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 JoAnne Viviano   With the 2015 Columbus Italian festival now in the record books, organizers and participants say they hope to bring back a couple highlights that were new to the festivities this year. Chief among them is making the St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church building a bigger part of the celebration that it sponsor...

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...

by Ben Lariccia   La Gazzetta spoke with co-manager of Carmella's Café, Lisa Kelso. La Gazzetta (LG): Good afternoon, Lisa. Thanks so much for inviting La Gazzetta to your restaurant. The minute you walk in you see old family photos. That's not a photo-shopped display. Tell us about your family.   Carmella's: Yes, those are real fami...

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...

By Linda Chojnacki Nick and Antonietta Carnevale have brought a true taste of Italy to Northeast Ohio with Molisana Italian Imports in Broadview Heights. The Carnevales have owned the store for 20 years and showcase the finest in authentic Italian meats, cheeses, wines, gelato, and more. The Carnevale's historyAntonietta and Nick are originally f...

Lately, Detroit has been several times in the news that describe the relations between Italy and the United States. The merger between Fiat and Chrysler, the default of the city, the feared risk of closure of the Italian Consulate have often brought in the foreground the city that once was the richest in America, while today lives a difficult momen...