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August 2nd, 2018 marked the Piazza della Famiglia's official dedication, establishing this  public space as the "heart" of Little Italy. Back in 2015, Date St. was primarily a thoroughfare for freeway access; underutilized as a city street and unattractive in comparison with the rest of the district. A collective vision between the Little Italy Ass...

Italians and Italian Americans have played an instrumental role in the development of Los Angeles as one of the world’s greatest metropolises, yet the history of Italians in the region is largely unknown. Though Los Angeles is home to the nation’s fifth-largest Italian population today, and the Italian presence in the American West predates the nat...

Bernice Bartolucci, 86, passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2018. Bernice was born and raised in Visalia, CA, where she met and married John Greer. They moved to Santa Rosa, CA, where they raised their three children. Bernice then married Henry Bartolucci in 1982 and relocated to Lake County. In 2009, Henry and Bernice relocated to Manteca,...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angles is seeking a part-time project assistant to work up to 24 hours a week in a fast-paced museum and office environment. Hours and days flexible, but some weekends will be required. Duties will include: Assisting with the organization and production of events, exhibitions, and educational activities; Conductin...

  HBO's eight-episode "My Brilliant Friend" starts with a big plus. It's based on an acclaimed, best-selling novel by Elena Ferrante. But it also presents some challenges. It's the first foreign-language series for the pay-cable network — it will air with subtitles — and collaboration with Ferrante had to be done by e-mail, since the author, who wr...

Stiltwalkers, dancers and roaming accordion players will entertain the crowd, guests will have a chance to help choose the “Boss of the Sauce” and catch cooking demonstrations, and Italian-American history, automobiles and artwork will be on display at the annual Festa Italiana! this Sunday in Lodi. Headlining the musical selections at the festival...

Italian-Americans and immigrants from Italy began arriving in California in 1849. Like other groups, they were lured by the promise of California’s gold fields. Many stayed in San Joaquin County, farming the fertile land for generations. In 2012, several local Italian-American organizations decided it was time to celebrate the contributions the cou...

Il Satiro ebbro custodito al Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (MANN), proveniente della Villa dei Papiri di Pompei, in esposizione dal 2019 alla Villa Getty di Malibu, ricostruzione della rovina pompeiana voluta dal filantropo Jean Paul Getty. Poi l'accordo tra il porto di Los Angeles e quelli della Campania per scambiarsi buone pratiche. Inf...

In conjuction with the Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), a yearly international music festival held in August in Pesaro, the birthplace of Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), and on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the composer's death, the IIC will host an outdoor screening of La scala di Seta.  This sparkling 1812 farsa comica in one act weaves a burl...

Ciao, Amici! Italians are crazy about Ferragosto! They brave bumper to bumper traffic to go the the beach on vacation where they are supposed to enjoy nature and time away from ‘crowded’ cities while resting and relaxing…. While this is an excellent idea, reality often turns out to be quite different! In the meantime, the great Italian cities are w...

Zerocalcare, Enrico Marini ed Efa: sono loro i tre fumettisti europei – i primi due italiani, il terzo spagnolo – che terranno alta la bandiera del fumetto europeo al “Comic con” di San Diego, inaugurato ieri. Coordinati da “Europe Comics”, i tre artisti presenteranno l’edizione americana dei loro ultimi lavori: “Batman: The Dark Prince Charming” d...

San Francisco – Highway 12 Winery has generously donated wine for the San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade Grand Ball on October 6, 2018. The winery bears the name of the legendary road which is home to dozens of world-renowned vineyards and wineries in the Carneros District of California. For more information about their wines, please see their w...