By Joe Crea Though the weekend-long Feast of the Assumption festivities are just warming up in Cleveland's Little Italy, planning is already underway for another major event in the neighborhood.   The 16th annual Taste of Little Italy is set for 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The day-long outdoor event will be held in the church yard at Holy Ro...

Part of their vision came true. Music did indeed come to be made by machines. What they didn't get right: the kind of machines that would make it.   In fact, the Italian Futurists of the early 20th century had something quite different in mind. What they imagined weren't exactly the iPods or synthesizers of today but rather something mo...

By David Petkiewicz   Thousands of spectators and parade marchers filled Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood Monday, as the 118th Feast of the Assumption parade wound its way through the neighborhood. The annual parade began after Mass outside the Holy Rosary Church on Mayfield Road. And it moved through the streets of the old Italian...

Intonarumori: Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners conducted by Luciano Chessa. Presented in collaboration with Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Honorary Consulate of Italy in Cleveland "Today, noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men," Russolo wrote in "The Art of Noises," a Futurist manifesto of 1913. Luigi Russolo (1885 -...

Singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were discovered when the three singers appeared individually on Italy's televised singing competition – "Ti lascio una canzone." The show's creator/producer Roberto Cenci had the lads perform as a trio during the program's fourth episode, thus launching the group's career. Now Il Vol...

by Jason Beudert   Anthony Nunes has been dreaming about opening an Italian-themed wine bar since he was in high school. Don't believe him? Next to his name in the 1986 North High School yearbook reads the following passage: "Future plans: own an Italian restaurant."   But that dream would have to wait 20-plus years while Nunes pursue...

by Paul Sciria   The Alta House and Cleveland Montessori Board leadership have announced a partnership between the two organizations to create the Cleveland Montessori at Alta House, a joint collaboration that will significantly and positively impact the Little Italy community for generations to come.   The combined efforts will inclu...

Saturday, June 21, 8:30AM-4:00PMWestern Reserve Historical Society, ClevelandPresented with the support of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Hon. Consulate of Italy in Cleveland CIAO (Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization) is hosting an all-day Italian genealogy seminar on at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Two speakers specializing...

There's a phrase you'll hear often here in Little Italy, from third-generation locals to fresh-faced newcomers: This is my neighborhood.   One of the most tight-knit, traditional neighborhoods thriving on Cleveland's east side, Little Italy is a bite-sized goldmine for hearty cuisine, a classy nightlife and a place to appreciate local arts....

Severance Hall, Reinberger Chamber Hall A special free concert by Maestro Matteo Fedeli in conjunction with Consular initiatives organized for the YEAR of the ITALIAN LANGUAGE in the USA Maestro Matteo Fedeli, "the man of the Stradivarius," brings the enchanting sounds of the best Stradivari violins ever made to the most prestigious concert halls...