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Ralph Rago is 87, but you might do a double take if you look at him and think about that. His voice booms. He has a sore back but is otherwise sound. He can talk baseball by the hour with remarkable attention to detail. He credits “my good Italian genes and good Mediterranean diet” of vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains for the longevity. Bas...

The circus is coming to town! And even without the traditional big top, this group of aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, equestrians and clowns will be pulling out all the stops to make sure audiences are entertained . . . even from their cars. “This is an experiment for us,” says Giovanni Zoppé, director of Zoppé Family Circus, which has partnered wi...

The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, which promotes Italian Art, Culture and Cinema with a focus on Southern California and the Southwest, is happy to launch in collaboration with movie distributor True Colors: "From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festival - online with the IIC Los Angeles"."From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festiv...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival announced Monday that it will host a Q&A session with Leonardo D’Agostini, director of the award-winning film “Il Campione.” The Q&A, which is a part of the organization’s series of online programs, will take place Sunday. Film Festival ticket holders can watch the film beginning Thursday. The film tells the stor...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is happy to present CINEDÌ, a new series featuring ten Italian contemporary films available to the first 300 to register. Please note that the link & password you’ll receive upon registration are valid only for the specified date and time. The series will start Friday, Jun 5 at 8:30pm PST time.

Italian tenor, Rosario Monetti and the Employee Rights Center (ERC) have come together to present the online musical event- Metamorphosis- live from San Diego! The FB live concert will take place on Saturday April 25 from 12noon (PDT), 3 pm (EST) and 9 pm (CET).  Monetti joins the line-up of influential and well known singers from around the world...

Ciao a Tutti, there is no keeping Italians down and the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is proving it! While we are at home they are offering ways to enjoy the best of Italian film and culture online. Mark your calendars for weekly appointments with SDIFF: 1) Every Wednesday the SDIFF will release a short film from the roster of its recent...

The three singers of Il Volo have made a kind of second home in the United States — and that certainly makes sense given the Italian group’s success here. After all, the U.S. was the first country they performed in after being discovered on an Italian singing competition show, “Ti Lascio Una Canzone,” in 2009. The trio — tenors Piero Barone, Ignazi...

Eros Ramazzotti rinuncia al gran finale del Vita ce n'è World Tour previsto a Los Angeles per il 13 marzo prossimo. Il tour che ha debuttato il 14 febbraio 2019 e che in questi 14 mesi ha conquistato tutto il mondo è in buona parte italiano, suonato, realizzato e organizzato da professionisti italiani ed Eros Ramazzotti, RadioRama e Vertigo non han...

The 25-year-old baritone Gianluca Ginoble knows full well that opera and classical music are mostly known courtesy artists from older generations, whether the late Luciano Pavarotti or longtime star Andrea Bocelli. But Il Volo, which features Ginoble along with 20-somethings Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, are working to change that. “Our goal...

“We have some amazing women in this room and you just heard from three of them. I’m Geno Auriemma the coach of the UConn women’s basketball program. “A lot of people are going to talk about basketball today. And I don’t know that that’s why I’m here. I’m not here for the basketball court. I tried to write a long, flowing speech about basketball, an...

Less than two months after his arrival from Hong Kong, jockey Umberto Rispoli has been the surprise of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting. Through Feb. 9, Rispoli had cracked the top five in the overall standings with 14 winners and led all riders with 13 wins on turf. Rispoli, a 31-year-old native of Italy, had his first American stakes win wit...