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While the turn-of-the-century roots of Boston Marathon history are predominantly Irish via the organizing 129-year-old Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), there is an impressive Italian presence. Lawrence Brignolia, an Italian-American blacksmith from Cambridge, Mass., won the third race in 1899; and Gelindo Bordin of Vicenza, Italy, won the 94t...

by Channing Gray   In the two decades since Nick Albanese got a theater degree from the University of Rhode Island, he's tried his hand at standup, even started a theater group doing one-act plays. But he seems to have found his niche with a one-man show about growing up Italian in Providence's North End. He opened "The Last Sicilian" l...

lunedì 15 aprile 201319.00 a 20.30 Dante Alighieri Cultural CenterKendall Square41 Hampshire StreetCambridge, MA (map) Please come to the Dante Early to sign up/ get music - see below description.CORO-DANTE Ti piacerebbe cantare con noi?

When: Sunday, February 3, 2013 — 3:30 p.m.Where: Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation — 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA [map]Cataldo, a scholar from Venice, has been employed by the wealthy Pantalone to tutor his son Oratio... but is Pantalone getting more than he bargained for from this mysterious pedant? His once-respectable household...

By Alison Bauter   A feature-length documentary chronicling the history of Boston's Italian-American community in the North End premieres Saturday. "Boston's North End: An Italian American Story" is based on historical records and interviews with Italian American North Enders and their descendants, and includes the stories of former Wor...

Local performer Jack Lynn will sing a host of Dean Martin songs during Dean Martin Night, Sunday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m., at St. Frances Cabrini Church Hall, 57 Pond Hill Road. Sing, socialize and enjoy the music of Dean Martin — the performance, which is $15 BYOB and open to the public, is sponsored by the North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lod...

Beginning on June 27, Professionisti Italiani a Boston will host two Italian students from the nonprofit sailing school "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino;" the teenagers will visit Boston, discuss motivational personal stories with local Italian professionals, and compete against young sailors from renowned Boston sailing clubs. On July 2, PIB and the...

Il Volo has revealed plans for a stateside tour that will include a stop in Massachusetts this fall. The Italian operatic pop trio will hit Boston for a show at the Bank of America Pavilion on Saturday, September 14. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $44.50 to $84.50, are now on sale through Live Nation. Nikki Yanofsky will also perfo...

When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 — 7 to 11 p.m.Where: Gennaro's 5 North Square, North End, Boston, MA For the second year in a row, Gennaro's 5 North Square will present a special Rosé wine night, during which guests will enjoy excellent rosé wine, hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Marisa Iocco and live music offered by various musicians participating in...

Opening night of the Your Theatre Inc. eight performance run of Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, author of Moonstruck is Thursday, Jan. 15. With a cast of five South Coast actors, Suzanne Bergeron, of New Bedford, directs the play. This lighthearted play follows Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano who has a problem. While he is sa...

The Pillars: Boston's latest Italy-inspired musical project will kick off the West End Museum's fifth annual celebration of Italian Heritage Month.   Headed by Milan-native singer-songwriter Cristina Vaira along with guitarist Alejandro Ramirez Cisneros, the Pillars blend their Italian and Mexican heritages with the American culture and incr...

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 12:55 p.m.Where: Shalin Liu Performance Center – 37 Main St, Rockport, MAThe show is a HD screening of the MET Opera performance. Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel b...