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Italian American Cultural Organization of Braintree Elects New President

Italian American Cultural Organization of Braintree Elects New President

IACO (Italian American Cultural Organization) of South Shore has elected Richard Leccese of Braintree as its new president. Leccese is involved in the Sons of Italy as Deputy at the Norwood Lodge, Secretary of the SS Cosmas and Damian Society in Cambridge and Vice President of the AARP in Braintree. Leccese succeeds Dominic Candalieri, who was president for the past six...

Senior Men to hear about Italian business

Senior Men to hear about Italian business

Frank J. Cerza will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. His presentation, entitled, "Representing Italian Companies in the U.S.," will focus on how the legal, commercial and cultural differences between the two countries impact the way investments are made by Italian companies in the...

Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at age 71

Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at age 71

By Bryan Marquard and Jim O'Sullivan   Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn't need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston's economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not...

A Walk Through Southern Italy at Enoteca Umberto

A Walk Through Southern Italy at Enoteca Umberto

Though I appreciate Federal Hill's established collection of Italian restaurants, I always find it refreshing to see a newcomer on Atwells. Enoteca Umberto opened in July, but its small size and word-of-mouth marketing mean it's still a bit of a secret.   Atwells was quiet on a mid-week night, and we took our time with a cocktail while browsing the menu. We...

Gardner Museum exhibit features Italian masters

Gardner Museum exhibit features Italian masters

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new exhibit features works by Michelangelo, Donatello and other Italian Renaissance masters.   Many of the drawings and sculptures in the exhibit that opens Thursday have never before been on public display in the United States.   Read more   Source: http://www.seattlepi.com    

Gianfranco Zaccai: Taking Innovation to the Next Level

Gianfranco Zaccai: Taking Innovation to the Next Level

"Please, don't call it just a design firm," says Continuum founder Gianfranco Zaccai as we walk through open space offices, labs and workshops for prototype making, peppered with sleek displays showcasing never-seen-before products complete with an explanation of what they are. "They all do, you all do... journalists usually have a hard time grasping what we are really up to...

Gruppuso, Prezioso Team Up to Record Song in Boston

Gruppuso, Prezioso Team Up to Record Song in Boston

Two rising musical stars finally had the chance to get together in Boston and work on a long-planned collaboration. During a recent visit to Boston, Italian singer Paola Gruppuso had the chance to record her latest single, "Tonight," with local songwriter and producer Vinny Prezioso. A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, Prezioso hails from East Boston and recently finished...

WWI Centennial Film:"Torneranno i Prati" - November 4 at 4:30 pm

WWI Centennial Film:"Torneranno i Prati" - November 4 at 4:30 pm

For the Centennial of the Great War, the Educational Office of the Italian Consulate in Boston and the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, are proud to present a screening of: "Torneranno i Prati"   A film by acclaimed director Ermanno Olmi. Introduction by Prof. Spencer Di Scala When: Tuesday, November 4 at 4:30 pmWhere: The Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA Free Admission - Click here for...

Comparing Start-Up Culture and Models at MIT

Comparing Start-Up Culture and Models at MIT

On Sept. 18, MIT's Sloan School of Management was the stage for a unique seminar comparing startup environments and strategies in Italy and the United States. Organized by the Italian Consulate General in Boston and Professionisti Italiani a Boston, the event was moderated by Corriere della Sera journalist Maria Teresa Cometto and saw numerous local and international leaders in the...

Mellace Siblings’ Pet Express Sets Standard for Quality

Mellace Siblings’ Pet Express Sets Standard for Quality

Pet Express owners Rob and John Mellace recently took part in a select group of retailers from across the country that were called by the American Kennel Club to form a Retail Advisory Committee. Along with their sister Lucia, the Mellace brothers founded Pet Express in 1995.   "It was all Rob's fault," says John while smiling. The oldest of the three,...

Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo

Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo

swissnex Boston and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston are celebrating the Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo with two events during the Week of the Italian Language.   "Italian Language and Bilingualism" - Panel Discussion - 10/27 | 6PM | swissnex Boston "Italian Language and Bilingualism" will bring together 3 transatlantic linguistics experts – Andrea Moro, Gennaro Chierchia, and Suzanne Flynn...

