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The 13th annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema runs April 19 to 22 at Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. in New Haven, showing a slate of five films. The festival is presented by the Italian Language and Literature Department, but all screenings are free and open to the public. The series opens April 19 at 7:30 p.m. with “Love and Bullets,...

A new digital restoration of the 1977 Italian horror film “Suspiria” is being shown at the Avon Theatre. The Dario Argento movie, which is currently being remade by “Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino, is part of the Stamford theater’s regular “Cult Classics” series. The eerie tale of witchcraft in a German ballet academy stars Jessica...

Sam Apuzzo is at her best when she feels comfortable, yet she’s having her best season when she’s been made somewhat uncomfortable. This year, the quiet Boston College junior attacker was asked by head coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein to transform into a more vocal leader. “Coming in this year, I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty shy and pretty soft-spok...

Chris Distefano is widely known in the entertainment world as a funny guy with a great stand-up persona. So he’s not looking to change careers anytime soon. But he can always fall back on his “other” career — as a licensed physical therapist with a doctorate degree from New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury. As he often says, “I got a bache...

Met Opera ENCORE: “Rossini’s Semiramide,” a high definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance — its first in nearly 25 years — with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel...

Larry Baldassaro grew up in Chicopee, loving baseball and dreaming about pitching in the big leagues. Along the way, he came under the guidance of Hank Gonet, a caring mentor to countless kids who played for him on Chicopee Boys Club sandlot teams. If you played for Hank, you learned the fundamentals, and you learned how to win. In Baldassaro's Boy...

Paul Pierce rightfully had his No. 34 placed in the Garden rafters Sunday, in large part because of his role in bringing a championship to the Celtics. But there was a guy at the gymnasium on Causeway Street last night who had a hand in three Celtics titles, and what I want to know is when is someone going to raise a banner for Dick Vitale? Yes, th...

When: April 12 – May 20, 2018 Shows: Thursday 2 & 7 pm; Friday 8 pm; Saturday 2 & 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm - Where: Regent Theater, 7 Medford St. Arlington, MA - Tix: $45 – $65 - Call: 1-855-448-7469 or PlayhouseInfo.com Mangia Italiano! Hilarity, delicious dishes and two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn, stars of their very own fictio...

Before he blossomed into an All-American at Yale, before he shared the ice with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in Pittsburgh, before he was chosen to represent the United States at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Mark Arcobello worked as a busboy for an Italian restaurant in Bridgeport. But Arcobello, who was in high school at the...

WHEN: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 - WHERE: Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St , Medford Square Massachusetts - VIC DiBITETTO will perform at CHEVALIER THEATRE in Medford Square. An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney...

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony- winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “R...

In 1965, during my sophomore year at Yale, football coach John Pont abruptly resigned to take a more prestigious job at a Big Ten school. Instead of tapping another WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant), the school replaced him with an Italian American, assistant coach Carmen Cozza. I still remember how outraged the alumni were. Yale had always had W...