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On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster "Stay Hungry" international tour. The tour will make its way across the U.S. and Canada with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Calgary. Maniscalco recently wrapped the spring leg of his tour with fiv...

Set in ancient Egypt, “Aida” is one of those opera classics that has, since its premiere in 1871 at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, wowed audiences and cemented its place in the operatic canon. Adapted from an Italian libretto by Antonia Ghislanzoni, “Aida” was written as an opera in 1870 by Italian operatist Giuseppe Verdi in Italian. I...

The Friends Of The North End (FONE), began their 12th annual Spring Bocce season on Sunday, April 22. The season will continue every Sunday until May 27, followed by an award ceremony banquet where trophies will be given to the winning team. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, the same location...

The 13th annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema runs April 19 to 22 at Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. in New Haven, showing a slate of five films. The festival is presented by the Italian Language and Literature Department, but all screenings are free and open to the public. The series opens April 19 at 7:30 p.m. with “Love and Bullets,...

A new digital restoration of the 1977 Italian horror film “Suspiria” is being shown at the Avon Theatre. The Dario Argento movie, which is currently being remade by “Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino, is part of the Stamford theater’s regular “Cult Classics” series. The eerie tale of witchcraft in a German ballet academy stars Jessica...

Sam Apuzzo is at her best when she feels comfortable, yet she’s having her best season when she’s been made somewhat uncomfortable. This year, the quiet Boston College junior attacker was asked by head coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein to transform into a more vocal leader. “Coming in this year, I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty shy and pretty soft-spok...

Chris Distefano is widely known in the entertainment world as a funny guy with a great stand-up persona. So he’s not looking to change careers anytime soon. But he can always fall back on his “other” career — as a licensed physical therapist with a doctorate degree from New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury. As he often says, “I got a bache...

Met Opera ENCORE: “Rossini’s Semiramide,” a high definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance — its first in nearly 25 years — with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel...

Larry Baldassaro grew up in Chicopee, loving baseball and dreaming about pitching in the big leagues. Along the way, he came under the guidance of Hank Gonet, a caring mentor to countless kids who played for him on Chicopee Boys Club sandlot teams. If you played for Hank, you learned the fundamentals, and you learned how to win. In Baldassaro's Boy...

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...