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An Italian-American social club in Connecticut has set a new Guinness world record for the longest stretch of playing bocce. Members of the Prince Thomas of Savoy Club in Avon announced on its Facebook Thursday that Guinness World Records had officially confirmed the new record. The London-based organization's website now shows the record official...

The phrase “Fall Classic” has only one real meaning for Maldonians in October of 2017 — “you are correct sir,” I’m talking about the Italian American Citizen’s Club Annual Bocce Championship Series Finals. This year it took Pete “Boss Of The Bocce Court” Robinson and his band of merry men five games to put this barn burner of a series to sleep for...

You’ve known him as a not-so-lucky boxer on television’s “Taxi” and later as a live-in housekeeper on the long-running ABC sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” Now, Tony Danza is stepping it up as a song and dance man in “Standards & Stories,” coming to CityStage on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. As the title suggests, Danza will share stories from his life and perform a s...

Italian singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori is as esteemed in his homeland as his American contemporary Bob Dylan.  After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.  A pair of intimate theater shows has been announced for Sunday, November 5th at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA (Bo...

Anthony DeVito is a funny Italian guy, who is also a talented comic. He’s honest and humble, too. As he says on his website: “Hi, this is Anthony. I made this site, so it’s probably not great. I’m a comedian, not a web designer. But, feel free to click on things.” He goes on to share that his comedy credits include an appearance on CBS, on “Late Sh...

Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre presents its fourth annual “Verdi in Vermont” concert at the Grafton Church. This year, two concerts will be offered: Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. The annual concert celebrates one of the most famous of all Italian opera composers: Giuseppe Verdi. Born on October 9 or 10, 1813, Verdi wrot...

The Italian operatic pop trio, Il Volo, stars this weekend in their special "3 Tenors Tribute" performance with Plácido Domingo conducting at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre. The HD filmed concert performance, IL VOLO with Plácido Domingo: Notte Magica will be shown this Friday & Saturday, (October 6 and 7) at 2 pm and 7 pm each day. This celebrated...

Mario Pagnoni of Methuen, who has done it all in the world of bocce, will be honored Friday with the U.S. Bocce Federation Wall of Fame celebration at the Methuen Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack St. Pagnoni, a unanimous Hall of Fame inductee, is the author of “Joy of Bocce” and has brought numerous tourneys and leagues to the Merrimack Valley.  There...

He was once the world’s fifth-ranked middleweight, having beaten Denny Moyer, and battled Joey Giardello to a draw, and dropped a highly contested decision to Emile Griffith. Indeed, he was so immersed in the Sweet Science that at the closing ceremonies of fabled Boston Garden he was saluted for having fought more bouts and racked up more wins ther...

At this point, Frank Vatrano is no longer a newcomer to the Boston Bruins. The East Longmeadow native has already logged 83 regular-season games in the NHL, and is set to enter his third pro season with his hometown team. Now a veteran of postseason battles, extended media circuits and numerous training camps, there isn't much that leaves the skill...

Since 1997, the Fall River Sons of Italy lodge has consistently awarded financial scholarships to the children and/or grandchildren of existing members of the local lodge, whose ranks have grown impressively over the last 20 years. The generous monetary awards have been given to deserving recipients in their “pursuit of higher education.” Last year...

The Italian Cultural Center presented their Sixth Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on July 15 at St. Anne Country Club in Feeding Hills.  The Italian Cultural Center works to promote Italian culture, traditions and art in the community.   The center was founded in 1985, and has 386 members.  Though the center is in Springfield, according to Direct...