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by Judith Dry   Valeria Golino has been reading, writing, drinking coffee, acting, and thinking about Fellini. Her impressive debut feature, "Honey," opened in New York last Friday and expands to Los Angeles this weekend, but she's in need of inspiration for her next film. "I need my '8 ½,'" Golino said in a recent interview.   It jus...

The 1st Annual Italian American Society Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall (located at 7403 N. Radnor Road in Peoria) from Noon - 4:30 pm.   Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children and includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, meatballs or Bolognese sauce, salad, bread, lemonade or iced tea. Wine, beer, soda and cof...

Palazzo Reale hosts an important exhibit dedicated to Italian artist Piero Manzoni, one of the most controversial, if not original, artists of the 20th Century. Alongside such innovative creatives as Lucio Fontana, Manzoni worked mostly in his native Milan. As a protagonist during the fervent Italian post-War period and one among the European neo-...

Andrà in scena alla Detroit Opera House dal 10 al 18 maggio p.v. Turandot di Giacomo Puccini, che chiuderà la stagione operistica primaverile.   Nel cast figurano due artisti italiani: il soprano abruzzese Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi che interpreterà la parte di Liu e il giovane direttore d'orchestra viareggino Valerio Galli....

"United colors of soccer". Questo il nome dell'evento che ha visto protagonisti i fan club newyorchesi di Sampdoria, Genoa, Roma, Fiorentina, Milan, Juventus e il neonato fan club "Pepito Rossi", dedicato al giocatore della Fiorentina nato e cresciuto in New Jersey.   Il tifo organizzato italiano ha voluto testimoniare come si possano vivere...

Los Angeles Consul General Giuseppe Perrone has appointed Cavaliere Lino Pertusini of Santa Fe as New Mexico's second Honorary Consul, working with Rosalba Maniaci to represent the Italian Consulate in our state.   The duties of the office of Honorary Consul range from the promotion of Italian language and culture to the promotion of trade b...

In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, sfSoundSalonSeries is pleased to present Italian virtuoso Irene Russo in a program of solo works for piano spanning the entire 20th century to the present, with works by Debussy, Malipiero, Takemitsu, Procaccini, and Widmann.   She'll be followed by Tom Djll's HackMIDI, pia...

The Italian American Heritage Society will host a wine and cheese tasting event from 6:30-10 p.m. on July 12 at Vizzini Winery, 800 Highway 87 in Calera.   Tickets are $35 each. Proceeds will help support the exhibit of "La Storia" at the Vulcan Park and Museum. The July 12 event will feature antipasta, music, dancing and an Italian car show...

by Tamson W. Burgess   Even a century after the heyday of the Plymouth Cordage Company, the names Renazzo and Cento remain integral to the family histories of ever-growing numbers of Plymoutheans and residents of the surrounding communities. Monday, locals with ties to these now seemingly far away places can reconnect with their roots at th...

"Ho ricevuto un premio dalla città di New York per avere contribuito a riqualificare l'area di Meatpacking grazie all'apertura del Superstudio. A Milano ho fatto lo stesso ma non ho avuto alcuna gratificazione".   Vita densa di esperienze diverse quella di Fabrizio Ferri, classe 1952 e un'attività professionale focalizzata sulla fotografia m...

An afternoon with Vera Colitti - sunday, september 14, 2014 - 2:00—4:00 P.M.Meet the Woman... Hear the Stories... See the Clothes! Hear how a young girl from Milan came to Millburn, started her boutique,Colitti Collection, and brought European couture and the "Ready to Wear" collections, including Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Misson...

by Paul Romano   The Patrons of Italian Culture returned once again to the Marina del Rey harbor and the Zagat rated "Sapori" Restaurant for their 2014 Ferragosto, reports Paul Romano, Patron President.   Owner Stefano Baccianella out did himself with a marvelous luncheon of fresh antipasti, home made pastas and two fine main dishes;...