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June 16 and 17 7:30 pm. Puccini: The Man and His Music, Including Suor Angelica. Chelsea Opera concludes its 12th season with an evening of Puccini's chamber music and a fully-staged presentation of his most beloved one-act opera, Suor Angelica. The evening begins with two Puccini string quartets. Also on the program is the beautiful Salv...

The Italian American War Veterans Joseph J. Gentile Post 2 sponsored an Italian luncheon on April 9 for 26 residents of the Hines VA Hospital Blind Center. A team of 15 volunteers and five high school students hosted the event, distributing colorful fedoras and decorating the party room with festive wall banners and tablecloths.   A sum...

The Mount Carmel Church situation is another familiar chapter in the Worcester story – an ethnic group outgrowing its immigrant status and moving on to new outlooks, new horizons and new ways of life. It is doubtful that the aging parishioners of the church can reverse the trend. But they can reflect on the inspiring story of the Italians in Worces...

I look at Luigi Ghirri's work daily: There's a postcard reproduction of one of his photographs on my fridge. It depicts four women, turned away from us and toward a mountainous landscape. They could be taking in an actual vista — the perspective is correct — but the mountains and their intervening lakes have text superimposed on them, and so we rea...

A new restaurant will make its debut in Salem this week, opening in the space where another popular restaurant operated for more than 15 years. Trattoria Orsini took over the Grapevine space at 26 Congress St. and will bring a lineup of Italian specialties to the neighborhood when it opens on Wednesday.   Grapevine was sold last year to new...

The Ashland Parks Foundation considers an Italian marble fountain purchased at the 1915 Pan American Exposition in San Francisco the "jewel" of the city's park system. The Butler-Perozzi Fountain sits high on its own terrace on the western edge of famed Lithia Park below Ashland's stately Granite Street, where a house built by Domingo Perozzi...

by Amy McCarthy   Pizza enthusiasts, rejoice –– classic East Coast-style pizza will land in Plano this week, courtesy of Boston-born Dallas restaurateur Kenny Bowers.   Announced via release, Kenny's East Coast Pizza will open its doors at Park & Preston in the Berkeley Square shopping center. The concept is a natural evolution fo...

Faculty from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai joined colleagues from around the world at the University of Brescia in Italy for a recent conference on the internationalization of education and research.   The 2016 Brescia Internationalization Summit, held on July 13, 2016, included a roundtable discussion where participants explor...

Growing up in Roseland, a South Chicago Italian neighborhood, Tom Gelsosomo enjoyed the meals prepared by his Italian family so much that after spending time working in the food industry he decided to open up his own restaurant serving many of the dishes he remembered so well from his youth.   Choosing an Italian restaurant in the growing co...

The office of Italian Vice Consul Lino Pertusini is conducting passport renewal services for Italian citizens who are New Mexico residents. This includes fingerprinting on December 15.   To renew your passport through Cav. Pertusini's Santa Fe office, please do the following before November 15: 1. Request an appointment for the December 15...

The Campania region of southern Italy is a little like the Finger Lakes in that its wines are not the most famous in the country, but they are getting better and better. One way that it varies from the Finger Lakes, though, is that its winemakers have been making vino there for over 2,000 years.   Geneva Lodge 2397 Orders Sons of Italy in Am...

Before this year is over, we must talk about Mantua. Every year the Italian government chooses a city to be the Italian Capital of Culture, during which the designated town enjoys the spotlight and hosts various cultural events to celebrate its past and its attractions. This year that city has been Mantua.   Mantua lies in the lower part of...