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Joe Bellino was sitting in an electrical engineering class at the Naval Academy in November 1960 when he was summoned by the school’s superintendent. Mr. Bellino, Navy’s star halfback, thought he was in trouble. The superintendent’s office was filled with people, including two sports reporters and an admiral, who read a telegram from the Downtown A...

When American moviegoers hear the phrase “Italian film,” Millicent Marcus, founder of Yale’s annual New Italian Film Festival, encourages them to think outside the black-and-white, neorealist box of 1960s classics by major directors like Fellini, Antonioni, Visconti, and Pasolini. For the 14th year running, the festival invites the Yale and New Hav...

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, brought the touring festival of rare and restored films “Il Cinema Ritrovato,” to the Durham campus and The Music Hall in Portsmouth. With a total of eight screenings shown from Tuesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 24, the festival attracted about 750 student...

Frank Santorelli, an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of "Georgie the Bartender" on The Sopranos, will appear at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. Santorelli has starred in numerous movies, including "No Reservations," "Meet the Parents," and "Crooked Lines." HIs passion has always been comedy. He...

Coming off the heels of the sold out 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash which has amassed over 225,000 online views, Murphys Boxing is proud to announce the creation of the Warrior’s Code Award to celebrate the achievements of New England’s most legendary boxers. The award’s first recipients will be 2019 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee,...

Seventy-two years ago this St. Patrick's Day, Rocky Marciano — one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time — came to fight in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was a turning point in his life. A friend set Marciano up with the Holyoke fight. It was 1947. He had just gotten out of the Army and was digging ditches for the gas company in Brockton, Mas...

As a young woman with only a few years of experience under her belt, Lauren Hefferon took a gamble and opened her own business; Ciclismo Classico, which promised to take cycling enthusiasts on bicycle tours of Italy. 30 years later, Hefferon is still in business, running the touring company out of her home on Marathon Street in Arlington. While she...

Forse in pochi conoscono la città americana di Providence, la capitale dello Stato del Rhode Island. Fuori dagli standard delle metropoli americane, Providence è una città a misura d’uomo. Fondata nel 1636 da Roger Williams, in esilio dal Massachusetts (da dove lo avevano espulso i Puritani), fu chiamata così in onore della “Provvidenza misericordi...

The hugely charismatic and beloved mezzo Joyce Di Donato packed Jordan Hall on Friday night with her fans, old and new, as part of the cross-country charm tour of her new show (and CD) “Songplay.” She was welcomed like a conquering heroine in her Celebrity Series debut, and extended this welcome, one at a time, to her five distinguished instrumenta...

The Light in the Piazza will be lighting up City Theater in Biddeford for 3 weekends in March. This exciting production features some the best vocal talent in Southern, Maine and an extraordinary 5 piece chamber orchestra. This new production has been said to have "the most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story" (NY Times) T...

Nick Cafardo worked in a profession peppered with competitive souls, jealousy, and millionaire athletes accustomed to being praised unconditionally. One of the best baseball writers of his generation, Nick managed to cover the sport without generating any hard feelings. Everybody liked Nick. The man had no enemies. For a baseball writer in 2019, th...

The Church of St. Andrew will host an evening of Italian arias and selections from the American songbook Sunday, Feb. 24. The concert features guest soloists Mary-Alexandra Onstad and Valerie Osborn, accompanied by Mary Jodice on piano. Selections will include “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “My Funny Valentine,” Rossini’s “Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti” a...