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Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

By Owen McNally   What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbreaking CD, "Street Songs."   "I always wanted to do something...

Carving Studio brings Italy to Vermont in sculpture course

Carving Studio brings Italy to Vermont in sculpture course

How do you take a clay model and carve it in marble two, three, or even 10 times larger? Normally, you would have to learn this rare skill in Italy.   But this summer, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland will offer a special, 6-day course in advanced Italian compass enlargement techniques, to be taught by three instructors: master...

A safe Federal Hill

A safe Federal Hill

Providence's Federal Hill, a wonderful neighborhood long known as a center of great Italian-American food, culture and shopping, is one of the jewels of Rhode Island. Celebrated in all the tourist guidebooks, it is a place that should attract families and fun-lovers as part of their Ocean State experience. Unfortunately, sporadic recent violence — including the death of a 33-year-old Glocester...

St. Jude Schedules 24th Italian Festival

St. Jude Schedules 24th Italian Festival

The 24th annual St. Jude Italian Festival will take place from Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 23 at the Church fairgrounds located on Rte. 111 near the intersection with Rte. 110. The festival will open from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.   The festival will serve a...

Anticipated opening for a One Year Only World Language position 1.0FTE

Anticipated opening for a One Year Only World Language position 1.0FTE

Must have certification in Spanish and ItalianPosition Type: Full-timePositions Available: 1Job Categories:Classroom Teacher > Language: ItalianClassroom Teacher > Language: Spanish   Welcome to South Kingstown High School! South Kingstown High School is located on the Atlantic Coast, 32 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, in the village of Wakefield. The town covers an area of 63 square miles with a population of 28,000....

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

"Sono un appassionato di cinema. Se mi chiedi 'come va?' io ti rispondo con una battuta di Pulp Fiction". Così Emanuele Capoano, 39 anni, di Crotone, ci spiega come mai a un certo punto della sua vita ha deciso di abbandonare gli studi universitari di Scienze Politiche a Firenze per diventare proiezionista, quello che taglia le pizze, i rulli delle...

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

The board of directors at the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island will present its Outstanding Achievement Award to Mayor Charles Lombardi and his chief of staff, G. Richard Fossa.   "We are proud to honor them for their Italian heritage and many accomplishments," said the club in a statement. Lombardi and Fossa will be honored by their fellow Italo-Americans at a dinner...

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

For the second year in a row, Professionisti Italiani a Boston has partnered with Italian sailing powerhouse Mascalzone Latino to give teenagers from underprivileged neighborhoods in Naples the chance to sail on the Charles River. Guided by instructor Antonio Dell'Omo Beneduce, Salvatore Pistone and Laura Canzanella — both 13 — took part in several sailing events held by local schools Courageous...

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

There's a bright future for the Red Sox, and it's colored in green, white and red. On July 2, young baseball star Nicolò Clemente signed a multi-year contract for the Red Sox, becoming the first Italian to ever join Boston's roster. At 16, the native of Pianoro (Bologna) became the youngest Italian to sign for a Major League team, following last...

Italian festival to open Friday

Italian festival to open Friday

The annual Italian Festival will take place on the grounds of the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave., from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday. The festival will continue from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.   The Italian Festival, which has been held for more than 20 years, will feature authentic Italian food, music, rides for...

Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci

Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci

It's been 46 years since dress diva Yolanda Cellucci transformed her dreams into a glittery and glamorous reality. From "rags to riches," she emerged as a successful businesswoman and recognized queen of fashion. She is simply a living legend. I had the pleasure to meet with Yolanda at her chic apartment near Boston. I felt electrified by her charismatic and cordial...

When calcio first came to the North End

When calcio first came to the North End

Soccer via the World Cup is making the headlines this past month. Recently, in column for in the Clarion-Ledger, Ann Coulter helped it along when she linked the growing popularity of soccer to "moral decay" in the United States. I thought it was a funny column, a tongue-in-cheek stab at the definite media hype around this increasingly (albeit quadrennially) popular...

