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Enjoy a great night out – meet international, multi-platinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne, feast on a special prix-fixe dinner at TerraSole Ristorante (3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield), then head over to The Ridgefield Playhouse for Patrizio’s performance – all for $110 per person (includes ticket to the show, does not include alcohol or gratuity)....

He was my first real coach. It was December 1957, the early years of rock ‘n’ roll on the radio, the New England Patriots off in the distance somewhere, and Frank Murgo was the coach of the Peck Junior High School basketball team, a team I was trying out for. He was a gym teacher at Peck then, but his real claim to fame, for us anyways, was that we...

The American Society of Friends of Teatro alla Scala presented a piano recital in Greenwich earlier this month featuring pianist Stefano Miceli in a program of works by Liszt, Beethoven, Gomes and Rachmaninoff.  The fundraising event was chaired by Deborah Hamilton of Greenwich, who is a trustee of the Friends, a nonprofit that supports the Teatro...

The Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center may feel like a world away from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” stage, but the two will soon share the distinction of featuring a performance by Julia Scotti. The New Jersey-based comedian stole audiences’ hearts with her direct, personal humor on the show’s 11th season in 2016, reigniting a career that had laid...

Sunday, December 16 | 4:00PM. Kresge Auditorium - W16, 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Tickets in advance or at the door: $25, General admission; $15 students and seniors, or pay-as-you-are-able www.cambridgechorus.org Join the Chorus for an afternoon of uplifting music with an Italian flavor as Music Director Pamela Mindell leads us in...

December 14th, 2018. 8:00pm-10:00pm. The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457. Tickets: $15. at the door. Purchase tickets here. ROSA TATUATA comes to the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, Friday, December 14th 8pm. Rosa Tatuata brings Sicily’s music to Middletown, CT at the Butto...

“Italian Christmas Concert in Town Plot,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 785 Highland Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708. Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his chart-topping...

Three months ago, Federica Brignone of Italy was on crutches after hurting her left knee in a training crash. It didn't take her long to get back up to speed. Brignone won a giant slalom for her ninth career World Cup victory Saturday, with Mikaela Shiffrin taking fourth as the American competed before a home crowd. On a windy afternoon, Brignone m...

From his apartment overlooking New Haven’s Wooster Square and St. Michael Church, freelance writer and film maker Steve Hamm began noticing how many funeral processions went past in August 2017. St. Michael’s is where the old Italian-American families worship, and Hamm realized that with each funeral a lifetime of memories and stories about the old...

The championship team for the Fall 2018 season was made up of Angelo DiGirolamo, Anthony Gaeta, Richie Delliago and Gaspar Ostuni. Awards were presented to the winning team at a banquet held on Tuesday, November 6th at the Flaming Grill Restaurant in Revere. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, t...

Most of the time, gondoliers row slowly and sing softly. It’s all very peaceful. But for one weekend, they row like mad, scream at each other (sometimes in Italian), and it’s complete chaos. That’s how Greg Mohr describes the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a convention for the small community of U.S. gondoliers. The nationals were held Friday-Sunday on th...

Saturday, November 17, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The Drivers are a new Boston-based formation with a repertoire of Italian and international jazz standards. Come listen to Gershwin, Jobim, Mina, Gino Paoli, Bruno Martino and more. Featuring the voice of Barbara Balistreri (played with Giacomo Sferl...