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Gennaro's 5 North Square Ristorante

The owners of Caffé Vittoria and the Florentine Cafe took over this venerable tourist trap that looks out on North Square a year ago, renamed it for their son last May, and quietly spiffed up the rooms and the menu.
A former tourist trap proves its worth
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 24, 2009
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Tcheka

The latest talent to emerge from the Cape Verdean archipelago adds new power and sophistication to an alluring national genre.
Nu Mondo | Times Square
By BANNING EYRE  |  June 19, 2007
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Lura

This young Cape Verdean diva explores animated genres from her remote, African archipelago home.
M'Bem Di Fora | Times Square
By BANNING EYRE  |  April 17, 2007
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Bon Savor

Oleg Konovalov and Ibonne Zabala read French cookbooks to open a French restaurant, but they ended up using some things French, some things vaguely tropical, plenty of vegan options, and some recipes from a Russian grandmother
What if your Russian grandmother added a pinch of french and a dollop of tropical?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 21, 2006
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Got live if you want it

Mai Cramer was a beloved figure in local roots-music circles. For 24 years she hosted the popular show “Blues After Hours” on WBGH radio and was a tireless champion of the music.
This spring’s roots and concert rundown
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 08, 2006
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Doin’ it live

The winter concert scene’s got something for everybody, from Averi to Zakir Hussain. Okay, I couldn’t resist that bit of alphabetical hackery, but it’s true.
 
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 09, 2006