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By Geffen Records   After one of the most successful PBS pledge runs to date, Il Volo returns with their newly recorded PBS special, We Are Love: Live from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.   Available today, August 6th, We Are Love: Live from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater comes as the second liv...

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Organized by : New Media Film Festival In collaboration with : IIC Entrance : With fee Location:The Landmark Theater, 10850 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles   This stunning documentary short Pompeii, eternal emotion (2015, 10 min.) by Pappi Corsicato produced by the Campana Region and the Campana Society of Cultural He...

When an Italian superstar like Zucchero comes to town, one can't expect things to be done in the American way. A crowd of Italians, Italian Americans, and also Americans passionate about his music gathered at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 2, to attend the performance of one of Italy's best contemporary artists. &nbs...

Over the next few weeks, Italian contemporary music will take the stage in Los Angeles, with the performances of three renowned singers and songwriters who represent three different genres: the queen of pop Laura Pausini, the rocker Luciano Ligabue, and the rapper Caparezza.   After last edition's interview with the beautiful Laura, this tim...

by Fabrizio Capobianco   No, Juventus is not opening a high-tech office in the Valley, nor relocating here. They plan to stay in Turin. However, a group of Juventus fans have decided it is time for the Vecchia Signora to have an official club in the West Coast. Yes, surprisingly, there is only one official Juventus Club in the US (a.k.a...

The Italian Benevolent Society of Amador County will host its annual Italian Picnic and Parade for three days at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, 581 Highway 49. The event includes a spaghetti eating contest.   Since 1882, the society – after Italian immigrants came to avoid being drafted into the army during a time of turmoil – h...

by Serena Perfetto   For the fourth year in a row, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco is home to some of the most known Italian movies. Nevertheless, Cinema Italia has become a not-to-be-missed event not only for Italian film-lovers. The festival develops a one-day-only hectic program starting at 1pm, followed by two more movies before the...

"This is crazy, man," said 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 humble "How...

Although San Diego can lay claim to Team Italy's lead off hitter/LA Dodgers infielder Nick Punto as their own born-and-raised MLB hero, Sanremo–a popular Italian Riviera resort town between Genoa and the French border–is the proud home of WBC teammate/Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi. Alex was literally weaned on baseball by his father, Ag...

On Tuesday, April 29th 2014 the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the Orange County premiere of the highly acclaimed film, A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola), followed by a festive post screening gala. Irene (Margherita Buy, winner o...

Wow, what a night! On May 4, 2014 F.I.L. held its first International Attire dinner dance at Mission Viejo Country Club. Conjuring a little magic for the members of FIL was the challenge for Chairlady, Sharon Gambino and she chose a "fail safe" theme, i.e. Costumi Internazionali.   Sharon is known for her attention to the miniscule of detail...

Yesterday I had the distinct honor of waving the start flag in front of the Fairmont Hotel to mark the beginning of the 23rd annual California Mille vintage car tour. Was it the standard green flag, like in NASCAR? Not for the California Mille, a race inspired by the 1000 mile race that ran between Rome and Brescia from 1927 to 1957. It was the tri...