The Cleveland Opera is doing it again. Setting aside mainstream repertoire, it’s producing an opera largely unknown in Northeast Ohio. This Friday and Sunday, at the Tudor Arms Hotel in Cleveland, the company led by Dorota Sobieska will stage Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” in collaboration with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. The chamber-style perform...

This week we are coming at you from Cleveland, Ohio, one of America’s most passionate Italian communities! In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, our favorite moderator John M. Viola has been invited to speak to the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA Foundation) about the history of Southern Italy and its impact on the Ital...

Mannerism — the strangely refined, highly idiosyncratic style that dominated Italian art from the 1520s to the rise of Baroque art at the end of the 16th century — finally has a major presence in the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The latest round of acquisitions at the museum, announced Wednesday, includes what it calls its...

Rocky Colavito made a point of spending time with his fans when he played in Cleveland. Soon, those fans will have more than memories to remember their beloved hero. A life-size statue of Colavito is being created by noted sculptor David Deming and will be placed in Tony Brush Park at University Circle — about five miles east of Progressive Field....

Although some cities have done away with Columbus Day, Cleveland's City Council rejected a resolution to change the name of Columbus Day. The Columbus Day Parade was held in Little Italy on Monday. Parade Chairmain Basil Russo says it's an important day to celebrate. “Columbus Day recognizes the monumental historical event that began the process of...

Cleveland’s own Russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, the top-grossing film of all time, will be honored guests at the Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s annual fundraising event, the G-Clef Gala. The orchestra’s fundraising celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, according to a news release from the...

Sunday October 13 2019, from 14:00 to 15:00 EDT. Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106. Tickets: www.production.gobigriver.com Pamela Dorazio Dean, Curator of Italian American History at the Cleveland History Center, and Michael N. and Monica Johns with the Johns-Carabelli Cemetery Memorials will spotlight Northeast Ohio Italian...

James Van Keuren discussed his 2018 book, “World War II POW Camps in Ohio,” on Monday evening (Sept. 23) at his hometown library in Brook Park. More than two dozen history buffs turned out for the program. The book documents a significant chapter in state history that is, nonetheless, fading from memory as the generation that lived through the war...

Rocky Colavito made a point of spending time with his fans when he played in Cleveland. Soon those fans will have more than memories to remember their beloved hero. A life-size statue of Colavito is being created by noted sculptor David Deming and will be placed in Tony Brush Park. It's an appropriate setting for the image of Rocco Domenico Colavit...

It’s hard not to feel sneaky when you view the magnificent new exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo that opens today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After all, Il Divino, the “divine one,’’ didn’t want you to see what the museum is serving up. He destroyed as many of his drawings as possible so as to avoid having contemporaries, not to mention po...