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The annual Federal Hill Columbus Day Parade was held in Providence Sunday. Nearly two-thousand people lined Atwells Avenue to watch. The parade featured politicians, first responders, high school bands and various Italian-American clubs. Eyewitness News anchor Mike Montecalvo and Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca walked with the Italo-American Club...

Donizetti’s comic opera “L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love)” is one of tenor Joshua Collier’s top-five operas. “Every aria, every duet, every ensemble is tuneful,” he said recently by phone. “Donizetti could spin a melody better than anyone. It’s all very accessible. It’s genuinely funny — unlike a lot of operas. It is romantic. It is charming....

Columbus Day comes Friday, Oct. 12 and is officially observed Monday, Oct. 8, and Wilton has no planned festivities. But that doesn’t mean there is no local Italian community. On the contrary, Italians are one of the largest nationality groups in Wilton, according to the U.S. Census American Communities Survey of 2016. In the survey, residents who...

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley joined the parish of St. Leonard of Port Maurice in the North End for a Mass on Sept. 30 to mark the beginning of Italian Heritage Month in Massachusetts. The event was sponsored by the St. Joseph Society, which was founded by Sicilian immigrants in 1925 to promote devotion to St. Joseph, the patron saint of their hometown...

Let us remember what it means to be American of Italian heritage on Columbus Day, Oct. 8. This is the time to recognize the many people of Italian descent who have contributed to our community as public servants, community service and volunteers, for example, in the ranks of police, fire, city, state and federal government. There are many professio...

Boston’s North End - An Italian American Story: 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Wilmington Memorial Library. 175 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA 01887. Enjoy the 62-minute film, “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story,” a production of the North End Historical Society, which tells the tale of the vibrant Italian-American community that has called this area of...

Two musical works, relatively unknown in America,  will be among the selections at the "Viva Italia" concert at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. It will include a mixture of rarely heard pieces including a sonata for trumpet and strings by Galuppi Baldassare and a concerto for two oboes by Antonio Vivaldi. T...

A mile-long stretch of Shrewsbury Street will once again be the setting for the Worcester Columbus Day Parade. The annual event will be held this Sunday - always the day before the holiday - with the first marchers stepping off at 12:30 p.m. The route starts at Aitchison Street, near Belmont Street, and runs west, to Washington Square, near Union S...

The Dorchester Avenue eatery Caffe Zia Gianna will host “A Taste of Opera,” an event featuring a four-course meal and tenor David Bozon of the New England Conservatory of Music, this Sunday (Oct. 7) at 6 p.m.. Bozon will sing excerpts from Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” The dinner show is being co-sponsored by Caffe Gianna, Opera Talk...

New Haven will host the 2018 Columbus Day Parade which ends with a Heritage Event is Wooster Square. The parade steps off from City Hall - 165 Church Street - at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, and makes its way along Chapel Street to St. Michael's Church on Wooster Square. Afterward, the public is invited to attend an Italian Festival to be held in W...

Springfield native publishes her first book Worcester - Lauren Scibelli Mullin is no stranger to the South end of Springfield. With all the excitement and changes currently taking place in downtown Springfield, the largest being the brand new MGM Casino, there is much excitement and anticipation for the new businesses coming to downtown. But let us...

The Italian flag is now flying in Springfield for Italian Heritage Month. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and representatives from the Italian Cultural Center raised the flag during a ceremony at the Christopher Columbus Statue in the city's South End Monday. Sarno issued a proclamation saluting Italian Americans who helped make Springfield a bette...