My name is Frank Lorenzo. I am an Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition (www.iaovc.org). The Italian American One Voice Coalition is a nationwide group whose mission is to combat negative stereotypes of Italian Americans in the media and to defend our heritage. The Italian-American residents of Massachusetts have a fund...

When it comes to restaurants with flowery plating, pretentious locales and sky-high prices, Chef Mike Fucci doesn’t mince words. “Enough of the obnoxious foofy crap that goes on a plate,” he said. “I’ve done fine dining, I’ve done it all, and the one thing I’ve come to terms with in my life is that people want the basics.” Which is what he aims to...

Promuovere la lingua italiana attraverso l’arte. Questo l’obiettivo del Consolato generale d’Italia a Boston che, insieme al Casit, ha organizzato per la prima volta in New England un Italian Day presso l’Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  Qui, riporta il Consolato, 25 studenti della Springfield Central High School hanno avuto modo di apprezzare l’a...

The Saint Anthony’s Society held a special gala last weekend to launch this Summer’s festivities in celebration of the 100th St. Anthony’s Feast. Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England. The black-tie Centennial gala...

Il Consolato Generale a Boston e il CASIT hanno organizzato nei giorni scorsi un “Italian Day” alla “Boston Latin High School”, la più antica scuola in America e la prima scuola pubblica negli USA. Più di cento studenti – riporta il Consolato – hanno avvicinato la cultura italiana attraverso l’esibizione di una compagnia teatrale che ha presentato...

Join us as we welcome entertaining storyteller and master musician, John T. La Barbera, weaving stories and songs as he presets his autobiographical article “That’s Not Italian Music!” My Musical Journey from New York to Italy and Back Again. It was first presented at the 2005 Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association at UCLA...

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a longer association with the indigenous inhabitants of what is now the United States than almost any other state. This year, a group calling itself Indigenous People’s Day Massachusetts is supporting a bill in the state legislature that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day statewide. Support...

Friday June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. Milena Origgi, also known as Mylena Vocal Coach or the Voice Guru, is a renowned Italian Vocal Coach. Today she lives and works in the United States, dividing her time between Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She continues to work in Europe and Italy, too, thanks t...

A magical production of Agostino Steffani’s Orlando generoso opened the 20thincarnation of the Boston Early Music Festival’s biannual exhibition and concert extravaganza on Sunday. Half barricaded by construction fencing on Tremont Street, the beautifully restored Cutler Emerson Majestic Theater offered an exquisite haven of disbelief for a tale of...

It was the kind of award, and meeting, that can change a life's trajectory. In 2011, Chiara Izzi won the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition for singers under 35 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Quincy Jones was the head judge that year, so Izzi had an opportunity to speak with the legendary musician. He offered the young Italian voc...