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Si e' svolta presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura lo scorso 24 marzo l'assemblea annuale dei soci della Camera di Commercio Italo Americana di Los Angeles (Italy America Chamber of Commerce West – IACCW), nel corso della quale sono stati illustrati programmi e strategie per rafforzare l'attivita' e contribuire – di concerto con le Istituzioni ital...

The great Italian composer, musician and director performs for the first time in Los Angeles, at the Nokia Theatre, for an exceptional event called "The Music, the Movies, the Legend". Mostly known for his over 500 film soundtracks, he has also written orchestral, vocal, piano and chamber works.   Info and tickets at http://www.nokiatheatrel...

La Delegazione di San Francisco dell'Accademia Italiana della Cucina ha celebrato recentemente il 30º anniversario dalla fondazione della prestigiosa istituzione culinaria nella Bay Area.   Fondata a Milano nel 1953 da Orio Vergani e designata Istituzione Culturale della Repubblica Italiana nel 2003, la missione dell'Accademia è di salvaguar...

A longtime Fresno business was honored in Sacramento today as part of California Small Business Day. The owner of Sam's Italian Deli were named as the 31st Assembly District's Small Business of the Year by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea "for their Italian spirit and familial feel that has customers enter as strangers and leave as family."  ...

As this blog noted last week, Prime Minister Renzi kicked off his first official trip to the United States by listening to the community of Italian Silicon Valley startuppers, mentors, investors and academics.   150 people were in attendance and 15 of them presented their current projects, expectations and policy suggestions. Prime Minister...

di Francesca Scorcucchi   È napoletano il nuovo Console d'Italia a Los Angeles, Antonio Verde, insediato da pochi giorni. 53 anni, laurea in Scienze Politiche all'Orientale, ha iniziato la carriera diplomatica nel 1990. Ha lavorato all'Ambasciata italiana a Tokyo, poi è stato a Mosca, Strasburgo e Sidney, dove ha ricoperto per la prima volta...

The Order Sons of Italy in America Weed Lodge #1269 scholarship application is now available for high school seniors planning to graduate this spring and enroll in college or trade school in the fall of 2015.    Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school credit courses through seven consecutive semesters, and have a paren...

Organizers of a long-running slate of New York Fashion Week shows have announced plans to stage a two-day showcase of music, art and fashion in Los Angeles this summer, with a preliminary line-up that includes a runway show by Italian luxury brand Moschino and a clothing line from rapper Tyler the Creator.   The event, dubbed Made LA, is bei...

by Lisa Grove   Gioia Timpanelli is one of the world's foremost storytellers. Timpanelli doesn't give readings; rather, she performs her work, quickly and deftly weaving between personal anecdotes and folktales from a variety of cultures and traditions, including her family's own Sicilian tradition. Timpanelli moves about a room as she perfo...

di Mauro Battocchi   This Friday on Food Revolution Day, communities across the world will come together and celebrate fresh food, the joy of cooking, healthy eating, and of course, enjoy amazing meals together. To honor this exceptional movement, the Italian Cultural Institute is hosting a food and wine tasting paired with the acclaimed Tre...

by Alessandra Mastroianni   Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, confederation of Italian groups, companies and Institutions of the area, celebrated the 67th Anniversary of the Republic of Italy with a special gala night at Casa Italiana, a landmark for many generations of Italians and Italy lovers.   This year's gala was...

by Silvia Simonetti   Despite last winter's attempt to remove it from the list of official holidays observed in California and to replace it with the Native American Day, the historic Columbus Day has been saved, and it will be celebrated next Monday by the Italian American community in Los Angeles within the special framework of 2013 - Year...