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Italian and the Discovery of Universal Grammar

Italian and the Discovery of Universal Grammar

When: October 27, 2014 — 6 to 9 p.m.Where: swissnex Boston – 420 Broadway, Cambridge , MAswissnex Boston and the Consulate General of Italy are celebrating the Settimana della Lingua Italiana. As part of this special series, an expert panel will discuss the universal character of the Italian language.   The Subject Which Wasn't There: Andrea MoroWe will see how scientific reflections on...

New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival 2014

New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival 2014

The New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival is back! Organized by the Italian Consulate in Boston and several academic institutions, the festival highlights some of Italy's most recent cinematographic successes. For details on the various screenings, please use the contact information provided under the institution's name.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

FROM VENICE WITH LOVE: Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit conce…

FROM VENICE WITH LOVE: Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit concert for Piazza Nuova Lodge

The Piazza Nuova Lodge No. 2665, Order Sons of Italy in America, will sponsor Concert 2014 "From Venice With Love" featuring Italian pop artist Giada Valenti.   Valenti recently reached an agreement with PBS Television to perform a PBS special of this same show scheduled for airing in December on PBS New York and on National PBS in 2015.   Read more   Source: http://www.buckslocalnews.com    

Relaunched Mill Has American Heritage and Italian Know-How

Relaunched Mill Has American Heritage and Italian Know-How

by Alison A. Nieder   A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury market. The mill, founded as Warren Stafford in Stafford Springs, Conn., has been reopened and relaunched as American Woolen Co., a company with about 25 employees and an initial launch collection of 23...

Chef Joe Simone is back with new restaurant

Chef Joe Simone is back with new restaurant

by Linda Murphy   Joe Simone captured the breakfast and lunch appetites of Greater Fall River diners with his Warren, R.I. restaurant The Sunnyside. And now he's back with a whole new venture: Simone's. This time around, Simone is serving dinner, and eventually breakfast and lunch at the new restaurant that he opened with his brother, John Simone. Chef Simone rolled out the dinner...

Sons of Italy set to honor Judge D'Ambra

Sons of Italy set to honor Judge D'Ambra

The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island Order Sons of Italy In America will present its Community Service Award to Laureen D'Ambra, associate justice of the Rhode Island Family Court.   The award is "for her many years of dedicated service to the children and families of Rhode Island not only as a judge but also as the former state child advocate and...

Italian heritage film series - "La strada" in Boston

Italian heritage film series - "La strada" in Boston

ITALIAN HERITAGE FILM SERIES-- LA STRADA West End Branch of the Boston Public Library151 Cambridge Street - Boston, MA 02114Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3 – 5pm Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with these five films. Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library. October 1- La Strada (1954, 108 minutes, NR)October 8- Reality (2013, 123 minutes, R)October 15- The Great Beauty (2014, 141...

A Concert in Honor of Composer Salvatore Arno

A Concert in Honor of Composer Salvatore Arno

Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm - **This is not a Dante sponsored event** A concert in honor of composer Salvatore Arnowill be held at 3 pm on Sunday, October 26th, 2014at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech Street - Belmont, MA   It will feature soprano Victoria Bartolomeo & pianist Sarah TroxlerClick here for more details Part of Italian Heritage Month   Source: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts

Second Season of L’Italia Chiamò Radio Show Starts Sept. 18

Second Season of L’Italia Chiamò Radio Show Starts Sept. 18

After a successful first season on the airwaves, Boston's only Italian language radio program L'Italia Chiamò is returning with its hilarious characters, fascinating guests and in-depth interviews. This year, the program conducted by Stefano Marchese, Emanuele Capoano and Elisa Meazzini will air on Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. EST, and will be broadcast live on www.litaliachiamo.com.    Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Newpoli to perform at the Dante - Friday, October 17

Newpoli to perform at the Dante - Friday, October 17

Delight your senses with the music and dancing of Newpoli, a group of exceptionally talented musicians who specialize in Southern Italian Folk Music & Dancing   Friday, October 17 at 8:30 pm - 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge 02139 - (617)876-5160 For information and tickets, click here Tickets, $20 in advance, $22 at the doorFree parking in our lot, $5 at Kendall Sq. Theatre   Source: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc.

