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When Italian film star Sophia Loren arrived to America, she easily managed to impress two men: Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant.
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Italian law enforcement is circling in on Italy's most wanted Mafioso fugitive, executing dozens of search warrants on known associates of Matteo Messina Denaro.
Italy wants Libya’s coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.
Overshadowed by powerhouse destinations like Rome and Florence, Modena flies under most travelers’ radars. But given that this northern city is the birthplace of many Italian icons — from balsamic vinegar to Ferrari cars to famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti — there’s no shortage of cultural and culinary riches to discover.
EasyJet has announced 20 new routes for 2018, opening up a number of intriguing options for UK travellers.
Italian Street Food Festival is the perfect combination of picturesque settings, traditional food and festive fun, as trusted Italian born Vincenzo Prosperi takes you on a culinary adventure like no other.
Naples' Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living rooms this time of year.
Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in the Roman Catholic nation's long-running and agonizing debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues.
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The St. Leonard Choral Society in collaboration with the North End Chamber Orchestra are pleased to announce that the annual Christmas Concert will be held on December 16, 2017 at 6:00PM at Sacred Heart Church in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. The program will be very exciting, with music selections ranging from Handel to Silent Night and Gesu Bambino. Please join us for the unforgetable event!
Please note: the concert will go on, snow or shine!
Italians have always eaten a diet heavy in fish. One reason being its readily availability along the narrow peninsula of Italy encompassed on the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas. However, more than just being an elemental dietary aspect, fish serves as a symbolic meal for the cena della Vigilia, or Christmas Eve dinner among Italian families known as the Feast of Seven Fishes. In true Italian tradition, this meal is a partial fast in which no meat on consumed but instead an array of seafood dishes, typically seven, are served course after course or two different fishes are prepared in seven different ways. Although this penitential meal is deeply rooted in Italian Catholic tradition, this meal invites people to gather as family and friends to enjoy delicious food and to celebrate the connection to an Italian culinary ritual during the Christmas holiday season. Chef of La Scuola invites you to join him as he prepares a traditional Italian seafood fare to ring in the holiday celebration. At this dinner, guests will:
- Explore the Italian tradition of eating seafood in celebration of Christmas Eve.
- Make new friends at the Scuola communal table while dining like a big Italian family.
- Learn about the fresh catch served and other traditional elements of the meal.
- Savor a five course meal with each course paired with a complimentary wine.
- Enjoy the presentation of each dish and wine by Chef of La Scuola and Eataly sommelier.
Ierimonti Gallery is pleased to present our Christmas concert featuring I Bassifondi, playing their Baroque music album, Alfabeto Falso.
This evening's program, mirroring a typical instrumental session in 17th-century Italy, features some among the most representative works of that period in the same spirit of sharing and improvisation – a peculiar trait of the ancient way of making music together. Most 17th and 18th century music for lute, guitar, theorbo and archlute was devised and written down to be played in consort with different instruments. Such authors as Kapsberger, Corbetta, Piccinini, de Visée, Granata, Weiss and many others either composed their solo pieces with an added continuo accompaniment or arranged them from the original tablatures into regular multi-part scores. Moreover, in some more explicit instances they wrote directly for a consort of lutes, or for lute and sundry instruments. Several period chronicles witness how such multi-instrumental music used to be performed. Guitarists were typically expected to be accompanied by theorbos, colasciones, lutes – and vice versa. Relying on written testimonies as well as on musical and iconographic sources, the ensemble I Bassifondi, founded and hand-picked by Simone Vallerotonda, aims at rediscovering and offering the audience that repertoire in chamber format. Their debut album "Alfabeto falso” (Arcana/Outhere Music, 7 July, 2017) was nominated at the ICMA 2018 (International Classical Music Award), among the best baroque instrumental records.
Celebrate the Holiday Season with this fun, classic, Italian game night! Enjoy desserts and wine as you play for the chance to win various raffle prizes.
Kindly RSVP by December 12th, 2017. Members $35; Non-Members $45.
The Dante Alighieri Society Cordially invites you to our Christmas Holiday Party
Cocktail Hour at 7:00 PM
Dinner at 8:00 PM
DJ Nick Scenna
Singer: Giovanni Ferraro