Profiles

Sergio Leone: 30 years without his genius

T he years between 1950 and 1960 were difficult for the great Hollywood film industry. A sentence of the Supreme Court of the United States decreed...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti – 100 years of beatitude, and the best is yet to come…

The month of March has brought us Spring, and the 100th birthday of a legend, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, celebrated poet and San Francisco’s first Poet...

Oscar Generale, the Italian producer of Hollywood Stars

“I always dreamed of working, one day, in the entertainment industry and, being an extremely ambitious person, I had high standards: I wanted to go...

Maria Manetti Shrem — Prima ‘Sanfranciscan’ nominata Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia

Per Maria Manetti Shrem il 2019 non poteva aprirsi con migliore auspicio e riconoscimento ad una vita e una carriera letteralmente esemplari . Su...

Federico Faggin – The man behind the genius

Much has been written about Dr. Federico Faggin, Italian physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur, known for designing the first commercial...

Alessandro Safina brings the world of pop opera to the US

Music lovers all over the US received an early Christmas gift last October when Alessandro Safina, renowned operatic tenor, who has become a...

Mitja Rabar: the Italian animator who works on Disney’s Oscar-winning movies

“The animator is an artist who could have been an actor but, being very shy, decided to work behind the scenes.” Says Mitja Rabar, the 40 years old...

Seattle composer uses musical talents to raise funds for Children’s Hospital

Composer and Seattle native Mateo Messina has scored the soundtracks for more than 50 films and 100 television episodes and won a Grammy award for...

Consul General Antonio Verde says goodbye to Los Angeles at the end of his mandate

He had two very specific goals for his term in Los Angeles: to answer as best as possible to the needs of the Italian community, and to support...

Dina Morrone’s “The Italian in Me” wins the Valley Theatre Award

“Call me! Federico Fellini wants to see you.” When actress Dina Morrone received this message from her agent, she didn’t think much of it and...

The last lighthouse keeper at Punta Carena

The lighthouse, a mysterious and poetic place, cherished by artists and writers: Virginia Woolf set one of her most popular novels, To the Lighthouse...

Identità Golose opens in Los Angeles with Carlo Cracco

Being behind the counter and in front of the cooker feels familiar to Carlo Cracco; here he shows us step by step, ingredient after ingredient, how...

Mary Bacarella: The “mayor” of Pike Place Market

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a must-see tourist sight and one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers market in the nation. Its roots go...

Superstar chef Massimo Bottura: knowing the past to shape the future of Italian cuisine

A slice of cod placed on julienne-sliced vegetables, served in a squid ink broth and topped with a sprinkling of powdered seaweed and sea urchins...

Italian Conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza, Returns to San Francisco with Roberto Devereux

San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city...