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June 2nd Art-Selfie Contest

June 2nd Art-Selfie Contest

To celebrate on June 2nd the 70th Festa della Repubblica, our National Day, the Consulate General of Italy wants to highlights the Italian artistic...
Italian Conductor Speranza Scappucci Debuts in Los Angeles

Italian Conductor Speranza Scappucci Debuts in Los Angeles

The dynamic and talented Speranza Scappucci was in Los Angeles preparing for her West Coast debut as a conductor for the LA Opera production of La...
Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable in California: A new way to address America’s health challenges

Beverly Hills – The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) brings its second event to sunny California, the most "Mediterranean" state of the Union, on...

Seattle Opera debut of Donizetti’s Mary Stuart

What better theme could there be for an opera than the intense rivalry for the English throne between the two real-life queens: Mary, Queen of Scots...
Sicilian soprano Nuccia Focile in Seattle

Sicilian soprano Nuccia Focile in Seattle

Seattle Opera is presenting a bold production of the Marriage of Figaro set against a backdrop of mobile modern sets that help visually illustrate...
Bill Del Monte, Last Survivor of the San Francisco Earthquake, dies at the age of 109

Bill Del Monte, Last Survivor of the San Francisco Earthquake, dies at the age of 109

Today, the last survivor of the earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906 passed away. As reported by the Associated Press, William A. “Bill” Del...
Another successful full house for Vino California 2015

Vino California: the leading Italian wine showcase on the West Coast

On May 12th, a grand celebration of the best wine varietals from across the Italian peninsula took place at Valentino restaurant in Santa Monica...
International actor, clown, performer and teacher, Stefano Iaboni’s characters are hilarious and entertaining

Food and Laughter: Two of Life’s Best Medicines

Stefano Iaboni is fairly new to the Portland area, having only been living here for about a year and a half, but his unique talents allow him to fit...
San Francisco and the Bay Area welcome the best of Italian music, photography, cinema

San Francisco and the Bay Area welcome the best of Italian music, photography, cinema

From music to book, from photography to cinema: spring in San Francisco has never been as full of Italian events as this year. Indeed, whoever loves...
Erin Coscarelli

NFL Sportscaster Erin Coscarelli–A Touchdown for Italian-Americans and Women in L.A.

NFL AM is now graced with Italian-American anchor Erin Coscarelli, newest co-host to the early morning sports news show, alongside former...
16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival an exclusive screening of Italian Cinema

16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival an exclusive screening of Italian Cinema

Celebrated as one of the leading film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural...
Mirandolina, Mistress of a Tuscan Inn Comes to the San Francisco Bay Area

Mirandolina, Mistress of a Tuscan Inn Comes to the San Francisco Bay Area

Monument to Carlo Goldoni in Venice. Photograph by Didi
Turner’s fascination with Italy on view at the Getty

Turner’s fascination with Italy on view at the Getty

The J. Paul Getty Museum, in association with Tate Britain and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, have put together the first West Coast...
Fondazione Italia launches a fundraising

Fondazione Italia Launches Fundraising campaign to send Italian High School teachers back to school this summer

Fondazione Italia has begun a fundraising initiative that they hope will provide 15 Southern California Italian high school instructors scholarships...
Director Roberto Burchielli spent fifteen months on the ocean with the first female captain of the Italian Navy, Catia Pellegrino

An Evening with Roberto Burchielli

At a recent movie screening of La Scelta di Catia—80 Miglia a Sud di Lampedusa, I had the opportunity to talk about the film with its director,...