Profiles

Jennifer Ferro, President, KCRW, Los Angeles

A Conversation with KCRW’s President, Jennifer Ferro

KCRW (89.9 MHz FM) is a National Public Radio station – founded at the conclusion of WWII - broadcasting from the campus of Santa Monica College, in...
Carla Fracci Turns 80 Today

Carla Fracci Turns 80 Today

Italian ballerina Carla Fracci turns 80 on August 20. Lately she performed in late July at the Versiliana Festival with the Balletto del Sud in Fredy...
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

The Sicilian Connection: Dolce & Gabbana’s Inspiration has gone Global

Some say beauty is simple. But others contend it’s complicated. Can it be both? To enter into the sensuous curves of a Dolce & Gabbana design is...
Rio 2016: Elisa di Francisca (Fencing) and Marco Innocenti (Double Trap) Win Silver Medals

Rio 2016: Elisa di Francisca (Fencing) and Marco Innocenti (Double Trap) Win Silver Medals

Italian Elisa di Francisca won a silver medal for fencing today in Rio de Janeiro. She lost the final against the Russian Irina Deriglazova. Italian...
Luigi del Bianco working at Mount Rushmore

Four Presidents, a Mountain and an Italian Chief Carver: the Long Forgotten History of Luigi del Bianco

Everyone knows Mount Rushmore, with its iconic representations of four of the most important presidents of US history: George Washington, Thomas...
Multi-Awarded Screenwriter Dawn Spinella. Photo Courtesy of D. Spinella

Dawn Spinella, Screenwriter at the Confluence of Science and Autobiography

Do you remember those adventure movies, in which a kid, or a bunch of them, find in their attic (or basement) some sort of treasure chest, containing...
Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy has recently ventured to put in motion the first Italian gourmet food truck that blends the elements of colorful street art with the freshness of handmade pasta. Photo credit: Marco Piovanotto

The Prince of Venice brings “Magic and Pasta” to L.A.

Once upon a time, there was a prince at the wheel of a colorful pasta food truck. Alongside him, there was a chef who operated a pasta machine, that...
Current President & Operating Officer of NIAF, John M. Viola

A Conversation with NIAF President John M. Viola

The doors of the National Italian American Foun-dation (NIAF) opened up to current President & Operating Officer John M. Viola when he was 16...
Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Mauro Battocchi at the 2012 Italian Heritage Parade. Photograph by Nickolas Marinelli

Consul General Mauro Battocchi: Working Together to Build Strong Italian Communities

Mauro Battocchi’s last day as San Francisco’s beloved Consul General will be July 8, 2016. He has been Italy’s Consul General in San Francisco since...
President of Fondazione Italia - Paolo Miliozzi surrounded by his team of teachers and educators. Photo Courtesy of P. Miliozzi

Paolo Miliozzi, President of Fondazione Italia, Paladin of Our Language

Paolo Miliozzi grew up in Civitanova Marche, Adriatic seaport in Italian region of Marche. Strangely enough, historically this area didn’t give birth...
Italian-American writer Mario Puzo, author of the novel The Godfather © Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

The Father of The Godfather: Mario Puzo

A quintessential figure of Italo-american culture, Puzo was, and still remains today almost twenty years after his death, the iconic symbol of how...
Maria Grazia Chiuri Is The New Artistic Director at Dior

Maria Grazia Chiuri Is The New Artistic Director at Dior

Maria Grazia Chiuri is the new artistic director of the French Maison Christian Dior. The fashion designer left Valentino after 17 years, of which...
Oscar Farinetti, the founder of upscale Italian food market Eataly

Century City Mall Awaits Italian Food Par Excellence

Straightforward, innovative and an excellent communicator, these are just a few of the adjectives that can be used to describe the business owner...
In 2012, Tutta Bella transported a portable pizza oven to Boeing Field where Air Force One was parked. There a chef made Neapolitan-style pizza for President Obama, his staff, flight crew and press corps. (Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria)

Tutta Bella Pizzeria: Feeding Dreams, Nourishing Lives, Building Community

Never let it be said that Joe Fugere, owner of Seattle’s Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, won’t move heaven and earth, or even a pizza oven, to...
Sophia Loren Has Been Voted As Honorary Citizen of Naples

Sophia Loren Has Been Voted As Honorary Citizen of Naples

According to ANSA, Sophia Loren has been nominated as honorary citizen of Naples, the southern Italian city she grew up in, the city council ruled...

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