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Larry Lucchino, the former president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, died Tuesday at the age of 78. Lucchino served in that president and CEO role with the Red Sox from 2002-15, joining the organization alongside Tom Werner as part of John Henry's ownership group. The group delivered World Series titles in 2004 (ending an 86-year championship drough...

“Ennio” is a virtual love letter of a documentary from Italy’s Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (“Cinema Paradiso”) to his distinguished, Oscar-winning compatriot, the prolific maestro of film scoring Ennio Morricone. “Ennio” opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline on March 29. With a prodigious 400 film scores Morricone, 91 when...

On Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. in the Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine Hall (1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT) filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley will present his new documentary, The Italian Factor, about the Italian-born Piccirilli brothers, who sculpted many important important monuments in New York including the lions that grace the entrance t...

The Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University will continue its 2023-2024 programming series, Nuovo Mondo: A Century of Immigration from and to Italy, with a series of film screenings that focus on recent immigration to Italy from diverse perspectives. Admission to the screenings, all of which will be held in Ellis White Lecture Hall...

There's plenty of comedy in politics, but comedian Paul Mecurio would rather steer clear of party lines. “I do cable news show commentary, but I don’t do a lot of politics, because it’s not fun anymore,” says Mecurio, a Rhode Island native who brings his “Permission to Speak” show to the United Theatre in Westerly on March 9. “There’s no nuance. It...

Blue Heron continues its multi-year exploration of the Italian madrigal with “Tasso & Wert,” a new program featuring dramatic scenes and lyrics by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (1544-95) set to music by the Flemish composer Giaches de Wert (1535-96) and others. Taking place on Saturday, March 23 at 8pm at First Church in Cambridge, the performanc...

Political thrillers, love, jealousy, passion, betrayal, murder and war were selling theater tickets years before the Bijou came to Morrisville and long before Cecil B. DeMille arrived in Hollywood. Giacomo Puccini could keep an audience on the edge of their seats long before Alfred Hitchcock could say “Psycho” or Indiana Jones went looking for the...

Flip a coin: if it’s heads, it’s love; if it’s tails, it’s torment. So was the theme of the evening’s program of seventeenth-century Italian music at the Morgan Library’s centennial concert last Thursday, as part of the Boston Early Music Festival’s 2024 series. Headed by viola da gamba player Cristiano Contadin, the critically acclaimed Italian en...

As part of its 2024 Spring Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will host The Sicilian Puppet Theater of Agrippino Manteo (1884-1947): The Paladins of France in America, a discussion with Dr. Jo Ann Cavallo of Columbia University, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2024 at 7 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce...

To lighten up the winter doldrums, The Players’ Ring Theatre in Portsmouth (NH) is showing “I See No Arlecchino,” Jan. 26 through Feb. 11, directed by Kelli Leigh-Ann Connors.  Written by David Kaye and Evan Russel, this hysterical piece features all the traditional beloved masks of commedia dell'arte: Arlecchino, Colombina, Brighella, Pantalone –...

The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries (Dartmouth, MA) invites the public to the 33rd annual Molly Little Film Series, which will focus on the life and most influential works of Italian artist and sculptor Michelangelo. The video series begins at 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Haskell Room at Southworth Library located at 732 Dartmouth...

The Park Theatre has announced the opening day of the new film, FERRARI, that anyone who owns a Ferrari automobile gets free tickets to the film. FERRARI plays at the Park Theatre in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, from January 5 to 11. If any Ferrari owners drive the Italian piece of art up to the theatre, they will receive four free tickets to the film....