Gaetano's brings a taste of Arthur Avenue to Westport

Gaetano's brings a taste of Arthur Avenue to Westport

With the recent opening of Gaetano's Deli at 1713 Post Road East, loyal Westport customers will no longer have to trek to the store's Stratford and Monroe locations.   "We have a lot of customers who travel from here," said Milanno Ukehaxhaj, co-owner of the Italian deli, known for featuring traditional fare.   Read more   Source: http://www.westport-news.com    

Educator and Creator Mary Capozzi Delivers Lifestyle Lessons

Educator and Creator Mary Capozzi Delivers Lifestyle Lessons

Sometimes fashion means more than glitz, clothes, trends and runways. Sometimes fashion embodies the balance between health and beauty, the dance among food, imagination and inner happiness and the art of living well. I was thrilled by the story of Italian-American creator and educator Mary Capozzi who certainly knows how to be stylish. Through decorating exquisite crafts, contributing beauty products into...

An expansive season from Connecticut Lyric Opera

An expansive season from Connecticut Lyric Opera

In an era when so many arts groups are struggling to hang on, the Connecticut Lyric Opera in New London continues its growth, both in its ability to reach broader audiences and to broaden the scope of operas staged in Connecticut. Last season, the CLO made a splash by performing what is believed to be the first production of a Wagner...

Springfield Italian-Americans explore dual-citizenship

Springfield Italian-Americans explore dual-citizenship

Italian-Americans looking to gain dual citizenship got to learn about the process to do that at the Mt. Carmel Society in Springfield.   Comitas is the Committee for Italians Abroad. Among many things, they help to promote cultural exchange and the Italian language.   Read more   Source: http://wwlp.com    

Cranston’s Christiana Rodi stars in Boston production of ‘Aida’

Cranston’s Christiana Rodi stars in Boston production of ‘Aida’

Cranston's Christiana Rodi would love to have appeared at last weekend's Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill fronting for Ambrosiani, the Italian band she sings with. But she had to be in Boston for a 12-hour tech rehearsal for Tim Rice and Elton John's "Aida," which opens tomorrow for a six-show run at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester.   Read more   Source: http://www.providencejournal.com    

Center for Italian Culture presents fall programs

Center for Italian Culture presents fall programs

The Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University is launching its 2014-15 programming with the third year of Canti e Cantici, including workshops, presentations and a concert focusing on Italian music and literature.   The series starts with a faculty talk on St. Francis of Assisi by Professor Rala Diakite on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m. in Kent Recital Hall...

Sonsini family keeps Italian traditions alive in the Berkshires

Sonsini family keeps Italian traditions alive in the Berkshires

For centuries, immigrants have been seeking a home in the Berkshires. Though the landscape of immigration has changed considerably over the last century, the Berkshires continues to welcome people from many parts of the world. The Italian family of Sonsinis look back to an earlier wave of European immigrants.   Joe and Theresa (nee Troiano) Sonsini own Main Street Cafe in Stockbridge...

MET Opera at Rockport Music: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

MET Opera at Rockport Music: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

When: Saturday, November 22, 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. The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her...

Milford Library celebrates Italian music Monday

Milford Library celebrates Italian music Monday

Visit the Milford Public Library on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. for Viva Italy: A Musical Tour with Enzo Boscarino. Boscarino, originally of Siracusa, will serenade his audience with traditional Italian music from Liguria (Sanremo, Genova), Veneto (Venezia), down the peninsula through Tuscany (Firenze), Lazio (Roma), Campania (Napoli, Sorrento) and the islands of Sicily and Sardegna, offering historical and...

Pazzi Lazzi, An Evening of Italian Renaissance Theatre and Music - Friday, Novem…

Pazzi Lazzi, An Evening of Italian Renaissance Theatre and Music - Friday, November 7 at 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening! Two Original Commedia Dell'Arte Scenes in English With Music by Renaissonics.When: Friday, November 7 at 7:00 pmWhere: 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139Click here for tickets and information   Rave reviews for Pazzi Lazzi and Renaissonics:"Boston's own Commedia dell'Arte troupe made its fabulous debut... The professional actors took the stage under several different guises, ranging from...

Italian-American contributions celebrated in Stamford

Italian-American contributions celebrated in Stamford

When hundreds of thousands of Italians arrived in New York City on boats 100 years ago, they brought with them dreams of a better life for their children.Over the following generations, those families achieved great success. But they made sure to remember one piece of advice: Never forget where you come from. "I'm proud to be an American, I'm very proud...

Cockayne receives key to his ancestral Italian town of Turi

Cockayne receives key to his ancestral Italian town of Turi

Though Mayor Ken Cockayne's grandfather left his native Turi, Italy to make his way to America long ago, the family's ties to the southern Italian town remain.   On Thursday, Cockayne received an elaborately framed key to Turi engraved with a coat of arms depicting a bull under an oak tree. The first citizen of Turi, Domenico Coppi, said in a letter to...

