“We have some amazing women in this room and you just heard from three of them. I’m Geno Auriemma the coach of the UConn women’s basketball program. “A lot of people are going to talk about basketball today. And I don’t know that that’s why I’m here. I’m not here for the basketball court. I tried to write a long, flowing speech about basketball, an...

After a year off, the revered but struggling Italian Street Painting Festival Marin has been canceled again because the foundation formed to revive it is suspending operations. Emil Kakkis, president and founder of the Bay Area Creative Foundation, announced this week that the San Rafael nonprofit will be put on hold as of March 6. The comeback eve...

A Bronx Tale is known to many as a film starring Robert De Niro (Joker) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) about an Italian-American boy who is torn between two worlds in the Bronx. Before it was a film, it was a one-man play by Palminteri that premiered in the ’80s, which is based on his life story. It then evolved into a musical stage play...

Almost 8,000 Jews were deported from Italy during the Holocaust and killed in Auschwitz. About half of them were arrested by Italians: members of the fascist party, police and military forces. Informing was widespread, often motivated by greed and turning in next-door neigbours. In the postwar period the role of Italians in the genocide fell mostly...

“Gabriele Salvatores is the ideal artist to preside over the current edition of this festival. His love for our country, his support and his important contribution to our culture knows no boundaries.” With these words, blue-eyed and well-built Italian actor Franco Nero, introduced Italian Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter, Gabrie...

Friday, March 6, 2020. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST. Italian Cultural Center of San Diego - 1629 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101. A lecture about the work of San Diego Italian American writer Lawrence Madalena. Italian almond confetti and a taste of Prosecco will be shared.  In this presentation Clarissa Clò will discuss the novel THE INVISIBLE GLASS...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a new temporary exhibition exploring the cultural-religious tradition of St. Joseph’s Tables, which are among the richest expressions of Italian American cultural identity and embody a living tradition that has transcended ethnic lines. St. Joseph is one of the most venerated...

To say pizza is having a moment in Los Angeles doesn’t really do justice to what’s happening in this city. The fact is the pizza scene is exploding and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down. There was a time when New York transplants would complain that you couldn’t find a New York slice worth the cheese that was baking on it. And they were rig...

Less than two months after his arrival from Hong Kong, jockey Umberto Rispoli has been the surprise of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting. Through Feb. 9, Rispoli had cracked the top five in the overall standings with 14 winners and led all riders with 13 wins on turf. Rispoli, a 31-year-old native of Italy, had his first American stakes win wit...

Sunday March 1st, 2020. 1:00-3:00 pm. Karpeles Manuscript Library, Lecture Hall, 21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara (CA). FREE EVENT. There will be a small reception after the lecture. Cari Amici, Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that we bring to you this presentation about Italy’s Risorgimento. Fred Sidon, a good friend to many of us and...