By J.M. Lawrence   As the sounds of an opera played in his downtown Boston barbershop, Arthur Puopolo sometimes paused mid-haircut, lifted his scissors into the air, and spontaneously joined the tenor in a climactic aria. The scent of hot towels, aftershave balms, and complimentary espresso filled the air at Court Square Styling Shop, w...

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...

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....

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...

"Carissimi Connazionali, il 2012 è stato un anno assai intenso e produttivo. Oltre 55 incontri di promozione commerciale e 25 eventi culturali di ampio impatto hanno contribuito a promuovere l'Italia a Boston e in tutto il New England. Massimo impegno anche nel miglioramento dei servizi all'utenza, con oltre 2.500 visti rilasciati e quasi 1.000 pa...

When Bay State native Nick Mucci, 28, decided to launch his own company, Mucci Imports, and bring in small-producer Italian wines, he imagined he'd have a few adventures along the way. But he never expected to be chased out of an inn by a burly restaurant owner wielding a salami.   Mucci and his girlfriend, Kelsey, were living and working in...