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On April 6th, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the geniuses of the Renaissance, died in Rome. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, while we wait for the houses of culture to reopen and to be able to see works of art live again, the network of Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC) in the US and Canada will celebrate the Master through on...

Friday, July 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm. A Peaceful Assembly/Rally by local Sacramento Community, Cultural and Historical Groups. WEST STEPS of the California State Capitol (10th Street) (PLEASE WEAR FACE MASK). SUPPORT California History and Preserve the Columbus Monument in the Capitol Rotunda! CLICK TO READ WHY COLUMBUS DAY MATTERS We live during a time...

Vado verso dove vengo (I’m Going Where I Came From) is a documentary that tells the per- sonal stories of Lucanians who emigrated abroad and of those who returned and who stayed in the small towns of Lucania region - known today as Basilicata. From New York City to Aliano, from London to Castelmezzano, the voices of emigrants and of their descendan...

Talia Shire. Now in the indie “Working Man.” About a factory closing, a husband fired, a marriage tough. Real fairy tale. “The story’s about fighting to keep a factory and a marriage. The real story’s about me quarantined in LA’s Westwood with three dogs. I’m a mystic so I pray, meditate, read, listen to Bach. My father [composer Carmine Coppola] t...

The Italian artistic excellence, wherever you are: all you need is an Internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the ItaliaFestival Association and with participation of some of the most prestigious Italian Festivals, presents over two months of high-quality shows in...

Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2021 Announced by Walk of Fame Chair Ellen K and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rana Ghadban A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by...

La vita della comunità italiana di San Francisco e della Bay Area ha cambiato drasticamente la vita giornaliera di tutti noi. Era il 13 marzo quando il Governatore della California ordinò la chiusura completa di tutte le attività commerciali in California. Per coloro che avevano attività commerciali come me fu una pugnalata al cuore non avendo mai...

Annalise Basso might be young, but she’s already a Hollywood veteran. The 21-year-old actress currently co-stars opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in “Snowpiercer” on TNT (Sundays at 9 p.m.), the small-screen adaptation of Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho’s 2014 movie of the same name. Before the apocalyptic drama, her best-known role...

The Bay Area Italian-American community is disappointed by the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue, which has served as a symbol of pride for our contributions to San Francisco and the nation. In fact, the Columbus statue was erected in part to address the fierce prejudice and widespread discrimination Italian-Americans faced in America in t...

There are innumerable approaches to the art of charitable giving and countless ways to give back to one's community. Any one of a thousand profiles of people helping others is bound to impress, yet the story of Mario Del Guidice and his relationship with the Coachella Valley, as well as his unwavering devotion to Desert Arc, is an especially heart-...

Top California lawmakers on Tuesday ordered the removal of a marble sculpture depicting explorer Christopher Columbus and his patron, Queen Isabella, from the Capitol Rotunda. The statue has been in the Capitol for more than a century. Top lawmakers called for its removal a day after a statue showing white settler John Sutter was taken down in fron...

As counties continue to reopen, people are expressing their anger over police brutality in different ways. One way is by taking down or defacing statues that some say represent oppression. It’s happening all over the world and it’s happening in San Francisco. Coit Tower is a major symbol in the city and right below that is a statue of Christopher C...