Nashua concert series opens with Sicilian Tenors

Nashua concert series opens with Sicilian Tenors

The Nashua Community Concert Association opens its 2014-2015 season with a concert by The Sicilian Tenors on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m., at the Edmund Keefe Auditorium at Elm St. Middle School.   Accompanied by a grand piano, the Sicilian Tenors sing songs from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy. Aaron Caruso studied opera in Italy and New York and specializes in...

Burlington Welcomes First Massachusetts Location for Tuscan Brands

Burlington Welcomes First Massachusetts Location for Tuscan Brands

Italy is moving to Massachusetts with the grand opening of Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market in Burlington, MA, located at 24 New England Executive Park. The new restaurant and market which focuses on regional Italian cuisine will span roughly 14,000 square feet and will deliver a true Italian feel. From pastas to artisanal meats and cheeses, to fresh local produce, every...

Sondra Celli: Fashion Designer with that Special Bling

Sondra Celli: Fashion Designer with that Special Bling

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that bling" is Sondra Celli's exclusive approach to fashion industry, and her Swaroski-glittered garments stand to prove just that. Celli's elegant studio in Waltham is the epicenter of her unique and creative work. Since 2010, Celli's fancy couture has even been recognized nationally on TLC's hit "My Big Fat American Gipsy Wedding."Fashion...

Un corso di lingua e cultura italiana interamente online? Sì, si può fare!

Un corso di lingua e cultura italiana interamente online? Sì, si può fare!

by Daniela Bartalesi-Graf Il mese di maggio segna la fine dell'anno accademico a Wellesley College, ma quest'anno per noi del Dipartimento di Italianistica è l'inizio di una nuova avventura: stiamo per lanciare Beginning Italian Language and Culture, il primo corso di lingua e cultura italiana interamente online. Sto leggendo le centinaia di domande di partecipazione al corso che abbiamo già ricevuto entro...

Italian Language Classes at Newton’s Ciociaro Club of Massachusetts

Italian Language Classes at Newton’s Ciociaro Club of Massachusetts

The Ciociaro Social Club of Massachusetts is proud to announce their Italian classes for Children from ages 4 to 12. Located at 144 Bridge Street in Newton, classes meet every Saturday starting from the second Saturday of September through the last Saturday of May. The first semester runs from September to mid-January. The second semester runs from mid-January through May.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Belmont’s Beech Street Center to Revive Salvatore Arnò’s music

Belmont’s Beech Street Center to Revive Salvatore Arnò’s music

On October 26th, classical music for piano and voice by the early 20th century Italian composer Salvatore Arnò, will be performed for the first time this century. During Arnò's lifetime, he achieved the admiration of his audiences and fellow musicians throughout Italy and in Boston. Newspaper reviews heartily express these sentiments. A representation of his musical repertoire was published at that...

Full Time Lecturer in Italian

Full Time Lecturer in Italian

Tufts University, Romance Languages: Italian Language Lecturer (Non-tenure-track)   Full-time Lecturer of Italian beginning September 1, 2015. The Department of Romance Languages is seeking a full-time lecturer in Italian to teach all levels of language (three courses per semester). Review of applications begins November 17, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. Native or near-native fluency in Italian, M.A., and previous college-level...

Peter Sugar Publishes “Impressions of Italy”

Peter Sugar Publishes “Impressions of Italy”

Peter C. Sugar's latest book "Impressions of Italy" is the best way to dive into the country's rich culture and stunning landscapes through the eyes of an architect. After obtaining his master's degree in Architecture at MIT, Sugar lived and worked in Italy for eight years, during which he honed his skills in drawing with hundreds of pen and ink ketches...

