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On tour on the West Coast, Quartetto di Cremona - Cristiano Gualco violin, Paolo Andreoli violin, Simone Gramaglia viola and Giovanni Scaglione cello -  will perform in two concerts presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. November 6 at 4 pm PT in Santa Monica, California. The Maestro Foundation, Mendelsohn Hall. ...

If you’ve been by Woodland Hills Mall, you may have noticed there’s a circus in town. It includes trapeze artists, acrobatics and contortion all performed around a unique stage. Cirque Italia travels across the country with performers from all over the world. The entire show happens on a stage filled with 35,000 gallons of water. Water rains down f...

I try to touch all the bases when it comes to various heritage months or holidays and their ties to Oklahoma State wrestling. One I’ve yet to hit is October’s Italian-American Heritage Month. Folks up in New Jersey would probably try and make the claim that Rutgers would grab the title of wrestling’s Italian program. But when you dig into the legac...

For the first time in its 111-year history, Alfa Romeo will launch a global advertising campaign. You would expect that the Italian marque previously had such a campaign in its history at some point, but it appears that Alfa did not. Well, with the 2021 United States Grand Prix, that is about to change. Since this is Alfa Romeo's first-ever global...

Food, wine, music and movies. That’s what the 2021 edition of the New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival brings to the table. The festival runs from Tuesday, Oct. 12, through Oct. 17. “We’re trying something new to adjust to the world today,” says Maria Berry, managing director of the Italian Film & Culture Festival. “We started planning for th...

Joe Castiglione and Chris Del Conte chat often. Once or twice a week. Sometimes business, sometimes not. Either way, they end every phone call with the same farewell. “I love you.” Hundreds of thousands of OU and Texas fans just got nauseated. Bad enough that they swore allegiance in defecting together from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference...

When we think of Federico Fellini we usually imagine flights of fancy with surreal touches, films that challenge even as they seduce. That’s fair enough for a number of the maestro’s films from the mid-‘60s and beyond. But there’s more than one Fellini, and more than one Fellini style. That’s something to remember as you savor the arrival of the to...

The Roman gladiators in chariots that greeted guests as they walked into the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club for the recent Renaissance Ball let people know that they were being transported in spirit back to ancient Rome for a fun evening of dancing, food, wine and more. The 45th annual Renaissance Ball, benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of A...

The festival’s Showcase Film takes center stage on Saturday, at 2:00 PM with the screening of Gli Innocenti (The Innocents of Florence), a riveting and beautifully filmed documentary that tells the little-known story of the forgotten children of Florence and the women who saved them with the establishment of Europe’s first children’s hospital and o...

Right now former McNeese two-time All-American Erika Piancastelli is on a plane with her Italian softball team headed to Japan for the 2020 Olympics. ”I think the word everyone can agree on right now is FINALLY,” said Piancastelli. “We’ve been waiting so long for this moment and its finally here. It feels unreal right now. My teammates and I have b...

The Dallas Mavericks have one less free agency decision to make later this summer. Forward Nicolò Melli is leaving the NBA and retuning to Italy. He is finalizing a deal to play for Olimpia Milano, Sportando reports. Melli, 30, joined the Mavericks in March along with JJ Redick as part of a multi-player trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. In retur...

A year delayed, but Andrea Howard is officially going to the Olympics. The Albuquerque native was officially named to the Italian national team final roster ahead of the Tokyo games, and after a phenomenal showing at the Women’s Softball European Championship. Howard finished the championship hitting .545 with 18 hits, six home runs, two doubles, a...