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Walter Valeri presents A Piedi Nudi

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When: Saturday, April 16 – 7 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston MA Italian award-winning poet Walter Valeri will take center stage at the Allegro concert series on Saturday, April 16. Presented by Sounds of Italy Festival, the concert titled “A Piedi Nudi” (Bare feet) will feature Walter Valeri, with David Gullette (vocals), Alexandra Stoica (violin) and Nikole Stoica (violin). Valeri is a published poet, playwright and scholar. His collection of poetry, Canzone dell’amante infelice, (1985) was awarded Italy’s national literary prize, the Mondello. Other collections of poetry Ora settima (1990) Deliri Fragili (2008) Visioni in punto ...

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Italian Madrigal Festival at UMass Amherst

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When: April 16-17, 2016 Where: UMass Amherst UMass Amherst Assistant Professor Emiliano Ricciardi has organized a one-of-a-kind two-day festival focusing on the Italian musical compositions popular during the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. The program includes symposiums, talks, concerts and more. (Click here for event’s official page) Schedule: Saturday, April 16 Scholarly Symposium UMass Renaissance Center, 650 E. Pleasant St, Amherst (Google map) Paper Sessions (all day), Performance (10:30am), Exhibit (1-2pm) Free, please REGISTER: renaissance@english.umass.edu or 413-577-3603 Include your name, contact info and if you are bringing a guest. Renaissance Center website Renaissance Center, Conferences webpage 8:55am: Welcome by Arthur ...

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PIB and Dante Alighieri host North End documentary screening

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When: Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society – 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA Professionisti Italiani a Boston and Dante Alighieri Society will host a special screening of the recently released North End documentary produced by the North End Historical Society. The documentary producers will be present at the screening. The screening will take place on April 24 at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cambridge. Click on the flyer below for more details:

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Save Venice Lecture Series continues at Chilton Club (Apr. 26)

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When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m. Where: The Chilton Club — 152 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA Even living in Venice for five years and curating major exhibitions of Venetian art does not necessarily prepare one to introduce the visual majesty of La Serenissima to non-Western viewers. Save Venice Boston’s Apr. 26 talk at the Chilton Club, led by the MFA’s Chair of Art of Europe Frederick Ilchman, will explain the curatorial choices behind a large exhibition, opened in September 2015, at the MFA’s sister museum in Nagoya, Japan. 617-266-4860 | www.savevenice.org Lecture Series ...

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Laura Indolfi Makes Waves as TED Fellow

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Laura Indolfi, a biomedical entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Boston-based PanTher Therapeutics, was recently selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 21 change-makers from around the world who shared their ideas and groundbreaking work from the TED stage in Vancouver in February. “I use biomaterials to address the unmet clinical needs in medicine, especially in cardiovascular and cancer treatments,” says Indolfi, a native of Naples. “Most of these diseases are localized within a specific organ or area of the body and the current notion of treating them with drugs that will need to travel the entire body ...

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Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 30th Season with Italian Opera Gala

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When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 6 p.m. Where: Dassault Systèmes, 175 Wyman St, Waltham, MA The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an elegant fundraiser, “Italian Opera Gala,” on Saturday, April 30. This event will include a cocktail hour, Italian dinner, and performances by noted soloists from The Bostonians and the Boston Latin School Chamber Choir. The gala will be emceed by Waltham’s own fashion diva, Yolanda Cellucci, and will take place at Dassault Systèmes, 175 Wyman St, Waltham, MA. The featured soloists are Noune Karapetian, Soprano; Roselin Osser, Mezzo; Michael Calmés, Tenor; and Philip Lima, ...

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The Boston Marathon’s Italian roots

Runners approach the colorful finish line of the 104th Boston Marathon in 2000. Photo by Frank Clerici Sr.

By Paul Camilio Clerici While the turn-of-the-century roots of Boston Marathon history are predominantly Irish via the organizing 129-year-old Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), there is an impressive Italian presence. Lawrence Brignolia, an Italian-American blacksmith from Cambridge, Mass., won the third race in 1899; and Gelindo Bordin of Vicenza, Italy, won the 94th Boston in 1990. Italian Americans can also be found in several key administrative positions. Joann Flaminio in 2011 was named as the 23rd Board of Governors president (the first woman and first person of Italian descent to hold this post). “I could not be more Italian!” she boasts. ...

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New Project “Scanzonati” Debuts at Sounds of Italy (April 9)

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When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA For tickets, click here. “Scanzonati” is the new project that once again brings together jazz singer Stefano Marchese and Berklee Faculty Andrea Pejrolo. Expressing the deep love the two musicians have for the widely known “canzone” form, the project also represents an incredibly rich and precious age of the Italian music made of well-written music infused with lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Angelo Branduardi, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele and Domenico Modugno are only some of the most renowned and prestigious artists that the project ...

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Renato Camurri presents “Gaetano Salvemini and the Harvard Years”

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When: Monday, April 18, 2016 – 4:15 – 6:00 pm Where: Hoffman Room, Center for European Studies at Harvard — 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA Renato Camurri presents Gaetano Salvemini: Lettere Americane, 1927-1949, a collection of previously unpublished letters written by the Italian antifascist historian and political activist Gaetano Salvemini during his years of exile in the United States. Speaker Renato Camurri, Associate Professor of Late Modern and Contemporary History, University of Verona Discussant Charles S. Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University Chaired by David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; Chair, History Department, Harvard ...

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Dante Alighieri Presents Organic Italian Cooking Classes

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Join the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts as it introduces its new organic cooking classes with chef Federico Zampieri. Discover your inner chef and Italy’s incredibly diverse culinary landscape as you cook your own three course masterpieces from the distinct and exciting cuisines of six Italian regions. Each class lasts four hours and includes a sit-down dinner with wine in our beautiful and intimate setting at the Dante Alighieri Society in Kendall Square, Cambridge. All menus include an appetizer, one entrée, dessert and wine. Please see below for complete course details. Individual classes are $85 and include wine. (Click here ...

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Pasta al Ragù Challenge at Dante Alighieri

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Following the successful "Carbonara Night" event, the Consulate General of Italy presents a new challenge for the Italian student associations of the Boston area.

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Italy’s “The Family Whistle” at Boston International Film Festival

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The famed Coppola family of filmmakers and musicians descends from Agostino Coppola, a poor immigrant from an impoverished village in Southern Italy.

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