Profiles

Giuseppe Franco, from Calabria with Passion

“Giuseppe Franco Salon Opening Summer 2017” reads a sign in a window on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. Well, not exactly what you are thinking. This...

Scientific Truths: A Conversation with USC Professor Gale Sinatra

As we look at the history of humanity, we often focus on the individuals who made fundamental discoveries and enabled us to advance our knowledge, by...
(L-R) Makeup artists Christopher Allen Nelson, Giorgio Gregorini and Alessandro Bertolazzi, winners of the award for Makeup and Hairstyling for 'Suicide Squad'. Photo by PopularImages

The Italian Oscar-winner makeup and hairstyling team behind Suicide Squad

If I had to extrapolate a “common denominator” from the Italian artistic team that won this year’s Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup and...

Lorenzo Damiani, “Ambassador of Design” at LA’s Italian Design Day

T he first edition of the Italian Design Day (March 2nd) – brainchild of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry...
Giovanni Veronesi with Giuiano Sangiorgi (Negroamaro) and Sara Serraiocco - credit www.losangelesitalia.com

Los Angeles Italia. Giovanni Veronesi: “In 10 years, one million young people will no longer be in Italy”

During the week of "Los Angeles Italia", thanks to the invitation from the Consul General Antonio Verde’s offices of the Italian Consulate, we were...
Elisabetta Vezzosi, full professor of North American history at the University of Trieste

A Talk with Elisabetta Vezzosi, President of AISNA

The American Studies Association of Italy ( AISNA - Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani) – that fosters exchange and debate in the fields...
Paola Sartorio (third from left) with members of Fulbright Commission Staff

Journey through Paola Sartorio’s Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Program, awarding merit-based grants for international educational exchange to and from the US, became effective in 1946, thanks to...
"The father of Italian blues", Zucchero, is going to kick off his Black Cat World Tour, performing in nineteen cities across the US.  Photo by Ari Michelson

Zucchero, Italy’s soul & blues prime voice

Blues is a genre and musical form, grown out of spirituals and work songs by African Americans, in the so-called “Cotton States” of the US in the...
A bronze statue of a horse and rider faces the imposing Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. Photo credit: Marianna Day Massey/ZUMA Press/Newscom

Pompeo Coppini – Sculptor: Italian Born, Texan Reborn (Part II)

But what he had not anticipated nor planned for was the addition of an assistant. And a girl at that. Miss Waldine Tauch of Brady, from Texas, was a...
Chef Rossella Rago

Cooking With Nonna: soon available the book with more than 100 classic italian recipes

First generation American born of italian immigrants, Rossella Rago grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn with a deep link to her Italian roots in Mola di...

Giorgio Perlasca, the Italian Schindler

His story was so incredible that even his wife didn’t believe it. And if it hadn’t been for a group of Hungarian women, no-one would ever have known...
James Butler Bonham and James Bowie statues at Cenotaph memorial to the Alamo defenders, by Pompeo Coppini, in San Antonio Texas

Pompeo Coppini – Sculptor: Italian Born, Texan Reborn

Pompeo Luigi Coppini. The name itself conjures up images of greatness, eminence, and well, someone who must be pretty important, yes? Fortunate...
Poet Lucia Perillo, who passed away in October, brought a unique voice to the struggles that all humans face

Poet Lucia Perillo speaks to the struggles that all humans face

“The body tells a story/mostly about loss.” So runs a line from the poem, “Rotator Cuff Vortex” by American poet Lucia Perillo, who died October 16...
Chef Enzo Lanzadoro and his wife, Linh opened Enzo's in 2010

Dining in Puglia on Alberta Street

Portland has no shortage of good international restaurants - whatever you are hungry for you will likely find it somewhere. Northeast Alberta Street...

Alexia Melocchi and her old-time studio system in miniature

Alexia Melocchi, native of Milan, Italy, spent her teenage years in Los Angeles and, at a very young age, crossed the gateway to Hollywood. Since...

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