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Reflecting on his upbringing in Melrose Park, recently elected Willow Springs Mayor John M. Carpino says, “I realize when my grandparents immigrated they helped one another. The community came together and I never forgot the need to help others.” Carpino was raised by his mother and grandmother, his grandfather and father having passed away while h...

Thursday, January 30 At 6Pm. Museo Italo Americano - Fort Mason Bldg C , San Francisco CA. How did the Italians and the Romans influence San Francisco architecture? What makes a building Victorian or Edwardian? What is the difference between Stick Style and Queen Anne? Was Painted Lady Style ever real? What is the 1890 Pivot and who is responsible...

We are thrilled to inform you that the new Honorary Consulate in San Diego is now operative and located at Amici House (250 W. Date Street; San Diego 92101; Tel. (619) 800-7974; e-mail: sandiego.onorario@esteri.it). Italian nationals that reside in the area are invited to contact them for assistance in various matters . Please note that presently p...

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Italian Cultural Institute is screening Shores of Light, a poignant untold story of warmth and compassion after a terrible war. Thousands of Jewish survivors arrived in Southern Italy after WWII, on their way to the land of Israel. To their surprise they were welcomed by the poor local Italians. At thi...

Like any good Italian family-style Sunday lunch, a passage from Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, “The Divine Comedy,” was eloquently recited by chef Dario Cecchini during a fundraiser at Tosca Cafe benefiting the Museo Italo Americano. Cecchini (the famous Italian butcher and Netflix star, resplendent in Italian-flag tricolor pants) then thanked the Ib...

Dick Vitale has been honored with awards with sports announcers (Curt Gowdy and Keith Jackson) in their titles, a coach (John Wooden) and a clown who pitched hamburgers (Ronald McDonald). He’s in 14 halls of fame, one devoted to ethnicity (National Italian Sports Hall of Fame), four city specific (Elmwood Park and East Rutherford, New Jersey, Saras...

Yearning for a mid-winter getaway to Italy? The La Jolla Community Center is offering the next best thing — an Italian Film Series, arriving Jan. 23, 2020 and departing Feb. 14 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla. “There will be a four films shown, all with English subtitles,” said Barbara Burton Graf, the center’s marketing director. “A social will p...

Etruscan women have held a special place in the ancient Mediterranean – having rights such as priesthoods, seats at banquets and the freedom to drink and toast as men do – they mark a striking difference to the women of Rome and Greece. What does the archaeological and iconographical evidence tell us about the women of Etruria? The tombs, the tomb...

Thursday 01/23/2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Museo Italo Americano - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Meet the Guys Behind L’Italo Americano Newspaper! Join us for a friendly conversation with Simone Schiavinato, Director of the 111 year-old newspaper L’Italo Americano, and Patrick Abbate, Administrative Manager, wh...

The creator of the longest-running cooking show on national television will return to her alma mater this year — St. Mary’s High School. Mary Ann Esposito and her husband, Guy, are 1960 graduates of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. She is the creator, host and chef of the nationally televised PBS series, “Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito,” wh...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, ordained by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, renowned Italian guitarist Carlo Fierens will perform music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), who was forced to flee Italy because of fascism.  He will be joined by Cantor Jonathan...

John Baldessari, the influential conceptual artist who helped transform Los Angeles into a global art capital through his witty image-making and decades of teaching there, died on Thursday at his home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 88. His death was confirmed on Sunday by Virginia Gatelein, his studio manager and the chairwoman o...