JoAnne Ruvoli, former fellow of the “Cultures in Transnational Perspectives” Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities at UCLA, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2018. Diagnosed in December with a severe strain of leukemia, JoAnne was completing a second round of chemo, reportedly feeling tired but hopeful about full recovery.  JoAnne Ruvol...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a collective exhibition “ITALIANITÀ: Italian Diaspora Artists Examine Identity.” The exhibition features celebrated artists Joseph Stella, Ralph Fasanella, Italo Scanga, Leo Politi, Paolo Soleri, Luigia Martelloni, Cynthia Minet, and Robert Peluce, among others. In the arts, t...

Qualcuno ha mai sentito parlare di Amadeo Peter Giannini? Chi è a conoscenza del fatto che il fondatore della Bank of America era un italiano nato in California da genitori liguri? E chi potrebbe immaginare che la Bank of America era in origine la Bank of Italy? Un regista italiano arriva in California, cammina per le strade di San Francisco e, per...

Here’s an interesting one for always-churning Koreatown: Second Floor Restaurant Bar & Grillhas arrived, offering keenly-priced Italian pastas and wine from, yep, the second story of a strip mall off Vermont Avenue. If the name sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because this is the former 2nd Floor Gastropub and Sports Bar space, a more casual Korean-...

Italian design was only recently celebrated in LA with the Italian Design Day and it is once again time to talk about Italy’s most creative minds and their ties with the US. What’s really striking, in the case we’re about to see together in a few lines, is how these artists are the minds behind some of the most iconic pop culture symbols of the US...

“The first time, my mother brought me here in a stroller,” council-member Joe Buscaino recalls during the Saint Joseph’s celebration in San Pedro, a feast that has had a profound meaning for his family for a long time. His grandmother, Rosaria LoGrande, known as nonna Savina, was one of the six Sicilian women members of the Italian Catholic Federat...

Caffe Gazelle is so easy to miss, to overlook, to just not see — even though it’s hidden in (almost) plain sight. It sits just a few feet off the happy chaos of Second Street in the heart of Belmont Shore, with frenzied crowds crawling from sports bar to sports bar just a glance away. But it’s on narrow, one-way La Verne Avenue, in an almost nondes...

You are invited to experience a “Paint & Speak” Italian art workshop led by expert Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino. Ylenia will guide you through the creation of a painting while teaching you new vocabulary words and phrases with the goal of enriching your Italian language skills through the artistic medium of painting. The goal of...

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with UC Irvine and ISSNAF. Free entrance. Location: IIC Los Angeles - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024 - USA. Emiliana Borrelli, Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at UC Irvine School of Medicine, will discuss her work and research activity, whic...

We’ll admit it, Los Angeles has never been known for its pizza. Despite the proliferation of chef-driven pizza restaurants in the past decade or so—thank you, Nancy Silverton—the humble pie still exists in the shadow of tacos, that other affordable casual food. The burgeoning growth of pizza spots in just the past year, however, represents somethin...