The Annunciation by Giovanni di Balduccio is a pair of finely carved marble sculptures depicting the moment that the archangel Gabriel announces to Mary at Nazareth that she will become the mother of Jesus Christ. The two separate figures stand in relationship to each other. Gabriel, slightly smaller than Mary, looks at her with his head turned sli...

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day,  an annual international memorial day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust, guitarist Alberto Lombardi will play at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust together with the German duo consisting of Friedrich Edelmann (Bassoon) and Rebecca Rust (Violoncello). Organized by the Italian Cultural Instit...

Galerie XII Los Angeles (www.galeriexii.com) is celebrating its first anniversary with the solo exhibition of world-renowned, Milan-based photographer Paolo Ventura. The exhibition of Ventura's magical photographic works, "An Invented World" spans six series over the last decade and will provide the most comprehensive overview of the celebrated Ita...

Next year, the first comprehensive presentation of Lucio Fontana’s work will be debuted in the U.S. at Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles gallery. Entitled “Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968,” the exhibition will showcase the Argentine-Italian artist’s groundbreaking work that was influenced by his interest in science and aerospace dis...

After playing for Team Italy in three World Baseball Classics (2006, 2009, and 2013) and having spent nearly a decade as the everyday Rimini shortstop, Jack Santora began his Minor League Baseball-affiliated coaching career in 2017 with the Los Angeles Angels Single-A affiliate Burlington Bees before taking on the managerial reins of the rookie-lev...

NEXXT organizza una importante manifestazione promo-commerciale: NEXXT – MADE IN ITALY EXPO, si tratta di una iniziativa pensata dagli organizzatori a sostegno dell'internazionalizzazione delle PMI Italiane e finalizzata a sostenere lo sviluppo dell'export di prodotti Italiani autentici in prevalenza in California, ma anche in tutta la East Coast d...

Sophia Loren will be feted by the Capri-Hollywood film festival with a lifetime achievement award presented to her by trailblazing director Lina Wertmüller, her old friend and recent recipient of an honorary Oscar. Loren, Italy’s most iconic living movie star, will receive the Capri Legend Award on Dec. 30 from Wertmüller during the event dedicated...

Daytime TV icon Katherine Kelly Lang was all smiles last night as she welcomed her guests at the newly opened Benheart in Beverly Hills just a day after the official ribbon cutting by Italian Consul General Silvia Chiave on December 16th. This marks Benheart's first storefront in the US and the launch of their website. Located on Santa Monica Boule...

In Los Angeles, as in many American cities, Italian food almost always wins. Many folks find comfort and simplicity in a bowl of pasta or big pepperoni-covered pizza, which is exactly what Hollywood’s new Soprano is banking on.  The corner restaurant, well-placed near the Pantages Theatre and right on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, opens this w...

There’s new life at the quietly closed former home of Little Next Door on West Third Street. The once-busy French bistro had been paring back its hours earlier this year, owing to a slowdown in sales, before quietly giving up the ghost a few months back; now there’s pizza coming to the block. The new restaurant to land at 8142 W. 3rd Street is to b...