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After decades as a standout hockey defenseman and accomplished assistant coach, as well as more than 20 years as the owner of his own business, Bob Nardella has concluded that the surest path to success is as a team player. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a janitor or a VIP executive — you have to work together to be successful,” says the 53-year-old,...

Michigan Tech senior setter Laura De Marchi has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest Region Player of the Year. She was also named to the All-Midwest Region Team for the third time in her career. Anna Jonynas was also named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region Team. Laura De Marchi was named the GLIAC Setter of the Year and on t...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will present multisport luminary Jerry Colangelo with the Mario Andretti Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala and induction ceremony at the Westin O’Hare. The event has been moved from Nov. 13 to Dec. 10. “When the hall of fame needed help making the move to Taylor Street, Jerry Colangelo was there....

The contemporary Italian dance company Artemis Danza will perform “Dante Solo Inferno” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Instituto Cervantes theater in Chicago. In this choreographic interpretation of Dante’s classic poem, the audience encounters the lost souls who crossed path with Dante on his otherworldly journey. The soundtrack alternates between orig...

Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team completed their last season as the Indians on October 3, 2021. The club is now called the Cleveland Guardians, and the new name pays homage to four, two-sided sculptures known as the “Guardians of Traffic,” which stand prominently on the city’s Hope Memorial Bridge. Once known as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, it...

War, chaos and corruption set the tone for the Giacomo Puccini's iconic opera as Opera Columbus kicks off its 40th season with Tosca, the very first opera it presented upon the company's premiere in 1981. Set in Rome in 1800, the story pits the main character, Rome's diva Floria Tosca, and her lover Mario Cavaradossi against a corrupt police chief,...

Fresh off the success of the Solheim Cup in 2021, Toledo could soon host another international sporting event. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz talked about a trip he and a delegation made to Italy on Monday. Kapszukiewicz says he signed a sister city agreement with Ferrara, Italy. The mayor explains the city is about half the size of Toledo, but its unive...

Thursday December 2, 7pm EST. The Italian American Museum of Cleveland - 12111 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH. Dante Lavelli, the son of Italian immigrants, earned fame playing football for the Cleveland Browns under Coach Paul Brown, 1946-1956. But, the story of the life of Dante Lavelli is more than just a story about sports. It touches on Italian...

Winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum (which awards yearly grants to aspiring filmmakers to create films exploring the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations), “Yes Chef” is the visceral tale of Corrine Bianchi, a third generation Italian American Chef who struggles to celebrate her successes as she rem...

Competitors from the Highwood Bocce Club (HBC) joined more than 60 of the best bocce players in the country in St. Louis, Mo., November 1-7, 2021, to compete in the 2021 United States Bocce Championship and 14th Annual Aldo Della Croce Bocce Tournament, held at the Italia-America Bocce Club. Highwood had an impressive medal haul with 3 silver and 3...

When Jerry Colangelo was 7 years old, he was given his first basketball, a simple act that ignited the fuse to an extraordinarily successful career in national and international sports. “I smelled the leather, and it was the beginning of a love affair that has lasted a lifetime,” Colangelo tells Fra Noi in a wide-ranging interview about his life an...

Superstar Italian trio Il Volo announced today they are making a quick stop in Cleveland as part of their world tour 'Il Volo Sings Morricone' The concert to be held in Playhouse Square is a dedication to the beloved Maestro Ennio Morricone and his exciting journey through art and music, making him one of the greatest composers of the 20th century....