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Rolando Ravello e Ambra Angiolini on the set of "Ti ricordi di me?"

Ravello’s Do You Remember Me? at the Newport Beach Film Festival

The Italian Spotlight section of the 16 th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (April 23–30) focused on Rolando Ravello’s second movie as a director:...
Carl Rottmann, The Ruins of the Imperial Palaces in Rome, about 1831. Photo Courtesty of J. Paul Getty Museum

Grand Tour in Italia alla mostra del Getty, Zeitgeist: Art in the Germanic World

Zeitgeist, in tedesco, significa “spirito del tempo”. L’espressione di ambito filosofico viene spesso erroneamente attribuita al filosofo tedesco...
Dacia Maraini, public of the IIC, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Dacia Maraini presents her latest female protagonist to the public of the IIC

On February 24, an engaging meeting and Q&A took place at the Italian Cultural Institute with the participation of multiple-awarded writer Dacia...
L.A. Opera, Roberto Can, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

A conversation with L.A. Opera concertmaster Roberto Cani

Roberto Salvatore Cani was born to Sicilian parents on October 17, 1967 in Milan. His masterly technique as a violinist is corroborated by numerous...
Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion, Art Fest, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The best from the 10th edition of Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion, and Art Fest

The 10 th edition of the Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion, and Art Festival , housed in the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, took place during the...
Andrea Morricone, The Broad Stage, Los Angeles, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Andrea Morricone’s Fire Inflames The Broad Stage’s Audience

On February 13 th at The Broad Stage Performing Arts Theater in Santa Monica, Maestro Andrea Morricone gave his special Valentine Day’s gift to all...
Il Volo, Italian Music, Festival Sanremo, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Il Volo, young operatic pop trio triumph in Sanremo 2015

The Italian young operatic pop trio Il Volo, made of two tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, and the baritone Gianluca Ginoble, won the first...
Dante Alighieri, divine Comedy, Inferno, Boris Acosta, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The most faithful screen adaptation of Dante’s Inferno by Boris Acosta

On Tuesday, February 10 th , the Italian Cultural Institute in L.A. commemorated the 750 th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth. However, this is...
Ben Hur,“Sassi” of Matera, Unesco, Italian culture, Italian Tradition, Italian heritage

Ben Hur’s return among the “Sassi” of Matera

On February 2nd, the shooting of the most anticipated Ben-Hur ’s remake, directed by the Kazakh Timur Bekmambetov, started in Matera, Basilicata. The...
L’Italo-Americano, Annual Fundraising, Gala, Valentine’s Day, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

L’Italo-Americano Annual Fundraising Gala celebrated Valentine’s Day

On Saturday, February 7th, a very special event for the entire Italian community took place: L’Italo-Americano Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner...

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