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Paul Pierce rightfully had his No. 34 placed in the Garden rafters Sunday, in large part because of his role in bringing a championship to the Celtics. But there was a guy at the gymnasium on Causeway Street last night who had a hand in three Celtics titles, and what I want to know is when is someone going to raise a banner for Dick Vitale? Yes, th...

When: April 12 – May 20, 2018 Shows: Thursday 2 & 7 pm; Friday 8 pm; Saturday 2 & 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm - Where: Regent Theater, 7 Medford St. Arlington, MA - Tix: $45 – $65 - Call: 1-855-448-7469 or PlayhouseInfo.com Mangia Italiano! Hilarity, delicious dishes and two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn, stars of their very own fictio...

Before he blossomed into an All-American at Yale, before he shared the ice with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in Pittsburgh, before he was chosen to represent the United States at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Mark Arcobello worked as a busboy for an Italian restaurant in Bridgeport. But Arcobello, who was in high school at the...

WHEN: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 - WHERE: Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St , Medford Square Massachusetts - VIC DiBITETTO will perform at CHEVALIER THEATRE in Medford Square. An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney...

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony- winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “R...

In 1965, during my sophomore year at Yale, football coach John Pont abruptly resigned to take a more prestigious job at a Big Ten school. Instead of tapping another WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant), the school replaced him with an Italian American, assistant coach Carmen Cozza. I still remember how outraged the alumni were. Yale had always had W...

Let’s dispel a big misconception some people around here might have: Not all of the world’s great flat-pickers are from Appalachia, the South or even from the United States. Just ask Beppe Gambetta, who hails from Genoa, Italy, one of the masters of the acoustic guitar who will be here as a living breathing example of that. “Here” in this case will...

A Providence comedian, actor, and writer is headed to New York City for a 10-day run of his one-man-play, "The Last Sicilian." Nick Albanese grew up the son of Sicilian immigrants on Charles Street in Providence, with the whole family living on the second floor above his father's bakery, and rolls those funny but true-life experiences into his show...

Before UConn hired a little-known Italian-born coach with a wry sense of humor and an insatiable work ethic, the school’s women’s basketball program had only produced one winning season in 11 years. Geno Auriemma has since guided the Huskies to 29 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, 18 Final Fours, 11 national championships and six undefeated...

Vincent Pastore, best known as Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero from HBO’s “The Sopranos,” will be the special guest when comedians Tony Liberati and Goumba Johnny perform at The Treehouse Comedy Club at the Westport Inn on Saturday, Dec. 30. The show is a combination of stand-up and audience participation, where guests will have the chance to act...

It’s safe to say Lauren Celentano has got talent and she thinks she can dance. That’s why the Sacred Heart University sophomore has spent the last several weeks competing as the first American on “Amici,” Italy’s answer to “American Idol.” In fact, the Cheshire resident, a member of SHU’s Dance Company, is currently #1 in the voter popularity in th...

They came, they met, they left. What they talked about only they know for now. But Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino certainly appeared to be in a good mood as he made his way from the Levi Lincoln Room in City Hall to the elevator a little after 1 p.m. Friday. Lucchino, accompanied by two men he did not identify, was in Worcester for what...