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

Maserati is the official automotive sponsor of the 2018 Nantucket Wine and Food Festival, the acclaimed culinary event entering its 22nd year and ending on Sunday, May 20th. During the event, Maserati will deploy its fleet across the island, including the timeless Quattroporte sedan and the luxury Levante SUV. Nantucket displays a sense of scenic w...

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

On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalcokicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster "Stay Hungry" international tour. The tour will make its way across the U.S. and Canada with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Calgary. Maniscalco recently wrapped the spring leg of his tour with five...

If there’s anything Carol and Giulio Caperchi love more than each other, it’s a great meal. So it was inevitable that when the couple took the plunge into entrepreneurship and opened their own business, it would revolve around crafting delicious food. The result, Seven Hills Pasta, has shown up in more and more Melrose stores and restaurants since...

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

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, a popular family-owned restaurant chain based out of New Haven, Connecticut, will be opening its 10th location and first Rhode Island shop on Monday, May 14, much to the pleasure of local pizza lovers. The restaurant held a soft opening this week, inviting members of the public in to try some of the Pepe family’s fam...

Set in ancient Egypt, “Aida” is one of those opera classics that has, since its premiere in 1871 at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, wowed audiences and cemented its place in the operatic canon. Adapted from an Italian libretto by Antonia Ghislanzoni, “Aida” was written as an opera in 1870 by Italian operatist Giuseppe Verdi in Italian. I...

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

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

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

Known more for its outlet shopping than expensive labels and for craft brews than fine Italian wine, North Conway nevertheless was the destination Monday of a man who is comfortable both in the fashion and wine worlds: Salvatore Ferragamo of Florence, Italy, namesake grandson of one of Europe’s most recognizable designers. He and wife Christine wer...