NEWS FROM : Sport & Entertainment  

They both have that Italian blood coursing through their body, fueling a passion for family and football. The father – Mike Dimino – is the coach, fierce, sometimes frantic and always in charge at Del Campo High School. The son – Tyler Dimino – is the quarterback, steady, accurate, unflappable with the admiration of his teammates for leading an 11-...

With its third production of the season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion LA Opera remains on a roll. Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco is another eye-popping extravaganza, with director and designer Thaddeus Strassberger’s opulent sets that not only recreate and evoke ancient Jerusalem and Babylon during biblical times (as D.W. Griffith did for his 1916 mas...

The 2017 edition of New Italian Cinema continues Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 9-12, at San Francisco's Vogue Theatre. The film culture that pioneered what we now call art-house films – Mastroianni, Loren, Fellini, Antonioni, De Sica, Gerini – returns with compelling dramas presented by a new generation of actors and filmmakers. "Indivisible" (2016) In Edoardo...

Kevin Nagle, chairman and CEO of Republic FC, works out of an El Dorado Hills office filled with high-end sports art and memorabilia, the highlight of which has to be a large mural reproducing the famous image of Muhammad Ali standing over a vanquished Sonny Liston in their fabled “Phantom punch” title fight of 1965. It’s quite a sight in the waiti...

If è una sigla. Per noi vale come Instant Future. Per Roberto Bonzio, giornalista- che si è regalato e ancor più ci ha regalato una nuova visione quando si è affidato completamente a una intuizione, facendo diventare questa la sua missione e il suo mestiere - significa Italiani di Frontiera. Perché l'intuizione di partenza era una domanda aperta co...

Get a front row seat to contemporary Italian culture at New Italian Cinema 2017, bringing Italy's newest directors, veteran actors and filmmakers to the Bay Area! For five days we invite you to join us at the Castro & Vogue Theatres for a dynamic film festival showcasing the best new films from Italy, the country that has won the highest number of...

Mirco Scarantino won his ninth European title and secured yet another gold medal for the Sicilian town that can justifiably claim to be the weightlifting capital of the world. Scarantino, 22, whose next target is the podium at the World Championships in Anaheim, California in six weeks, is from an illustrious weightlifting family and an even more i...

After the public and critics' success at the Fantasia International Film Festival 2017 in Montréal and at the L’Étrange Festival 2017 in Paris, the Italian movie “The Laplace’s Demon” also comes to the United States. The film, in the original language with subtitles in English, will be screened on October 15 at 6 pm at TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hol...

The Mill Valley Film Festival presents the Italian-themed documentary, Arrangiarsi: Pizza & the Art of Living. From Mill Valley to Naples, Matteo Troncone searches for the meaning of life in the engaging, intimate documentary. Combining a healthy smattering of foodie passion, intense Italian history, and quirky Neapolitans, this delightful film tel...

The 12-day San Diego Italian Film Festival showcasing the latest cinema and culture of Italy begins on Wednesday. The 11th annual festival run from Oct. 4 to  Oct. 15 with romantic comedies, independent films, dramas and documentaries. Most films will be screened at the Museum of Photographic Arts and other Balboa Park venues. Highlights of the 11t...

The smell of spaghetti and meatball sandwiches wafted through South City Park as Paesano Days was celebrated Friday and Saturday at South City Park.  This was the second year the Sons of Italy festival was held at the park ever since a bocce ball court was built there in 2016. Aside from other fare food such as Italian sausage sandwiches, pasta bow...

For five years, it was the same disheartening scenario. Giorgio Tavecchio would intrigue a team just enough to make its preseason roster and go through training camp, only to get cut. Sometimes it was earlier, sometimes it was later. But always he’d find himself at home, watching yet another NFL season start without him. “Close,” Tavecchio said whe...