Crowds flock to Italian-American Festival

Crowds flock to Italian-American Festival

Italian and American flags lined Center Street as hundreds sampled local eateries, took their children on carnival rides , and browsed local vendors at the 10th annual Italian-American Festival Saturday.   On the second day of the free three-day festival, which was held July 25 to 27 and was sponsored by Sons of Italy of Southington and UNICO of Southington, people of...

From Italy to New Haven and beyond: Generations gather annually to celebrate fam…

From Italy to New Haven and beyond: Generations gather annually to celebrate family

More than a century ago, Francesco Vollono left Italy and the poverty in his hometown outside Naples for a new life in America. Joined by his wife, Annunziata, and their three children in 1905, they were part of the early wave of immigrants who took up residence in Wooster Square   Five generations of their descendants, led by their granddaughter, Nancy Mastriano, 79,...

St. Leonard’s Pastor Padre Antonio Nardoianni

St. Leonard’s Pastor Padre Antonio Nardoianni

St. Leonard is wrapped in scaffolding to the point of not looking much like a church anymore. Even the sounds (including some of the language used by the workers) are not very church-like.   As I wait for Padre Antonio Nardoianni, pastor of what is basically the only fully functional church left in Boston's historical Italian neighborhood, I find myself thinking, "Maybe...

All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts 2014

All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts 2014

The scent of garlic, sausage, and tomatoes hits you somewhere between Haymarket and Cross Street, before you've even officially reached the North End.   From the distance, you can spot colorful streamers in bold red, green, and yellow floral patterns stretched across the winding streets, twinkling with metallic thread once you get a closer look. The sound of revelers reaches you as...

Si concludono a Plymouth le "Giornate dell’Emilia-Romagna nel mondo"

Si concludono a Plymouth le "Giornate dell’Emilia-Romagna nel mondo"

Si avviano alla conclusione le "Giornate dell'Emilia-Romagna negli Stati Uniti", organizzate dalla Consulta degli emiliano-romagnoli nel mondo in collaborazione con l'Assessorato all'Agricoltura della Regione Emilia-Romagna e con APT, e con la partecipazione dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, dei Comuni di Schulz Spur-Merrill, Spring Valley, Cherry, Ladd e Plymouth, e delle associazioni degli emiliano-romagnoli di Chicago e Highwood.   Il 18 luglio...

Santa Maria Maddalena Society procession Sunday in New Haven

Santa Maria Maddalena Society procession Sunday in New Haven

It's that time of year again, Elm City pilgrims, and it's always a special Sunday morning for Italian Americans (and others) in Wooster Square.   The Santa Maria Maddalena Society of New Haven will mark its 116th celebration of Atrani heritage and traditions with the annual Old World traditional procession through historic Wooster Square on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.   Read more   Source: http://www.nhregister.com    

Notte Rosè at Gennaro’s Benefits Sounds of Italy

Notte Rosè at Gennaro’s Benefits Sounds of Italy

After closing its first edition in May, Sounds of Italy Festival is gearing up for a new season. On July 20, Gennaro's 5 North Square held a benefit evening for the festival, centered on rosè wines and Italian food prepared by chef Marisa Iocco.   Fonte: Bostoniano  

MITaly Celebrates Italian Women in Science

MITaly Celebrates Italian Women in Science

The Italian students association at MIT, MITaly, recently organized an event to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Italian women in science and technology. The event was in collaboration with GWAMIT (the graduate women association at MIT) and the Harvard Italian Society. Held on July 17 at the MIT Stata Center, the event featured talks by Prof. Paola Cappellaro (MIT, Nuclear Engineering),...

