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California Stage Theater Company will launch the West Coast premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind's zany send-up Italian Opera. Opening February 20th, the production will feature Actors' Equity performer and Sacramento News & Review's 2014 Best Local Actor Michael RJ Campbell.   Leslie Lewinter-Suskind's hysterical lampoon...

Saturday, October 17 at 7:00pm | Broad Stage. Barbara Sinatra cordially invites you to attend an evening of laughter and memories of Frank Sinatra, starring Tom Dreesen. This celebration of Frank's 100th birthday will be chaired by Hollywood icon Frank Mancuso and his wife, Fay.   It will be followed by a VIP reception, attended by Barb...

Writer, actor, and storyteller Candice Guardino will bring her new solo show Italian Bred to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage for 12 performances only, it was announced today by Bull by the Horns Productions. Directed by Donna Drake, Italian Bred will play one preview today, May 28 at 2pm and opening is set for Thursday, May 29 at 8pm. The limited enga...

By Andrew Gilbert Italian drummer Peppe Merolla is determined to bring a dose of hard-hitting New York jazz to the South Bay. The premise might sound strange, but the Neapolitan native spent a dozen years plying his trade in the Big Apple, and he's been embraced by many of New York's elite players.   Since settling with his wife and two dau...

It was announced today by Bull by the Horns Productions, that Actress, Writer, and Storyteller Candice Guardino has been invited back to the Hudson Theatre to perform her smash hit show Italian Bred.   Italian Bred premiered Off-Broadway, NYC in 2013 to outstanding reviews, followed by a successful run in LA this last summer. Now back by pop...

By Gary Warth The rules and pace are much like an actual baseball game, but the chatter definitely was unlike anything heard in Petco Park.   "Car!" a player yelled to a teammate on the sideline. "There's a car behind you!" "Tree!" someone yelled later as a pop fly came down. And then there was the out that came after someone slug...

by Robert Ranieri   Mike D'Antoni has resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday night. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, joined the Lakers in November, 2012 after Mike Brown was fired following just 71 games in charge.   D'Antoni had a 67-87 record during his tenure as the...

"Family Owned and Operated Since 1931", è con questo slogan che il rinomato locale di intrattenimento "Bimbo's 365" a San Francisco si presenta al suo pubblico.   Lo scorso 14 gennaio è stato scritto ancora un frammento di storia della comunità italiana a San Francisco presso il "Bimbo's 365 Club", meglio conosciuto come Bimbo's 365, dove si...

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM. Location: 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco Organized by: Old First Concerts, SF Sound Series In collaboration with: IIC In 2008 Old First Concerts, in conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and SFSound, hosted an outstanding and memorable concert of music by the compos...

By: Giuseppe Esposito.   Not since the Second World War has there been so much emotion in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood over the rivalry between Italy and England.   It may not be a war that everyone is talking about, but one would be hard pressed to tell the difference based solely on the hyperbole and rhetoric when the su...

di Riccardo Chioni   Un'intera generazione di ragazzini s'era invaghita di lei, le teenager invece l'avevano eletta compagna ideale negli anni Cinquanta, quando Annette Funicello, la star sbarazzina acqua e sapone che nei panni di Mouseketeer entrava nelle case degli americani col programma "The Mickey Mouse Club", in bianco e nero sul picco...

What better way to celebrate Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial than with a production of Falstaff? This opera, which adapts William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts I and II, and the Bard's The Merry Wives of Windsor, is nothing short of a sheer delight.   The title character Falstaff (baritone Roberto Frontali in makeup and a fat...