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Italian Cultural Night at Boston Children’s Museum

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The Boston Children's Museum held its first Italian culture Night on March 9, 2012.

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Five Massachusetts Residents Receive NIAF Scholarships

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Five university students who reside in Massachusetts have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are John Savino of Milton, Thomas Nunan or Attleboro, Daniel Giovacchini of Acton, Alexandria Cijeka of Westfield, and Brandon Sepe of Medfield, Mass. “NIAF has awarded $10 million in scholarships and grants across the country since its inception,” said Matthew J. DiDomenico, Sr., chair of the NIAF scholarship and grants committee and NIAF senior executive vice president. “The NIAF Board of Directors is extremely proud of the high caliber of students and their achievements.” NIAF celebrates its 37th anniversary this year. The scholarship ...

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UMM Plans Tour of Italy and Greece in Spring 2013

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The University of Maine at Machias has announced that it will offer a ten-day excursion to Italy in the spring of 2013 for both UMM students and interested community members.

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“Our Community, Our Language”: What Italian Americans Can Do

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Ambassador Terzi has a message for all Italians and Italian Americans working to promote the Italian language in the United States.

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Professor David Rosen Speaks of Puccini’s Stage Manuals

Professor David Rosen Speaks of Puccini’s Stage Manuals

La Fanciulla del West, Puccini’s best, least-known opera, recently turned 100. The rollicking spaghetti Western — which takes place during the California Gold Rush — premiered December 10, 1910, at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. But despite its initial success, it didn’t prove to be as popular as La Bohème, Tosca, or Madama Butterfly. In celebration of the opera’s centennial, Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, hosted “Fanciulla 100: Celebrating Puccini,” a symposium that featured numerous musical experts and historians, including David Rosen, a professor emeritus of music at Cornell University ...

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