Education, music, family, food and laughter. These are the things that have shaped the world of Louis Covelli, who directed the Tremper High School bands for more than three decades before retiring in June. And on Sunday night, Covelli was the honored for his contributions to the community during the Italian American Society's annual Columbus...

Festa Italiana announced its complete entertainment line-up today. The weekend-long celebration of Milwaukee's Italian heritage is slated for July 19-21.   Just a few of the nearly 40 acts to be featured at the festival include: The Florentine Opera Company, Ricci Martin (son of Dean Martin), Micheal Castaldo, Moreno Fruzzetti (The Ambassado...

The 37th annual Roma Lodge Italian Festival returns to Festival Park, 5 Fifth St., Friday through Sunday, July 24-26. This year's festival is again all about traditional Italian foods and live entertainment. To show their gratitude for 37 years of support by the community, the Roma Lodge will again present fireworks from the Bartolatta Firewor...

Among the more than 300 festas that every year celebrate Italy in the US, a number that seems impossible but instead is real, today our interview will bring us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Let's face it, this is not the first city that comes to our mind when we think about the American places of the Italian emigration: and probably it isn't even in the...

by Al Rolandi   Greetings to all. As the President of WisItalia it gives me great pleasure to announce our 2015 WisItalia Italian Teacher of the Year Award recipient, Mr. Steven Falsetti.   Mr. Falsetti was nominated by Ms. Janine Cano Graber, principle at Victory K-8 School For The Gifted and Talented and Italian Immersion and a...

by Alison Bauter   City of Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto remembers exactly what he ate this September when he visited Portillo's: an Italian beef sandwich, french fries, a small salad — "and it was delicious." His trip to the iconic Chicago restaurant's Vernon Hills, Ill., location was part of Portillo's play to locate in the city of Brookf...

In 1907 the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. built this corner tavern at 2501 S. Superior St. to serve the working class neighborhood of Bay View. Northeast of this corner at Superior St. and Russell Ave. was the Milwaukee Iron Works Bay View Rolling Mill, the region's first heavy industry and the community's largest employer, which dominated the South S...

The Order Sons of Italy in America's Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin will honor the DiNovo Family of 115 Bourbon Street as Humanitarians of the Year and Army Lt. Col. Robert Ruffolo as Columbus Patriot at their 91st annual Columbus Banquet on Oct. 10 at the White Eagle Banquets in Niles.   (708-403-7822) was established 17 years ago by...

We are Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22. We are also known as and the Italian Family History Club at the Italian Community Center and Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's Italian Area Interest Group. Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee,...

With works by some of the greatest names in European art, Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums will examine the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art—from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century.  ...