Portsmouth Prep

Portsmouth Prep

Rhode Island, yet again, holds a surprise, and it's not coffee milk or awful driving, but polo. For my dad's birthday, I got him tickets to see the Newport Polo Club play against Italy at Glen Farms in Portsmouth.   There are matches every Saturday throughout the summer at this Portsmouth farm, and tickets are only $12 for general admission, so it's...

Italian-American Festival is a decade old

Italian-American Festival is a decade old

by Lindsay Carey   The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. "It is important to bring back the Italian traditions and heritages for the younger people, so that it can continue," said Joe...

Pawcatuck women featured in book on Italian American women

Pawcatuck women featured in book on Italian American women

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch. "We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and loads...

Springfield Italian Cultural Center offering Italian language classes

Springfield Italian Cultural Center offering Italian language classes

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts, Inc., is offering Italian language classes for adults this Fall.   A Beginner I level class will be offered on Monday nights and will run from Sept.8, through Nov. 17. A Beginner II level class will be offered on Tuesday nights and will run from Sept. 9, through Nov. 18.   Read more   Source: http://www.masslive.com    

Classic Italian eatery shines in trendy locale

Classic Italian eatery shines in trendy locale

by Melanie Barnard   South Norwalk, after a couple of years of relative dormancy, seems to be coming alive again. With the advent of new condominiums and office spaces, there is much more foot traffic, and those folks get hungry. All of which is good news for this historic part of town, and Quartino Trattoria & Vineria is front and center of...

A story to tell

A story to tell

by Jessica Selby   Saint Mary's Feast is well-known to many across the state, but thanks to a local woman, the annual event may just attract an even wider audience. Aly Migliori grew up in an Italian-American family that made it a tradition to attend the Cranston feast every year. She said even though she always enjoyed going on the rides, playing the...

From Renazzo to Plymouth: Italian historians visit to learn more about connectio…

From Renazzo to Plymouth: Italian historians visit to learn more about connection to North Plymouth

by Tamson W. Burgess   Even a century after the heyday of the Plymouth Cordage Company, the names Renazzo and Cento remain integral to the family histories of ever-growing numbers of Plymoutheans and residents of the surrounding communities. Monday, locals with ties to these now seemingly far away places can reconnect with their roots at the Loring Center in North Plymouth at a...

Save Venice - Annual General Meeting- 2014

Save Venice - Annual General Meeting- 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Boston Chapter of Save Venice is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at the Chilton Club, 287 Dartmouth Street, Boston.   A reception will precede the Business Meeting at 6:30 pm. Following the Business Meeting, Dial Parrott will present a short lecture on "Venice: The Vanguard State." The Business Meeting and the lecture are...

Junior's Rustico Is Coming to Burlington

Junior's Rustico Is Coming to Burlington

by Alice Levitt   In September, few traces will remain of the Shelburne Road KFC. The fast-food counter and plastic tables where the ghost of Colonel Sanders once flitted will be replaced by a brick interior and 25-foot maple bar. Fountain drinks will give way to 15 local microbrews on tap, plus Vermont liquors and wines.   The man behind this transformation is none...

Pannese Society Plan Cultural Exchange Between Providence, Rhode Island and Pann…

Pannese Society Plan Cultural Exchange Between Providence, Rhode Island and Panni, Foggia

This September the officers and members of The Pannese Society of Providence, Rhode Island will visit Mayor Pasquale Ciruolo, Deputy Mayor Amedeo De Cotiis, and members of their administration in Panni, Foggia for an Official Cultural Exchange between the USA and Italy, joining together Sister Cities. For more info visit www.pannese-society.org  or find The Pannese Society of Providence, RI, USA on...

Notte Rose’ to Benefit Sounds of Italy Festival

Notte Rose’ to Benefit Sounds of Italy Festival

When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 — 7 to 11 p.m.Where: Gennaro's 5 North Square, North End, Boston, MA For the second year in a row, Gennaro's 5 North Square will present a special Rosé wine night, during which guests will enjoy excellent rosé wine, hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Marisa Iocco and live music offered by various musicians participating in Sounds...

