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Sunday March 1 2020 from 3PM to 4 PM EST. The Union Church In Waban - 14 Collins Road, Waban, Massachusetts 02468. In his quest to become a real boy, the wooden puppet Pinocchio must overcome temptation and danger with the help of his closest friends. Told in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, a classical Italian style of physical comedy, this energe...

With Mookie Betts traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Team Italy’s John Andreoli is competing for an opening day roster spot on the Boston Red Sox as the backup for outfieldersAndrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, and Jackie Bradley Jr. The speedy 29-year-old has played all three outfield positions and has also served as DH in four games so far during 2...

The Western Connecticut State University Opera will present a contemporary adaptation of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) in three performances from March 5 through 7 at the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.  Performances wi...

Red Sox pitcher Chris Mazza was watching a special 20 years ago on New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio when his older brother let him in on a little secret. "I was 9 years old and we were watching ESPN Classic and they were talking about the 56-game hitting streak and all of the sudden my brother goes, ‘You know that’s our cousin, right?’ " Mazza...

When three teenagers set out 10 years ago to transform the way people think about classical music, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble never could have imagined the success they would soon have when they formed Il Volo. The Italian trio, who met on an Italian TV show in 2009 and were the first Italian artists to sign with an Americ...

Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury is staging the world premiere of “Love and Spumoni,” running Thursday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 23. The equity production has many local ties to the area. Actor Maria Baratta, who plays Mary Lou, is originally from Waterbury. The story itself is based on students at Waterbury’s Sacred Heart High School. Playwr...

Il Volo — the pop/operatic (or “popera”) trio featuring the voices of baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto — pleased a Foxwoods theater crowd in 2017 with tunes from their CD “Notte Magica” such as “Nessun Dorma” and “Mamma.” They return to the resort’s Grand Theater Saturday, Feb. 1, in a tour celebrating 10 year...

Team Italy’s John Andreoli will report to Fort Myers, Florida for Boston Red Sox Spring Training on February 17, 2020 for the first full-team workout along with fellow outfieldersAndrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, and Jackie Bradley Jr. It is likely the speedy 29-year-old will begin the 2020 season at Triple-A affiliate Pawtucket Red S...

Former Westminster College football coach and Titan/College Football Hall-of-Famer Joe Fusco today was named on ESPN’s list of the 150 Greatest College Football Coaches over college football’s 150-year history. Fusco garnered the No. 69 spot on the list and was the third-highest ranked NAIA coach (No. 16 - John Gagliardi); (No. 39 - Frosty Westerin...

The Italian Cultural Center in Springfield hopes to spread the word about a bingo style game that’s very much a part of Italian Culture, a game called “Tombola.” The cultural center held a pot luck dinner Sunday afternoon to be followed by the introduction of Tombola, which is commonly played in Italy during the Christmas season. The center’s execu...

Alessandro Franciosa, a sophomore at Masconomet Regional, was named United Premier Soccer League Player of the Week on November 20. The Mass United center midfielder is only 15 years old, but playing up at the elite level and attracting attention for his skills. Voting for the award was online and Franciosa received 60 percent on the Twitter Poll....

L’On. Francesca La Marca ha partecipato sabato 16 novembre al 25° anniversario dello Juventus Club di Boston, che si è celebrato presso il Watertown Sons of Italy. Accolta dal Presidente del Club Ross Zagami, dal Cav. Domenico Susi e da Alberto Mustone, rispettivamente Vicepresidente e Tesoriere del Comites di Boston, la parlamentare, nel suo inter...