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The IAA is pleased to announce this presentation: “OUT OF MT. RUSHMORE’S SHADOW”. The Luigi Del Bianco Story. The Zoom presentation will be made available on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:00 pm. The cost of the presentation is $10/per person. To culminate “October is Italian Heritage Month”, the IAA is pleased to announce a Zoom presentation featuring...

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but the Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra and its founding artistic director, Christine Gevert, are already preparing a feast of musical comfort food to be served at Saint James Place in Great Barrington October 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Trinity Church in Lakeville, Connecticut, October 30 at 4 p.m.  And Gevert...

A local World War I veteran billed as an “Italian-American hero” will be honored with a new memorial after a vandalization over the summer. City Councilman David Salvatore used those words in describing Carlo Lafazia, a Providence native who served as private 1st class in the 16th Infantry Regiment. Landing on French soil in 1917, Lafazia and his b...

The Italian American Alliance opposes discrimination against all people. We proudly promote our Italian heritage which includes the Great Admiral Christopher Columbus. On October 6, without warning to anyone but the media and a contingent of indigenous people, Acting Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed that Boston would celebrate Indigenous People’s Day ins...

The Western Massachusetts Italian Cultural Center in Springfield Sunday revived the concept of the neighborhood block party. A throwback to the days when each neighborhood celebrated its own identity. Although Sunday’s event was smaller than block parties of the past, 22News learned it could be just the start of a new era in neighborliness here in...

Westies Care founder and President Phil Liscio has been chosen as the city’s Italian American of the Year, and will be honored at a celebration this week, according officials. Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and the West Haven Italian Heritage Committee will present the annual award at noon Oct. 15 at City Hall, the city said in a release. The award is given...

The Christopher Columbus statue outside of Worcester’s Union Station was covered in red paint for the second time since June 2020. According to the Worcester Police Department, someone threw red paint onto the statue, which faces the Washington Square rotary, sometime early Wednesday morning before walking away. An investigation is underway, offici...

Monday is the first Indigenous Peoples day in Boston, but some members of the city's Italian-American community complain a day usually dedicated to their own heritage has been done away with. 14 states and more than 130 local governments have chosen not to observe Columbus Day, many instead dedicating the second Monday in October to Native groups....

The Council of Italian American Societies of Greater Bridgeport laid a wreath in Seaside Park today at the site where the Christopher Columbus statue once stood. The group says despite the statue being removed, they are continuing a tradition they have had for 55 years to recognize the explorer and celebrate the Italians who paid for the statue and...

“By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy 1500-1800,” at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford (CT) brings together dozens of artists from a specific time and place, hundreds of years ago and thousands of miles away. But the exhibit, which is up through Jan. 9, asks timely, ever-current questions not just about art’s...

Italian-American citizens gathering in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park to celebrate their heritage and the late explorer were greeted by signs and monuments scrawled with “Land Back” in red paint by vandals. The park has been the epicenter of the cultural battle over the continued observance of Columbus and his legacy. The six-foot white marbl...

“I’m not a portrait painter,” says Donna Pomponio. “What I am trying to do is get under the forehead and into the psychology of the person — to peel back, so that what you are painting is a life.” Pomponio is most inspired by faces that tell the story of a life being lived fully. That sort of life, she feels, is more possible in Provincetown than a...