Festa Italiana favorite won't perform due to health issues
MILWAUKEE - One of the annual favorite pieces of one of America's largest Italian-themed events won't be performing at the festival this year.
Two days before Festa Italiana was set to begin along Milwaukee's lakefront, the organization tweeted this news:
Contino, a noted accordion performer, was to make his 33rd appearance in the 35 years of the festival.
We are sad to report that Dick Contino will not be able to perform this year due to health reasons. In his place will The Russo Brothers.— Festa Italiana (@FestaMKE) July 17, 2013