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by Lisa Backus   Author Anthony Riccio spoke of his grandmother as a woman who was "4-foot-11" with "eyes as black a coal" when she gave her grandson the "you're in trouble look." "Those of us who had Italian grandmothers are blessed," he told a small crowd Saturday morning at the New Britain Public Library. His book, "Farms, Factories...

The Milford Columbus Committee has named its Italian-American of the Year and he is a face many will recognize from his two very different professions. Douglas A. Edo – Milford Fire Chief and a musician with a popular local band, will be named Milford's Italian-American of the Year for 2015 at the Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance. &n...

by Allison Lindsay   Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra have scheduled performances at five venues for the upcoming co-production of Gioachino Rossini's opera, "Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)."   Rossini's famous two-act comic opera, The Barber of Seville, is a masterpiece of invent...

by Dawn Miceli   The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, will take place July 24, 25 and 26 on Center Street.   "...

Dante's Poetry in Italian and English - Marco Zanelli Medieval Dance - Chiara Durazzini & Emanuele CapoanoSolo by Ornella Iuorio Music by Renaissonics Click here for more details   Sunday, June 7, 5:00 pm41 Hampshire St, Cambridge  - (617)876-5160 Free Admission  - Light Refreshments   Source: Dante Alighie...

The Mattatuck Museum (144 West Main St. Waterbury, CT 06702) is pleased to celebrate the holiday season with a concert featuring renowned tenor Micheal Castaldo and guest soprano Marissa Famiglietti on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Micheal Castaldo, a classical crossover tenor and light Italian opera singer, songwriter and composer,...

by John Golden   Several years ago when I set out to make the perfect red sauce—or Sunday gravy, which it's often called—I knew exactly where to look. That was to my good friend Steve Quattrucci. His family has long held sway in Portland food circles amongst the Italian-American community.   Or as Quattrucci relates, "Memories from my...

By Catherine Smart Francesca Montillo thinks Italian cooking is for everyone. The Calabrian native, who has lived in the Boston area for 28 years, launched her business, Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, last year to help the most novice cooks enjoy a taste of her homeland.   She started teaching classes at adult education centers in Brookl...

Eataly, a 45,000-square-foot Italian marketplace, will open on three levels of what used to be the Prudential Center food court on Nov. 29. I caught up with Alex Saper, Eataly's managing partner and chief operating officer, to discuss creating an old-style European market and why Eataly chose Boston's Back Bay.   For those who have never see...

The Wine Consortium of Romagna, together with Consulate General of Italy in Boston, the Honorary Vice Consul of Italy in Rhode Island, NOIAW and various Italian associations in RI, is proud to present several wines from the Italian region of of Emilia-Romagna during a one-of-a-kind wine tasting event on Thursday, October 4, 2012. "A Week in Emilia...

Ieri sera a Boston si è celebrata l'elleanza tra Eni e il Massachusetts Institute of Technology con un concerto dei Cameristi del Teatro alla Scala di Milano. Sulle note delle "Fantasie dall'opera di Verdi" - una serie opere "dimenticate", composte su temi tratti dai lavori più celebri di Giuseppe Verdi, l'Eni e il Mit hanno ribadito il successo de...

The Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University has an opening for a part-time lecturer in Italian language to teach one or two courses in the Fall 2014 term with the possibility of renewal in the Spring 2015 term.   QUALIFICATIONS B.A. or equivalent required; M.A. or equivalent preferred. Previous college-level teaching experience...