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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...

by Jessica Pena   In 1946, Italian architecture student Paolo Soleri discovered a book about Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's legendary winter home located in Scottsdale, Ariz. He immediately wrote to Wright and enclosed some of his sketches. Months later, Wright responded with an invitation to apprentice in Arizona.   This was a m...

Sarà un anno strepitoso questo 2013 per la Puglia Center of America. Dopo aver organizzato eventi in Stati Americani quali New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey e Washington DC, il prossimo 3 Maggio la Puglia Center of America volerà in California alla Cerimonia "Puglia's Italy Award of Excellence in America" per premiare una delle person...

The Italians are coming – but these particular Italians are bringing music, not, as in that TV car commercial, the latest model FIAT.   Hit Week, the international festival of contemporary Italian music, returns to North America in October with a series of concerts in Miami, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.   Read more   Sour...

by Roberto Natalini   In the wake of last month's tribute to Maestro Verdi, the San Francisco Opera celebrated once again an Italian musical master, concluding in style the fall 2013-14 season. Gioachino Rossini's eternally fresh comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville has enchanted the public during the last month of November, with an...