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Revisiting Bostoniano’s 2011

Bostoniano started at the beginning of 2011. It seems appropriate therefore to go back and look at our top stories during our first year of work.

Thanks to all our contributors, our supporters and especially to you, our readers, for making this project possible.

Happy New Year! Stay tuned for greater things to come in 2012!

Here are our top stories in 2011:

January
Introducing “Nine” at SpeakEasy Stage
Symposium for Italian Holocaust Remembrance Day
Professor David Rosen Speaks of Puccini’s Stage Manuals

February
Italians in Boston Join Protests for Women’s Rights
Young Sicilian Filmmaker Wins Second Prize at BU Festival
Italy’s Finest Glass Protecting the New MFA

March
Writer Dacia Maraini at Dante Alighieri in Cambridge
Celebrating Carnevale in East Boston
Tanti Auguri Italia – Massachusetts Celebrates Italy’s 150th
City of Boston Inherits Italian Home… and Pets
Fiat Arrives in Bay State
Life Line: An Interview with Contemporary Painter Marian Dioguardi
Traveling Author: Paolo Giordano Speaks of His “Solitude”

April
DiBenedetto and AS Roma deal “is done”
So in Love: Interview with Jazz Singer Roberta Gambarini
At 42, Italy’s Migidio Bourifa Makes a Running Statement at 2011 Boston Marathon
Unveiling America: Franca Di Pietro Explores New Home through Art

May
The Athletic Comeback of Alicia Sacramone
Gardner Museum highlights diverse collection of Italian art with new exhibit
A ‘Tricolor’ Night to Remember

June
Italian Sister City Extends Helping Hand to Tornado-Ravaged Springfield
Dante Alighieri Society Celebrates Mazzini

July
Music for Movies: Nino Rota Centennial
Tutto Italiano – New England’s Largest Car Festival

August
You say tomato, I say “tomahto”… Either way, it’s time to jar!
‘La Dolce Vita’ Fashion Show – Tutto Italiano

September
St. Anthony’s Feast in North End, Boston
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – LIVE Video at Club Passim
Nicolosi Dignitaries Visit Boston / Photos from Feast of Three Saints in Lawrence 2011
Photos from Sts. Cosmas and Damian Feast 2011
Mal’Occhio – The Evil Eye. Filmmaker Agata De Santis Presents Documentary in Boston
‘Think Outside the Purse’ – Photography Exhibition by Valentina Oppezzo
Dr. Mauro Ferrari: Applying Nanotechnology to Medicine
Review: Patrizio Buanne at Regattabar (Sept. 15, 2011)

October
Oliviero Toscani Visits MIT, Talks of Photography, Freedom and More
Il Volo Live at the Orpheum
‘Aphrodite and the Gods of Love’ Exhibit at MFA
Review: Zucchero at Boston’s Berklee Theatre – Saturday, October 29th

November
Violinmaking Tradition: From Cremona to Boston
Made in America / Made in East Boston
Una Vita: Italy’s History Through the Eyes of Its Elderly
Beppe Severgnini Presents “Mamma Mia” at MIT

December
Memory Traces: Stories of Italian and Italian American Success
Over 160 Years of History and Jewelry: Micaela Alfonsi Comes to Boston
Venetian Ball at Taj Boston
Newpoli Performs Old Italian Christmas Songs at YMCA Cambridge
Italia Unita Gathers Toys and Clothes to Benefit Italian Home For Children
Santa Claus Visits Children at Boston Bambino Club

About Nicola Orichuia

Nicola is an Italian journalist and media enthusiast living in the United States. He keeps an eye on the Italian-American communities across the country and is always looking for positive stories to highlight.