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Painter Michael Dean: From North End to Italy


Living in the North End, Michael Dean has been fascinated by Italy, often depicting scenes and views he has captured on his travels to the country.

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Zucchero: Interview for RAI Italia


Interview with Adelmo “Zucchero” Fornaciari, just before his Boston show on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Berklee Performance Center. Aired on RAI International’s Italia Chiama Italia on Nov. 3, 2011. From Boston by STEFANO SALIMBENI Filmed by GIANNI GALLO Edited by LUIS GONCALVES Video in Italian.

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Mal’Occhio – The Evil Eye. Filmmaker Agata De Santis Presents Documentary in Boston


On Oct. 8 and 9, filmmaker Agata De Santis will present in Boston her latest documentary film, "Mal'occhio," trying to unfold the mysteries behind this ancient Italian superstitious belief.

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So in Love: Interview with Jazz Singer Roberta Gambarini


An interview with two-time Grammy Award nominee and Italian jazz singer Roberta Gambarini.

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Twice Born: The Return of Margaret Mazzantini

Margaret Mazzantini returns with her new book, "Twice Born," published by Penguin. - Photo by ©Marco Rossi

After the great success of "Don't Move," Italian bestselling author Margaret Mazzantini returns to the United States with "Twice Born," a novel about peace, war, love and maternity.

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Unveiling America: Franca Di Pietro Explores New Home through Art


Italian-born painter Franca Di Pietro has lived in the United States for eight years. An exhibit of her oil paintings, “Notes On An American Journey,” will be on display at the Consulate General of Italy until May 6.

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Puccini Fan: BU profiles NYTimes’ Anthony Tommasini


Boston University's Susan Seligson wrote up a wonderful profile of New York Times' Anthony Tommasini, who talks about his passion for classical music and Giacomo Puccini.

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Traveling Author: Paolo Giordano Speaks of His “Solitude”


Bostoniano gets to chat with young author Paolo Giordano, who will be presenting his book "The Solitude of Prime Numbers" at Brookline Booksmith on April 5.

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A Young Sicilian’s Start in Filmmaking at Boston University

Nigro Famulari (right) with fellow BU students walking in Siracusa.

Bostoniano.info interview with Pietro Nigro Famulari, who earned an MFA at Boston University and was awarded second place at the latest Redstone Film Festival for his short film "Your way home".

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Italy’s Finest Glass Protecting the New MFA


Most of the art inside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts' newest wing, which opened in late 2010, are sealed and protected by glass casings made by an Italian company just outside of Milan.

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