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Jason Witzl knew a lot of local eyes would be on him when he opened Ellie’s on the corner of Second Street and Orange Avenue in Long Beach, the location of the beloved neighborhood staple At Last Cafe, which closed earlier this year. “It’s a ton of pressure. We opened the restaurant very quickly. At Last Cafe closed on a Sunday, we came in on a Mon...

Courtney Beck, executive director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was so intrigued by the story of 17th-century Italian Jewish composer Salamone Rossi that she created an entire series examining the work of Jewish musicians from Rossi’s era to today. Over the past three years, Philharmonia’s Jews & Music Initiative has grown into a regular f...

S00o let’s start with this premise: there’s plenty of good, maybe great pizza in Pasadena, and there’s absolutely no need to travel outside the city limits to get anything better. Well, maybe. But to paraphrase Hamlet: There are more things in heaven and earth, Pasadenans, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. He was speaking of ghosts. I am speak...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Italian Cultural Institute - 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F - San Francisco. Free Admission | RSVP One and No-one: A Pirandello Extravaganza. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Pirandello's birthJoin us for an evening of revelry to celebrate 150 years from the birth of Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello...

Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, has started a new venture as owner and executive pastry chef of the Los Angeles pizzeria. When Candace Nelson met Daniele Uditi at a friend's pizza party, she immediately knew she had found something special.  As the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Nelson and her husband "had no intention of going back...

Colavita (http://www.colavita.com), the leading family-owned specialty food producer of one of the top-selling extra virgin olive oils in the United States, is proud to announce the latest expansion of its partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (http://www.ciachef.edu), with the opening of the Colavita Olive Grove Terrace and Outdoor Ki...

«Capire cosa fanno le altre persone, modellare l’intento dandone una versione matematica». Ecco il nodo da sciogliere perché l’auto autonoma, cioè senza guidatore, possa circolare in sicurezza per le strade. Sviluppare algoritmi basati sull’apprendimento artificiale è il lavoro di Marco Pavone, 37 anni, torinese, professore di Aeronautica e Astrona...

Italian filmmaker Corrado Franco’s “Al Di Qua,” filmed among Turin’s homeless population, is not your typical social issue movie. Few would have the notion to give one of his subjects, a bearded street fellow named Rodolfo, an on-screen funeral in which dozens of his fellow itinerants form a procession to enter a hospital chapel for a testimonial-l...

Casey Lane’s upcoming Viale dei Romani plays a familiar tune Things are heating up at Viale dei Romani, the new Italian restaurant by chef Casey Lane inside the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. And, at least according to one Craigslist post, the restaurant is going to be in very good company. Viale dei Romani is being billed in the ad — which, inci...

Fans of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana can now have chef Tony Gemignani’s fresh Italian food at home, and not just by ordering takeout. His retail store, Giovanni Italian Specialties, in North Beach now sells fresh pasta, sauces, focaccia, and specialty cooking implements. The store, named for the chef’s three-year-old son, recently celebrated its grand o...

The 13rd edition of Cinema Italian Style, held on November 13- 21, is Los Angeles showcase for the best Italian movies of the year. Ten movies were selected by Artistic Curator Laura Delli Colli, in collaboration with American Cinematheque’s Director of Programming, Gwen Deglise. Their selection was presented as part of the official program of Cine...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles Presents "Italianitá: Artists of the Italian Diaspora Reflect on History and Identity" - A Temporary Exhibition of Visual Art that Explores the Italian Diaspora. About the exhibition: In the arts, the term diaspora refers to artists who have migrated from one part of the world to another, or whose ancesto...