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Two events, a concert and a festival, will be held in Stamford this weekend in honor of Italian heritage month. First up is the concert: “That’s Amore Live” takes place at The Palace Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 12. Sunday, Oct. 13, is when the “That’s Amore Italian Street Festival” will be held. This family event, which is free, takes place at Columbus...

The IDEA Boston festival is an extension of IAM bookstore’s platform and mission. IDEA Boston is a two-day “Italian-inspired cultural festival, celebrating literature, history, art and many other aspects of Italian and Italian American culture.  IDEA Boston kicks off on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cam...

Friday, October 18 at 8pm. Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. Cavalleria Rusticana is set in the late 1800’s, in a small Sicilian town, Vizzini. It is Easter morning and the young Turiddu, before leaving for military service, reveals his love to a local town girl, Lola. On his return (about a year later), however, he d...

The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., will host singers Rich DeLibro and Paula Pettinella on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m., as part of Italian Heritage Month. The duo sings favorite songs by Italian-Americans including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, and others. As part of the month’s celebration, the library also hosts the program Italy, A...

Actor Scott Aiello knew he had big shoes to fill when he took on the role of Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci in “The Prince of Providence.” Trinity Repertory Company’s production, based on the book by journalist Mike Stanton, has been a hit with audiences and critics since opening last month. The play depicts Cianci’s long reign as the Mayor of Rhode...

The Chocolate Church Arts Center will present Newpoli, an Italian/Mediterranean world music ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the center located at 804 Washington St., in Bath. Newpoli crosses through time, culture, and musical styles as it performs modernized, old-world taranta music from southern Italy and surrounding countries. The high-...

The Boston Lyric Opera’s immersive version of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci transformed the utilitarian Steriti Memorial Ice Skating Rink into a circus wonderland. Sung in English and Italian, this production, which opened Friday and continues through October 6th, intensifies the realism and immediacy of the familiar verismo two-acter. While curr...

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) previewed the well-known opera, Pagliacci, to viewers during their final dress rehearsal on Wednesday evening. Scheduled to officially begin on Friday, September 27th, the opera will run until October 6th with a fully immersive installation within the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink. The experience includes access to an indoor fa...

La Terza Classe, a bluegrass band from Naples, Italy, named for third-class passengers on the Titanic, will perform at Lake St. George Brewing Company, 4 Marshall Shore Road, Liberty, on Sunday, September 29, at 4 p.m. There is no charge. Formed in Naples in 2012, La Terza Classe started out playing traditional and original American folk songs on t...

The Greater Middletown Concert Association will open its 2019-2020 concert season at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28 with a performance by New York’s acclaimed singer Anna Maria Villa and her Anna Maria Villa Quintet, presenting “The Italian-American Songbook”. All four concerts will be held in Middletown’s newly-named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center, 20...

When: Thursday, October 10th, 8:00 pm - Where: The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St, Boston (617) 248-9700 Mike Marino – affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – is one of the most loved comedians of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino and event center from New York to Los Angeles and...

Crescendo’s opening concert program of its 15th season offers audience members a musical glimpse of the rarely-heard, exquisite repertoire written for theorbo and harpsichord. Performances are 4 p.m., Sept. 7 at Saint James Place, 352 Main St, Great Barrington, and 4 p.m., Sept. 8 at Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd, Lakeville. Not commonly seen on...