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If there ever was an honorary Italian, it must be Bay Area author Dianne Hales. Although the majority of her career has centered on health topics and textbooks, Hales published La Bella Lingua in 2010, a personal memoir encapsulating her 25-year pilgrimage to speak Italian, to impressive reviews.   Her latest book, Mona Lisa: A Life Discover...

Pensate per un attimo alla variegata moltitudine di meraviglie artistiche italiane: chiese, dipinti, statue e reperti archeologici delle più disparate epoche, incastonati in quello che dallo spazio appare come uno stivale d'incalcolabile valore. Provate a immaginare la vostra opera d'arte preferita ridotta in macerie da una bomba.   Un atroc...

By Michael Traversa   The Tailor - Il Sarto dei Tedeschi directed by Antonio Losito starring Cristiano Mori, who also penned the script, is being showcased at San Diego Jewish Film Festival. It's a festival that recognizes outstanding Jewish-themed short films from all over the world and The Tailor has been selected to represent Italy. &nbs...

One of Los Angeles' strengths is its diversity. The city, indeed the entire county, is a melting pot of backgrounds and cultures (even if they don't always melt together as much as would be ideal). Many see Los Angeles as a singular 21st century city precisely because of its mix of people including (but not limited to) Latinos, African Americans, A...

Recentemente L'Italo-Americano è andato a visitare La Piccola Scuola Italiana a San Francisco, insieme alla direttrice Valentina Imbeni. Dopo la pubblicazione della prima parte dell'incontro con due delle ideatrici del progetto, ecco la seconda parte dell'intervista. Uno dei precetti fondamentali dell'insegnamento di Reggio Emilia, sviluppatosi ne...

Artemusica, con la direzione del Maestro Ermanno Zotti, è stato protagonista di due esibizioni molto apprezzate dal folto pubblico accorso alla Saint Monica Church, Santa Monica venerdì 15, ed il giorno successivo alla St. Peter the Apostle Church a Pasadena.   Fondato nel 2011, il coro è composto esclusivamente da cantanti non-professionist...

by Roberto Natalini   For the whole month of January, the Museo Italo Americano of San Francisco will present a series of illustrated lectures dedicated to the quintessential beauty of Italy: "Attentive Eyes," "Historic Center of Florence," and "Venice and its Lagoon." The first of these three different appointments with the most specta...

L'industria italiana dei videogiochi vola in America per l'edizione 2014 di "Game Connection America", in programma dal 17 al 19 marzo all'hotel Sir Francis Drake di San Francisco.   Coordinate dall'Agenzia Ice e dall'AESVI - Associazione di Categoria dell'Industria dei videogiochi in Italia – le aziende italiane saranno riunite in un "Punto...

The San Francisco Opera opens its 2014-2015 season, the company's 93rd, on September 5th, with a new production premiere of Bellini's masterwork Norma, starring Sandra Rodanovsky in the role made famous by Maria Callas, and conducted by SFO music director Nicola Luisotti.   The season runs in two segments, one from September through December...

On Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1PM, Lawrence DiStasi will present an illustrated talk at the San Mateo History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA. DiStasi will speak about his book Una Storia Segreta--the internments, evacuations, exclusions and restrictions on Italian Americans During World War II.   He will specifically address the category...

Irene Dalis, the beloved Grande Dame of the South Bay arts scene who reached the lofty heights of international stardom as a mezzo-soprano opera star before returning home to found Opera San Jose, has died. She was 89.   Dalis was a towering figure in the local artistic community and remained the driving force behind Opera San Jose until ret...

by Jondi Gumz   Local patrons at Rita's Italian Ice gave the treat good reviews Tuesday. "Fantastic," said Jamie Garrison, a mom who came for a free sample. "We will be back." Amy Weiss, 9, said, "I like all the flavors" while Levi Thomsen, 9, opined, "It's better than Slurpees," explaining that's because of "all the texture." &nb...