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The San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 12th festivale with a Mafia musical called "Ammore e malavita" ("Love and Bullets") at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. Antonio Iannotta, SDIFF artistic director, is quick to point out that the more accurate description for this crime film would be a Camorra musical since the f...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival will begin its 12th annual FeStivale Wednesday. The title of the 12-day festival is a play on words, said artistic director Antonio Iannotta. “Stivale” means boot in his native tongue, he explained, and refers to the well-known shape of Italy. From an unusual documentary about the legendary painter Caravaggio to...

Born and raised in a little medieval town between Rome and Tuscany, I was lucky enough to do a coast-to-coast trip across the States with my family at the tender age of nine. I felt like in wonderland, lost in the beauty and charm of the skyscrapers of Manhattan, the Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and the Walk of Fame. Since I saw those horizons,...

The Sacramento Italian Film Festival is back for its 35th consecutive year, featuring five Italian-language films and one English-language film meant to enhance attendees’ understanding of the country’s culture and people. The festival, an annual event that tends to be the biggest outreach for the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society, starts Friday...

A press release earlier today from Pro Recco, the Italian First Division water polo club, was a flash of promising news for Luca Cupido—and positive vibes for the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team as well. Formerly with the University of California at Berkeley, the 6-4 attacker who last June was awarded the Cutino Award as America’s top male collegia...

Terra Sangue Mare returns to California with a series of Sicilian folk music and dance workshops at Chapman University (1 University Dr.) in Orange on September 11th, 12th and 13th. For more info visit www.michelamusolino.com They will also perform at the 10th Annual Festa Coloniale Italiana (1630 Stockton St.) in San Francisco on Saturday, Septemb...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura - San Francisco 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102. Entrance: Free. A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction i...

From Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018. Organized by LA Opera. Entrance with fee. Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Placido Domingo and James Conlon join forces for one of Verdi’s greatest works in a grand tale of resistance, romance and rivalry. A live broadcast of the season opene...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102. Free Admission | RSVP Required. Join us for an enchanting evening with pianist Alberto Pizzo at the Italian Cultural Institute! Starting from a young age, Neapolitan born musician Alberto Pizzo demonstrated...

Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 6:30 pm PST. Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Montréal. Entrance: Free. Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024 This special concert by the duo TWO For NEW featuring saxophonist Giova...

Thursday August 16, 18:30 to 20:30 PDT. Istituto Italiano Cultura SF - 601 Van Ness Ave, Ste F, San Francisco 94102. Buy tickets here (Free admission). A taste of Italian comedy right here in San Francisco--in Italian! Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in Italian culture or enjoy state of the art stand-up, this is the event for you! Antone...

Summer is the perfect season to gather your friends and family together for an outdoor summer outing. With San Diego’s great weather, cool neighborhoods and many amazing eateries, discovering new summer events and things to do each weekend is easy to do. San Diego’s Little Italy is one neighborhood that hosts a variety of events throughout summerti...