The Italian presepe is focus of new Cantor Art Gallery exhibit at Holy Cross

The Italian presepe is focus of new Cantor Art Gallery exhibit at Holy Cross

While visiting Italy in 2005, photographer Margot Balboni was struck by the beauty of an 18th-century Neapolitan presepe (nativity scene) at the Cosma Damiano in Rome.   The figurines were elaborately clothed and the tale told was more than the narrowly focused story of the baby Jesus in a manger with Mary and Joseph by his side, as is more common in...

YTI auditions for Italian American Reconciliation

YTI auditions for Italian American Reconciliation

Director Suzanne Bergeron will audition actors at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 23 and 24, for Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. at St. Martin's Church, 136 Rivet St., New Bedford. Parking and entrance located at rear of church on County Street. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script....

Tuscany Campus Students Move Into New Residence Hall

Tuscany Campus Students Move Into New Residence Hall

On that day, the Tuscany Campus moved 27 students into its new residence hall located in a historic former Franciscan convent known locally as San Francesco. While the structure itself has been around for ages, the interior was recently renovated and now features all of the latest conveniences to provide for student development and safety. "My staff performed miracles, as usual,...

Boston City Hall Honors Italian Heritage Month

Boston City Hall Honors Italian Heritage Month

by Lisa Cappuccio When: Wednesday, October 1st at 10:00 – 12:00pmWhere: Boston City Hall's Piemonte Room, which is located on the 5th Floor. Boston City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Sal LaMattina will host this year's Italian flag raising at Boston City Hall in honor of Italian-American Heritage Month. Join friends and families in a community celebration that will feature honored guests, entertainment...

Boxing fans: Branford author recounts when New Haven was boxing mecca

Boxing fans: Branford author recounts when New Haven was boxing mecca

by Lisa Reisman   Branford high school track coach Richard Biondi never set out to write "Pugilistic Paisani," a history of Italian and Italian American boxing champions.   Then, on a visit to Cleveland's Little Italy Heritage Museum in 2000, he met a volunteer in her mid-80s. They got to talking. At some point Biondi asked her about Joey Maxim, the former world light...

Sons Of Italy Make Donation To Tewksbury Community Food Pantry

Sons Of Italy Make Donation To Tewksbury Community Food Pantry

by Bill Gilman   On Wednesday September 17, 2014, the Sons of Italy Lodge 2872 in Tewksbury presented a donation check to the Tewksbury Community Pantry in the amount of $400. The proceeds came from the first annual Italian Festival organized by the Sons of Italy earlier this summer. Pictured presenting the check from the Sons of Italy are: Chris Parrella (treasurer), Joseph...

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 9:30 p.m.Where: Atwoods Tavern — 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She's written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released three...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to host 'Taste of Italy'

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to host 'Taste of Italy'

Those who haven't had the opportunity to travel to Italy will be able to sample a Taste of Italy in the city's South End neighborhood next month. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel's annual Taste of Italy fundraiser is a night of delicious food, drinks, desserts and music.   The celebration of Italian heritage will take place Oct. 4 from 4:30 p.m. until 8...

Assistant Professor or Instructor in Italian, Colby College

Assistant Professor or Instructor in Italian, Colby College

The Department of French and Italian is seeking an Assistant Professor or Instructor in Italian for a continuing three-year position, renewable for additional three-year terms, to begin September 1, 2015. PhD preferred, ABD considered.   The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education possible to talented undergraduates. We are particularly interested in individuals with...

Italian American Young Professional Networking In Rhode Island

Italian American Young Professional Networking In Rhode Island

Thursday October 9, h. 5.30 PM - Trattoria Zooma - Providence 02903NOIAW and the Justinian Law Society of RI have joined forces for an Italian American Young Professionals Networking Event. Meet special guests: Hon. Jeanne LaFazia, Chief Judge of the Rhode Island District Court and Daniela Mansella, Food Entrepreneur and Creator of La Bella Piccolina. They will also be giving speeches in...

