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The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, is honoring several leaders in the Italian-American community, as well as graduating high school seniors at a combined event, the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards, on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The event will also honor six outstanding public servants, including...

The Middlebury Italian School summer immersion program is still accepting applications, and need-based financial aid is still available!   7-week immersion program - Take three classes in Italian and earn 9 transferable credit hours. MA in Italian - Attend a series of 6-week summer sessions or combine summer study and a year abroad.&nbs...

Beginning July 1, 2015. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Italian. Primary focus: medieval/early modern Italian studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential.   The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in medieval and/or early modern Italian S...

When hundreds of thousands of Italians arrived in New York City on boats 100 years ago, they brought with them dreams of a better life for their children.Over the following generations, those families achieved great success. But they made sure to remember one piece of advice: Never forget where you come from. "I'm proud to be an American, I'm very...

Having premiered in 1813, Rossini's opera buffa, The Italian Girl in Algiers, is a true comic gem with delightful characters, sparkling music and coloratura fireworks. It follows the courageous Isabella, a young Italian woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover, Lindoro. Upon her journey, Isabella captivates Mustafá, the Bey of Algiers...

by Jay King   In a Facebook post Friday morning, newly-acquired Boston Celtics forward Luigi Datome pledged his "efforts" and "soul" to his new team while stating the goal of proving he's an NBA player.   "It's time to pack!" wrote Datome, who the Celtics acquired Thursday along with Jonas Jerebko for veteran forward Tayshaun Prince....

The annual kickoff of this year's Italian American Heritage Month will be held on Friday, September 30th at 5:45 p.m. in the State House Chamber, 3rd Floor.   Coro Dante will be performing the American and Italian national anthems and other musical selections. New entertainment for this year, a performance by musician Ray Cavicchio, soloist...

Gaetano Chierici's (Italian, 1838?-1920) "The Mask," a Nineteenth Century scene characteristically rich in the "picture seller" style of the artist, was the top lot at Barridoff Galleries' international fine art auction on October 28, achieving $117,500, including premium.   Signed and dated "Chierici Gaetano [sic] 1871" lower left, the 31-b...

Bocce, gentlemen? Sorry ladies, this month's article is about a men's-only club! Recently, I was graciously welcomed for a visit at the Italian American Citizens Club of Lynn, where I had the great pleasure of meeting the club members. When I was first approached to write an article about their bocce league, I imagined that I would hear about the...

When: Friday, June 7, 2013 — Starting at 7 p.m.Where: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston MA After last year's successful inaugural event, this year's italianissimo! organized by the Italian Consulate General of Italy in Boston is gearing up to be just as good, if not better. The social event will be held on June 7, 2013, at the Boston P...

Talented singer, Sissy Castrogiovanni, presents her debut album, "Intra Lu Munnu", mixing Mediterranean jazz and Sicilian popular music. She will be accompanied by a 6-piece band and a chorus of singers. AccompanimentNando Michelin, Piano; Miguel Angel Lous, Sax; Keala Kaumeheiwa, Bass; Tiago Michelin, Drums; Tareq Rantisi, Percussion; Jussi Reijo...

By Patrick D. Rosso   South Boston will be breaking out the green, white, and red Thursday as the neighborhood celebrates its Italian residents at Medal of Honor Park. The annual South Boston Italian Pride event, which includes a concert featuring Michael Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 22. &nbs...