MITaly Networking Reception: Italian Women in Science

MITaly Networking Reception: Italian Women in Science

Interested in pursuing a career in science and engineering? Would you like to know more about the bitter and sweets of the life of a scientist and learn how to face those situations?   Join MITaly and GWAMIT in this networking session and hear about the experiences of MIT Professors Paola Cappellaro and Paola Rizzoli and Harvard Professor Katia Bertoldi! Pizza and desserts...

Book Presentation: “Where’s Marianna – Aundi è Marianna?” – August 4

Book Presentation: “Where’s Marianna – Aundi è Marianna?” – August 4

When: Monday, August 4, 2014 — 6 to 7:30 p.m.Where: East Boston Public Library, 265 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA East Boston native Lisa Cappuccio will present her new book "Where's Marianna? Aundi è Marianna?", a book for the entire family, showing a glimpse of life in an Italian immigrant household, while acknowledging the responsibilities, love and commitment an Italian mother...

Collegeville bakery fills the gap left by Mount Carmel Feast

Collegeville bakery fills the gap left by Mount Carmel Feast

Like a lot of folks, Steve Carcarey and his wife, Patrizia, looked forward to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Feast in Bridgeport every year.   But unlike others who can do no more than mourn the untimely end of the line for the nearly century-old event that would have been held this weekend, the couple is in a position to...

Documentary: Boston's North End

Documentary: Boston's North End

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 Fund, and a $10,000 donation from Paul Scapicchio.   By contributing to this campaign, you will be helping to document and preserve the history...

Italian Designer Valentina Oppezzo thrills audience at ‘Elements of Design’ Fash…

Italian Designer Valentina Oppezzo thrills audience at ‘Elements of Design’ Fashion Show

Presented by VStyle Productions, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., and the Boston GreenFest, the eco-fashion was held on June 21 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston and featured collections inspired by a different element: air, water, fire and earth. The featured designers were Restored by Design by Martha Jackson as Air, Instilla by Valentina Oppezzo and Maryanne Meservey...

85th St. Rocco’s Feast

85th St. Rocco’s Feast

When: August 8, 9, and 10 2014Where: Pearl and Thacher Streets, Malden, MAEvent Schedule: Feast Schedule 85th Annual Feast of St. Rocco to be held in Malden on August 8, 9 and 10, 2014Jam packed Malden Talent Weekend!Featuring Malden's own Joey Voices and more! On August 8, 9 and 10, the Saint Rocco's Feast Association will celebrate 85 years of tradition during...

Southington’s Italian Festival will again feature wine contest

Southington’s Italian Festival will again feature wine contest

Amateur winemakers are encouraged to enter their red or white wines in the annual Italian Festival's homemade wine contest. The Italian Festival runs July 25 to 27 in downtown. Wines must be entered by July 23. Bottles can be dropped off at Northeast Produce Regional Market, 101 Reserve Road, Hartford or 10 Jackson Way, Plainville, on weekdays from 7 a.m. to...

Clemente, 16 anni, ha firmato coi Boston Red Sox, club campione della MLB

Clemente, 16 anni, ha firmato coi Boston Red Sox, club campione della MLB

Ha un cognome che in Major League pesa. E che di certo accrescerà l'interesse attorno a lui, anche se ovviamente si tratta solo di omonimia. Si chiama Nicolò Clemente, è nato nel 1998, è cresciuto a Pianoro, in provincia di Bologna. E da oggi è un Red Sox.   Ha cioè firmato per la squadra campione in carica della MLB: Boston. Con...

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Announces the Opening of Babbo Pizzeri…

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Announces the Opening of Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca on Boston’s Fan Pier

Earlier today, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's B&B Hospitality Group signed a lease on a space on Boston's Fan Pier and got one step closer to realizing a long anticipated Boston location. Construction will begin within the next few weeks; the restaurant will open in winter 2014.   Unlike B&BHG's New York City flagship, Babbo Ristorante, Babbo Pizzeria will feature wood-burning brick...

