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Incontro il poeta, pittore, editore e attivista, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, che compie 98 anni, a casa sua a North Beach nel quartiere degli italiani. MAZ: Tra poco ne fai novantotto?LF: Novantotto cosa? (Ride)MAZ: che ne so… mesi?LF: Novantotto secoli? (Ride con vigore)MAZ: Voglio dire, stai per completare sulla terra novantotto giri attorno al sole?!...

Family, faith, and food are what guided Jeanette Mancini Mitchell, a pillar of Sonoma County’s Italian-American community, all her life. She died at home in Santa Rosa on Sunday at age 86. Mancini Mitchell served as one of the founding members of the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation and its second president, serving for 28 years from 1985 unti...

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series", showing four of his most significant films. A few months after the 100th anniversary of his birth, this series will ce...

While we hear plenty about St. Patrick’s Day festivities this time of year, for many Italian-Americans in Los Angeles the big celebration of mid-March is St. Joseph’s Day. The multi-day event culminates on March 19th, and while the mid-Lenten feast honors the patron saint of Sicily, it’s also celebrated by many immigrants and descendants of other r...

When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 At 7:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : IIC - Entrance : Free Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello, US premiere of a new live installation conceived and performed by visual artist Samantha Stella and musician Nero Kane. Itali...

"All Roads Lead to Rome," an extensive exhibit at San Francisco Airport's International Terminal, lifted off on Saturday, March 11, with a big, Italian styled opening. The Italian Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona, talked of the connections between Rome and San Francisco, while Piraneseum partner, Lucia Howard gave an introduction to the show. With pr...

Award-winning chef and bestselling author Carol Field died of a stroke at her San Francisco home on Friday, less than three weeks after losing her husband of 56 years. She was 76. Known for introducing regional Italian breads such as ciabatta and focaccia to a wider American audience, Field turned her passion for Italy into a wide-ranging celebrati...

Sann Diego State head coach Rocky Long read awhile back that Jim Harbaugh is taking the Michigan football team to Italy during spring football. Long thought, “What a great idea.” So Long is taking the Aztecs to Italy, too. ... Little Italy. The downtown San Diego neighborhood dates back more than a century, its heritage traced to the Italian commun...

The San Francisco Bay Area has been fortunate to host several events highlighting the notable work of Italy’s prestigious publishing house, Tallone Fine Print Books. January 31 through February 11, 2017, San Francisco State University’s Frank V. de Bellis Collection, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Consulate General and the Italian...

Food has been an important part of the Italian American household, and it forever connects those immigrants to Merced County, according to the designers of a new museum exhibit in Merced. The exhibit, “Grazie, America! From Italy to Merced County,” opens at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Merced County Courthouse Museum, on N and 21st streets. A wine toast...

Veteran weather radar specialist, skilled softball player and talented mandolin player Anthony “Tony” Martini has died following stroke complications. Martini, 78, died Feb. 26. Martini, who worked for the National Weather Service for 33 years, was a reliable, affable presence in the Sacramento office, colleagues said. He always had time to help a...

A Roma, negli anni Sessanta, potevi veramente credere di incontrare il mitico Charlie Chaplin in un bar del quartiere Appio Claudio, mentre sorseggiava un caffè, o negli studi di Cinecittà, mentre curava le luci per un film. La camminata insolita e i tratti del viso, anche in età avanzata, lo facevano somigliare in modo impressionante al celebre pe...