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On Dec. 15, 2021, Sergio Davì motored away from his home port of Palermo, Sicily, on an inflatable boat. On May 20, a group of Italian Americans is spearheading a greeting for him when he arrives at 955 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego, his last layover before completing his nearly 10,000 nautical-mile voyage from Italy to Los Angeles with multiple...

When: Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 pm PST - Where: Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. The program will also be availble livestreamed on Zoom Rome’s painted facades were once as celebrated as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes and Raphael’s Vatican stanze. Yet these treasures of the Eternal City have now all but disappeared. Celebrating the op...

Padres CEO Erik Greupner announced the newest inductees into the Padres Hall of Fame on Friday, including former team President and CEO Larry Lucchino and former broadcaster Ted Leitner. The inductions will take place as part of a Home Plate ceremony on Thursday, July 7, prior to the Padres vs. San Francisco Giants game at 6:40 p.m., with Lucchino...

Theatre West (3333 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA) presents “The Italian in Me,” written and performed by Dina Morrone, as part of Solopalooza 2.022, running May 21 through August 7. I was lucky enough to see Dina Morrone’s fabulous, highly entertaining and aptly named solo show, The Italian in Me” a couple of times now…it’s hard to stay away!  T...

To celebrate this year’s Festa della Repubblica, the Consulate General of Italy, along with the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA), has organized the Italy Run LA, a 5K race taking place Sunday 5th of June at 8 a.m. close to the ocean, in charming San Pedro. “Italians and Italian-Americans are an integral part of what makes Los Angeles...

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has been offered a contract by MLS side LAFC, sources have told The Athletic. Chiellini, 37, still has another year left to run on his Juventus contract but one source has said he could move to the MLS in time for the 2023 season which begins next spring.  LAFC did not offer Chiellini a designated player contr...

Tollo Mayor Angelo Radica welcomes FIBS President Andrea Marcon and Laura Lasorda for the official signing of the Tollo and Fullerton Sister City agreement and weekend celebration Tollo Mayor Angelo Radica will sign the official Sister City agreement with Fullerton, California on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11 am in honor of Tommy Lasorda and his pare...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) hosted its first Bay Area Collegiate Games in April. Underscoring the mission of IABF, this international showcase brought players from Italy to compete against colleges on the west coast in hopes of landing scholarships and growing the cultural connection between both countries in the spirit of baseb...

Italy comes to Hollywood when Vincerò- The Italian Opera Experience premiers for US audiences as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival. Presented in a semi-staged concert style, it will feature many of the world's most beloved and recognizable arias from Italian opera, with a storyline taking place during a fictionalized Masquerade Ball. The show's int...

When: May 20, 2022 | 6:00 PM & 8:15 PM - Where: Brava Theater Center. The Event is co-presented by BAMPFA under the auspices of the Italian Consulare General of San Francisco An evening of film to commemorate the recent passing of beloved legend of Italian cinema, Monica Vitti, showcasing her comic and dramatic talents in Mario Monicelli’s La ragaz...

When: Sun, May 15, 2022, 1:30 PM - Where: Casa Italiana, 1051 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - What: An afternoon of beautiful Opera, melodious, witty and fun! Tasty supper, and audience interactives ---AND, a PRE-Opera Fun Lab for kids! Arias by Rossini, Mozart, Verdi... to touch the romantic ear... followed by the sparkling one-act opera "...

Paramount+’s The Offer, about the known and unknown history of making The Godfather, is one of two upcoming projects about the iconic gangster film. In contrast with its rival biopic Francis and the Godfather, this 10-episode miniseries uses producer Albert S. Ruddy (Miles Teller) as its central character as he navigates the challenges of creating...