Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago (IL). "Rite of Tomorrow," a performance featuring Natalja Aicardi, Daniel Johanson, Roberta Terche Nocentini. In remembrance of the devastating earthquake that struck near the city of L'Aquila in 2009, affecting more than 45 towns, kil...

Herrin Festa Italiana kicks off in just one month, and Tuesday organizers held a lunch to get preparations underway.  Up to 400 people were expected at the Herrin Festa lunch-in at the Herrin Civic Center downtown. Attendees included Herrin's chamber of commerce, local government members, sponsors, civic center workers and Festa volunteers.  The ev...

Dominic DiFrisco, the man known as the "voice of Chicago's Italian-American Community," died Saturday morning due to complications from lymphoma. He was 85. For decades, he steered the ABC7 broadcast booth during the annual Columbus Day Parade, providing color commentary with his encyclopedic knowledge of Chicago-Italian history and achievements. ...

The Italian Trade Agency announces the launch of a series of educational courses for trade members. A world-class, intensive, immersion three-day course will be offered to professionals already in the industry (sommeliers, wine retailers, brand managers, and more) and will take place across the country in 10 major cities. The dates are as follows:...

Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman” opened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where the lead actor, Marcello Fonte took home the top acting prize. Since then, it’s won numerous awards including the Italian Oscar Best Supporting Actor. The film follows Marcello (Marcello Fonte), an animal lover who runs a neighborhood dog grooming business. He adores his pre-te...

Wednesday May 22nd from 6pm to 9pm at Trattoria Sapori, 2701 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614. **LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE** THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. Come join the Chicagoland Italian American Professionals for an amazing evening of gourmet Italian food and the sounds of the world famous accordion muscian, Cory Pesaturo. (There will also be a speci...

If you grew up in Chicago during the Top 40 era of AM radio, you probably had a transistor radio tucked under your pillow listening to such legendary Chicago DJs as Ron Britton, Barney Pip, Art Roberts and Larry "Uncle Lar" Lujack spinning the latest rock 'n roll hits. The godfather of them all was Dick Biondi, one of the original "screamers" known...

As a child growing up in the northern Italy city of Venice, Dario Monni often awoke to two distinct smells: freshly brewed coffee and simmering homemade pasta sauce. The latter was the handiwork of his grandmother, who would wake up as early as 5 a.m. to begin the sauce that would later complement her fresh pasta, he said. Using her hands and a rol...

When Carmelita Pope’s acting career began taking off, she had to fend off gibes about the folly of pursuing a life in the theater. “It’s such a terrible living,” an old friend from Chicago she called Bud would grouse.“Whaddya wanna do with acting?” But she pursued her passion anyway. And after director Elia Kazan saw her in a film in which she port...

It's official! Dennis Tufano, the Original Lead Singer of The Buckinghams, WILL PERFORM at the Good Times Rock and Roll Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th!!! WOO HOO!!! Dennis will sing with Carl Giammarese, AND the two will join Jim Peterik--THREE LEGENDS ON STAGE- to show their love and support for the man who helped make their careers, Top 40's le...