NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

California became the state of migration for Italians during the Gold Rush. By the late 1890s, the number of Italians in California exceeded those in New England. By the time these Italian-Americans were able to save money from mining, they started to spread throughout California and establish homes for their families.  One area of interest was Nor...

7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25. 2 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA. Tickets here. Steve Solomon is back with an all-new show—and the McCallum Theatre favorite is bringing My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Still in Therapy to Palm Desert for three performances: at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan....

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a new exhibition, Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, which examines the significance of needlework in the lives of Italian American women, their families, and communities from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. On View: January 29 – Oc...

Late great Italian actor Vittorio Gassman, who is best known to U.S. audiences as the star of classics such as “Big Deal on Madonna Street” and “Il Sorpasso” (“The Easy Life”), will be celebrated by the Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival, which will run March 20-26 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theater. The annual pre-Oscars event compri...

Truffle infused gorgonzola cream sauce. It’s an arresting line to see on a menu. In the wrong hands it could become a knock down drag out match with the two hard punching flavors tag-teaming to pummel everything else on the plate before turning on each other. Yet there is a narrow and teetering space where all are content to live in convivial harmo...

Join professor and poet Federica Santini in a conversation about her Italian American experience and poetry. Federica will read excerpts from her collection Unearthed and explore her connection to language(s) as a lifetime scholar of Italian literature in both Italy and the States, and as a poet writing in her non-native English. Federica’s poetry,...

UC San Diego (UCSD) opened the brand new Uncle Italian bar and restaurant on campus early October located at the Old Student Center, replacing Soda and Swine. The decision to establish Uncle Italian was made by Consortium Holdings, a hospitality group founded by a UC San Diego alumni, Arsalun Tafazoli. Consortium Holdings has 18 different businesse...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, the Institute presents a video concert of traditional Jewish music performed by Gabriele Coen (saxophone), Pietro Lussu (piano) and Barbara Eramo (voice) recalling the way of life destroyed...

Serious food in a warm environment, gather and connect with your community over a delicious meal. Austin Leard of M’tucci’s stopped by New Mexico Living to give us details about their newest additions to their locations and more. Each of M’tucci’s locations incorporates a different theme, the newest location in Nob Hill is a Roman-themed restaurant...

Follow your passion. It seems like a simple concept, but it can be easier said than done. It takes courage, sacrifice, self-awareness and a firm belief in yourself and what you can accomplish. Tom Gamboa followed his passion and it led to a career in baseball that lasted over four decades and gave him a front seat to history on multiple occasions....

The Italian touring exhibit, Created in Italy – An Aptitude for the Impossible, will make its first overseas appearance at the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in the new INNOVIT – Italian Innovation and Culture Hub. The exhibit, which focuses on the landscape of Italian industry, features some of the most outstanding examples of new It...

A longtime destination for cookies, cannolis and cabaret in Cathedral City has closed its doors. The last day of business at Frankie's Old World Italian Bakery and Supper Club, inside the Perez Plaza at 68-845 Perez Road, was Christmas Eve. Owner Frankie Mamone said he decided he would retire at the end of 2021 after suffering two strokes.  "After...