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Salem native and motivational speaker Sean Stellato will speak in the Wax Academic Center Auditorium at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Stellato was a quarterback during his time at Salem High School and is currently a National Football League sports agent, entrepreneur and author of "No Backing Down." His boo...

Legendary Italian pop music icon Iva Zanicchi (Non pensare a me, Zingara, Ciao, cara, come stai?), the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Music Festival three times is a row, is returning to the United States on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and Boston's historic Faneuil Hall Meetinghouse, to kick off Festa della Liberazione!, a multici...

Black Cat World Tour 2017. Saturday April 1, Borgata Atlantic City Casino 9:00 pm www.theborgata.com - Sunday, April 2, Foxwoods Resort and Casino 6:00 pm www.foxwoods.com TICKETS & INFORMATION, TICKETS DISCOUNT BLACK CAT CODE. STARDUST SHOWS +1 848 444 9241, GIANNI RUSSO +1 718 968 5195 Credited as the “father of the Italian blues,” Zucchero, who...

He once crossed the Iron Curtain to play a bluegrass fest in Czechoslovakia. He sought out Slovakian gypsies to learn their traditional music. He sought out Pete Seeger to jam at his home. He traveled to Mexico just to play with a Mariachi band. Forget the Dos Equis guy. Beppe Gambetta is the Most Interesting Man in the World. Since hearing Doc Wat...

Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc. in collaboration with Boston Conservatory at Berklee and The Poets' Theatre under the auspices of Consulate General of Italy in Boston present a special event to benefit Italy earthquake relief effort: Vivaldi & Leopardi "Four Seasons" - "Four Cantos"Friday, March 31, 2017. 8:00 - 9:30 pm. Join us for...

Massimo Riva and his friend Guy Borlée sat at a café table outside the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna sipping wine and dreaming of ways to share their experiences with Riva's friends and family back home in Providence. "I wanted to bring this back to my students at Brown," says Riva, who is a professor of Italian studies at the university. "Brown has b...

A documentary on ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 16 Valley St. The Emmy Award-winning movie, “Buddy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor,” was written, produced and directed by Cherry Arnold. It is a complex portrait of the contradictory and audacious man who became the...

Saturday, February 11 at 3 pm. Hannaford Hall at USM, Portland (Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St) Maine Public is the media sponsor of Portland Ovations Classical Series including Handel & Haydn Society performing Glories of the Italian Baroque. Concertmaster/violinist Aisslinn Nosky leads an ensemble of 15 Handel & Haydn Society musicians in this gl...

Two red boxing gloves rest at the center of a big round decal on the floor at the Rocky Club, its logo symbolizing the club's colorful history hosting bouts in a city steeped in boxing lore. This winter afternoon Lawrence-born Dave Bradstreet, 68, tends bar at the social club, affectionately known as "The Rocky."  The large room here at 11 Trinity...

L’alto numero di pugili americani di origine italiana che popolarono le riunioni statunitensi fino agli anni ’50 dello scorso secolo, induceva molti di essi ad affrontarsi tra di loro, in particolar modo quando il valore dei contendenti era più elevato rispetto alla media nazionale. In tale maniera il 29 gennaio 1951, nella città di Holyoke, Massac...

Luigi Pirandello Lyceum & Boston Bel Canto Opera present 20th Annual Italian Opera Concert. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm. The concert features the debut performances by mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes and baritone David Kravitz. Other soloists: Lisa Correnti (soprano), Michelle Trainor (sopran...

By Patricia A. Hines When Lou Ursone stepped onto the stage as Piccino Morello in "A Merry Mulberry Street Musical" on Dec. 1, he did it for the 125th time at Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre. Ursone, executive director of Curtain Call since 2000, has played the part off and on since 2002. The show has had several incarnations since 1935...