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When: From Saturday, August 26, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Where: Lancaster Museum of Art & History, 44933 Fern Avenue Lancaster, CA 93534. Organized by : Lancaster Museum of Art & History In collaboration with: IIC, ART 1307 & various partners (partner vari) - Entrance : Free The exhibit is curated by Cynthia Penna of the Naples-based cult...

Il corto ispirazionale dal titolo Take my hand del filmaker trapanese Francesco Siro Brigiano s’è aggiudicato la vittoria del Los Angeles LA Film Awards, nella categoria “Best Inspirational”, e del festival internazionale Festigious, anch’esso di Los Angeles, nella sezione “Inspirational”. Si tratta di un racconto astratto ed autobiografico ispirat...

It is ironic and sad that in a city known for its Spanish and Mexican heritage, right on Olvera Street no less, is a museum about Italian-Americans, while in San Diego, also known for its Spanish and Mexican history but, unlike LA, has an actual "Little Italy" neighborhood, there is not one. Why is that? At the IAMLA website it says, "Should histor...

When he turned 47, Louis “Lou” Tedone started taking stock of his health. “My father died at 50 years of age. His father died at 50 years of age. And I felt that I resembled my father,” recalled Tedone, San Luis Obispo’s first pediatrician. Standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, he weighed 197 pounds with “a nice panza,” or, belly, he said. Worried about...

The Friends of Isola Delle Femmine will host a music show of Italian-American classics at 8 p.m. July 29 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. Hosted by Nicky D, Louie Esposito II and Jim Coniglio, the show will feature Italian-American classics with opera favorites. Performers include Leandra Ramm of the San Francisco Symphony Choir and San...

It's a haunting tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness that has mesmerized audiences since its first performance nearly two centuries ago. “Giselle,” a two-act romantic ballet first performed in 1841 in Paris, will make an exclusive West Coast engagement with the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company from July 28 to 30 at the Segerstrom Center for the A...

After almost 25 years of white-tablecloth, pasta-heavy restaurants, Bravo Brio Restaurant Group is lightening up. Columbus-based Bravo Brio is experimenting with an updated concept called Coastal Bar and Kitchen. The concept focuses less on heavy Italian staples such as lasagna — though you’ll still find it on the menu — and more on smaller plates,...

Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present Spirits Known and Unknown, an exhibition of recent paintings by Bay Area third generation abstract expressionist Matthew Giuffrida. Mr. Giuffrida’s large scale abstract paintings are rooted in the deconstruction of masters from the late Renaissance. The exhibit will be on view from August 3 to Sept...

Based on the book of the same name, the Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome exhibit explores the love of automotive design by two countries, America and Italy, and how their common passion created some of the most beautiful cars ever made and, ultimately, changed modern automotive design forever. Curated by classic car historian and a...

A rare, orchestral score of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Aida has become a valuable source of instruction and inspiration for Stanford scholars. The handwritten manuscript, used in Aida’s Paris premiere in 1876, appears to be the earliest surviving copy of the famous opera’s full score – and the only surviving score from a performance co...

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...

Joe Marty’s, the storied, baseball-themed bar and restaurant,served decent enough ballpark-inspired food when it reopened in late 2015, under new ownership and after a full rehab of the fire-damaged, long-vacant space in the historic Tower Theatre complex on Broadway. But I did not feel a need to go back after I reviewed it last year, since my revi...