‘Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut’ author t…

‘Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut’ author talk at Trumbull Library

On Sunday, October 19, 2 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, Anthony V. Riccio returns to talk about his new book, Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, history stories told by elderly Italian American women all over the state through oral history interviews and photographs.   This book uncovers the behind-the-scenes roles of Connecticut's Italian American women, the...

Italian steakhouse opens in Marshfield

Italian steakhouse opens in Marshfield

Tim Liston and Nick Cochran are ready to bring some changes to the dining experience in Marshfield with their years of experience preparing shrimp scampi and tiramisu and managing restaurants.   The father-son duo, along with a third partner, Adolfo Melendez of Stevens Point, own Di Lucas, the new Italian steakhouse and seafood restaurant next to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference...

Heritage, honor part of Columbus Day celebration at Italian American Citizens Cl…

Heritage, honor part of Columbus Day celebration at Italian American Citizens Club

Leo Feldman takes the cigar out of his mouth, sips from his vodka-and-orange juice and explains why he enjoys a seat of honor in the Italian American Citizens Club. "I'll be 91 in a few days and I've been sitting in the same seat for 65 years," he said.The Harbor Street club with its small patio and bocce courts is a...

Natalie Guiliano DeRosa is West Haven’s ‘Italian-American of the Year’

Natalie Guiliano DeRosa is West Haven’s ‘Italian-American of the Year’

On a perfect, sunny, summery October day, a few dozen people — many wearing the green, white and red colors the flag of Italy — sat out along the Main Street side of City Hall, listened to Italian music and honored Natalie Guiliano DeRosa as "Italian-American of the Year." Then they all moved on to the basement of City Hall to...

Stamford dentist to lead Columbus Day parade

Stamford dentist to lead Columbus Day parade

At the annual Columbus Day celebration, Alfred Fusco is a fixture as familiar as the zeppole he's become popular for serving at the downtown celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture.   But he won't be working the booth this Sunday, a first since the city's celebration started a half decade ago: Fusco has earned a place at the front of the parade...

Middletown concert association presents “Three Sicilian Tenors” Oct. 18

Middletown concert association presents “Three Sicilian Tenors” Oct. 18

The nationally-acclaimed Three Sicilian Tenors will appear in Middletown Oct. 18 as the first concert of the Greater Middletown Concert Association's upcoming season. Four other performances will follow during its 2014-2015 Series, which all will be held at Middletown's 700-seat MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane. Tenors Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale will lend their soaring voices...

Rhode Island celebrates Columbus Day with weekend of festivities, parades

Rhode Island celebrates Columbus Day with weekend of festivities, parades

Rhode Island's Irish may have a lock on March, but October belongs to the state's Italians. And they know how to celebrate, with Columbus Day parades and festivals taking place from Westerly to Woonsocket. Providence's Federal Hill, the city's Italian stronghold, closes off much of Atwells Avenue beginning Saturday for three days of food, entertainment and a parade, while Woonsocket offers...

Tracing Philadelphia’s Italian Architectural Heritage - October 28 | 2:30 pm - 5…

Tracing Philadelphia’s Italian Architectural Heritage - October 28 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a guided walking tour, with Italian Architect Francesco Sgrazzutti, through centuries of architectural evolution where the Italian archetype accompanied the evolution of Philadelphia architecture.   The tour will focus on a selection of buildings from the great patrimony represented by historic Philadelphia, such as, the First Bank of the United States, Carpenters' Hall and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. A wine and...

Boston Bel Canto Opera Fall Performance -- Sunday, October 19

Boston Bel Canto Opera Fall Performance -- Sunday, October 19

Boston Bel Canto Opera presents Pianist Bradley Pennington, Soprano Catrina Boncaldo and countertenor William Peacock. Click here for event flyer   When: Sunday, 19 October, 2014 at 2:30 P.M.Where: Dante Alighieri Italian Society of MA, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA   Tickets are $20, $17 for Seniors and Students. Please call 617-949-6543 for further information.   Source: http://www.dantemass.org  

Thousands expected for North Haven Columbus Day Parade

Thousands expected for North Haven Columbus Day Parade

The Columbus Day Parade sponsored by the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven returns to North Haven on Sunday.   The parade annually rotates through East Haven, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Branford and North Haven. Thousands across the state are expected to converge on North Haven to watch and take part in the festivities.   Read more   Source: http://www.nhregister.com    

Priest to be Italian mayor for a day

Priest to be Italian mayor for a day

He returned to Waterbury during tumultuous times for an iconic Italian-American parish and restored not only key elements of its heritage, but the faith of its parishioners.   On Friday, the Rev. Frederick Aniello will be honored as Italian Mayor for the Day. The event will take place in connection with the Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National's Columbus Day celebration.   Source: http://www.rep-am.com  

Columbus Day Parade prepares to step off for 106th year

Columbus Day Parade prepares to step off for 106th year

Strike up the bands, tune up the instruments, unfurl the flags — the Columbus Day Parade, the oldest continuous parade in the state, is preparing to step off Sunday, Oct. 12, in Bridgeport's North End.   The 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Greater Bridgeport, will begin at the corner of Wayne Street and...

