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Comedian Maryann “Boom Boom” Maisano appeared on GoLocal LIVE where she spoke to the upcoming performance of the “Italian Chicks” in East Greenwich on June 15 — and the reaction the show got last time it was in Rhode Island.  “The people, the show we did last time — was so amazing. It’s like a wedding at the end of the show — there’s a reception li...

It was the kind of award, and meeting, that can change a life's trajectory. In 2011, Chiara Izzi won the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition for singers under 35 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Quincy Jones was the head judge that year, so Izzi had an opportunity to speak with the legendary musician. He offered the young Italian voc...

A plethora of Boston Facebook pages have become a central setting in a global protest staged by Italian soccer fans against American ownership. James Pallotta, a Boston native, is the president and co-owner of Italian soccer club AS Roma. Fans are blaming Pallotta — a co-owner since 2011 — for the club’s recent decision to not re-sign longtime midf...

The Connecticut Lyric Opera is set to present Verdi’s ”Don Carlo.” The company will present the epic work in a production by Jan Mason and will star Daniel Juarez in the title role. He will be joined by Jurate Svedaite as Elisabetta de Valois, Galina Ivannikova as Eboli, Andrew Costello as Posa, and Steve Frederiks as King Philip. The role of the G...

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats leave New Jersey with a win, thanks to their 4-1 win over the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday morning. All four New Hampshire runs came off the bat of Albero Mineo, an 0-1 pitch that the Italian-born catcher took deep to right for the Fisher Cats’ second grand slam of the year. That would be all the offense New Hampshire...

Long before gracing the stage with Luciano Pavarotti, before taking music lessons from famed diva and city native Rosa Ponselle, opera singer Virginia Gordoni knew she would be a performer. “At 3 years old, I walked over to the piano and I knew it,” Gordoni said. “I knew that I was going to somehow or other be in music.” On Wednesday, Gordoni talke...

Comic Chris Distefano has never been to Portland, so his first question about the city was: Does it have a lot of hipsters? Being a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, he has some definite opinions of hipsters. “You see these people trying to decrease their carbon footprint by struggling with a paper straw. Either use a plastic one or just don’t use one...

Joe Bellino was sitting in an electrical engineering class at the Naval Academy in November 1960 when he was summoned by the school’s superintendent. Mr. Bellino, Navy’s star halfback, thought he was in trouble. The superintendent’s office was filled with people, including two sports reporters and an admiral, who read a telegram from the Downtown A...

When American moviegoers hear the phrase “Italian film,” Millicent Marcus, founder of Yale’s annual New Italian Film Festival, encourages them to think outside the black-and-white, neorealist box of 1960s classics by major directors like Fellini, Antonioni, Visconti, and Pasolini. For the 14th year running, the festival invites the Yale and New Hav...

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, brought the touring festival of rare and restored films “Il Cinema Ritrovato,” to the Durham campus and The Music Hall in Portsmouth. With a total of eight screenings shown from Tuesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 24, the festival attracted about 750 student...

Frank Santorelli, an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of "Georgie the Bartender" on The Sopranos, will appear at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. Santorelli has starred in numerous movies, including "No Reservations," "Meet the Parents," and "Crooked Lines." HIs passion has always been comedy. He...

Coming off the heels of the sold out 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash which has amassed over 225,000 online views, Murphys Boxing is proud to announce the creation of the Warrior’s Code Award to celebrate the achievements of New England’s most legendary boxers. The award’s first recipients will be 2019 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee,...