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On this frigid day in Boston, here’s a cool dispatch: Local makers Gelato & Chill will soon open a second gelato shop. With one scoop shop in operation inside Time Out Market in the Fenway, Gelato & Chill is taking over the former Cold Stone Creamery space at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham this spring. Gelato & Chill’s rotating lineup of flavors...

Stan Kuczynski has been elected president of the Chicago West Suburban Chapter of UNICO National. Kuczynski was inducted into the organization in 2014, and served as recording secretary and chairman of the Scholarship, Fundraising and Bylaws committees before ascending to the presidency. “To be president of this 61-year-old organization comes with...

2019 was another record year for passenger numbers at Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, which between them welcomed 49.4 million passengers - up from 48.8 million in 2018 - according to Aeroporti di Roma (AdR). The news was particularly positive for Fiumicino, also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport, which registered 43.5 m...

You may have noticed a vacancy along Bond Street after the folks at Citizen sold their restaurant. While the sellers, who also own Bowtie Catering, left the downtown spot to focus on their growing catering services, a new restaurant has been brewing with only speculation as to who or what would be taking its place—until now. Salute opened its doors...

Folger Consort, the early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, performs two concerts of Palestrina's Perfect Art, February 7 and February 8, 2020 at 8pm in the Gothic nave of Washington National Cathedral. The music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is written in a style known as the Ars Perfecta, the "perfect" refinemen...

Glitz. Glamour. Bling. No matter the era, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are fascinating to those of us with a voyeuristic streak. During the Renaissance, Italy was rife with opulent homes filled with priceless art collections and owners who wanted to show them off. After the Middle Ages came an economic boom and a new reverence for classica...

Bricktown visitors soon will be able once again to enjoy a plate of spaghetti while dining in an old-fashioned trolley car. That experience was once a part of visiting Spaghetti Warehouse, which had a popular three-decade run in Bricktown before closing four years ago, and is credited with getting Bricktown started as an entertainment district. Spa...

Winning a Pulitzer Prize is a fantasy that most writers dream about especially in the early years of their writing careers. Then there's Jhumpa Lahiri who did just that, winning the Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 at the age of 32 with her first short story collection, "Interpreter of Maladies." She went on to write two bestselling novels, "The Namesa...

Italy has won the 9th Gelato World Cup. It was followed on the podium of the Gelato Arena at Italian Exhibition Group’s Sigep and A. B. TECH Tech Expo 2020, by Japan and Argentina. Yesterday evening, the Italian team that won the world’s sweetest contest, organized by Sigep and Gelato&Cultura, received unanimous recognition, confirmed by the votes...

Times were tough during the early 1940s; there was a war going on. Food and jobs were in short supply, and as a group, Italians were classified as enemies of the state by our President. Of course, no jobs meant no money, and food was rationed. Basic necessities, such as grocery items, shoes, metal, paper and rubber, were scarce. Families and indivi...

Il Volo — the pop/operatic (or “popera”) trio featuring the voices of baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto — pleased a Foxwoods theater crowd in 2017 with tunes from their CD “Notte Magica” such as “Nessun Dorma” and “Mamma.” They return to the resort’s Grand Theater Saturday, Feb. 1, in a tour celebrating 10 year...

On Monday, February 10, 2020, Southern Food and Beverage Museum president Brent Rosen and museum founder Liz Williams will be joined by Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi for the inauguration of the chamber’s new Louisiana office in New Orleans. Italian Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Houston Federico Ciat...