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Nick Lococo, an Italian immigrant who lived in Danville in the 1940s, tried to locate his family in Italy during the World War II battle action in Europe but without success. That changed in March 1944 when word came from a Frankfort soldier serving there located Lococo family members. The March 24, 1944, edition of the Advocate call the news an “u...

Among the many contributions Italians have made in the areas of art, science, fashion, food, and a host of other categories, is also the vital emphasis placed on the sharing of bounty with the broader community. In San Diego’s Italian community, we are witness to this through the many Italian community groups and the collective opportunities they p...

The annual Jarvis Puppet Festival returns this weekend with two shows by nationally acclaimed puppet troupes and a workshop to experience the world of a puppeteer. This is the 21st year that the Jarvis Conservatory has created a puppeteering extravaganza for the community, creating a tradition that kicks off the holidays. It begins on Friday, No...

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano hosted a fundraising event organized by Isabella Weiss di Valbranca and Valentina Consolo, co-chairs of the Giovani section of the Leonardo Da Vinci Society of San Francisco.  The fires that devastated the wine areas of Sonoma and Napa, and are still burning causing death and dest...

The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invites you to: "THE GALLERIA BORGHESE MUSEUM - special presentation by Director Anna Coliva". Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 6:30 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024 The Director of the world renowned Galleria Borghese Museum in Rome, Anna Coliva will pr...

Saturday, November 11. 11 AM - 5 PM. Amici Park, Date and Union, Little Italy (250 Date St.) - San Diego. Stop by and enjoy some treats, visit with friends, and learn about our programs and events at our Amici House Open House! Working in conjunction with the Little Italy Association, Convivio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing Italia...

With the recent Major League Baseball postseason and World Series playing out, mine and so many others’ thoughts gravitate to the loss of a vital member of our Valley community. Don Lyons, who strongly battled, but finally succumbed to cancer at age of 63 on Oct. 20, touched the lives of many in the two communities he cared so much for – the Sonoma...

Figli d’Italia, which means “Children of Italy,” will meet Nov. 10 for dinner and celebration of birthdays and anniversaries. Figli d’Italia is a social dinner club for area residents who are at least one-eighth Italian, but anyone is invited to attend. Once a month, the group gathers at the Sonora Elks Lodge to feast on Italian food, dance and soc...

When: Upcoming, November 21, 2017 - February 18, 2018 - Where: East Pavilion, Upper Level - Free | No ticket required Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (Italian, 1571–1610), is unquestionably one of the greatest painters of all time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the protagonists in his works, w...

Many successful chefs have a secret ingredient. Chef Gino’s is a really great one: l’fun. Fun, excitement, and a little chaos. It’s always around: when he’s mixing eggs and flour to make pastry, putting a pan on the stove to cook a sauce, or spinning pizza dough around his head. All this explains why Chef Gino, real name Gino Campagna, has won over...

We’ve just left behind this year’s celebrations - and controversies - of the Italian Heritage Month and only started thinking about our Thanksgiving menu, when Italy takes flamboyantly center stage again. November happens to be the chosen month to bring to the fore two incredibly important realities of Italian culture and creativity, food and cinem...