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When Petra Conti's Snow Queen and Eris Nezha's Snow King glide through the icy forests of Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker" this season, audiences may notice a little extra heat between the two. Boston Ballet's newest principal dancers, who arrived from Italy's Teatro alla Scala mid-October and make their company debut in the holiday favorite, just...

The Pittsfield Parade Committee announced Tuesday that Mario DeMartino will be the Grand Marshal for July 4th Parade.   DeMartino was chosen because of his high level of volunteerism. DeMartino is the chairman of the Pittsfield Ethnic Fair and organizes the bucket brigade for the Fourth of July Parade.   Read more   Source:&nb...

By Christina Hennessy   It began as a tasty way to celebrate the end of an exhibition, but Greenwich Historical Society's Festa al Fresco has taken on a flavor all its own. The outdoor celebration of cuisine and community returns on Sunday, July 12. "It's become a great way to celebrate local culture and celebrate summer," said Anna Mar...

Mayor Domenic Sarno issued a proclamation recognizing the month of June 2016 as Immigrant Heritage Month in the city of Springfield.   Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates our country's immigrant heritage and the stories of individuals, families and communities who have contributed to the unique social fabric of our country. The effort is par...

By Donna Doherty   They might be teenagers, but they sing the kinds of songs that bring moms and daughters to concerts together, and they do so well enough to capture the attention of Barbra Streisand, who invited the Italian trio to sing with her on her 2012 tour.   Il Volo, which appropriately means "the flight," has skyrocketed to...

In celebration of the opening of Sleeping Beauty at the Emerson/Paramount Center Theatre, the Italian Consulate, MITaly and ArtsEmerson invite you to engage with Colla Marionette, a centuries old Italian marionette company on Tuesday November 12th at 6:30 pm at MIT.   The company will present the evolution of their design technique...

By Mary Ann Sorrentino The Irish seem to own mid-March celebrations. Even their natural ethnic rivals compete to grand marshal St. Paddy's Day parades everywhere. The gay community fights fiercely to march wearing Erin's green while St. Joseph has no parade. Instead, he's buried upside down to improve bad housing markets. In Rhode Island, as a ca...

Tutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. Tutto Italiano is a family friendly event, featuring activities such as face painting for the kids. In addition to all the beautiful a...

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 — 10 a.m.Where: Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline, MATutto Lite: A laid back assemblage of beautiful Italian cars under the exquisite fall foliage in Larz Anderson Park. Call it — Tutto Lite, Tutto Autunno, Tutto Two. Bring your Italian car, motorcycle, or just your love for Italian Machines. Unlike...

The smells and sounds of Italy filled the South End Middle School auditorium Saturday night in Springfield. It was called "A Taste of Italy".   In its 20th year, and organized by parishioners of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, the popular dinner fundraiser was attended by hundreds or parishioners and residents of the South End.   R...

by Carla Balzano   The Dante Aligheri Society will be hosting an open house for their Fall Trimester Language Courses. The open house will be on September 3, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at their Cambridge location.   At the open house, students will be able to not only sign up for the Fall Trimester, but also speak with teachers, tes...

By Stephanie Schorow   WHO'S IN CHARGE Owners Matteo and Francesca Ronzio — who relocated earlier this year from Italy — are seeking to create an Italian dining experience very different from the Italian-American cuisine familiar to New Englanders.   Ronzio has no quarrel with dark restaurants that heavily rely on tomato sauce, but...