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Film Screening: 8 1/2 at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline

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When: August 22, 2016 – 7 p.m. Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 (Otto e Mezzo) transforms one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) is a director whose personal and professional life is collapsing around him. An early working title for the film was La Bella Confusione (The Beautiful Confusion), and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a fantasy, a spectacle, and a glittering magic act. Click here for tickets

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Newpoli to Perform at Oberon in Cambridge

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When: June 15, 2016 – Doors 7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. Where: OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you’ll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpoli live! The group carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, the tempo is high, and the drama and passion in their blood ...

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NEMPAC celebrates 15th Anniversary Performance Season with Rossini’s La Cenerentola

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When: June 23-25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Faneuil Hall, Boston MA The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) invites guests and members of their community to Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, The Great Hall for a night of opera featuring Rossini’s La Cenerentola. The NEMPAC Opera Project presents Rossini’s La Cenerentola, a two act opera sung in Italian accompanied by Chamber Orchestra. The project, founded in 2012, continues its annual tradition of presenting a fully staged opera in one of Boston’s most historic venues. Loosely based on the fairytale, La Cenerentola turns Cinderella on its head with an ...

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Two Italian film screenings at Coolidge Corner Library

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When: May 26 and June 23, 2016 Where: Coolidge Corner Branch Library, 31 Pleasant Street, Brookline MA The Public Library of Brookline and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, present “2 Italian Movies at Brookline – 2016”. Movies will be shown in Italian with English subtitles. Free entrance. Light refreshments will be served. Thursday, May 26 : L’INDUSTRIALE by Giuliano Montaldo, about 100 minutes 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. – Movie starts at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23 : EX by Fausto Brizzi, about 120 minutes 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. – Movie starts at 6:15 p.m.

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Fluid Collective takes part in Sounds of Italy concert series (May 14)

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When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books – 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Click here for tickets. Fluid Collective is an aesthetic. It is a way of shaping sounds and concepts. it is an open group of people, drawing inspiration from different genres and different arts. It is a space where the specific individualities of the artists who collaborate create something new, unpredictable and unique. The core nucleus of the project includes Daniele Germani on alto, Alessio Pignorio on guitar and Giuseppe Campisi on bass. Fluid Collective will present original compositions from its last ...

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Salimblues at Ryles (May 11)

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When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 9 p.m. Where: Ryles – 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA Join Stefano Salimbeni, Guido Bartoloni, Matteo Casini, Pasquale Iocola and Guy Zagami singing famous Italian songs and blues from the 1960s to the 1990s… Great songwriters such as Pino Daniele, Bennato, Battisti, and others.

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NEMPAC presents “Neapolitan and Italian Love Songs”

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When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North St., Boston MA 02113 On May 7, the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will take part in the 2016 Allegro concert series brought to Boston by Sounds of Italy. The Saturday show titled “Neapolitan and Italian Love Songs” will feature artist and tenor Salvatore Atti, the artistic director and pianist of NEMPAC’s winter concert series Christina Wright Ivanova, as well as soprano Jacyln Atti. For tickets, click here.

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Salimblues to perform at Ryles (May 11)

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When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 9 p.m. Where: Ryles – 212 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139 Who says Italians can only sing Opera? Salimblues, a new, exciting all-Italian Boston band, performs covers of great Italian songwriters of the 1960’s-90’s, such as Pino Daniele, Edoardo Bennato, Lucio Battisti, Paolo Conte, and many others. A great mix of traditional and modern music, a bridge from Naples to Chicago, featuring histrionic front man Stefano Salimbeni, pyrotechnic blues guitarist Matteo Casini, and Guido Bartoloni, Pasquale Iocola, Guy Zagami. rylesjazz.com

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Sounds of Italy concert series presents Alma Antigua

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When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: I AM Books – 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Click here to purchase tickets. Alma Antigua: Cassan/Muratore/Pignataro is a trio exploring original music and arranged existing compositions from the Mediterranean regions and Latin America in a chamber jazz context, while maintaining the connection to its folkloric roots. The combination of soulful and haunting melodies with modes and resonances from these geographical areas creates a very original springboard for improvisation, moving musical dialogs and creative interpretations. Roberto Cassan: Accordion John Muratore: Guitar Marco Pignataro: Soprano & Tenor Saxophone ...

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A mix of Sicily and jazz: Cettina Donato comes to Boston (April 23)

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When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston MA (Parking validation for Parcel 7 parking lot, above Boston Public Market) Purchase tickets online On April 23, Messina Conservatory’s Cettina Donato will take part in the ongoing Allegro concert series by Sounds of Italy Festival in Boston. Born and raised in Sicily, Cettina is a classical and jazz piano player, composer, arranger and conductor. She graduated in Jazz Composition and Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also graduated in Classical and Jazz piano and Composition, in Musical Didactic at Conservatory ...

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Coro Dante Spring Concert (May 15)

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When: Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society Kevin Galiè, M.M., J.D., Director Ilana Cady, Pianist Choruses and Arias from Amilcare Ponchielli’s La Gioconda; Popular Songs, Madrigals and Songs from Napoli $5 Validated parking at Kendall Sq. Cinema Free on-street parking in Cambridge on Sundays Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted. New members always welcome. Facebook: Coro Dante Link for official flyer: http://www.dantemass.org/events/downloads/Coro_Dante_Spring_Concert_2016.pdf

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Film screening: The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life

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When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 5:30 pm – 7:05 pm Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston – Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161), 465 Huntington Ave., Boston MA The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life by Emanuela Giordano (Italy/France, 2015, 54 min.). Italian & French with English subtitles. The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charming film, which uses an inventive mix of documentary and drama, animation, location photography, and interviews. Conjuring up 500 years of history, language, architecture, food, art, and politics—even the smells of market day—the film introduces us to Lorenzo ...

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