Sung in Italian with projected English translationNew BLO productionNovember 2, 4m, 7, 9, 11m, 2012 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert TheatreEvening performances begin at 7:30pm. Matinees (m) begin at 3pm.Total running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes. Puccini fuses soaring musical lyricism with deep psychological and emotional depth in one...

by Devra First   Toscano opened in Harvard Square at the end of March, a second branch of the Beacon Hill restaurant with which it shares a name. The Brattle Street spot was for years scented with garlic naan and tandoori chicken as Cafe of India; now pasta and grilled meats take their place. And a restaurant that was previously often empty...

By Gail McCarthy   Paintings of Cape Ann and Italy are the crux of a new show by Italian-born artist Remo Ray Gaietto, which opens next Thursday, Oct. 3, at the North Shore Arts Association. The Oct. 3 reception for this show of 55 paintings coincides with the East Gloucester art association's second annual potluck dinner, open to the publi...

Peter C. Sugar's latest book "Impressions of Italy" is the best way to dive into the country's rich culture and stunning landscapes through the eyes of an architect. After obtaining his master's degree in Architecture at MIT, Sugar lived and worked in Italy for eight years, during which he honed his skills in drawing with hundreds of pen and ink k...

As part of the organization's recurring "Friday Night at the Italian Cinema" series, the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts will screen "Johnny Stecchino" on Friday, April 3. The screening of the 1991 comedy, which tells the tale of mistaken identity between a bus driver and a mob informant, will be presented by Dr. Rocco Mesiti, Ita...

We welcome author Sarah Fioroni and the Consul General of Italy Mr. Giuseppe Pastorelli for an evening of wonderful food, Ms. Fioroni's Tuscan wines and Italian music. Copies of the author's book will be available for her to sign.In A Family Farm in Tuscany, Sarah Fioroni, chef, cooking instructor, sommelier, and manager of her family's organic far...

Who would have figured that Alzheimer's disease and cardiomyopathy might be siblings, and that new therapies for both might be found simultaneously? In fact, nobody knows for sure, but Dr. Federica Del Monte, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School thinks so.   Otherwise, she wouldn't have spent most of her waking life for the past 15...

By Bill Clapper Don't dismiss Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza as another neighborhood pizza palace. It is all that but so much more.   The inauspicious restaurant along Route 30 in Grafton serves up exceptional pizza and paninis from its brick-oven operation and adds an upgraded dining experience with multi-course, Italian-American favorites from...

PESCOSOLIDO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, Inc. for the TWENTIETH year, will award scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in ITALY.   Interested and qualified students who may wish to participate in this learning experience are invited to apply. This year, the Applications for the scholarship can be foun...

Boston was awash in green, white and red on May 31, when the third italianissimo! gala organized by the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center was held. Set in the Burnham Building downtown, the event attracted hundreds of members of the community and beyond in a sign of support for establishing a new Italian cultural center in the city. "It is a...