Over the next few weeks, Italian contemporary music will take the stage in Los Angeles, with the performances of three renowned singers and songwriters who represent three different genres: the queen of pop Laura Pausini, the rocker Luciano Ligabue, and the rapper Caparezza.   After last edition's interview with the beautiful Laura, this tim...

By Valerio Viale   Time ago, there was a girl running freely along green hillsides and valleys. Since an early age, she was not afraid of animals, but, rather, intrigued by Nature.    Her name was...Heidi. Actually, no, I'm sorry to disappoint Johanna Spyri's fans, but that's a different story! I'm referring to Cinzia Zuffad...

Glassmaking in Antiquity – The Getty Villa now hosting glass-handling sessions   In 2003, the Getty Villa acquired the Oppenländer collection. With a remarkable cultural and chronological breadth, the collection features over 180 ancient glass objects, including works made in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world and the Roman Empire, and span...

Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Italian, has organized an AP Italian Preparation course for students interesting in taking the AP Italian exam on May 15, 2014   UCLA - 342 Rolfe Hall - January 18/May 10, 2014 - 2:00/4:30 pm - $350 This is an intermediate to pre-advanced level course geared...

How hard it must be to leave the homeland as a child and be left all alone to settle in a new country, learning a foreign language and starting a completely different life with no family connections or support? Many people would probably feel overwhelmed, and give up because of the fear of failure.   On the contrary, young Margherita Palumbo...

by Carol Cormaci   The local branch of the Italian Catholic Federation recently helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the parent organization by attending an affair at Casa Italiana that drew 185 members of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.   Representing Branch 374 from St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Cañad...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 At 6:30 pm Organized by : IIC In collaboration with : LHUCA, Texas Tech University, e l'Archivio Ezio Gribaudo Entrance : Free Surliuga currently serves as an Associate Professor of Italian at Texas Tech University. She is a scholar of contemporary Italian poetry, modern and contemporary Italian art, Italian cinema as w...

Il 2013 è l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti. In un momento di così grande difficoltà, il nostro Paese dimostra vitalità e capacità di promuoversi e di raccontare le tantissime nostre cose eccellenti, ad un popolo come quello americano, che ci apprezza da sempre. Nel nostro viaggio attraverso l'Atlantico non potevamo non affrontare que...

By Jonathan Gold   On a warm January night in Los Angeles, one of those evenings when we have trouble visualizing what the phrase "wind-chill factor" might even mean, the patio outside Maccheroni Republic is one of the most pleasant places downtown, a long, alley-narrow space, all greenery and soft air. The financial district's glass towers...

Ha fatto tappa anche a Los Angeles il tour gastronomico che ha portato Massimo Bottura negli Stati Uniti. Domenica scorsa, a Bel Air, ha avuto luogo "A Taste of Italy" una serata all'insegna del cibo e del vino italiano organizzato nell'ambito del "2013 – Anno della Cultura Italiana in USA". Ospite d'onore, appunto, lo chef "stellato" Bottura. Al...