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Valentina Castellani Quinn. Photo credit Roxanne McCann

The power of creativity that overcomes tragedies

Valentina Castellani Quinn is not only a well-rounded artist, with a strong background in painting and fashion design, but also an intuitive and...
Michael Giacchino, composer. Photo by Deborah Coleman-Pixar

Michael Giacchino: an Italian American composer in Hollywood

Most of the times we don’t even realize it, but while we are watching the latest great movie on the big screen or a mind-blowing series on TV, it isn...
Davide Gasparotto standing near Hunting on the Lagoon (recto); Letter Rack (verso). Photo courtesy of The Getty Museum

An Italian point of view on the Getty’s paintings collection

Almost a year ago, Italian art historian and curator Davide Gasparotto was appointed Senior Curator of Paintings of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los...
Orchidea Dress, final check of dress. Photo courtesy Accademia Massoli

Fendi and Sartoria Massoli join forces for the rebirth of fashion Made in Italy

Fashion design and haute couture have always been crown jewels of Made in Italy, thanks to the creativity and artisan tradition of world famed...
Vincenzo Marianella. Photo courtesy of V. Marianella

Vincenzo Marianella: Italian taste for fresh ingredients in the American cocktail bar scene

When thinking of Los Angeles, many of us would picture in their mind a beautiful sunset over the ocean, possibly to be enjoyed with a refreshing and...
Speranza Scappucci. Photo by Silvia Lelli

Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci brings some of the best operas to the U.S.

Among the few women who have made it to the conductor’s podium, Speranza Scappucci is also a brilliant pianist and a graduate from the prestigious...
Councilman Joe Buscaino, Consul General Antonio Verde, and Lynnett Amerian, Chief of Protocol for the Mayor of Los Angeles

The Italian American community of L.A. proudly celebrated the National Republic Day

The Italian American community of Los Angeles is proud of its cultural heritage and united in the effort to preserve it. This is particularly true on...
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Young Italians and the arts: Valentina Castellani

One doesn’t have to be a connoisseur of contemporary art to be familiar with the name of Larry Gagosian, internationally renowned art dealer, whose...
Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director at the New Museum in New York

Young Italians and the arts: a talk with curator Massimiliano Gioni

Artistic director of the New Museum in New York since 2007 and of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation in Milan since 2003, among other professional...
One of the most creative Italian music bands of the 21st century, Capone & BungtBangt. Photo courtesy of the band

Capone & BungtBangt: Ecology and Music lessons from Naples

In recent years, the beautiful Campania region in Italy, and mostly the city of Naples, have sadly made the news for the shameful waste management...

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