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In celebration of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday, the City of San Diego Public Library will offer a VERDIthon—a marathon screening of rarely seen Verdi operas on film on Thursday, October 10.   Two of Verdi's beloved operas: "Rigoletto" and "La Traviata" will be produced as feature length films and showcase some of the worl...

From theatre and cinema to figurative arts: at this point of his career, Max Papeschi, the Italian artist with the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States, achieved an immediate success among both the critics and the public thanks to his eclectic knowledge of all these worlds.   Indeed, born as theatre and cinema author and...

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco Organized by: Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts (YBCA) In collaboration with: IIC Composer and musicologist Luciano Chessa showcases his past, recent, and premiere works through 64 hand-picked artists encompassing gospel, orc...

August 30, 2015 - The Huntington Library - 1151 Oxford Road - San Marino, California 91108 For more than six years, LA Opera has visited Crowell Public Library with its Opera Talk series where volunteer community educators present fascinating facts and musical excerpts from the operas that are playing downtown at the Music Center. L...

By John Katsilometes   Chazz Palminteri tells a story about vodka, but, as so many of his stories, it is really about people. Two and a half years ago, Palminteri was told that his home country of Italy (Sicily, to be exact) had never produced a vodka. He contacted a master distiller in that region, a man named Giovanni La Fauci, to team up...

By Beth Accomando   Fabio Frizzi may not be a household name in the U.S., but he has created some of the most memorable scores for Italian horror and Western films. He will be performing in San Diego Thursday night at Brick By Brick.   Frizzi has been composing scores for Italian genre cinema for decades. Most famously, he provided at...

Over the years Italian saxophonist Gianni Vancini has become something of a music luminary in the European jazz scene. With an unparalleled reputation as a musician whose extraordinary abilities allow him to play across multiple genres with ease and fascinating execution, Vancini's skills are now highly desired in the United States as well.  ...

Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:30pmWorld class pianist, Laura Magnani was born in Spoleto, Italy. She studied piano and graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Music in Perugia and continued her studies, taking Masters classes with famous international pianists.   She has received many awards during her intense international performan...

Did you know that Italy is joining the United States and other nations as appassionati of the sport of rugby? Indeed, the popularity of the sport has been on the rise in the bel paese recently as many Italians are tuning into the matches of the Italian National Team.   Introduced from Britain to Genova just after the Italian reunification, r...

by Kristin J. Bender   For as long as anyone can remember, Tony Bennett has been giving to the city where he first sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" at the Fairmont Hotel in 1961. And now, the city is set to pay him back. In recognition of the internationally renowned singer, painter and civic treasure, the city will honor him wit...

Save big on a premier cycling experience! The best of Italian cycling meets Southern California style in Beverly Hills for 2 incredible bike routes at the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Beverly Hills on November 3, 2013.Save 40% of the registration price by signing up before August 8, 2013 with a special coupon code.   Join cyclists from around th...

By Mauro Battocchi Watching TV with your friends — especially sporting events — can be a stimulating social experience. (Was that jab really worth a yellow flag? OBviously! What?? No WAY!) You and your friends likely have sporting opinions that get shared vociferously among the group. Alas, it's 2013 and your favorite soccer watching buddy may liv...