By Silvia Simonetti   When some people's career, and life, literally "takes off" we may think it is only a matter of fortune: they were in the right place at the right time. Nevertheless, in most cases this wouldn't be enough, as it takes talent and courage to seize opportunities. And this trio of young Italian artists called "Il Volo" defin...

A 20 anni dalla scomparsa di Federico Fellini, a 40 anni dalla realizzazione di Amarcord a 50 anni di 8 ½ e a 60 anni dalla prima de I vitelloni, l'Orchestra Italiana del Cinema in collaborazione con i migliori giovani musicisti di Los Angeles celebra il maestro indiscusso della pellicola Federico Fellini attraverso uno straordinario concerto sinfo...

In occasione della prossima missione del funzionario itienerante a Santa Barbara, il Consolato generale d'Italia a Los Angeles, insieme a Comites, Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara e Italian Book Club ha organizzato anche un seminario informativo sui servizi consolari.   Tutto si svolgerà giovedì prossimo, 12 dicembre, ne...

February 6, 2014, Mondomusica New York, the finest American exhibition for international violin and string-instrument making, presented to over 70 guests at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles with presentations made by Antonio Piva, President of CRF USA and CremonaFiere S.P.A , Massimo Bianchedi, the General Manager of CremonaFiere S.P.A...

Back when I was a kid, my family lived on Potrero Hill, but my sister, brother and I all had a kind of dual San Francisco citizenship. We were Mission kids, too.   We walked a dozen blocks every day down 24th Street to St. Peter's Catholic School on Florida Street. It was another world, then. The Mission was blue-collar, and almost all the k...

By Giuseppe Esposito In the heart of San Francisco's storied Little Italy is Tony's Pizza Napoletana, home of eleven-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.   When the restaurant opened five years ago, it brought a sense of renewed vibrancy to the Stockton block of North Beach, which at the time had many empty store fronts.   Read...

Festa Italiana drew a crowd out to the Waterloo Gun & Bocce Club on a sunny, warm, summer Sunday to celebrate the culture of the area's Italian-American community.   "Our turnout exceeded our expectations," Andrea Songey-Neff said of the second annual event. "It was a celebration of everything Italian. It's food, it's music, it's family...

by Bianca Dellepiane   On September 16th, our valued partner PortTech Los Angeles, a public-private partnership dedicated to incubate and help commercialize sustainable technologies for ports and beyond, showcased the annual PortTechLA Pitch Competition open to the most exciting Cleantech startups from around the country and abroad.  ...

Please join us for a reception to announce the opening of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at UC Berkeley. The newly formed institution is intended to promote and advance the study of the many cultures of ancient Italy, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and Romans.   It will also support teaching and research at the University...

The smiling gentleman is none other than the legendary Rockwell Blake and the woman is Guadalupe Paz, winner of the competition. Below she is pictured with the "fathers of the competition", Bruce Johansen and Michael Cressey. The first ever Rossini competition in the United States was held in California on November 13-14.   The com...