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The deadline to register to participate in the annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival is coming up soon. Artists have through Sept. 20 to register for the event, which takes place Oct. 19 and 20 at The Marketplace, Ming Ave. Students and Professional artists will use chalk to create art pieces on the asphalt. Artists can enter up to three...

Every major film festival eventually faces the challenges associated with leadership change. In some cases that transition can be handled sloppily or unethically, compromising the event’s vision while permanently damaging staff morale and community support.  There are no such concerns regarding Diana Agostini’s recent appointment as the new executi...

Experience this stunning exhibit of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. In its first US appearance, the collection showcases the work of young mosaic artists who enhance the ancient tradition of mosaic art with innovative methods and materials. Curator Guglielmo Zanette explains: “50 FACES is a unique blend o...

September 26th; 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy, San Diego (CA). Our annual State of the Neighborhood event will take place in Little Italy’s Piazza della Famiglia; the 10,000-square-foot public space playing host to the community as we hear Chief Executive Administrator of the Association, Marco Li Mandri, present on the past,...

If this year’s Monterey’s Annual Festa Italia is any indication, the three-day festival that’s rooted in the city’s Sicilian history and that of its local fishermen, still runs deep. In its 86th year, as one of the oldest running festivals in the state, it featured Italian cuisine, music, dancing, raffles and a bocce ball tournament. It also includ...

A memorial service will be held on Friday for George P. Schiavelli, 71, a retired judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and a beloved and respected figure in the Los Angeles legal community. Schiavelli, who died on the night of Aug. 31 from the after-effects of a stem cell transp...

Louis DaMassa, Oroville High School class of 1921, is being inducted in memoriam into the Oroville Union Hall of Fame. This 2019 inductee passed away in 1975 but is remembered with respect and admiration by his family and friends as an honorable man who always looked for ways to serve his community. During World War II, DaMassa served as an Air Rai...

Dominic Tringalli would not stop proposing. The 29-year-old crab fisherman was obsessed with marrying Nellie DiMaggio, the oldest daughter of fellow San Francisco fisherman Joseph. He’d proposed over and over, but Nellie kept turning him down. This, he decided, wouldn’t do. The morning of June 19, 1917, Nellie was walking to work with a friend. At...

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - Organized by : COMITES, Italian Consulate General, Italian Culture - Entrance : Free Join us for the screening of the newly released documentary Italians By The Bay and the presentation of the recently published photo book La Valle del Silicio. Both pr...

There’s no end to interesting stories, ranging from predictable to unusual, about the extensive U.S. military activity in Solano County over many years. This is an unusual one — about Italian prisoners of war, most of them captured in North Africa or Sicily during World War II, who were sent to a prison camp at the old Benicia Arsenal, switched loy...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 6:30pm. Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. Free Admission | RSVP Required. The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco invite you to the first American preview of the book Silicio (Mondadori 2019) by Federico Faggin. The event is moderated by Mauro...

What do Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, The Jetsons, Snow White, and The Flash have in common? In addition to being some of the most iconic series and characters in the history of animation, they were also conceived by or can be linked in some manner to Italian Americans. The impact that Italian Americans have had on the world of animation, and th...