USA vs. Italy, BMW Test Drive!

USA vs. Italy, BMW Test Drive!

The Newport International Polo Series, Presented by your Rhode Island BMW Centers, is pleased to announce the return of Italy on Saturday, July 19th at 5pm for a 6-chukker match against USA.   Competing for Italy will be a team from Rome, home of the oldest of Italy's 15 polo clubs, a significant footprint for the sport where only about 150 players...

Medford students win Italian awards

Medford students win Italian awards

On May 31, 2014, Centro Attività Scholastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT.) honored contest winners from local schools at a celebration that took place at the Christopher Columbus Park of the North End of Boston. Several students from the Medford Public Schools, accompanied by their families and teachers, participated in the celebration.   Read more   Source: http://medford.wickedlocal.com    

Buddy Cianci, forced to resign twice as mayor of Providence, RI, running again

Buddy Cianci, forced to resign twice as mayor of Providence, RI, running again

Buddy Cianci, who was twice forced out as mayor of Providence, R.I., by criminal convictions, is running again this year. Cianci, formally known as Vincent A. Cianci Jr., was one of 10 candidates to file during a three-day nominating period that ended Wednesday.   By the deadline, there were six Democrats, three independents, including Cianci, and a lone Republican in the field. To get...

Portsmouth's cool new Italian spot, Tavola

Portsmouth's cool new Italian spot, Tavola

A cool and classy, very Italian eatery opened in Portsmouth in October, and if it wasn't a bit off the beaten path we would have been there pronto. As it is, we arrived before the dead of summer set in, and we're quite happy that we did.   Tavola is low-lit, comfortable and cozy, and it is unique: We can't think of anywhere...

IAC Announces Scholarship Winners For 2014

IAC Announces Scholarship Winners For 2014

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) has announced the recipients of their scholarships for 2014. The recipients were selected by a Scholarship Committee headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford.   Five recipients each received a $1,000 award and two recipients received a $500 award. The scholarships were awarded at a fundraising event to support Columbus...

St. Peter's Fiesta 2014: History and heritage

St. Peter's Fiesta 2014: History and heritage

By Ray Lamont   It is, first and foremost, a religious celebration, with an outdoor Mass and processions paying tribute to the patron saint of fishermen.   It is also very much a family celebration, with many Gloucester natives returning to the city of their roots for last full week of June to reconnect with family and friends.   Read more   Source: http://www.gloucestertimes.com  

Former Bridgeport mayor to lead Columbus Day parade

Former Bridgeport mayor to lead Columbus Day parade

Former Bridgeport mayor and current Easton resident Leonard Paoletta has been named grand marshal of the annual Bridgeport Columbus Day Parade.   The Council of Italian American Societies, headed by Bridgeport resident Chris Caruso, who is also an official in the administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy, made the selection. Mr. Paoletta was tremendously pleased to be honored with the recognition by the council.   Read...

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

When: Wednesday, July 9th — 7:30 p.m.Where: Regent Theatre — 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MATickets: $8 advance, $10 day of event. Click here to purchase tickets. In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated...

UMass' Angela McMahon Named Head Coach of Italian National Team

UMass' Angela McMahon Named Head Coach of Italian National Team

The Italian Lacrosse Association has named UMass women's lacrosse head coach Angela McMahon as head coach of the first-ever Italian national team which will compete in the 2017 FIL World Cup in Guildford, England. Justin Serpone, who is McMahon's husband and the head men's soccer coach at Amherst College, will serve as co-head coach of the team.   McMahon, who will continue...

Radio broadcaster Ron Della Chiesa

Radio broadcaster Ron Della Chiesa

by Briana Palma   For decades, people in the Boston area and beyond have welcomed Ron Della Chiesa into their homes — every Saturday at 8 p.m. to be exact. That's when they turn their radios — and now, their Internet browsers — to 99.5, to listen in as he broadcasts live from Symphony Hall, transmitting the "electric" atmosphere inside the building...

