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Long-awaited North End documentary premiers at Suffolk U

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On Jan. 20, the North End Historical Society presented its long-awaited documentary “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre. It was mostly filmed and directed by Maureen McNamara of Kendall Productions in Cambridge, with post-production editing done John Balcom of John Balcom Productions in Los Angeles. “As the title indicates, it is not so much a documentary history as it is the story of the things that made the North End special,” said James Pasto, co-founder of the North End Historical Society. “Those things include Sunday dinners, nicknames, street corners, doo wop, world boxing champion ...

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Michela Musolino Brings Sicilian Folk to Allegro Concert Series

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When: Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 6 p.m. Where: I AM Books – 189 North Street, Boston, MA (Tickets available here) New York-based artist Michela Musolino will be presenting her new CD, “Terra Sangue Mare,” at I AM Books in Boston on Thursday, April 7. Michela Musolino has been carrying on a love-affair with Sicilian music for most of her life. Known for her fiery and passionate interpretations of both traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk and roots music, Musolino turns world fusion songs into timeless pieces and infuses her vocals with the emotions of life. Peter Covino, Pen America prize-winning ...

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IBM Plans First Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Italy

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi witness the signing of an agreement for the planned Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Milan, near the country’s Human Technopole Italy 2040 research campus. The agreement was signed during a visit by Prime Minister Renzi to IBM’s new Watson Health global headquarters in Cambridge, MA. Seated from left to right: Erich Clementi, SVP, IBM Europe; Hon. Ivan Scalfarotto, Undersecretary at Italian Presidency of Council. Standing from left to right: Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM; Hon. Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy. For more information, please contact Lorie Fiber, IBM, lfiber@us.ibm.com. For more information (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

On March 31, IBM announced plans to launch its first Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Milan near the Human Technopole Italy 2040 research campus, supporting the government of Italy’s initiative to establish an international hub for the advancement of genomics, big data, aging, and nutrition. The Center is part of a long-term collaboration between IBM and the government of Italy. IBM plans to invest up to $150 million (€135 million) over the next several years and bring together Watson Health data scientists, engineers, researchers and designers to develop a new generation of data-driven healthcare applications and solutions. Further, ...

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Referendum Popolare del 17 aprile, 2016

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1. Con decisione del Consiglio dei Ministri adottata il 10 febbraio è stata determinata la data del 17 aprile 2016 per il REFERENDUM ABROGATIVO della norma che prevede che i permessi e le concessioni a esplorazioni e trivellazioni dei giacimenti di idrocarburi entro dodici miglia dalla costa abbiano la “durata della vita utile del giacimento” (referendum popolare per l’abrogazione del comma 17, terzo periodo, dell’art. 6 del decreto legislativo 3 aprile 2006, n. 152 [Norme in materia ambientale], come sostituito dal comma 239 dell’art. 1 della legge 28 dicembre 2015, n. 208 [Disposizioni per la formazione del bilancio annuale e ...

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Allegro Concert Series come to Boston

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Starting in April, Sounds of Italy Festival will be roaring back with a two-month-long concert series that will showcase some of the best Italian talent currently living and performing in the Boston area, as well as important guest artists from Italy. Co-organized and hosted by I AM Books, the country’s first Italian-American bookstore, the concert series will feature 10 different performances throughout the months of April and May. For two months, audiences coming to I AM Books at 189 North Street in Boston’s historical North End neighborhood will have a chance to listen to genres spacing from jazz to pop ...

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Pirandello Announces 2016 “Migliori” Recipients

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Rosario Cascio, president of the Pirandello Lyceum, has announced the 2016 recipients of the Pirandello Lyceum’s prestigious ‘I Migliori in Mens et Gesta” award, the “Best in Mind and Deed.” The Board of Governors has recognized a group of outstanding Americans of Italian descent who have made important contributions to their profession, to society and to the Italian-American community. The I Migliori Honorees for 2016 are: Charles Centore, High-Tech Entrepreneur Antonio Cillo, Italian Culture Angelo Ivo Cubi, Entrepreneur Dr. Baldassare DiBartolo, Science, Higher Education Adrian Madaro, Public Service Stephen Tocco, Consultant, Chief Executive Donald McGowan, Italian Culture, President’s Award The ...

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The Classics from Abruzzo – Fundraiser concert for AP Italian

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When: Sunday, April 10, 2016 – 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Maxwell Auditorium – Masonic Museum & Library – 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA The grand Lodge of Massachusetts O.S.I.A. and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston present the Italian Trio THE CLASSICS from Abruzzo performing Opera Arias & popular Neapolitan Italian songs. A fundraiser in support of the Italian AP Exam. Click on the image to purchase tickets:

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Two Italian Screenings at 32nd Boston LGBT Film Festival

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The Boston LGBT Film Festival presents the past, exhibits the present, and develops the future by supporting and displaying LGBT media works that challenge, encourage, and educate through the medium of the moving image and the power of queer cinema. This year’s festival, running March 31 to April 10, will feature two Italian film screenings: ARIANNA When: April 4, 2016 — 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Brattle Theater – 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA Arianna is a teenager with emotional and physical insecurities who, unbeknown to her parents, embarks on a quest to discover her sexual identity during a ...

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C.A.S.IT. celebrates 20 years at fundraiser event

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“Come, learn and play” was the main theme of C.A.S.IT.’s second annual fundraiser Casino Night, held at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. Raising funds to support Italian language and culture programs in public and private schools throughout New England, the non-profit organization also celebrated its 20th anniversary, with honored guests such as the Consul General of Italy for New England, Nicola De Santis, and State Sen. Sal DiDomenico joining C.A.S.IT. founder Maria Gioconda Motta and Vice President Alberto Mogavero for the occasion. DiDomenico also presentad an Official Citation to C.A.S.IT. in recognition of the big milestone and for its efforts in promoting ...

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Dacia Maraini Presents New Novel (Mar. 4)

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When: Friday, March 4, 2016 – 6 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts – 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA A conversation with Dacia Maraini on Her New Novel and Homage “La bambina e il sognatore” is the latest novel by Dacia Maraini who uses for the first time a male voice as the narrator of the story of Lucia, a child who disappears one day while she is going to school. “Writing Like Breathing” is a homage to Dacia Maraini, celebrating a wiring career that has spanned over half a century. It is a unique anthology comprising some of ...

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Appian Club presents Music Theory

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The term music theory intimidates people but learning the basics of music theory is easier than one thinks and it is very helpful. Understanding music theory before students start lessons on their chosen instruments definitely facilitates the process of learning the instrument. Pick up the basics of music theory and you can apply it immediately to any instrument, not just the keyboard family. Music Theory with Keyboard in Mind will be offered at the Appian Club and will be designed for students of all ages – if you can read a book, you can qualify for this course. The class ...

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World Class Italian Guitar Duo Takes the Stage

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When: Friday, Feb. 19 – 7:30 p.m. Where: First Lutheran Church of Boston – 299 Berkeley St., Boston, MA On Friday, February 14th at 7:30 PM, internationally acclaimed SoloDuo will perform an array of breathtaking works for the classical guitar at the First Lutheran Church of Boston (299 Berkeley St.) presented by the Boston Classical Guitar Society. Tickets prices rage from $15-$25 and can be purchased through www.bostonguitar.org. SoloDuo (Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli) formed in 2003 and have since performed throughout Europe, Asia, the USA, Canada and Latin America. From New York’s Weill Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall) to ...

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