Gina D'Ercoli is enjoying getting in touch with her Italian heritage. The Barrington resident plays Peppina in Shattered Globe Theatre's "The Rose Tattoo."   "I am a neighbor of the lead, Serafina," D'Ercoli said. "We are Sicilian immigrants in a town in Louisiana. It's an Italian-American community. We're there to support the lead and hinde...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute   Silvio Marchetti   is pleased to invite you to   "A Best Seller Ahead of Its Time: The Decamerone by Messer Giovanni Boccaccio"   A Lecture by Carlo Pulsoni

By Franco Esposito Ignazio Boschetto, bolognese, 19 anni. Gianluca Ginobile, abruzzese, 18 anni. Piero Barone, agrigentino, 20 anni. I tre tenorini, che insieme formano il trio operistico-pop "Il Volo".   Un nome che è tutto un programma, sinonimo di ambizioni e di voglia di successo. I tenorini sono già in volo nei cieli degli Stati Uniti,...

Float group applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Italian Fest Parade, to be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in Uptown Collinsville. This annual tradition embodies the spirit of Italian Fest and wraps up the festival's activities with a bang.   This year's parade theme is "EAT UP, Italian Style!" What says "Italian dinner" to yo...

Fellini evokes dreams, discoveries, and wonders of his childhood. Made for television, I Clowns is part documentary, part fantasy and allows Fellini to talk about himself by way of the circus.   Clowns received the Nastro d'argento for Costumes by Danilo Donati. Free and open to the public.   Read more   Source: http://www...

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 Hours: 3:00 p.m. Site: St. Tarcissus Catholic Parish - 6040 W Ardmore - Chicago   The Marion Consort will present rare sacred vocal music from Renaissance Florence. This concert will feature composers who where born in Florence, worked in Florence, or were connected with the Medici Family, such as Josquin Des...

by Daniel Gerzina "Cooking with a traditional heart and a modern hand." That's the phrase that chef Sarah Grueneberg and her team constantly reiterate, a question that they ask of themselves about every dish they present, dishes that Grueneberg says she "cooks from a soulful place."   It's what they hope will be recognizable to everyone who...

Alitalia understands the importance of maintaining and promoting the Italian language in the United States. Therefore, thanks to a partnership between the Embassy of Italy in Washington and Alitalia, we are happy to extend a 5% student discount dedicated to AP Italian Language students traveling in economy class from the USA to Italy with Alitalia....

It only took seconds before two people at Table #15 said, "How's your son, Giordano, who we met in Oak Park's Ciceroni." Ciceroni is an Italian language support group that used to meet at Mancini's Restaurant on Lake Street. Now it meets at Casa Italia cultural center in Stone Park.   Vincenzo DiVito, a jovial gentleman who hails from the Ba...

by Leonard F. Amari   Earlier this year, Metra announced the appointment of John A. Milano as the agency's Deputy Executive Director for Administration effective February 1. Metra, of course, is the Northeast Illinois Regional Railroad Corporation, Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority. Milano, 50, who was Metra's...