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 The 151st anniversary of the San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade will take place this October 13, 2019, to coincide with Italian Heritage month. Started in 1869, the parade is one of the oldest celebrating Italian culture and the contributions of both native Italians and Italian-Americans to America and the Bay Area. The parade will start at 12:...

Italy’s Leone Film Group, the company founded by Spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone, has been on a roaring roll since 2012. That’s when his children, Raffaella and Andrea, who now run the company, spotted a theatrical distribution gap left open by Medusa and Rai Cinema and stepped in to swiftly sign an output deal with DreamWorks. This, in turn,...

On Saturday, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who represents Pasadena in Sacramento, was awarded with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award by the Ellis Island Honor Society. He joined 92 awardees from around the county “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation.” S...

Emilia-Romagna is considered one of the richest gastronomic and winemaking regions of Italy. It is commonly known for its egg and filled pastas made with soft wheat flour as well as for balsamic vinegars and cheeses. On the occasion of Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, experience the wine and food of the Emilia-Romagna region during an event led by Giam...

San Diego's Little Italy is home to a vibrant Italian-American community. It's an historic neighborhood where San Diegans can experience the passion and artistry that inspires the Italian-American experience. Now, San Diego residents and visitors can immerse themselves in the history of where the San Diego Italian-American experience began. Convivi...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha preso parte alla riunione dell'Intercomites USA, che lo scorso sabato si è tenuta a San Francisco presso la sede dell’Italian Community Services, all'interno dell'edificio storico di Casa Fugazi, da oltre un secolo punto di riferimento p...

La visita in Nord America della senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI) prosegue alla volta della California. L’eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero è stata ricevuta nella giornata di ieri dalla Console Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles, Silvia Chiave, e dal suo staff. Durante il positivo incontro, avvenuto nella sede del Consolato Generale d'Italia alla pre...

Al Bernardi, a longtime veteran of the tomato industry, died April 25 at his home in Green Valley, AZ. He was 92. Mr. Bernardi was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Firebaugh, CA, to Joe and Yolanda Bernardi, and spent his early years in Merced, Le Grand, and Madera, CA. At age 17, Mr. Bernardi lost his father and he was responsible for raising the family toma...

Hollywood is a tough industry to break into. So many people make the pilgrimage to epicenter of the entertainment industry only to be rejected time and time again. It’s a tough place to try and make it and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. It takes a strong backbone and an even stronger will to make it. It is important to acknowledge tha...

As part of the 2nd edition of Fare Cinema - The Week of Italian Cinema in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco presents Endless Michelangelo (Michelangelo Infinito), a film by Sky Arte directed by Emanuele Imbucci, with Ivano Marescotti and Enrico Lo Verso. The film is in Italian, with English subtitles. Duration: 100 min., 20...

In the late 1930s, Walt Disney embarked upon a collaboration with conductor Leopold Stokowski to create a "Concert Feature," in which Disney's artists and storytellers were to be inspired by classical music when creating the visuals for the animated segments of the picture. Of course, this collaboration resulted in Fantasia (1940), which, even toda...

Once again, a couple of down-to-earth brothers from the Midwest are proving the sky is the limit for Italian Americans in Tinseltown. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Endgame, have just unveiled the most popular (and most profitable) cinematic experience in Hollywood’s history. Just take a look at the numbers so far, as audiences f...