Massachusetts Education and Law Awards

Massachusetts Education and Law Awards

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, recently honored several leaders in the Italian-American community, as well as graduating high school seniors at the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards. Held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, the award ceremony is a continuation of a 30-year tradition of the Grand Lodge's commitment to social justice,...

Blessing of the Fleet in New Haven Connecticut

Blessing of the Fleet in New Haven Connecticut

Sunday, June 22nd at 1pmNew Haven Long Wharf HarborNew Haven, Connecticut 06511 St. Andrew The Apostle Society will be hosting their annual Blessing of the Fleet in honor of St. Andrew the Apostle who was a fisherman. The Society would like to wish all the boaters and their families / friends a happy and safe boating season! Anyone interested in attending the...

DeMartino Named Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal

DeMartino Named Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal

The Pittsfield Parade Committee announced Tuesday that Mario DeMartino will be the Grand Marshal for July 4th Parade.   DeMartino was chosen because of his high level of volunteerism. DeMartino is the chairman of the Pittsfield Ethnic Fair and organizes the bucket brigade for the Fourth of July Parade.   Read more   Source: http://www.iberkshires.com    

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Cerimony 2014

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Cerimony 2014

Dear PIB members PIB and Italian Consulate in Boston are happy to invite you to the 2014 Sailing Event. For the second year consecutive, three teenage sailors from the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino", a nonprofit sailing school in Italy, will compete during the week of June 23rd – 29th against young sailors from three of the most renowned sailing centers in...

UNICO awards five scholarships

UNICO awards five scholarships

Five local students were presented with scholarships during the annual scholarship dinner of the Merrimack Valley Chapter of UNICO Wednesday night at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover.   Winners of the $2,500 awards were: Megan McKenna of Tewksbury, a student at Austin Prep in Reading; Marika Cerbone and Sarah LaMacchia, both students at Andover High School; and Matthew Famiglietti of Tewksbury and...

Historic Torrington Sons of Italy building sold at auction

Historic Torrington Sons of Italy building sold at auction

By Esteban L. Hernandez   A historic building belonging to the Order of the Sons of Italy was sold at auction Thursday evening at City Hall, putting the future of the service club in question.   The property on 34 Center St. sold for $61,000 to a bidder who asked not to be identified. The Concordia Lodge No. 20 had an opening bid of...

Italian pop sensation, Il Volo, makes a stop in Stamford

Italian pop sensation, Il Volo, makes a stop in Stamford

In 2010, when Il Volo ascended to the top of the charts in its native Italy with its self-titled debut album, it turned out to be the first of many peaks this pop-operatic trio would scale.   In the years that have followed, Piero Barone, 20, Ignazio Boschetto, 19, and Gianluca Ginoble, 19, have shared the stage with some of the biggest...

Boston Lyric Opera 38th Season to Include La Traviata and Don Giovanni

Boston Lyric Opera 38th Season to Include La Traviata and Don Giovanni

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson recently announced the repertoire for the Company's 2014-15 season.   BLO's strong artistic momentum continues with new productions of masterpieces by Verdi, Janácek, and Mozart, along with a new Opera Annex work by the Swiss composer Frank Martin. The season opens with La Traviata (not seen on the BLO stage for over...

Deported Veteran Seeks Pardon To Return To Connecticut

Deported Veteran Seeks Pardon To Return To Connecticut

An army veteran who was deported to his native Italy is fighting to be reunited with his Connecticut family, reports WFSB-TV. Arnold Giammarco lived in the United States for 53 years. After serving in the army as a non-citizen, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.Giammarco was sent to Italy in 2012 after serving time in jail for a...

