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How do you give a visual makeover to a classic tale that's centered around appearances? That was the question facing award-winning costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini when he began work on the latest screen adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play "Cyrano de Bergerac," and he had 26 days to figure it out. "Because of the schedule and the pande...

After two weeks of Spring Training in Arizona and California under the watchful eye of Team Italy manager Federico Pizzolini and special advisor Mike Candrea, the Azzurre women's softball team returns home a winner after defeating College of the Desert by a score of 10-0 under the lights on Saturday, February 26, 2022. After eight days in Tucson, A...

The Southern Question has been a major topic in Italian political, economic, and cultural life for a century and more. The South remains a resonant theme in Italian literature and cinema. What consequences has the Question had in controlling the imaginations and actions of intellectuals and those with political and other forms of power? In this lec...

Envision a little boy, named Angelo, walking into the local theater of a little town in Northern Italy. His mom is there with him, holding hands while watching other kids dancing. The successful story of Angelo Greco, Principal Dancer at the San Francisco Ballet, could have continued as many other stories we hear about ballet dancers. This is diffe...

The Academy Museum honors the centennial of poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini with a complete retrospective of his narrative films interspersed with some unique short and documentary works from his prolific career. Though he was a filmmaker for just over a decade, Pasolini’s impact on cinema is profound. An openly gay man and out...

Joe Montana never enjoyed looking over his shoulder. So perhaps it should come as no surprise the legendary 49ers quarterback believes Jimmy Garoppolo shouldn’t have to either. During an appearance on The Ringer’s “Slow News Day,” Montana made it clear he feels John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan should retain Garoppolo as the team’s starting quarterback...

The seventh edition of Filming Italy - Los Angeles, created and organized by Tiziana Rocca, Agnus Dei and the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, will be held 50% live and the other half virtually, presenting over 50 titles, including films, TV series, unpublished and unreleased docufilms, short films as well as master classes. The honorary pre...

In these uncertain Covid times the Museo has decided to merge the Wine Tasting originally scheduled for January 29, 2022 and the Festa di Carnevale Event to give people the possibility to attend in person in multiple locations or online. The new event will take place at the Museo Italo Americano at Fort Mason on February 26th where the event will b...

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents "A Bronx Tale" One Man Show with Chazz Palminteri on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 8:00pm at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. In 1988, before it became a hit Broadway musical or a feature film co-starring Robert DeNiro, Palminteri wrote and performed this A Bronx Tale- bringing 18 characters to vivid li...

Date: From Thursday, February 10, 2022 to Sunday, February 13, 2022 - Organized by : Tulsa Ballet In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy in Houston and IIC Los Angeles - Entrance : With fee The Corleone family and their rival mob families will pull you into their captivating world full of drama, passion, and even a little humor for a pe...

Eurovision 2021 winners and global rock sensations Måneskin have been announced as one of the acts for this year’s Coachella festival, which will be held over two weekends in April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The world-famous music festival, which began in 1999, is returning this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. T...

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....