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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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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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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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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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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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Mistero Buffo at Modern Theatre, March 18-26

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When: March 18-26, 2016 Where: Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre – 525 Washington St, Boston, MA The Poets’ Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of Nobel Laureate Dario’s Fo comic masterpiece “Mistero Buffo” at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre from March 18th to 26th, 2016, as part of a festival celebrating Fo’s 90th birthday. The production features acclaimed actors Remo Airaldi, Benjamin Evett, and Debra Wise, and is directed by Bob Scanlan. The new American translation is by Bob Scanlan and Walter Valeri. Dario Fo has often been called the greatest single comic in the world, with discerning critics granting ...

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Children’s Museum Turns Green, White and Red on Feb. 5

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On Friday, February 5, the Boston Children’s Museum will host a special Italian-themed night for children and families. The event will start at 5:30 p.m., and general admission tickets will be only $1 per person. Click the flyer below for more information:

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Giada Valenti Will Have A Special On PBS

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Giada Valenti will be featured on her own PBS special in December, titled “From Venice With Love.”  Her special will be similar to specials that featured Andrea Boccelli and Il Volo.

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Vicki Vasilopoulos’ Film “Men Of The Cloth” To Premiere At MFA

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Director Vicki Vasilopoulos will be premiering her long-awaited film, “Men of the Cloth.” The film will be premiering at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, on Thursday, December 10,2015. Vasilopoulos will be hosting a Q & A alongside local tailor Joe Caulautti of Rizzo Tailor in Harvard Square. The film has been 10 years in the making and has received a positive response from the Italian-American community. If you are interested in seeing the film, you can visit: http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/men-of-the-cloth.

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Coro-Dante Will Be Hosting Two Holiday Concerts In December

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In December, Coro-Dante will be hosting two holiday concerts featuring Italian Christmas carols. The first will be taking place at Sacred Heart Church in East Boston on December 6. The second will be at The Dante Aligheri Society on December 13. Both events will feature Italian Christmas carols and soloists performing choruses from Antonio Cartellieri’s “La Celebra Navita del Redentore.” Both events are free and open to the public.

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‘Palio’ Movie To Be Released On iTunes

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Cosima Spender’s film about Italy’s oldest horse race will premier on iTunes on November 6, 2015. ‘Palio’ follows Gigi Bruschelli, legendary maestro, and his protégé,  Giovanni Atzeni. This documentary focuses on the inside life of the Italian horse races.

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Italian Singer To Be Featured On PBS Special

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Italian singer Giada Valenti will be featured in her own special on PBS. The show is titled “From Venice With Love.” The special will air in December.  Valenti speaks and sings in five different languages. She sings mainly love songs. The date in December has not yet been specified.

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