As we celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month in October, Convivio is privileged to announce the launch of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership! The Communitas Award recognizes and honors San Diego's Italian-community leaders who have made an impact through academic, business, and civic endeavors.   Our inaugural recipient...

by Silvia Simonetti   A month ago, Antonio Verde began his mandate as Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, with jurisdiction also over Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. His term of office will hopefully last 4 years, allowing him to implement a complete and well-structured program of activities, aimed at improving the relationships be...

True to their Italian roots, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf will be the site of the 147th Italian Heritage Parade, starting at 12:30pm this Sunday, October 11th. This year's parade will feature 93 units of bands, marchers, vehicles, floats, dancers, equestrians, and more—the largest number of entries ever.   The parade route starts at The...

Al Pacino will be presented with the first Jack Valenti-L.A.-Italia Legend Award at the Los Angeles-Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, Lina Wertmueller, the honorary chair of the festival's parent organization, announced Monday.Named for the longtime Motion Picture Association of America president, the honor will be given each year to an "outstandi...

Presentare l'Italia non solo come made in Italy dei settori tradizionali, ma come Paese della nuova innovazione, delle tecnologie dell'informazione e dell'energia verde. Con questo obiettivo l'Italian Innovation Day aprirà domani, 12 marzo, nella Silicon Valley una kermesse di una settimana dedicata all'Italia 2.0, l'Italy Tech Week. Promossa dal...

Alitalia understands the importance of maintaining and promoting the Italian language in the United States. Therefore, thanks to a partnership between the Embassy of Italy in Washington and Alitalia, we are happy to extend a 5% student discount dedicated to AP Italian Language students traveling in economy class from the USA to Italy with Alitalia....

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is once again joining efforts with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor a national essay contest on Christopher Columbus.   The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private or parochial schools or those who are home schooled. This contest i...

While waiting for the Golden Globe and Academy Awards coming up, the city of world cinema is getting ready to host Cinema Italian Style 2013. The annual festival dedicated to Italian contemporary cinema will kick off November 14 through the 18 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.   The grand opening will feature the U.S. premiere of Paolo S...

Conducting The AMOR Symphonic Orchestra Special GuestsSoprano Elisabetta Russo & Tenor Gianluca Sciarpelletti All New Compositions by Andrea Morricone and Lyrics by Paola Lorenzi   TUESDAY April 29, 2014 at 7:30PMTHE ANN & JERRY MOSS THEATERAT NEW ROADS SCHOOL3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404  

With less than a week until the primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found two candidates for San Jose mayor are separating themselves from the crowded field of candidates.   Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is among those who have broken away from the pack, with 26 percent of the vote. "Always makes me a little nervous...