Downtown Gloucester Block Party with Italian Flare

Downtown Gloucester Block Party with Italian Flare

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 6 to 11 p.m.Where: Downtown Gloucester, MAThis year's last block party in downtown Gloucester will feature a number of Italian artists and exhibitors. Among them, the trio behind the successful web-radio program L'Italia Chiamò: Stefano Marchese, Emanuele Capoano and Elisa Meazzini. The crew will host a live show while presenting the second edition of their...

Coming to Russell Library: Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women…

Coming to Russell Library: Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of CT - Saturday, Sept. 20

Anthony Riccio, author, photographer and oral historian, will speak about his book Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut Farms, Factories and Families.   This book documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.   Read more   Source: http://patch.com    

Ecosystem/Exit Strategy: Two View Points for a Scientific Analysis in a Startup …

Ecosystem/Exit Strategy: Two View Points for a Scientific Analysis in a Startup Execution

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 6 to 9 p.m.Where: MIT Sloan, Room E62-276 – 100 Main St., Cambridge MAThe Italian Consulate General of Boston and Professionisti Italiani a Boston (PIB) will host the event "Ecosystem/exit strategy – two view points for a scientific analysis in a start-up execution." The debate will compare the Italian start-up model with the model of...

Dante Alighieri Society Elects New Board and resident

Dante Alighieri Society Elects New Board and resident

The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts recently held elections to renew its board and choose a new president.The center's new president is Anthony Cassano, born in the small town of Torre Le Nocelle, in Campania. In 1961, at the age of 13, he immigrated to the United States, where many years later he would build a successful construction and real...

MET Opera at Rockport Music Presents Verdi’s Macbeth

MET Opera at Rockport Music Presents Verdi’s Macbeth

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 12:55 p.m.Where: Shalin Liu Performance Center – 37 Main St, Rockport, MAThe show is a HD screening of the MET Opera's performance. Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić's doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble's chilling production of...

Italian Organist to Make American Debut at Opening of the Holy Cross Chapel Arti…

Italian Organist to Make American Debut at Opening of the Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series

Italian organist Andrea Toschi will make his American debut as he kicks off the 2014-15 College of the Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. in the St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The performance is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.   The program will include a musical tour of Italy, featuring works by Frescobaldi, Arresti,...

Celebrate Columbus Day with parades across Rhode Island

Celebrate Columbus Day with parades across Rhode Island

You don't have to be Italian to celebrate Columbus Day. Parades and festivals are being held from Westerly to Woonsocket, and everyone's invited. Providence's Federal Hill, the city's Italian stronghold, kicks off its annual Columbus Day Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, at noon in DePasquale Square, with the popular Columbus Day parade stepping off at 11 a.m. the following day at...

Classi di Italiano Organizzate dal PIB

Classi di Italiano Organizzate dal PIB

Il direttore Domenico Savio Teker Ha il piacere di annunciare: Classi di Italiano Organizzate dal PIB.  Vostro figlio/a ha gia' una buona padronanza della lingua italiana e volete che non la perda? Ecco L'iniziativa che fa per voi: Il Sabato Mattina Con Le Attivita' Del PIB.   Alle famiglie interessate:Salve, con la presente vogliamo informarvi di una nuova attivita' promossa dal PIB ( Professionisti Italiani a Boston) e...

Coro-Dante – Italian Repertory Chorale

Coro-Dante – Italian Repertory Chorale

CORO DANTE: The Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge is seeking interested members of the community to sing in a four-part chorus called Coro-Dante. The purpose of the chorus is to promote Italian language and culture through singing Italian music.   CHORUS SIZE & REPERTOIRE: The chorus has inscribed at this point about 50 singers SATB (soprano, alto, tenor bass), and performs a...

Celebrating the feast of family and food

Celebrating the feast of family and food

by Rita Watson Our grandmother disliked crowds, even those that gathered to honor the saints. When September's "la festa de San Gennaro" approached — a large Italian street festival of music, games and food — Gram planned a gathering of some 30 relatives for cooking, eating, playing bocce and building sand castles.   She said we could not attend the feasts until we...

