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...

Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning boutique resort and chosen Hotel of the Year by Hilton, hosts A Taste of Tuscany on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. This exclusive dinner featuring wines from Tenuta Torciano Winery is part of the hotel's Epicurean Series. A "wine conductor" direct...

Siamo nel cuore di New Haven al 31.mo piano del Financial Building nell’ufficio del giudice federale Guido Calabresi, ex Professore di giurisprudenza e Dean della prestigiosa Law School della Yale University. Vogliamo augurare al giudice buon compleanno, ed abbiamo colto l’occasione per intervistarlo e parlare un po’ della sua vita e della sua bril...

The Italian radio program Melodie E Ricordi WNTY 990 am celebrated its 50th anniversary with over 400 guests at Aria Banquet Facility in Prospect. The night was a great celebration which included the town of Southington surprising WNTY with an official proclamation and citation, recognition plaques were presented to past and present radio personali...

After more than 51 years, Westport Pizzeria is closing and Carmelo "Mel" Mioli, its owner, is retiring, but not before Westport and state officials honored the Mioli family and the business with a celebration at the Post Road East restaurant on Friday. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and state Sen. Tony Hwang read local and state proclamations,...

Tony Fusco is the first poet laureate of the town of West Haven, and he believes in the power of words. “What use are words?” he asks rhetorically. “Everything. Words are the birthplace of culture … they shape our perception of the world and influence it as well. Words are magic, and poetry is like an incantation to invoke that power … "People use...

Chester is home to the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s Restaurant of the Year 2019: Grano Arso. This contemporary Italian restaurant is known for its interesting menu, specialty cocktails, and a focus on creating handmade pastas and breads using fresh-milled grains sourced from New England. The destination restaurant is housed in Chester’s old...

Every once in a while, there comes a restaurant with just the right combination of delicious food and welcoming hospitality that it becomes part of the fabric of a town, where long after its final dishes are served, it remains part of the fond collective memories of its inhabitants. Such was the case of the Arizona Restaurant and its beloved...

It’s all about Christmas Eve Second and third generation Americans whose ancestors immigrated from around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries grew up with holiday traditions from their families’ country of origin. Today, as adults, many carry on those traditions, especially during the Christmas season, and the Italian-American Christmas Eve vi...