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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...

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...

Giorgio Tavecchio, a huge international soccer fan, wanted to take home a piece of history from the Oakland Raiders game at historic Estadio Azteca. So the Raiders kicker grabbed a ball that had the NFL In Mexico logo emblazoned upon it when the team arrived back at its headquarters on Monday. Then he wondered if the K-ball he grabbed, labeled No....

Enter to win tickets to the World of Italian Opera Christmas concert and buffet dinner on Friday, December 1 at the Italian American Heritage Foundation located at 425 N. Fourth Street in San Jose. This special event starts at 6pm for no host cocktails and holiday boutique followed by a dinner buffet and music from the World of opera. Two lucky win...

For those of us born long after WWII ended, the House of Savoy was a name to be found in history books, an important detail that went hand in hand with the unification of Italy in 1861. Our grandparents, and some of our parents, had vivid memories of the reigning monarchs, sometimes holding on to  faded sepia photographs. I remember fantastical sto...

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...