Tutto Lite to Feature Italian Cars at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Tutto Lite to Feature Italian Cars at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 — 10 a.m.Where: Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline, MATutto Lite: A laid back assemblage of beautiful Italian cars under the exquisite fall foliage in Larz Anderson Park. Call it — Tutto Lite, Tutto Autunno, Tutto Two. Bring your Italian car, motorcycle, or just your love for Italian Machines. Unlike Tutto Italiano, whose winners...

Providence: passport applications and Italian citizenships

Providence: passport applications and Italian citizenships

If you or your family members or friends are working on their Italian dual citizenship, please note the following announcement from the Vice Consulate in Providence: Vice Consolato d'Italia a Providence, Rhode Island, USA Deborah E. Del SestoHONORARY VICE CONSULNOTICEThe Honorary Italian Vice Consulate office will be open onTuesday, September 23, 2014, from 2:00-5:00p.m., for the processingof passport applications and Italian citizenships.

The 7 Hottest New Italian Restaurants in Boston

The 7 Hottest New Italian Restaurants in Boston

In Boston, the North End is often considered the epicenter of the Italian dining scene. And it is — but not all eateries are created equal, and for every awesome option (like these) there are some less-than-stellar spots sliding by on tourist dollars.   For a side of buzz with your bucatini, you'll want to think outside the geographic box, and hit...

Casino Night Fundraiser 2014

Casino Night Fundraiser 2014

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Centro Attivita' Scolastiche Italiane C.A.S.IT., Inc. will host its very first "Casino Night" Fundraiser. It will be held at Spinelli's Function Facility in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and the fun will begin at 7:00 p.m.   During the Casino Night you will be able to enjoy a real casino experience with tables of Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Texas Hold'em...

Italian American Society hosts Anthony Riccio

Italian American Society hosts Anthony Riccio

The Italian-American Historical Society of Connecticut will host Anthony Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, for a book signing event Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 70 Washington Ave, New Haven.   Several local women, including Anna Caccavale, are telling their stories in the book. Copies of the book will be available...

Nicola De Santis nuovo Console Generale a Boston

Nicola De Santis nuovo Console Generale a Boston

Dal 25 agosto scorso, Nicola De Santis è il nuovo Console Generale d'Itali a Boston, competente per il Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island e Vermont. De Santis succede a Giuseppe Pastorelli, destinato a Toronto. Salernitano, classe 1969, De Santis si è laureato in Giurisprudenza all'Università di Salerno.   In carriera diplomatica dal 1999, il suo primo incarico è presso la Direzione Generale...

St. Catello Society dinner Sept. 7 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven

St. Catello Society dinner Sept. 7 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven

The 113th anniversary dinner of the Society of Saint Catello will be held next Sunday at Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant in Morris Cove.   According to a press release from the organization, Louis Scillia, an active member of the society, will be recognized there for his involvement in carrying on the traditions of his ancestors and the society.   Read more   Source: http://www.nhregister.com    

The Art of Italian Cuisine --- Classes Begin September 24

The Art of Italian Cuisine --- Classes Begin September 24

Discover your inner chef and Italy's incredibly diverse culinary landscape to create your own 3 course masterpiece! Six classes introduce the distinct and exciting cuisines of 6 Italian regions. Each class lasts 4 hours. You will cook in a newly equipped kitchen at the Dante Alighieri Society in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and enjoy your meal with wine in intimate and...

Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit concert for Piazza Nuova Lod…

Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit concert for Piazza Nuova Lodge

The Piazza Nuova Lodge No. 2665, Order Sons of Italy in America, will sponsor Concert 2014 "From Venice With Love" featuring Italian pop artist Giada Valenti.   Valenti recently reached an agreement with PBS Television to perform a PBS special of this same show scheduled for airing in December on PBS New York and on National PBS in 2015.   Read more   Source: http://www.buckslocalnews.com    

Celebrating Saint Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End

Celebrating Saint Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End

Every year on the last weekend in August, Boston's North End celebrates the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua. The traditional event dates back to the early 20th century, when large numbers of southern Italians immigrated to the United States, settling in the urban centers of the North-East.   In Boston, they gathered in the North End neighborhood. The immigrants brought with...

