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Giovanni Tommaso. Photo Courtesy of G. Tommaso

Exclusive Interview with Acclaimed Jazz Musician Giovanni Tommaso

In the past weeks, Giovanni Tommaso (Lucca, January 21, 1941) has been successfully performing at the prestigious 39th Annual Watts Towers Simon...
Shoshana Puccia Senior Marketing Manager, Santa Monica Place and Kate Coppola, Chair, Ciao Italia, Ambassadors Ball. Photo Courtesy of Alaina Pierce

A month-long celebration of the Italian Heritage with Ciao Italia Santa Monica

For the last fifteen years, the U.S. president has been making an annual, official proclamation, nominating the month of October, as “National...
Italian American artist John Baldessari

Italian inspirations at The Broad, the new museum of contemporary art in DTLA

Everything is special at The Broad, newly inaugurated museum of contemporary art in Downtown L.A. First of all, the people: Eli and Edythe Broad, the...
Monica Manganelli. Photo Courtesy of Monica Manganelli

Monica Manganelli: author of an animated short, selected at L.A. Shorts Fest

The 19th edition of the L.A. Shorts Fest – running at the L.A. Live in Downtown from September 3rd to the 10th – showcased a total of 265 films from...
Marge Bitetti (left)  and her daughter Danielle

Marge Bitetti: an author close to her Italian heritage

In every family there is always someone, who patiently tries to sketch out the family tree. Marge Bitetti, author of the book Italians in Los Angeles...
Alessandra Palazzotti

Alessandra Palazzotti and her Italian Delegation at the Special Olympics in L.A.

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, hosted in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 2, is the largest sports and humanitarian event worldwide this...
Conversazione con Jeff Mills sulla sua versione onirica de La strada di Fellini

Conversazione con Jeff Mills sulla sua versione onirica de La strada di Fellini

Il capolavoro tragico di Fellini, La strada (1954), esplora la relazione tra un bruto saltimbanco, Zampanò e la sua “minorata” partner clownesca,...
Uno sguardo “aereo” da LAX attraverso gli scatti di Stefano Galli

Uno sguardo aereo da LAX attraverso gli scatti di Stefano Galli

Di recente ho avuto l’occasione di conversare con Stefano Galli, talentuoso fotografo modenese classe ’81, che vive e lavora a Los Angeles da quasi...
Nicola Campiotti presenta a Los Angeles il suo docu-fiction Sarà un Paese

Nicola Campiotti presenta a Los Angeles il suo docu-fiction Sarà un Paese

Un’occasione particolare, in cui l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura non si è limitato a invitare il giovane e talentuoso documentarista, Nicola Campiotti...
Another successful full house for Vino California 2015

Vino California: the leading Italian wine showcase on the West Coast

On May 12th, a grand celebration of the best wine varietals from across the Italian peninsula took place at Valentino restaurant in Santa Monica...

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