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Nearly 400 years ago, a young Gian Lorenzo Bernini was commissioned by a powerful Cardinal’s family to decorate the first Jesuit church in Rome. Now, Bernini's work—a bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino—has left Rome for the first time for an exhibition at Fairfield University Art Museum in Connecticut. When you step inside the exhibit—THE HOLY NAM...

“Tutto è nato dal desiderio di creare uno spazio culturale e di vendita di libri difficili da reperire a Boston e perfino online, come ad esempio la narrativa per bambini in italiano”, racconta a ilLibraio.it Nicola Orichuia, romano, residente negli Stati Uniti dal 2008. Nel 2012 ha fondato una rivista in italiano, Bostoniano, che lo ha portato a c...

Eugene Nocera never imagined he’d carry on in his late father’s footsteps when, as a young boy, he witnessed his Italian community’s absolute fidelity for their patron saint. His dad, known to all affectionately as “Eddie,” was chairman of the St. Sebastian Church feast for 18 years. He died in 1998. Nocera is now a common councilman in Middletown....

The Valley Regional Sons & Daughters of Italy is pleased to announce The Dean Martin Night Dinner and Fundraiser. The event will be held at the La Sala Banquet Hall, 73 High Street, Derby, CT on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Performer, Jack Lynn will sing nostalgic Dean Martin songs. A pasta dinner and dessert will be served. There will be a c...

It was a hall full of heroes and heroines. In the banquet room at Berkshire Hills Country Club, the past and present of the best of Berkshire County soccer gathered on Thursday for the annual Community Italian American Organization's Berkshire County Soccer Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship Banquet. The CIAO inducted its 14th class on the night,...

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s annual Italian Film Weekend screens four films from May 18 to 20. The weekend kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with “Made in Italy,” a 2018 comic drama about a man about to give up his dreams. An opening reception begins at 5 p.m. At 7:50 p.m., “Call Me By Your Name,” a 2017 LGBT coming-of-age movie about a teen in love...

Saturdays were the most special of days each week for mother and son. They always involved time and talk together, a game of gin, a bite to eat and faithfully watching the afternoon cooking shows on PBS, especially those with chefs Lidia Bastianich and Jacques Pepin, the son remembers. "She was just everything. She was so kind," he says. "Her smile...

The Italian Center of Stamford is back up and running after a fire forced it to shut its doors. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday night to commemorate the completion of the project. The space features new ballrooms, and renovated spaces for events and community engagements. Executive director Paul Hickey says 80 percent of the building wa...

For almost two hours Tuesday, lawmakers and colleagues of Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, heaped praise on the man they called a class act, a dignified statesman, and a reserved but effective fighter for northeastern Connecticut. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Senate Democratic President Pro Tem Martin Looney of New Haven, Senate Republican President Pr...

Stephanie Calise, a Bristol resident, announced on Tuesday that she will run as a Republican in the upcoming Senate District 11 (Bristol, Tiverton, Portsmouth) race. Calise will run against Senator James Seveney, a Democrat in November. Stephanie Calise will officially announce her candidacy for State Senate on Friday, May 4th at 12:30 pm at the Br...

Judge Arthur L. Spada, 85, died on April 26, 2018. He was born on September 22, 1932, the third child of recently arrived immigrant parents from Italy, Frank and Mary (Curcio) Spada. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Saunders) Spada, a marriage that prospered for 62 years and produced three children and five grandchildren. The Judge and his wife...

Walpole’s Jean St. George remembers pieces of her childhood being spent at the Italian American Club. She recalls the times her grandfather and father spent hanging out at the club, and can name plenty of family members, including her son, who had become members. In fact, St. George even had her wedding reception at the Italian American Club. But s...