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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza), San Francisco (CA). Free admission | RSVP. The Verdi Festival is the first international festival dedicated exclusively to the study and production of the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, the most represented composer and celebrated ambassador of the I...

On Friday, Jan. 19, an all-new Italian film will make its North American premiere at The Loft on Tahoe's South Shore. "'Aeffetto Domino' is a movie about life and its transformation. "It's a story of Lorenzo: Sad news about his state of health will change his existence, causing a domino effect on his life and on the lives of people he loves," state...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) - San Francisco (CA). The film screening is free and open to the public | RSVP. Director Fred Kuwornu will introduce the documentary and close the evening with Q&A. Blaxploitalian is a diasporic, hybrid, critical documentary that uncovers the car...

Italian screen icon Gina Lollobrigida will unveil her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on February 1, when she will receive the Filming on Italy Award, sources said Thursday. News of the Walk of Fame star came on her 90th birthday on July 4. Lollobrigida, better known to Italians as 'La Lollo', long vied with fellow Italian bombshell Sophia Loren a...

There’s good news and bad news about Europa Galante’s visit to San Diego for their Sunday evening concert at St. James-by-the-Sea. Good news: The 13 musicians of this acclaimed early music group from Italy arrived safely this weekend in San Diego, the first stop of their American tour. The bad news: Their checked luggage did not come with them. Tha...

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” —Roberto Angotti. In his new, award-winning documentary, “The Italian American Ba...

Matteo Troncone’s life came undone over the course of a few weeks back in 2006. The Mill Valley actor was in the running for a part in “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” only to be cut at the last minute. Then he had a falling out with family, and was almost killed by a Muni bus on Haight Street. “The big kicker,” he said, “was when I got an email fr...

Giorgio Tavecchio’s story is one of those stories that should be told to youngsters. His story is an example of how tenacity and grit in sport, and especially in life in general, can really help dreams come true. Much has been said and written about how he fought to play in the NFL, America’s top-flight American football league, and succeeded in be...

LA Clippers present Italian Heritage Night: Monday, January 22, 2018 vs Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30PM. Order your tickets online, use promo code “ITALIAN”, and receive a commemorative T-shirt. We look forward to seeing you at the game! 300 LEVEL: $24. 200 LEVEL: $42. 100 LEVEL: $83. Get Tickets! Tickets Include: A commemorative Italian Heritage...

Sylvester Stallone gave himself a very personal gift this Christmas. The 71-year-old Rocky actor, sources told TMZ, plunked down more than $400,000 for a statue of his iconic cinematic character, Rocky. The statue - which stands at nine-feet-tall and weighs 1,800 pounds - was a backup produced for the 1982 installment in the boxing anthology, Rocky...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 2:30am. Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Co-sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura SF and Leonardo Da Vinci Society. Watch the trailer here. Admission: $15 ($20 at the door). Buy Tickets The Museo Italo Americano is proud to present the San Francisco premiere of Arrangiarsi (pizza... and the art of liv...

Things have been so bleak for San Francisco in recent years that one successful start by the franchise quarterback of the future was enough to get the 49ers faithful dreaming big. Jimmy Garoppolo is already being compared to greats such as Joe Montana by the fans and talk radio shows after winning his first start for San Francisco, praise he quickl...