approach to the instrument. He plays acoustic, digital, jazz and classical music; has won numerous awards, and performed at...

“No race is won until the tape is crossed and I realized that all the time. It’s hard luck, but it’s all in the game. I did my best, and since I’ve lost out, I’m for the man who picked the prize.” – Ralph De Palma after the 1912 Indianapolis 500  Few scenes across the decades of the Indianapolis 500’s history would more greatly move those that witn...

When asked again about who is going to start for the White Sox in Friday night’s season opener, manager Rick Renteria answered without actually giving an answer. “I don’t know,” he said on a Zoom call with reporters before the Sox played an exhibition game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. “I’ll let you guys kind of figure it out.” With that, Rent...

Ron Onesti, newly elected President of The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, held a press conference to announce the purchase of a building at 3417 North Harlem in Chicago. The Not-For-Profit organization spent the last twenty years at its former location on Taylor Street in Chicago. The NIASHF has been the dream of its founder and for...

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...