Italian-American performer Max DeTogne will play the title role in a unique rendition of “Jesus Christ Superstar” being staged by Theo Ubique in Chicago. Artistic Director Fred Anzevino will unplug the legendary rock opera, presenting an acoustic performance in the cabaret setting of the No Exit Cafe.   “We feel our intimate space in the No...

by Lou Carlozo   Where other Chicago commuters see filthy expressway viaducts or bleak train station walls — that is, if they see them at all — muralist Tony Passero envisions possibilities: outsized felines with piano-key teeth; cubist creatures of red and orange in surrealistic tango; kaleidoscopic owls orbited by Technicolor eggs. Passer...

By Deborah Pankey To answer the question that has been asked of me most often recently ... Yes, I, finally, have been to Eataly. And it was awesome. On a frigid Friday afternoon, a curt breeze blew me and a few friends into chef Mario Batali's temple to Italian culinary arts at 43 W. Ohio St. just steps off Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Ca...

"Donne italiane negli Stati Uniti" è il tema dell'incontro che si terrà giovedì 6 marzo, alle ore 17.30, nella Sala Auditorium del Galata Museo del Mare di Genova per iniziativa del Cisei. Nell'occasione verrà presentato il libro "Italian Women in Chicago" di Dominic Candeloro, Kathy Catrambone e Gloria Nardini, dedicato all'emigrazione femmin...

ICE-Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane organizza, in collaborazione con l'Associazione di categoria UCIMA, una collettiva italiana alla fiera Pack Expo International, che avrà luogo a Chicago dal 2 al 5 novembre 2014. La collettiva si svilupperà su due aree distinte (South Hall e East Hall/Lakesi...

Horror film buffs starved for the kind of creepy, highly atmospheric terror neglected by most mainstream fright flicks may want to make their way to Chicago Filmmakers on June 7. That's when the media arts group, along with the Chicago Cinema Society, will present the Chicago premiere of the Italian chiller, Across the River. Described by the CCS...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Silvio Marchetti is pleased to invite you to the following concert "Verdi Our Contemporary" performed by Ensemble Nuove Musiche, a concert based on chamber lyrics by the master from Busseto and built between tradition and contemporary music. Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in co...

Casa Italia will present its 10th annual "IA Literati: A Celebration of Italian American Authors from the Chicago Area" on from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 6 in the Italian Cultural Center, 1621 N 39th Ave, Stone Park. According to chairman Dominic Candeloro, "Our writers shape public opinion and the image of Italian Americans. We need to supp...

Festa Italiana will be held on Taylor Street at Ashland Avenue Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 16, 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.   There will be food, music, games, contests and a procession from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to the festa following the 11 a.m....

One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. "Few events in the community can match the pageantry of the annual Columbus Day Queen Contest," says JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico. "The queen will be...