Tavares Headlining Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian!

Tavares Headlining Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian!

Join us NEXT WEEKEND in East Cambridge! It is that time of year, when the streets of East Cambridge will come alive for the 88th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian THIS WEEKEND (September 6 & 7). The feast will be celebrated on Warren Street in East Cambridge. As always, there will be a food festival, parades, amusement rides,...

Verdi’s Don Carlo at Coolidge Corner Theater (Sept. 7)

Verdi’s Don Carlo at Coolidge Corner Theater (Sept. 7)

When: Sunday, September 7, 2014 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre — 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MADirectly from the Salzburg Festival: With its epic scale, Don Carlo lacks the dramatic concision of Verdi's later works, while maintaining a unique structure that builds over its five acts, with the monumental auto-da-fé at the center.   A stellar cast­ including Jonas...

Crowdfunding for a documentary: Boston's North End

Crowdfunding for a documentary: Boston's North End

Boston's North End tells the story of this famous Italian American neighborhood, from the arrival of the first Italian immigrants to the present.This campaign is seeking funds to complete a documentary in progress about the history of the Italian North End. We have already received close to $30,000 in funding, including $10,000 grant from the James and Percival Baxter Trust...

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 9:30 p.m.Where: Atwoods Tavern — 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She's written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released three...

Lost Neighborhood: Portland, Maine’s Little Italy

Lost Neighborhood: Portland, Maine’s Little Italy

by Ari Zeiger   Producing this documentary seemed impossible at times—where was the conflict? why did this neighborhood matter? who would be the main characters? And most vexing of all: How do you locate a neighborhood that no longer exists!? That was the central paradox at the heart of my radio documentary on Portland, Maine's long-lost Little Italy section.   My project began with...

Grand Fatilla Live at Regattabar, September 4

Grand Fatilla Live at Regattabar, September 4

When: Thursday, September 4, 2014 — 7:30 p.m.Where: Regattabar at the Charles Hotel | One Bennett Street, Cambridge MAThe world fusion quartet Grand Fatilla returns to the Regattabar to celebrate the release of its long-awaited debut CD, Global Shuffle (GrandFatilla Records). With its unique instrumentation of accordion, electric mandolin, double bass (and Moroccan sintir), voice and percussion, Grand Fatilla jumps from...

Il Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

Il Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

When: September 3 – December 15, 2014Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 5 – 7:30 p.m.Where: Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross — 1 College Street, Worcester, MAStarting September 3, the Cantor Gallery will present the exhibition, THE ITALIAN NATIVITY – IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul. The exhibit showcases a collaborative project by Margot Balboni, a cultural landscape photographer,...

Michéal Castaldo Performs Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) at 20th Annual Sergio …

Michéal Castaldo Performs Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) at 20th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert

Michéal Castaldo, an award-winning classical crossover singer and songwriter, was one of the featured performers at the 20th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert on August 23, 2014. The outdoor event was held on the grounds of the Franchi estate in Stonington, Connecticut, with an audience of over 5000 people.   Castaldo performed Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) from his Aceto CD. Each year...

An Italian Wine Tour at Tresca

An Italian Wine Tour at Tresca

If you can't get enough Italian wine and love strolling through the North End, grab a seat at Tresca's upcoming Kobrand Tour d'Italia wine dinner hosted by Boston Bottles. On Tuesday, September 9th chef Jake Pease will be preparing five delectable courses with the wines of Tenuta Sette Ponti and Agricola Punica.   Visiting wine experts Giovanna Moretti and Sebastiano Rosa will...

Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ opera classic re-imagined at Boston Lyric Opera

Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ opera classic re-imagined at Boston Lyric Opera

Giuseppe Verdi's "La traviata" is one of the most performed operas in the world, yet it hasn't appeared on a Boston Lyric Opera stage for more than a decade. That is, until this October, when the renowned company will stage a production of the classic work, interpreted by some of the country's rising stars of opera. Five performances will take place...

Italian Festival Of Angels set for North Haven

Italian Festival Of Angels set for North Haven

Reminiscent of the Italian Festivals that took place on Wooster Street in New Haven, the North Haven Son's & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 will present their "Italian Festival of Angels" on the North Haven Town Green Friday, Aug. 23, 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Procession of Angels will take place...

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will take place on September …

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian  will take place on September 6 and 7, 2014!

Here are some highlights of the Feast: Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM: Red Sox World Series Trophies at the FeastSaturday 2:30 PM: Sinatra Live show by Chris JasonSaturday 4 PM - 6 PM: Mix 104.1 Joins the FeastSaturday 6:30 PM: Procession with the SaintsSaturday 6:45 PM: Healing Service with Holy Oils and Relics Saturday 7 PM - 11 PM: "The Reminisants"...

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

When and Where:Sunday, September 21, 2014 — 3 p.m.Holy Cross College — 1 College St, Worcester, MASunday, September 28, 2014 — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.St. Andrew's Episcopal Church — 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA Noted Italian organist Andrea Toschi plays music of Bossi, Capocci, Neglia, Respighi, Debussy, Becheri, and Padova on the 2005 Juget-Singlair organ (Op. 24) at Holy Cross...

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows …

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows key leadership

by Erika Niedowski   At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others. But the newly elected general treasurer quickly learned back in 2011 that the fix was as much about politics as it was pure numbers.   The overhaul Raimondo...

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

Speaking and praying in both Italian and English, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Rocco, providing a spiritual start to the 89th annual St. Peter's Italian Bazaar.   During the Mass at St. Peter Church in Portland, the bishop expressed his joy at celebrating the Mass and his wish for a good festival. Beginning...

Fran Gardino Presents: Villaggio Italiano

Fran Gardino Presents: Villaggio Italiano

When: Through December 2014Open Mondays through Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., and occasionally on Fridays and weekendsWhere: Harvard Allston Education Portal — 175 North Harvard St., Allston, MA Fine art photographer Francis Gardino has created three 360 degree views of Italy, They include the ruins of Pompeii and of Sicily, his grandparent's homeland.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

By Shawn R. Beals   Thousands of Middletown residents have come from the Sicilian town of Melilli since the late 1800s, forming a close community of Italian Americans that gives the city a unique identity.   While many Connecticut towns have a distinct European heritage, it's rare to find one so thoroughly transplanted from a single location. The majority of Middletown's Italians can trace...

9th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti March/Rally

 9th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti March/Rally

Saturday, August 23rd, in Boston, the 87th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti will be remembered. Sacco and Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is regarded as one of the great miscarriages of justice in American history. Calling attention to the continued repression of immigrants and radicals, the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society...

Springfield resident carries on Italian tradition

Springfield resident carries on Italian tradition

More than 200 people celebrated Friday night at Dominic Arillota's home in the city's East Forest Park neighborhood. It was an Italian feast that used to be held in downtown Springfield, but about four years ago the building that hosted it was shut down.   Ever since, Dominic has helped to keep the tradition alive. He told 22News each year it gets...

Monroe Italian fest a family tradition for many

Monroe Italian fest a family tradition for many

by Phyllis A.S. Boros Every August, for the past 23 years, thousands of area folk flock to St. Jude Church in Monroe for its "authentic" Italian festival.   "It's the real deal," said Peter Lucia, who has volunteered at each of the church's 24 festivals. "We expect more than 10,000" at the event, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 23....

The 20th Annual “Let the Music Play!” Concert- August 23 in Stonington, Conn. Do…

The 20th Annual “Let the Music Play!” Concert- August 23 in Stonington, Conn. Doors Open @ 11 a.m.