North End's St. Joseph Society feast puts focus on family

North End's St. Joseph Society feast puts focus on family

The St. Joseph Society of Boston will celebrate the 89th annual St. Joseph's Feast beginning Friday, Oct. 3 and culminating Sunday, Oct. 12 with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at St. Stephen's Church in Boston's North End.   The St. Joseph Society of Boston was formed by Sicilian immigrants and descendants hailing from the Riesi area of Caltanissetta, Sicily...

New England Italian Film festival: The Ideal City

New England Italian Film festival: The Ideal City

The Italian Program at Northeastern University is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Italian Consulate in Boston and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the New England Italian Film Festival.   This week movie is a drama by director Luigi Lo Cascio, The Ideal City. Michele Grassadonia is a fervent environmentalist. A long time ago, he moved from Palermo to Siena,...

I monumenti italiani all'Hope Cemetery di Barre

I monumenti italiani all'Hope Cemetery di Barre

Nell'Hope Cemetery di Barre, in Vermont, è possibile guidare nei viali tra le tombe, tanto è grande l'area. Le lapidi sono tutte dello stesso granito chiaro che costituisce la materia prima su cui ha prosperato l'industria della zona. L'impressione è di estremo ordine, ravvivato dai colori accesi dell'autunno sui monti Appalachi.   Colpisce la quantità di nomi italiani come Gherardi, Stefanazzi, Rossi,...

A Taste of Italy in Springfield’s South End

A Taste of Italy in Springfield’s South End

The smells and sounds of Italy filled the South End Middle School auditorium Saturday night in Springfield. It was called "A Taste of Italy".   In its 20th year, and organized by parishioners of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, the popular dinner fundraiser was attended by hundreds or parishioners and residents of the South End.   Read more   Source: http://wwlp.com    

Italian exchange students visit Gloucester High School

Italian exchange students visit Gloucester High School

This week there were over 20 Italian Exchange students who came from Forli' Italy, in the Emilia Romagna Region near Bologna to Gloucester. This cultural exchange was an incredible way to form some long lasting friendships. Carousel Tours helped coordinate the trip with the help of Susan Boswell and the Italian teachers, Rayanne Menery, Estrella Raggio, and Celestino Basile. The Forli'...

Philip Vetro is Milford’s Italian American of the Year

Philip Vetro is Milford’s Italian American of the Year

Philip Vetro will be honored as Italian American of the year, Friday, Oct. 17, at the 23rd Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance.   Vetro has been a Milford resident and business owner for more than 44 years. During his time in Milford, he has dedicated his free time to many boards in Milford, including the Planning and Zoning board, the United...

Music Performance: The Pillars - Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 7pm – 8:30pm

Music Performance: The Pillars - Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 7pm – 8:30pm

The Pillars: Boston's latest Italy-inspired musical project will kick off the West End Museum's fifth annual celebration of Italian Heritage Month.   Headed by Milan-native singer-songwriter Cristina Vaira along with guitarist Alejandro Ramirez Cisneros, the Pillars blend their Italian and Mexican heritages with the American culture and incredible international environment they've encountered as students at Berklee College of Music.    Read more   Source: http://thewestendmuseum.org    

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...

a-walk-through-southern-italy-at-enoteca-umbertoThough I appreciate Federal Hill's established collection of Italian restaurants, I always find it refreshing to see a newcomer on Atwells. Enoteca Umberto opened in July, but its small size and...
italian-exchange-students-visit-gloucester-high-schoolThis week there were over 20 Italian Exchange students who came from Forli' Italy, in the Emilia Romagna Region near Bologna to Gloucester. This cultural exchange was an incredible way to form some long...
cranston-s-christiana-rodi-stars-in-boston-production-of-aidaCranston's Christiana Rodi would love to have appeared at last weekend's Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill fronting for Ambrosiani, the Italian band she sings with. But she had to be in Boston for a...
italian-american-cultural-organization-of-braintree-elects-new-presidentIACO (Italian American Cultural Organization) of South Shore has elected Richard Leccese of Braintree as its new president. Leccese is involved in the Sons of Italy as Deputy at the Norwood Lodge,...
senior-men-to-hear-about-italian-businessFrank J. Cerza will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. His presentation, entitled, "Representing Italian Companies in the...
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