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Cinema Italian Style 12th edition: celebration of Italian culture in Los Angeles

Cinema Italian Style 12th edition: celebration of Italian culture in Los Angeles

Cinema, fashion, food excellence and social commitment will be components of the 12th edition of Cinema Italian Style, the Los Angeles showcase for...
The Annual Italian American Studies Association Conference, hosted by the George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies (November 3-5, 2016)

The 49th Conference of Italian American Studies Association in a nutshell

From November 3rd to the 5th, at the campus of California State University , Long Beach ( CSULB ), it took place the 49th conference of the Italian...
Spotlight on the First Italian Cuisine in the World in Los Angeles

Spotlight on the First Italian Cuisine in the World in Los Angeles

Amuri. The Sacred flavors of Sicily - July 19, 2016 , Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles In anticipation of the 1st Week of Italian Cuisine in...
The First Italian Cuisine in the World Week (November 15-23)

The International Week of Italian Cuisine Is Coming This November

Trade fairs, demonstrations, master-classes , workshops, films , lectures, galas and special events aimed at showcasing individual Italian...
Centennial kickoff ribbon cutting by Steve Riboli. Photo Courtesy of San Antonio Winery

San Antonio Winery’s 100 years of palatable delights

On October 13th, San Antonio Winery, kicked off its 100th anniversary on its historic location in Downtown L.A. – once in the heart of the city’s...
Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino

Councilmember Joe Buscaino recognizes LA’s Italian-American excellence

As the Italian-American Heritage Month is about to end, a special Council presentation by Councilman Joe Buscaino, was held at the L.A. City Hall, on...
Comedian Mike Marino. Photo Courtesy of M. Marino

Comedian Mike Marino: “Make America Italian Again!”

With the upcoming Presidential Elections, most of people are feeling at loss. What candidate is the best to lead the US in a world, more than ever...
Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the US, speaking at the IIC. Photo Courtesy of the IIC

L.A. Meets Ambassador Varricchio and His Contagious Optimism

The recently appointed Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio was born in Venice, Italy, but completed his MA (summa cum laude...
The Italian Heritage Month's celebration in Los Angeles is very rich and sure to satisfy every appetite, culinary, artistic and cultural

The very best that Italian American Heritage Month has to offer in L.A.

The Great Seal of the United States declares “out of many, one.” That reminds us that this nation wouldn’t exist, without the merge of people coming...
Sophia Loren. Photo by DenisMakarenko

Sophia Loren, season opener at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

O nce you exit the freeway – whether the “605” or “5,” depending on your route – an Emerald City appears on the horizon. No, you’re not re-...
Filmmaker Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro during the shooting of Café Society. Photo Courtesy of V. Storaro

Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro: Master of Lights and Colors

Three-time Oscar winner, Vittorio Storaro is more than just a legendary Italian cinematographer - recognized by the Academy for his outstanding...
Professor Frank Chindamo. Photo Courtesy of F. Chindamo

Learn from the top authority in “advertainment,” Professor Frank Chindamo

T he story of Frank Chindamo’s grandparents, who, in the 1920’s, emigrated from Cinquefrondi, a village in the Aspromonte (in Calabria, region of...
From bottom left clockward - Emanuela Panebianco, Jordi Caballero, Giovanni Moriconi, professors Doni Whitsett and Yuxin Pei. Photo by Menghuian He

Italian Entrepreneurs Bring China Closer to Hollywood

Let me introduce to you the three main characters of this new international endeavor, a high-end experiential learning tour aimed at familiarizing...
Filmmaker Laurence Vannicelli. Photo Courtesy of L. Vannicelli

Filmmaker Laurence Vannicelli: the new Fellini?

Why am I comparing up-and-coming, Italian-American filmmaker, Laurence Vannicelli to Federico Fellini, the most celebrated Italian auteur of all...
Filmmaker Giordio Serafini on the set of A Certain Justice. Photo Courtesy of G. Serafini

Giorgio Serafini’s storytelling, at the intersection of European Union’s identity and his personal trauma

Giorgio Serafini - who was born in Brussels, Belgium from Italian parents and currently lives in L.A. – must have been charmed by Political Science...

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