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St. Peter’s, the architectural wonder that dominates the skyline of Rome, is more accessible than you think. The Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia houses its own capolavoro of the iconic basilica and its adjacent piazza. Just take a short car ride to west suburban Stone Park and an invigorating ascent to the third floor, and there it is in all...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for a 6-week bocce schedule. League play begins April 18/19 through May 23/24 with the tournament scheduled for Saturday June 4th. Games are held at Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets in Indianapolis, IN. The cost is $40 per TEAM of 2.Please provide a second nigh...

The year is 1800, the city is Rome and Mario Cavaradossi, a painter and revolutionary, is in love with the beautiful singer Tosca. Baron Scarpia, the chief of police, covets Tosca for himself, setting the stage for one of opera’s great tragedies. When a political prisoner and ally of Mario escapes, Mario is apprehended for questioning. Revealing no...

Naïve painter Antonio Ligabue has often been compared to other famous untrained artists like Henri Rousseau and Vincent van Gogh. Like them, Ligabue developed a special affinity with the natural world. While living a life between nervous breakdowns and psychiatric wards, he produced an incredible body of work ranging from imaginary orientalist them...

Goodman Theatre is now presenting their major revival of Mary Zimmerman's The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci-three decades after the play premiered in the Goodman's Studio Series (at the Art Institute of Chicago). Movement and music unite to deliver a poetic glimpse into the mind of history's ultimate Renaissance man. The Notebooks of Leonardo da V...

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host a special exhibit featuring a hands-on display of full-size replicas of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions from Feb. 21 to May 8. The exhibit, titled “Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion” and built in Florence, Italy, is a touring exhibit by Evergreen Exhibits. It contains 40 actual-size working mach...

By no means does Ohio-born snowboarder Louie Vito consider himself fluent in Italian. But he’s steadily learning the language and even getting familiar with his new country’s national anthem. You know, just in case. Even long shots can dream a little. For years, Vito, who parlayed his halfpipe career into one of a part-time celebrity, has represent...

With David Ortiz’s election to baseball’s Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, it’s natural to begin speculating on how long it might be before Cleveland sees another enshrinee in Cooperstown. It’s hard to believe that four years have already passed since Jim Thome’s election. Kenny Lofton has an outside chance if the Today’s Game Committee puts him on...

Stage and film actor Steven Scionti, and his wife, producer Kimberly A. Ray, decided 2½ years ago to leave behind the hustle, bustle and expense of Los Angeles and move to Kimberly's native Northeast Ohio to settle down for a quieter life. The couple now lives in Uniontown, close to where Kimberly, whose maiden name is Read, grew up in Green. After...

This is the motto of the Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach (ORMACO), a nonprofit whose mission is to bring the arts to rural, marginalized, or disadvantaged communities lacking in cultural opportunities. Through grants, donations and underwriting from area businesses and individuals, they have been offering educational outreach programs, w...

The twinning between Monza and the capital of Indiana continues under the banner of motors. Seven students from Monza had the opportunity to confront themselves with different American entrepreneurial and educational realities right in Indianapolis, the city of the circuit. The training course was created as part of the twinning projects between th...

Michigan Tech senior Laura De Marchi has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II volleyball first team for the second straight season. De Marchi is a setter from Milan, Italy, and holds a 3.79 grade-point average in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. She is the fourth Michigan Tech volleyball player to be named an...