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Photographer Lorenzo Capellini. Credit: Gaetano Gianzi

The adventurous life of photographer Lorenzo Capellini from Genoa to every corner of the globe

Likewise his fellow citizen, a certain Christopher Columbus, who reached the New World in 1492, Italian photographer, Lorenzo Capellini (born in 1939...
Nano Artist, Allessandro Scali. Photo Courtesy of A. Scali

A talk with Nano-Art pioneer, Alessandro Scali

Imagine a superior form of extraterrestrial life, endowed with a higher intelligence, landing on the moon’s surface. The alien picks up a human...
Frank Ferrante As Groucho Marx. Photo Courtesy of Frank Ferrante Productions

Conversation with comedian Frank Ferrante and his stage persona, Groucho

The New York Times has proclaimed Italian-American comedian/ director/producer Frank Ferrante (Los Angeles, April 26, 1963) as “the greatest living...
Italian Actress Valeria Golino– © arp

Valeria Golino talks about her last role under the spell of Naples

Special guest and recipient of the namesake award, at the TaorminaFilmFest @LA first edition (January 20-21), was Italian actress/filmmaker, Valeria...
Tiziana Rocca, General Manager of TFF, and actor Richard Gere. Photo courtesy of T. Rocca

How Tiziana Rocca brought the Taormina Film Fest to Los Angeles

Tiziana Rocca, general manager of the Taormina Film Fest since 2012, has been largely innovating the historic Sicilian festival, founded in 1955. Her...
Guitarist Dweezil Zappa. Photo courtesy of Megan Zappa

Musical Journey across Partinico, Sicily with Dweezil Zappa

During the past ten years, Los Angeles-born rock guitarist, Dweezil Zappa (September 5, 1969), has put aside his own songwriting. Instead, perhaps...
Architect and designer Elena Manferdini. Photo Courtesy of E. Manferdini

One-on-one with Elena Manferdini: Bolognese engineer-turned-designer in L.A.

Elena Manferdini, acclaimed architect and designer, grew up in Bologna, capital of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy. Somehow the urbanistic...
Violinist Fabio Biondi. Photo courtesy of Ana da Labra

Fabio Biondi and his Europa Galante at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

In order to grasp the scope of the unique musical event, to be hosted at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on January 20th, we need to go back to 16th...
From left to right -Sergio Donati, Console Verde, direttrice IIC, ValeriaRumori. Photo courtesy of IIC-LA

In conversation with Sergio Donati: Once Upon A Time… Italy made great cinema!

It seems like fate has bestowed more than just the first name to Donati (13 April 1933) and Leone (3 January 1929 – 30 April 1989), both named Sergio...
 American author and playwright Daniel Smart "Dan" Fante. Photo: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Remembering the author, poet and playwright Dan Fante

John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an American fiction writer and screenwriter. He was born in Denver, Colorado, to his father, Nicola...

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