LIFE & PEOPLE

After three months of online competitions, Italian bartender Jacopo Rosito, 28, received the highest score among his Italian colleagues and was recently selected as one of the 20 world finalists that will fly to Amsterdam to shake spirits, and create …

American folk singer Ben Slavin wants his music listeners to know where he is coming from. For nearly ten years, Slavin has been living in Naples. Prior to that, he lived in Milan, where he continued his studies as a …

Founded in 1931 in Turin, Piedmont region, by Italy’s public service broadcaster, the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra has absorbed the radio orchestras of Rome, Naples, and Milan, and attracted some of the best conductors in the world. Among them, James …

For the Italian Catholic community of Los Angeles, St. Peter’s Church on Broadway has been representing a sanctuary of peace and fraternity for over a hundred years. Thanks to the generous gift of a parish family and to the mastery …

By Staff

What does Gianfranco Serraino, an established documentary filmmaker from Europe living in California have in common with Francesco Giacobbe, an Italian Senator living in Australia?  Both were born in Sicily and have great fondness for their homeland. Giacobbe states, “It …

By Dan Cox

Amedeo Gìacomini (1939-2006) was a prolific writer: literary scholar, essayist, translator, and poet. He was born in the northeastern border of Italy in Varmo, Udine. Though he wrote and published widely in a variety of genres, he was mostly at …

In 1903, several national figures made their way to the shores of Puget Sound, no easy feat at the time.  In April of that year, John C. Olmstead, stepson of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead, arrived to plan out the …

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, hosted in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 2, is the largest sports and humanitarian event worldwide this year and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games, with …

Coordinating the 46th Annual Columbus Day Grand ball, spending time with donors and other Ferragosto 2015 Committee members, and acting as President of the Sons of Italy keeps Jim Cardinale- Hill very busy these days.   “Our chapter of the …

Before theaters existed, plays were conducted in the courtyards of inns, open spaces and on common land. In Italy, the Greeks and Romans left an indelible mark with great amphitheaters, but in other parts of Europe, like England, the idea …