San Francisco

On June 10, the opening night of the new permanent art display “Toscana”, an exhibition of oil painting by Tuscan artist Domenico Monteforte  was presented at The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in California. Among the participants at the …

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The Grand Lodge of California of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) held its 76th annual convention at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, Nevada this past week, on June 28th, 29th and 30th.  With delegates from the Grand …

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Law enforcement officials would declare that the tentacles of New York City’s five organized crime families (Gambino, Genovese, Lucchesse, Columbo and Bonnano) have been severed or at least its criminal enterprises are on life support.   No matter the hypothesis, …

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“Una mattina mi son svegliato!” When audience members attend this year’s Festa Coloniale Italiana on August 11th they will be hearing one of the foremost proponents of Italian American music in the country—the six-piece band Bella Ciao.   All day long, …

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The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrated the rich heritage of Italians and Italian Americans last week at its West Coast Gala, which was held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.   Silicon Valley leaders, such as ClearStreet’s Kim …

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Among all the artists performing at the Fourth International Piano Duo Festival, the Italian duo Pianistico di Firenze—composed of Sara Bartolucci and Rodolfo Alessandrini—is sure to be the standout performance of the program of renowned duet performers from Europe and …

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Arata Fine Art Gallery is hosting a new art show, as part of the North Beach First Fridays event for the month of July, exhibiting works from the private collection of Alessandro Baccari.   Mr. Baccari was born and raised …

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SAN FRANCISCO – June 16-17, 2012 – People flooded the streets of North Beach, that many locals and tourists call San Francisco’s  “Little Italy,” to take part in the longest running street festival. Featuring over 150 arts and crafts booths, …

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The San Mateo Italian American Social Club Foundation announced eleven winners of its 2012 Scholarship Awards.  Each of the graduating high school seniors was awarded $1,000 cash payable upon college registration.   The respective eleven winners are: Grant Cecil and …

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San Francisco’s premiere Italian cultural club, Il Cenacolo, held its annual business meeting on June 28th, where the membership elected new leadership to continue the oversight of the eighty-four year old organization.  Don Lewis, a member of the club since …

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