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The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade and Festival today announced a new series of social distanced and virtual events celebrating Italian Heritage Month. This year’s celebration will be different and there will be many opportunities for the Italian-American community and those who want to celebrate Italian culture to do so this year. Italian H...

While many events have been forced to cancel this year, it seems art will triumph — at least while safely outdoors. Bakersfield Museum of Art announced its Via Arté Italian Street Painting event will take place next month at The Marketplace.  This year's festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. S...

The 14th annual San Diego Italian Film Festival, known as feStivale, will be hosted virtually this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4. Executive Director Diana Agostini said the annual event will be a “blend of creativity, resilience, and passion toward the arts and our audience.” The theme for this year’s film festival is activism and will feature a num...

Los Angeles è la città delle stelle del cinema e della televisione. Ma ci sono anche delle altre stelle, stelle italiane che tengono alta la nostra bandiera,  e si chiamano “le DIVE”. Facendo un pubblico esordio nel programma televisivo “LITTLE BIG ITALY”, sul canale 9, nella puntata Hollywood della terza stagione, il social club “DIVE DI LOS ANGEL...

In honor of the 20th edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Italian Consulate General in San Franci...

When he was ten years old, Joe Di Prisco was walking toward his grandparents’ East Islip farm with his father and brother when they saw that the house was surrounded by police. Joe’s dad turned and said: “Go back to the house and don’t take sh*t from nobody” and then he jetted off into the woods. Joe’s dad was a con man, bookmaker and informer, now...

Italian journalist and Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria passed away peacefully on Friday August 7th at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68. After discovering he had lung cancer in early 2017, Soria wrote a message for his family and his friends that was meant to be found and read after his passing; the letter sat in his dr...

The community of Little Italy has always been known for its resilience and determination, dating back to nearly 100 years ago when the neighborhood was known as the “Tuna Capital of the World.” At that time, the demand in the U.S. for tuna was at an all-time high and more than 6,000 Italian families immigrated to the neighborhood in hopes to partic...

In the fall of 2020, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles will be presenting an online silent auction fundraiser and is soliciting donations from generous supporters such as yourself. From gift certificates, to merchandise, experiences, and services, all contributions are appreciated. Your contribution will be highlighted in a variety of ways...

From Tuesday, September 08, 2020 to Monday, November 02, 2020. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Lucca Crea and Lucca Comics. Entrance: Free. Location: IIC Los Angeles and Youtube Channel (virtual tour) In anticipation of the 20th Italian Language Week in the World (October 19-25, 2020), with the theme of Italian Between Word and I...

Tune in this Wednesday for the next episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE! Wednesday (7/15) at 1:30pm EST/10:30am PST on Facebook Live, our hosts Clarissa Burt and Mark DeNunzio will be joined by Italy’s Consul General in Los Angeles, Silvia Chiave! Don't forget to leave your questions for Silvia to be asked during the live show! Watch the interview

Quante storie ci sono dietro la produzione di una bottiglia di vino? Che profumi, che territori, che radici profonde e che tradizioni si possono scoprire se si va oltre il semplice consumo di un prodotto? C’è chi addirittura, inseguendo la curiosità e assecondando una passione ha trovato il coraggio di stravolgere la propria esistenza. E’ la storia...