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When: Sunday, January 12, 2014-2:30 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts-41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MAThe renowned Boston Bel Canto Opera Company, artistically directed by Bradley Pennington, will present arias and ensembles from Italian operas on January 12, 2014. Pennington will also present artistic piano arrangements. This exc...

Last week we brought you news of Parla, the upcoming Italian "speakeasy" set to open in the North End. With its intentional play on words ("parla" in Italian means to speak) and its unique concept, the "speakeasy" is now one the most anticipated openings in Boston.   But according to a recent post by UrbanDaddy, it doesn't look like we have...

Four stunning paintings by Caravaggio, currently on loan at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, were the backdrop to the fourth annual Achievement Awards handed out by Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli. This year's awardees included Ron Della Chiesa (Art, Culture & Entertainment), Vlado Dukcevich (Business), Tino D'Agostino (Education), J...

Don't miss the opera event of the year! Since 1981, spectacular and groundbreaking opera productions have been the centerpiece of the biennial Boston Early Music Festival. Teh BEMF's extraordinary and distinctive performances reproduce the Baroque's stunning palette of spectacle and sound by bringing together today's leading opera singers, a wealt...

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 — 3 to 5:30 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society — 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MAA staged reading of "Bernini in Ecstasy", a new play in two acts by Clay Ballard. (Director: Kate Caffrey. Producer: Phil Micali. Historical consultant: Franco Mormando.) BERNINI IN ECSTASY is a portrait of one of Italy's greatest...

Annually, in occasion of October Italian Heritage Month, FAA-USA (Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi - USA) awards scholarships to high school seniors who have excelled in the study of Italian. The annual scholarships are made possible through a generous donation by Joe Pace in memory of his mother, Rosaria DiPompo Pace.   This year two...

By Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld   When a restaurant closed next door to the Upper West Side outpost of theMermaid Inn, the fish shack's owners Danny Abrams and Cindy Smith took the opportunity to relocate and double their capacity. Their plan for the newly vacated original space, says Smith, is "to bring a Brooklyn sensibility to Manhatt...

Winchester will soon be home to a purveyor of Italian food that has made a name for itself feeding the Greater Boston area family-style meals. Comella's is expanding to the town, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.   Comella's will take over the space at 529 Main St., which was previously home to Pizza Express NY Deli. It will join a number...

Create TV®, the premier lifestyle channel featuring the best of public television's how-to programming, celebrates Columbus Day with a marathon of Cooking With Nick Stellino. The charming, charismatic and fashion-forward Stellino hosts the marathon, sharing personal stories behind his favorite Italian dishes, from Nonna Maria's famous meatballs to...

by James Pasto   I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes. In doing...

By Eric Vo Record   With almost four decades of service as a town councilor, Robert F. Parisi is a well-known and respected person in town — a stark contrast to how he was treated when he was first elected to the Town Council in the '70s. "I had a miserable beginning in the Republican party. They didn't like me," Parisi said, grinning....

This month, the Watertown Sons of Italy Lodge Piave Fiume #1036, an affiliate Lodge of the National Order Sons of Italy in America, distributed nearly $10,000 to deserving high school graduates and local charities.   These donations were made possible by the on­going fundraising efforts by the Sons of Italy throughout the year, including fun...