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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 28, 2015 Page3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-$307 e-maih Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 -- Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119 - No. 35 Friday, August 28, 2015 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of Civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. Congratulations to Seamus Sarah Lynch Seamus and Sarah Lynch were married on August 1, 2015, at the Washburn Pavilion in the Museum of Science overlooking the Charles River. Sarah is the daughter of Joseph and MaryJane Rossi of Somerville, MA. Seamus is the son of Danny and Kathleen Lynch " of Charlestown, MA. Bride, groom and guests enjoyed a beautiful day with a scenic backdrop of both B0sto~i &nd Cam- bridge skylines. (Photo by Justine Yandle) LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publ cation. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to. have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 The Sergio Franchi Summer Concert will be held on Saturday, August 29, 201'5, commemorating 25 years of Sergio in Stonington, Connecticut. Music is the heart of Italians and Italian-Americans. Execu- tive Director Albano Ponte and Director Robert Trifiletti of the Italian Center of New York City, Boston office, will assist with the event. The Italian Center strongly feels that talented singers should be rewarded through schol- arships. Mrs. Eva Franchi, wife of talented Sergio Franchi, established the Sergio Franchi Music Founda- tion to assist in the selection of the Sergio Franchi scholarship award winners for the annual music festi- val. She has discovered many sing- ers including James Valente, Michael Amante, Carla h,,d~ ~J~L~ Dirlikov and numerous other new singers every year. The attendance at the Sergio Franchi concert has grown to over 5.2 million people over the past years. The event is held in late summer at the Sergio Franchi Estate in Stonington, Connecticut. A tour of the Franchi home is conducted prior to the concert. Mrs. Eva Franchi, sponsor of the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation scholarships in voice performance, has been working steadily to generate income for the schol- arships in honor of her late husband. Siiice 199~4, funding for these fellowships is attained each year at her estate in Stonington, Connecticut, where she holds an outdoor benefit concert featuring the scholarship winners. Their musical talent permeates ~, the Franchi estate! Dr. Maria Lombardo, former educational di- rector of the National Italian- American Foundation assisted in the establishment and promotion of the program for Mrs. Franchi, and helped identify scholarship applicants. Grounds open on the Franchi Estate at 11:00 am. The concert begins at 2:00 pm sharp, ending at 5:00 pm. Food will not be avail- able for purchase. We will offer soft drinks, water and dessert for pur- chase. Please bring your small, elegant picnic. Come and be swept away by the 2015 Interna- tional Vocal Grand Winners. Vocalists will be accompanied by a 32-piece symphonic or- chestra conducted by Maestro David Lamarche, and hosted by Eva Franchi. For tickets, please call 860-535-9429 or go to www. Proceeds of the event ben- efit the Sergio Franchi music awards in voice performance. If you cannot attend, but would like to donate, please send a check to the Scholar- ship Foundation. Make checks payabler to: Sergio Franchi Music Scholarship Founda- tion, 91 Sergio Franchi Drive, Stonington, CT 06378 (nonprofit organization tax ID: NIAF 521071723). NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT CAPTURES Italy's Beauty & Mystery . Part of West End Museum's Annual Italian Heritage Month Celebration Ponte dei Conzafelzi, Venice 2012 Giselle Valdes. Cellini's Perseus and Medusa, Piazza della Signoria, Florence 2012 Giselle Valdes. This fall, The West End Museum will host a new photography exhibit that cel- ebrates the beauty and mys- tery of Italy in its Members' Gallery. Indelebile Italia is part of the Museum's an- nual commemoration of Ital- ian Heritage Month in Octo- ber. The exhibit runs from September 22nd through No- vember 28% The show re- ception will take place on October 17th at 4:00 pm, when attendees can tour the exhibit and enjoy light re- freshments. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Indelebile Italia pho- tographer and curator Giselle Valdes has been exhibiting her work since 1982. Her images for this show fea- ture the cityscapes, churches and historic buildings, Renaissance sculpture and ancient ruins of Rome, Florence and Venice. "Italy is easy to fall in love with at first sight," says Valdes. "I was inspired by the mythologies of ancient Rome, the precise beauty of Florence's Renaissance and the golden grace of Venice's canals as I captured the enhanced color and glow the world possesses when one is in love. My photographic pro- cess adds color, delineates an edge and creates a fresh impression of this timeless beauty." Photographs will be avail- able for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to fund future exhibitions at the West End Museum. The exhibit is sponsored by Gallery East. Valdes lives in Fanwood, New Jersey, and attended Boston University. She had her first photography exhibit in Boston in 1982 and moved to Jamaica in 1985. There, she showed and sold her print work exclusively at Patoo Gallery in Kingston. Valdes has worked as a craftsman and metalsmith and, upon her return to the States in 1990, she contin- ued to create a large and diverse body of work while traveling through her job at Continental Airlines. Chiesa di Sant'Agnese di Agone, Rome 2012 GiseUe Valdes. This is the second photogra- phy exhibit she has curated at the West End Museum, the first of her own work. Indelebile Italia is free and open to the public during regular Museum hours. i 7 i