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Convivio Society, Io, Don Giovanni, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Convivio hosts screening of "Io, Don Giovanni"

While the rest of the country struggles with a seemingly relentless series of winter storms, snow and ice, San Diego finally experienced its own...
History of Film, Victor Laruccia, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

History of Film: It's all family for Victor Laruccia

For some, films offer a perfect escape: A way to forget their worries for a couple hours and believe in a world where the guy always gets the girl,...
Frank's Bakery, Italian bread since 1948, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Frank's Bakery: Serving the upper crust of Italian bread since 1948

The trifecta of a good, traditional Italian meal is good wine, good pasta and, of course, good bread. What's a good bowl of pasta without that slice...
Italian Madonnaris, Streets of San Diego, Lori Escalera, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Italian Madonnaris Take Back the Streets

The extent of my chalk paintings date back to hot, sunny childhood days when my mother would unearth the sidewalk chalk from the garage and let me...
San Diego Opera, Italian Classic, Ruggero Leoncavallo, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Italian Classic Kicks Off New Season for San Diego Opera

When I say 'clowns,' what do you think of? Big red noses? Comically over-sized shoes? Balloon animals and small cars with enough trunk space to make...
Italian-Americans, Golf Association, San Diego, Southern California, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Italian-Americans take to the green with IAGA

When one thinks of the traditional Italian pastimes, several things come to mind: Food. Wine. Art. Music. Talking. And...Golfing? It may not be your...
Learning italian, Massimo Gramellini, Fai Bei sogni, Italian culture, literature,

Reading between the lines: Learning the Italian culture through literature

Renowned science fiction author Ray Bradbury once said, "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."...

Painting the Great (Italian) - American Pastime

The earliest known reference to baseball ever recorded in American history dates back to the late18th century in Massachusetts. The first team who...
becoming Michelangelo, christopher paluso, italian american, italian heritage

Becoming a Modern-Day Michelangelo

There is an old adage that says those who cannot do, teach. Well, San Diego-based illustrator and artist Christopher Paluso is debunking that myth...