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Page 8 - " POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 14, 2011 J-Iappy Birthday Celebrations at the on Orione! The Don Orione recently celebrated Father Rocco's 95th birthday along with resi- dents, Edith Taccelli age 100, Lena Dunn age i05, and Luvisa Ronzio age 103. Fa- ther Rocco has been at the Don'Orione since 1949 when the Don Orione Home was first established. He came from Italy with the intent to build up the Don Orione and has dedicated many years to the Home. The Forever Young Father Rocco age 95 Luvisa Ronzio age 103 Lena Dunn age 105 Edith Taccelli age 100 North End Historical Society Presents Artifacts on Tour On Wednesday, January 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Otis House Museum, 141 Cam- bridge St., West End, Lorna Condom the Curator of the Historic New England Li- brary and Archives, will lead a rare and exclusive show- ing of photographs, adver- tisements, postcards, archi- tectural drawings, and other bits of ephemera, with an emphasis on the North End. Participants will also be treated to a tour of the his- toric 1796 mansion, which houses the library and archives. It was designed by Charles Bulfinch for attor- ney, real estate developer, politician, and mayor of Boston, Harrison Gray Otis. More information on Otis House Museum as it appears today. Bulfinch and Otis, and this For ticket information call National Historic Landmark, 617-680-3829 or log onto can be found here. PIRANDELL0 LYCEUM ITALIAN OPERA ARIA CONCERT Rosario Cascio, President of the Pirandello Lyceum, has announced that the Pirandello annual gala Italian opera aria concert will be presented on Sunday afternoon, January 23, 2011, 2:30 PM, at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts (617) 876-5160. The renowned Boston Bel Canto Opera Company, artistically directed by Bradley Pennington, will present arias and ensembles Bradley Pennington $18. ($15 for seniors and stu- dents; check payable to the Pirandello Lyceum). Patrons who join the Pirandello the af- ternoon of the concert will be admitted free. Parking is available at the Dante for "early birds." Overflow parking is available nearby at the Kendall Theater" Garage at a reduced rate with validation from the Dante. Follow signs to the Kendall Theater. Members and friends are asked to make plans early to be present and enjoy eternally from 13 Italian operas. Mr. Pennington beautiful Italian music accompanied by the will also present artistic piano arrange- dynamic, lovely and professional Bel Canto ments, voices. This concert is always well attended. This exciting Boston Bel Canto Opera For further information, please call event is free to all Pirandello members in (781) 245-6536; (781) 640 3637; or e-mail: good standing. The, fee for non-members is . MASSASOIT RADIO PLAYERS PRESENT: Music and Comed) Dinner Theatre The Massasoit Radio Players Present: Music and Comedy Dinner Theatre, featuring WBZ AM 1030 radio personality Jordan Rich, will take place ati The Conference Center at Massasoit Community College, 770 Crescent Street, Brockton, Massachusetts on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6:30-9:00 P.M. In addition to Jqrdan Rich, performers will include the Massasoit Radio Players: Ed Krasnow, Rolly Blanchette, Elizabeth Morrell, Rosie Carey and musical director Charlie Savage plus the South Shore's favorite singer/songWriter/guitarists Paul Colarusso & Judy Pavadore. WXBR 1460 AM Morning Drive-Time Host Kevin Tocci will join Massasoit staffer Harris Bloomwald in creating crazy sound effects. Tickets for this event featuring a 3-course dinner, music and comedy cabaret can be purchased by calling the Buckley Performing Arts Center box office at 508-427-1234. Tickets can also be purchased at the Bucldey Performing Arts Center Box Office, located at Massasoit Community College off Route 27, Brockton, MA, from 9 AM-5 PM on Thursdays or from i PM-5 PM on Saturdays. The dinner menu will feature Greek salad, chicken marsala, oven-roasted potatoes, green beans almondine, chocolate mousse cake, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available as well. For more information, go to www. Before e-mail, the internet and Facebook, in the middle part of the 20th Century, people were entertained by radio and TV shows like Dragnet, The Bickersons, Duffy's Tavern and other live broadcast performances featuring live actors and hilarious studio-made sound effects. Massasoit Com- munity College's Radio Players will present music and com- edy in a cabaret format providing an intimate setting. Pro- ceeds will benefit Massasoit scholarship funds. Radio/TV Classics Live is a 20-year program at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts which raises scholarship money for students wishing to pursue a career in Radio and TV communications. Massasoit is part of the Massachusetts State College System; it is a two-year college whose student body comes primarily from multicultural, .working-class families. Massasoit Radio Play- ers Present: Music and Comedy!Dinner Theatre is a spin- off of Radio/TV Classics Live. i Created in 1990, Radio/TV Clo~sics Live has raised more than 890,000 in scholarship morley for Massasoit graduates going on to four-year colleges. Equally as important, Radio/ TV Cla.~ics Live has provided students with the rare oppor- tunity to meet, work with and learn from professionals -- actors, writers, directors, sound effects people -- from the golden age of radio who were on the cutting edge of what was then the nation's primary eornrnunieation and entertain- ment medium. The program was als0 designed to help reach out to the senior citizen community and provide them with evenings of entertainment and nostalgia. Since Radio Classics began in 1990, the group has been "fortunate to have many former and current radio/TV stars participate, including: Dick Van Patten, Alan Young, Gale Storm, Willard Waterman (The Great Gildersleeve), Ezra Stone {Henry Aldrich), Arthur Anderson, Parley Baer, Peg Lynch, Betsy Palmer, Donald Buka, Will Hutchins, Rose- mary Rice, Robert Horton, William Schallert, Shirley Mitchell, songwriter Jay Livingston, Lon Clark, Arnold Stang, Fred Foy, Bob Dryden, BOb Hastings, Don Hastings, Mark Goddard and Tom Bergeron. Additionally, many current andI past Boston and national on-air radio/TV personalities have participated, including Rex Trailer (Bo0mtown), Jess Cain (WHDH), Boston's origi- nal Evening Magazine team Robini Young (WBUR) and Barry Nolan,. Ron Della Chiesa (WGBHi WPLM), Jordan Rich, Gfl Santos, Laur/e Kirby, Diane Stern, Rod Fritz, Deb Lawler, Norm Nathan (WBZ), NPR's Carl Kasell, Kerry Connolly, Scott Wahle and Josh Binswanger formerly of (WBZTV4), Jonathan Hail (TV7), Charles Laqm.'dara, Ben Parker (WEIM), Jerry Williams (WRKO), and Michele Hughes (WOOS). LAW OFFICES OF FRANK J. CIANO GENERAL PRACTICE OF LA W DIVORCE * WILLS ESTATE PLANNING TRUSTS CRIMINAL * PERSONAL INJURY - WORKERS COMP. 617-354-9400 Si Parla Italiano 230 MSGR. O'BRIEN HIGHWAY - CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02141 -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST-- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS , "1 781-648-5678 Ii ,!