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Italia In Jazz: Marco Pignataro Quintet meets Riccardo del Fra (Oct. 10)

Marco Pignataro playing the saxophone (photo courtesy of http://www.marcopignataro.net/)

A jazz tribute to timeless Italian standards and original music directed by saxophonist, composer Marco Pignataro, at the Regattabr on Oct. 10.

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Sacco and Vanzetti Lecture by Ted Grippo (Aug. 29)


Author Ted Grippo will discuss recently discovered documents and other evidence supporting a conspiracy to frame the two Italian radicals.

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The Great Italian Novel: 5 Books, 5 Evenings Off the Beaten Path


When: Starting Sept. 12, 2012 Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts — 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA [map] The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts presents “The Great Italian Novel — 5 Books, 5 Evenings Off the Beaten Path,” a series of lectures led by Prof. Vetri Nathan, Ph.D. This new cultural appreciation salon is open to the public from all walks of life. The format will be that of an engaged discussion instead of a lecture style setting. Professor Nathan will begin the meeting with a presentation on the novel that has been read in advance by the participants and ...

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Pescosolido Scholarship Awards 2012 at Dante Alighieri Society


On June 13, 2012, the Dante Alighieri Society hosted its annual Pescosolido Scholarship Awards dinner.

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Ron Della Chiesa’s ‘Radio My Way’ Book Presentation (June 15)


On June 15, the Dante Alighieri Society will host a book presentation of Radio My Way, by radio personality Ron Della Chiesa.

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Marco Pignataro Jazzet at Ryles in Cambridge (June 23)


On June 23, the Marco Pignataro Jazzet will perform at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge with special guest, pianist Laszlo Gardony.

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Newpoli and John La Barbera Bring Italian Folk to Regattabar (June 8)


Join Newpoli, Boston’s own Italian Folk Music ensemble, for their concert at The Regattabar. The group will feature a collaboration with world-renowned New York based musician, John La Barbera.

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Coro Dante Spring Concert (June 10)

Coro Dante

Free and open to the public, the Coro Dante will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, June 10.

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Marco Pignataro at 2012 Cambridge River Music Festival

Marco Pignataro playing the saxophone (photo courtesy of http://www.marcopignataro.net/)

Marco Pignataro Jazzet features Marco's lyrical compositions and group interplay with roots in modern jazz and ECM impressionism.

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Porcelain Raft (Mauro Remiddi) Concert at T.T. the Bear’s Place (May 30)

Mauro Remiddi in the video of "Drifting In and Out"

Italian-born singer/songwriter Mauro Remiddi will bring hiw dreamy indie pop solo project Porcelain Raft to Cambridge on May 30.

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Results of Dante Alighieri Board of Directors Election 2012


The Dante Alighieri of Massachusetts recently held its annual election of the board of directors. Four members were reconfirmed and two new members were elected.

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Diane Blue and Roberto Morbioli at Ryles Jazz Club (May 5)


When: Sat., May 5, 2012 – 9 p.m. Where: Ryles Jazz Club – 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA [map] Boston’s Diane Blue is a strong and soulful vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd pleasing entertainer. Voted “Outstanding Female Singer” in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers Poll, Ms. Blue won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She was nominated “Best Blues/R&B Act” and “Best Female Vocalist in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and also nominated “Best Local Blues Act” by Motif Magazine in 2007. Ms. Diane Blue ...

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