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Severino Ricci has been elected the Board Member of the California Surf Museum (CSM), located in Oceanside, CA. The Board of Directors voted for him, thus reinforcing the CSM communication capacity. The California Surf Museum, founded in 1986, has been serving tens of thousands of annual visitors from over 40 nations around the globe. With a perman...

After years of planning and fund raising the newly constructed Bocce courts in Carmichael Park are ready for use! The courts are located in the Carmichael Park panhandle right behind the Italian Cultural Center. Currently there are two courts with plans for additional courts in the future. A Grand opening is planned over the summer and we hope memb...

Another great presentation from the Sicilian actress Sebina Montagno, on the virtual stage with a new theatrical performance at the REDCAT ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER in Los Angeles, a performance that has been sold out. A wonderful rendition that played from March 7th to 20th. Sebina performed the role of Lisa, in the recital "Steel Skin"...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and Italian Sons and Daughters of America present "Joe LoPiccolo Performs the ItaLiAn Project." Join us on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 4pm PST for a live performance and discussion with musician Joe LoPiccolo where he’ll take us on a musical journey through LA's historic Italian enclaves and Southern Califo...

As Italy’s film and TV industry forges ahead after bearing the brunt of the pandemic in 2020, the Filming Italy — Los Angeles fest, which is a bridgehead between Italy and Hollywood, is pulling out all the stops to drive and promote the country’s restart effort. After Filming Italy miraculously managed to hold its sister shindig as a physical editi...

Tommy Lasorda spent his life prophesying his death. His most famous sayings, the wisecracks that he repeated until they became Dodgers lore, were all about mortality: the flesh and the divine. If you were to slit his wrists, Lasorda said a million times, he would bleed Dodger blue. Examine his heart, which doctors did after he suffered coronaries i...

Team Italy sluggers Robel Garcia and John Andreoli have been popular on the waiver wire in recent years. 27-year-old Robel Garcia, who made his 2019 MLB debut while playing second base as well as the corner outfield positions for the Chicago Cubs, was claimed by the Houston Astros on February 27, 2021 after being designated for assignment by the Lo...

As the protagonist of a special masterclass, actress Claudia Gerini will open the 6th edition of Filming Italy – Los Angeles, presented with the Italian Institute of Culture in Los Angeles and taking place from March 18th-21st. Running mostly in streaming mode, the event is organized in collaboration with APA (Association of Audiovisual Producers)...

Carlo Vaccarezza is a new name among trainers in Southern California, but he’s not a racing novice. Far from it. The 68-year-old native of Italy, who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1960s, sen out 20-1 morning line long shot King Theo to a ninth-place finish in Friday’s $65,000 Santa Anita feature race at one mile on turf, a course over which Vaccare...

Pugnacious Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who skippered the Los Angeles Dodgers to four league pennants and two world titles, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers announced Friday that Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home and was transported to a hospital, where he died. "Regarded by many as baseball's most popular ambassad...

Dodgers legend and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has been released from the hospital and is now resting comfortably at home, the team announced on Tuesday evening. Lasorda, 93, had been hospitalized since the middle of November and for part of that time was in intensive care. The team provided no further information on his hospitalization.  La...

Folk dances tell stories and reflect a group’s diverse history and culture. While the tarantella — arguably Italy’s most famous folk dance — is best known today as a dance performed at weddings, its origins are as ancient as they are peculiar. The tarantella traces its origins to Taranto, a city in Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s “boot.” The dance da...