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In a recent performance of a program titled "The Migration of Italian Music," six members of Arcadia Players, the prestigious Western Massachusetts-based Early Music ensemble, were joined by viola da gamba, violone and baroque bass instrumentalist Andrew Arceci. Arceci, who is founder and director of the Winchendon Music Festival, played with and c...

7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. December 7 – March 7. Get tickets here (Free). Join the GRAMMY-winning Boston Early Music Festival for a holiday program showcasing masterworks from the Italian Baroque by Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Stradella. Acclaimed Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and Concertmaster Robert Mealy lead the all...

A music and comedy holiday concert is coming to the Ridgefield Playhouse in just over two weeks. “The Italian Broadway Christmas Show” is coming to the theater on Dec. 15. The show is set to feature world-renowned vocalist Anthony Nunziata, comedian Kevin Bartini and special guest Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte. Nunziata joins us on Nyberg to sh...

Growing up, Christmas Eve was big for Susan Tedeschi’s family. Literally. "Sometimes there would be so many people, we’d have Mass at the house. There’d be, like, 150 people. We have a big close-knit Italian family that honestly, just keeps growing,” says the Norwell native. "My grandmother used to have horses, so she’d get the sled out, have all u...

On most days, Bruce Arena is among the first to arrive at the New England Revolution’s training center, a 68-acre complex carved out of densely wooded wetlands 30 miles south of Boston. At 70, Arena is at both the apex and the end of his career. The most successful American soccer coach of all time, he has never had a team perform at a higher level...

The time of year when families gather for reunions, dinners and parties also means the funniest family function around. Peter Fogel arrives in Arlington MA for two weeks in the new "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays!," Dec. 8 - 19, 2021 at the REGENT Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474 The comedy chaos cont...

If it weren’t true, the story of how actor Chazz Palminteri got the show he wrote, “A Bronx Tale,” made as a film would seem like a Hollywood fable. In the mid-1980s, Palminteri was acting but not getting the kind of roles he wanted. Taking his fate into his own hands, he penned a one-man play inspired by his childhood and the Bronx neighborhood wh...

Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions has contacted Connecticut native John Scully, a former boxer and longtime trainer. Scully is training Band of Brothers actor James Madio to play Willie Pep, the late great featherweight champion who grew up in Hartford and Middletown. The Iceman, John Scully won Outstanding Boxer awards in 1987 and 1988 an...

The Italian Center of Stamford (the IC) announced today that it has built four brand new state-of-the-art pickleball courts for members and their guests. The courts were built to meet the demand for this fast-growing sport. “We are delighted to announce the unveiling of our new pickleball courts,” said Jon Hoch, Executive Director. “We are one of t...

Barn Opera presents Verdi’s “La traviata,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at the Barn Opera House, 1321 Pearl St. in Brandon, VT. When Brandon’s Barn Opera House “officially” opens next weekend, it will be with one of the most beloved gems of the repertoire, Giuseppe Verdi’s “La traviata.” And the audience will be invited to share...

All road trips come to an end at some point. On Saturday, The best of car calls has been broadcasted for the last time on WBUR. Car call Started in 1977 as a local show on WBUR, with brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi from Cambridge behind the microphones. A decade later, the show went national and became a huge and enduring hit for NPR. Meanwhile, the...

Beppe Gambetta plans to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Gambetta has travelled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain”...