Local Sports Agent Sean Stellato Presents New Book: “No Backing Down”

Local Sports Agent Sean Stellato Presents New Book: “No Backing Down”

When: Friday, July 11, 2014 — 6 to 11 p.m.Where: Hawthorne Hotel — 18 Washington Sq., Salem, MALocal sports agent and former Salem High football star Sean Stellato has written his first book, "No Backing Down." Set in 1994, the book deals with the Salem teachers strike and how Salem High head football coach Ken Perrone defied an order to cease...

Assistant Tenure Track Position - Wesleyan

Assistant Tenure Track Position - Wesleyan

Beginning July 1, 2015. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Italian. Primary focus: medieval/early modern Italian studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential.   The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in medieval and/or early modern Italian Studies and be eager to teach a broad range of courses on Italian literature and cultural history prior...

Q&A with Michael Marchetti, owner of Columbus Park Trattoria

Q&A with Michael Marchetti, owner of Columbus Park Trattoria

A: My parents opened their first restaurant in 1983. I was 13 years old and had already been around restaurants before that. My mom's brother owned and operated a very popular Italian restaurant called Rugantino's on the Stamford-Darien border.   My mom purchased a rundown pizza place on Main Street in Norwalk. I washed dishes and learned how to make pizzas.   Read more   Source: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com    

Shaw’s and Star Market Support ITAM Post 8 and Friends of the North End Bocce Le…

Shaw’s and Star Market Support ITAM Post 8 and Friends of the North End Bocce League

Star Market is coming to town as part of the Boston Garden project and the team is reaching out to various neighborhood groups, most recently to the ITAM Post 8 and Friends of the North End Bocce League.   "As part of Shaw's and Star Market's longstanding ties to local communities for more than 150 years, the company on May 18th was...

Italianissimo! Gala Event Draws Supporters for Future Italian Cultural Center

Italianissimo! Gala Event Draws Supporters for Future Italian Cultural Center

Boston was awash in green, white and red on May 31, when the third italianissimo! gala organized by the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center was held. Set in the Burnham Building downtown, the event attracted hundreds of members of the community and beyond in a sign of support for establishing a new Italian cultural center in the city. "It is...

First North End Procession of the Season Honors Santa Maria Di Anzano

First North End Procession of the Season Honors Santa Maria Di Anzano

The first North End procession of the season was held on Sunday June 1st, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. Starting at Saint Leonard Church, devotees marched with the Italian American Band through the neighborhood streets.   In 1905, a group of ten immigrants from Anzano, Italy founded the Madonna di Anzano Society that continues today. The image of the Madonna was discovered...

Theft upsets local veterans

Theft upsets local veterans

For the last 30 years, Dominic Carnevale has faithfully planted flowers for the Memorial Day weekend in two large cement urns in front of the Vittori-Rocci Post.   That ritual was rudely interrupted last week when Carnevale showed up with his flowers only to find the two urns gone, presumably stolen.   Read more   Source: http://www.salemnews.com    

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino Visits Boston, Mayor Walsh

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino Visits Boston, Mayor Walsh

On Friday, May 30, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh welcomed his colleague from Rome, Ignazio Marino, to City Hall to talk traffic and several other initiatives the two cities will work together on. After the meeting, Mayor Marino headed down to the BSA Space for a lecture titled "Traffic Advisory, From Rome to the North End: Life without driving".   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Blessing of Patron Saint at Our Lady of Grace Church

Blessing of Patron Saint at Our Lady of Grace Church

June 1, 2014: The day began as members and guests congregated in front of Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston, R.I. News media from various papers where ready to report the happenings. Society members were given their special ribbons for members to wear during the celebration.   The Society made their entrance with Joseph Gesualdi carrying the society banner, followed by...

Must Watch Video: Italians in Boston

Must Watch Video: Italians in Boston

Many Italians looking to start a new life in America moved to Boston in the 19th and 20th centuries. This video by the The North End Historical Society, tells the personal stories of a few Italians in Boston from the North End.   The first Italian immigrants came in the 1860s from Genoa and settled in a three-block area off Fulton Street. They...

