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Rosa Tatuata continues on their 2018 Summer New England Concert Tour with a stop in New Bedford, MA at the Fishing Heritage Center on August 18th at 7pm. The band will be presenting an evening of the traditional maritime music of Sicily. Rosa Tatuata is musicians Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeff Panettieri and they have as...

As thousands of sharply dressed spectators converged on the turf of Newport International Polo on Saturday afternoon, the soaring tenor of Andrea Bocelli, piped across an emerald green at Glen Farm, gave more than a hint about the origin of one of the teams zipping up its boots. Representing Italy were the members of the “Roman Gladiators” polo tea...

On Saturday, July 7th at 5pm, Italy returns to Newport Polo for its 7th campaign against USA at the polo grounds at Glen Farm, home of the Newport International Polo Series. The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will mount USA, looking to continue their win streak against Italy, for a duration of approximately 2 hours. The match will conclude with a...

Gloucester's Greasy Pole tradition began in 1927 as a way for fisherman to celebrate a successful year at sea. Ninety-one years later, the tradition still lives on in this Italian-American fishing community. People boldly test their balance by sprinting along a greased up pole with the goal of seizing an Italian flag at its end. According to Atlas...

Francesco D'Agostino has been added as the men's soccer first assistant as announced by the Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard men's soccer, Pieter Lehrer. "Francesco is a great person and superior coach whose outstanding eye for talent, his desire to play a relentless attacking style, and his willingness to embrace and...

Bangor’s Baldacci family may today be better known for its political figures, including former Maine governor John Baldacci and former Bangor city councilor and mayor Joe Baldacci, but for most of the 20th century, they were known as restaurateurs. On Thursday, the building at 12 Alden St. in Bangor, which for more than 30 years housed Momma Baldac...

A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, pulled away from three-time winner Eric Blake on Saturday at the halfway point of the 7.6 mile (12 kilometer) race to the 6,288-foot (1917-meter) summit of Mount Washington. He finished...

Mike Crisafi leaned in, took the measure of the distance down the 34-by-six foot bocce court,  and then let his red ball roll toward the smaller yellow “bullet” ball, or pallino. If he and his three teammates rolled theirs closer to the pallino than the closest ball of the opposition, they each got a point in the frame. Change sides of the court, r...

The Italian American club of Walpole has promoted the celebration of Italian American culture since its founding in 1921.  The club is located at 109 Stone St. in Walpole, Massachusetts, and operates a banquet hall with a capacity for 98 people. The club also has four professional bocce courts, a member’s lounge, kitchen and outdoor sitting area fo...

On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster "Stay Hungry" international tour. The tour will make its way across the U.S. and Canada with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Calgary. Maniscalco recently wrapped the spring leg of his tour with fiv...

Set in ancient Egypt, “Aida” is one of those opera classics that has, since its premiere in 1871 at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, wowed audiences and cemented its place in the operatic canon. Adapted from an Italian libretto by Antonia Ghislanzoni, “Aida” was written as an opera in 1870 by Italian operatist Giuseppe Verdi in Italian. I...

The Friends Of The North End (FONE), began their 12th annual Spring Bocce season on Sunday, April 22. The season will continue every Sunday until May 27, followed by an award ceremony banquet where trophies will be given to the winning team. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, the same location...