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L’oblio è durato sessantanove anni: dal pomeriggio del 9 settembre del ’43, appena dopo aver siglato l’armistizio con gli alleati, fino ad un giorno dello scorso fine giugno. Adagiato su un fondale a mille metri di profondità, davanti all’isola dell’Asinara, …

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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, along …

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Dear Readers, August, the eighth month of the modern year was named for the Roman Emperor Augustus.  It was connected with some happenings in his career, which were fortunate.  The month was earlier called Sextilius, the 6th month when counting …

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If you ask a sommelier to name his favorite grape, there’s a good chance, he’ll say Riesling. If you’re surprised, then it’s probably because you associate Riesling with the sweet, simple German wines of yesteryear, like Blue Nun, Liebfraumilch, and …

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The WineSellar and Brasserie has once again taken the top annual Wine Spectator Grand Award for having one of the greatest wine lists in the world.  Tucked into the Sorrento Valley with wine storage, a wine shop, wine bar, bistro …

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It was a beautiful summer evening celebrating many aspects of Italian Culture. Cavaliere Rosemary Lucarelli Licata has a lifetime passion for Italian Culture, so it was fitting to bring “Italian Culture to Westlake Village”. While planning to host a summer …

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It’s summertime and the heat is making us all a little lazy.  Getting out to any event in the hot weather is a chore.  But going out for an early evening of fun and entertainment at the IMPROV, well, that …

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Another ancient masterpiece from Italy is about to reach the Getty Villa in Malibu. On loan from the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the spectacular Lion Attacking a Horse will be on view from August 10, 2012 to February 4, 2013, …

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A ninety-five year birthday party is a big deal. The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) is going to celebrate its 95th birthday with its annual Festa Coloniale Italiana on August 11th. This free event is also the club’s way …

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His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone to serve as the Ninth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, replacing the Most Reverend George Hugh Niederauer who is retiring at the age of seventy-six. The descendent …

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