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Rocco Mesiti believes that everything in life comes full circle, and his life exemplifies that. As a 30-year resident of East Longmeadow, Mesiti shared his background with Reminder Publishing: how when he was in college he started a deejay business and studied abroad in Italy, and how years later he found himself at the helm of Springfield Technica...

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....

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...

Saturday, September 29, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. Get tickets here. Valerie Giglio is a Boston based vocalist, author, and Berklee College of Music student. Valerie has been singing professionally throughout the Boston area and beyond since the 90’s and has released 2 CD’s to date. She suffered a s...

Michael Casinelli of Shelton did all he could to make his Gael football team the best it could be. In earning All State, All-Walter Camp, All-Southern Connecticut Conference, as well as USA Today All USA Connecticut honors, Casinelli put in his time in the weight room and went over video of opponents. He was as diligent with his studies. Casinelli...

Sacred Heart University sophomore Lauren Celentano began a journey last year that took her to places she never imagined, and it’s not over yet. Celentano, a member of SHU’s dance company, left the U.S. in the summer of 2017 for Italy, where she auditioned to compete on that country’s popular talent show, Amici. After eight hard months of work, pass...

Methuen’s Mario Pagnoni was a teacher, mentor, coach, umpire, author, event organizer and — above all else — a lover of bocce. But his friends will point out another hidden talent: Singer. Well, they might put air-quotes around the word ‘talent.’ But whenever Pagnoni stepped on a bocce court, it was always the same old song and dance.   “Every time...

For its third season, Berkshire Opera Festival is presenting Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto," with performances 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 31 at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. The production is conducted by BOF artistic director Brian Garman and directed by general director Jonathon Loy. As with the first and second seaso...

On Aug. 12, Tuscan Brands will host the sixth annual Concorso Italiano car show at its flagship location in Salem. Hosted by Tuscan Brands founder and owner, Joe Faro, the automobile showcase will feature European luxury cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLarens and Maseratis, which will be on display at the Tuscan Village Piazza, t...

Boston Midsummer Opera returns for its 12th summer with one of the comic wonders of the operatic repertoire: the 17th and most beloved of Gioachino Rossini’s 40 operas, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber of Seville”) — the story of how the clever barber Figaro helps the delectable Rosina slip out of the clutches of her elderly guardian into the...

Rosa Tatuata continues on their 2018 Summer New England Concert Tour with a stop in New Bedford, MA at the Fishing Heritage Center on August 18th at 7pm. The band will be presenting an evening of the traditional maritime music of Sicily. Rosa Tatuata is musicians Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeff Panettieri and they have as...

As thousands of sharply dressed spectators converged on the turf of Newport International Polo on Saturday afternoon, the soaring tenor of Andrea Bocelli, piped across an emerald green at Glen Farm, gave more than a hint about the origin of one of the teams zipping up its boots. Representing Italy were the members of the “Roman Gladiators” polo tea...