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This is crazy, man," says a black-clad Sebastian Maniscalco, settling into a booth at the posh restaurant inside the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. A massive light fixture evoking a cascade of bubbles hangs overhead amid the room's polished wood and air of assured California elegance.   Maniscalco's incredulous expression is the sort of humb...

Date: Friday, January 09, 2015 - Thursday, January 22, 2015 Time: Human Capital: 7:50 PM. Location: Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901 Organized by: Smith Rafael Film Centre In collaboration with: IIC San Francisco Winner of all the top Italian film awards, Paolo Virzi's languid and stylish ensemble...

By Andy Furillo The roads to professional rugby run through the basketball courts of Middle America, a bloody gunshot attack in Santa Rosa, the Cal football program and a town about 25 miles inland from the Adriatic coast of Italy.   They will meet Sunday at an intersection known as Bonney Field, in an American pro version of the ruffian's...

By Julia Prodis Sulek For the first time in a Louis Vuitton Cup finals dogged by breakdowns and high winds, both the Italian and New Zealand catamarans sailed two races, stayed in one piece, and crossed the finish line without incident Wednesday.   Emirates Team New Zealand sailed two clean and fast races, defeating Luna Rossa Challenge by...

Goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini looks set for a fresh start in America after Tottenham announced they have reached an agreement to sell the goalkeeper to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy say the 39-year-old Cudicini's move to Major League Soccer has been secured "pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and work visa as well as Cu...

by David Wharton   After months of missteps, bickering and tragedy, the America's Cup got down to some real racing Tuesday. As expected, Luna Rossa Challenge from Italy defeated Artemis Racing of Sweden in the first race of a best-of-seven semifinal on San Francisco Bay.   Three international teams – including a New Zealand entry...

One steady and reassuring fact of our troubled times is that good fathers still produce good sons. There are exceptions to every rule, of course, but a father who cares will generally produce a good 'un who makes him proud.   As a member of various fight groups and boxing associations, I regularly encounter the sons of former boxers, trainer...

Clima perfetto per la Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia a Beverly Hills domenica scorsa, con quasi mille partecipanti nella capitale del lusso mondiale. I partecipanti hanno seguito due percorsi alternativi, uno nelle montagne di Santa Monica e l'altro nell'area di Topanga Canyon. I due percorsi hanno avuto termine di fronte alla City Hall di Beverly Hills...

April 24, 2015, Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PMSt. Marks Lutheran Church- 1111 O Farrell Street - San Francisco, California Artistic Director Paul Flight leads the 25-voice California Bach Society in a program of Italian works spanning more than 500 years: from Domenico Scarlatti's recently discovered double choir mass, "La Stella," to Ve...

Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:30pmAward winning documentary, promoted by Neapolitan music producer and cultural operator Salvatore Visone, is a fascinating look at the streets of Naples and the bands of children that live on them. Once a year on St. Anthony's day, they build a bonfire, often too near old palaces, which celebrates the rapport between...

Aficionado's of Italian culture, as seen through its world famous cinema, are being treated to an Summer Outdoor Italian Film Festival in San Diego's Amici Park. The Festival has been filling the Park's Amphitheater every Saturday night, all summer, with recent and classic Italian films, with English subtitles.   The Festival director, Giuse...

Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016 Hours: 8:00 PM Venue: Chapman University Organized by: Chapman University College of Performing Arts/Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Tickets available at https://events.chapman.edu/14997   Beginning in the middle of the 20th century, the flute has become an important medium in the field of Contemporary Mus...