Waltham to Celebrate Italian Festa on May 31

Waltham to Celebrate Italian Festa on May 31

When: Saturday, May 31 – 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Where: Waltham Common – 610 Main St, Waltham, MAThe Waltham Sons of Italy are preparing for their first Italian Festa on Waltham's Common, featuring many musical, theater and entertainment acts, as well as food, activities for children and even a cooking demonstration. The opening ceremony at 11 a.m. will feature the Knights...

The Crowning and Blessing of our Patron Saint "La Madonna Del Bosco"

The Crowning and Blessing of our Patron Saint "La Madonna Del Bosco"

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 - 10:30 AM at a Special Mass Our Lady of Grace Church - 15 George Waterman Road, Johnston, RI 02919   The Pannese Society of Providence is excited to Announce a Crowning and BlessingCeremonial Mass that has not been done in about 100 years.The Celebration Mass will take place on Sunday, June 1st, at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Grace Church...

Two Opera Companies Gear Up for Rossini

Two Opera Companies Gear Up for Rossini

by Amy Lilly   Vermont's hills are alive with slowly building Rossini crescendos. As it happens, the state's two established summer opera destinations — the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Waitsfield-based Green Mountain Opera Festival — will both produce comic operas this season by that master of musical hilarity, Gioachino Rossini.   OCM artistic director Douglas Anderson chose the Italian composer's early romp...

Two Opera Companies Gear Up for Rossini (2)

Two Opera Companies Gear Up for Rossini  (2)

by Amy Lilly   Vermont's hills are alive with slowly building Rossini crescendos. As it happens, the state's two established summer opera destinations — the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Waitsfield-based Green Mountain Opera Festival — will both produce comic operas this season by that master of musical hilarity, Gioachino Rossini.   OCM artistic director Douglas Anderson chose the Italian composer's early romp...

Eco-Friendly Designer Valentina Oppezzo Delivers Groundbreaking Approach to Fash…

Eco-Friendly Designer Valentina Oppezzo Delivers Groundbreaking Approach to Fashion

Throughout her travel from Italy to the United States, both as a professional photographer and fashion designer, Valentina Oppezzo never includes animal materials in her work. For Valentina, using all non-animal materials is not just a trend, it is a belief. Having started a career in Italy as a photographer, Valentina decided to carry on her passion for photography by opening...

Larry DiCara Presents “Turmoil and Transition in Boston”

Larry DiCara Presents “Turmoil and Transition in Boston”

When: Tuesday, June 9, 2014 — 6 to 8 p.m.Where: East Boston Branch Library — 365 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA Book presentation by attorney Lawrence DiCara, former president of the Boston City Council and now one of the most influential attorneys in the Boston area.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano    

classic-italian-eatery-shines-in-trendy-localeby Melanie Barnard   South Norwalk, after a couple of years of relative dormancy, seems to be coming alive again. With the advent of new condominiums and office spaces, there is much more foot...
anticipated-opening-for-a-one-year-only-world-language-position-1-0fteMust have certification in Spanish and ItalianPosition Type: Full-timePositions Available: 1Job Categories:Classroom Teacher > Language: ItalianClassroom Teacher > Language: Spanish   Welcome...
jazz-s-mario-pavone-draws-on-boyhood-memories-for-his-soundsBy Owen McNally   What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the...
carving-studio-brings-italy-to-vermont-in-sculpture-courseHow do you take a clay model and carve it in marble two, three, or even 10 times larger? Normally, you would have to learn this rare skill in Italy.   But this summer, The Carving Studio and...
fashion-icon-yolanda-cellucciIt's been 46 years since dress diva Yolanda Cellucci transformed her dreams into a glittery and glamorous reality. From "rags to riches," she emerged as a successful businesswoman and recognized queen of...
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