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Ferragosto, Italian Celebration, Italian Summer, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Ferragosto celebrations with L’Italo-Americano

What is your idea of a perfect Ferragosto, the traditional Italian mid-summer feast? To this question, many of you would probably answer: good...
Licia Albanese, Opera Star, Italian-American, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Italian-born opera star, Licia Albanese, dies at the age of 105

What is the secret of longevity? Sometimes it may be a life full of passion, adventure, and dedication to family and work, as it was Licia Albanese’s...
Italian magic, 29th Children’s Festival, Los Angeles, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

A touch of Italian magic at the 29th Children’s Festival of the Arts

Do you think Los Angeles is no city for children? That’s not true! Especially on the second Sunday of August, when the annual free Children’s...
Roberto Bolle, La Scala, American Ballet Theater, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Roberto Bolle: from La Scala to the American Ballet Theater

People have always danced. Dancing is a way to get loose, have fun, and express oneself. But for some, dancing is more than that; it’s a passion and...
Louis Zamperini, Italian American hero, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Louis Zamperini: the last mile of an Italian American hero

Captain Louis Silvie Zamperini was about 26 years old when he died for the first time. In 1943, he was serving as a bombardier in the U.S. Air Force...
Giorgio Armani, Italian elegance, 80 years, Italian Fashion, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Giorgio Armani celebrates 80 years of Italian elegance

At a time when many historical Italian industries and brands are being sold to foreign companies in order to survive the economic crisis, it seems...
Fast and Curious, Italian guitarist, Patrick Abbate, LA, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Fast and Curious: Italian guitarist Patrick Abbate rocks LA

What would you do if you had the spirit of an American rocker but you were born in the small town of Oristano, in the Italian island of Sardinia?...
Cinema Made in Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci,  Io e Te, Los Angeles, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Cinema Made in Italy porta a Los Angeles “Io e Te”, l’ultima fatica di Bernando Bertolucci

Lo scorso 4 luglio, oltre ai festeggiamenti per il Giorno dell’Indipendenza, gli Stati Uniti hanno anche celebrato il ritorno dietro la cinepresa del...
“Luigi e Vincenzo”, Napoli, OutFest, LA, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

“Luigi e Vincenzo” da Napoli all’OutFest di LA

Un mese dopo il Gay Pride di West Hollywood, la città torna a tingersi dei colori dell’arcobaleno in occasione dell’OutFest, il festival...
Umbria Jazz, Perugia, American Music, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Perugia celebrates the American music tradition: Umbria Jazz 2014

When we think of jazz music, we usually think of New Orleans or, more generally, of the southern United States where it originated in the late 19th...