One of New England's most beloved annual musical events is back! On Saturday, August 23, join hostess Eva Franchi, wife of the late great romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, as featured guests and world-class singers pay tribute to Sergio's life with song.   The concert annually takes place at the 240-acre Franchi Estate in Stonington, Conn., and sells out each year with more...

Order Sons of Italy Massachusetts Gearing Up for 100th Anniversary Celebration

Order Sons of Italy Massachusetts Gearing Up for 100th Anniversary Celebration

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014Where:Demetri's Function Facility — 2 Washington Street – Route 1, Foxboro, MA The Sons of Italy's Grand Lodge of Massachusetts is getting ready to celebrate 100 years since its inception on October 4, 2014, at Demetri's Function in Foxborough.The black tie gala will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m....

Celebrating a Hundred Years of Devotion to Santa Agrippina di Mineo in Boston, M…

Celebrating a Hundred Years of Devotion to Santa Agrippina di Mineo in Boston, Mass. (Part 1)

By Giovanni di Napoli I returned to Boston, Massachusetts last weekend for the highly anticipated 100th Anniversary of the Feast of Santa Agrippina di Mineo.   Part of me was a little sad that I was going to miss the Feast of Saint Rocco in Glen Cove and the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bergen Beach, but you only get...

Norristown, Plymouth parishioners set to celebrate Italian festivals

Norristown, Plymouth parishioners set to celebrate Italian festivals

September's annual Feast of San Gennaro — named for Naples' patron saint — draws thousands of fun-seeking tourists and locals to the streets of Little Italy in New York.   The yearly religious feasts celebrated by descendants of the numerous Italians who settled in Norristown and Plymouth at the turn of the 20th century attract far smaller numbers. But these local events...

Get ready for St. Roch's Festval in Greenwich

Get ready for St. Roch's Festval in Greenwich

St. Roch Church, 10 St. Roch Ave., will hold its traditional Italian feast for four days this week, followed by a procession from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday.   The festival will take place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Pizza fritta, with tailor-made dough straight from Arthur Ave. in the Bronx, is one of the favorite eats...

Blues Guitarist Roberto Morbioli at Smokin’ Joe’s in Brighton

Blues Guitarist Roberto Morbioli at Smokin’ Joe’s in Brighton

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 — 7 to 10:30 p.m.Where: Smokin Joe's — 351 Washington St., Brighton, MA Italian blues guitarist Roberto Morbioli is heading back to Boston for a show at Brighton's Smokin Joe's.Born in Verona, where he started playing the guitar at an early age, Morbioli discovered his greatest passion to be the blues at the age of 15.   After...

Demicco, Lamb are Norwich's 2014 Italians of the Year

Demicco, Lamb are Norwich's 2014 Italians of the Year

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.     Read more   Source: http://www.norwichbulletin.com    

chef-joe-simone-is-back-with-new-restaurantby Linda Murphy   Joe Simone captured the breakfast and lunch appetites of Greater Fall River diners with his Warren, R.I. restaurant The Sunnyside. And now he's back with a whole new venture:...
italian-and-the-discovery-of-universal-grammarWhen: October 27, 2014 — 6 to 9 p.m.Where: swissnex Boston – 420 Broadway, Cambridge , MAswissnex Boston and the Consulate General of Italy are celebrating the Settimana della Lingua Italiana. As part of...
new-england-contemporary-italian-film-festival-2014The New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival is back! Organized by the Italian Consulate in Boston and several academic institutions, the festival highlights some of Italy's most recent...
sons-of-italy-set-to-honor-judge-d-ambraThe Grand Lodge of Rhode Island Order Sons of Italy In America will present its Community Service Award to Laureen D'Ambra, associate justice of the Rhode Island Family Court.   The award is "for...
relaunched-mill-has-american-heritage-and-italian-know-howby Alison A. Nieder   A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury...
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