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For the 35th Academy Awards in 1962, La Dolce Vita was not submitted by Italy for best foreign-language film. Instead, Nanni Loy's The Four Days of Naples got the nomination. Perhaps the Italians felt that Federico Fellini's eighth film, which centered on a gossip columnist (Marcello Mastroianni) wandering into fountains with Anita Ekberg and parta...

Hollywood star Gary Sinise is well known for the many ways in which he honors the U.S. military. The Forrest Gump star established his own organization – dubbed ‘The Gary Sinise Foundation’ – and through that has been able to donate millions of dollars to soldiers, ve terans, first responders, and their families. Gary Sinise has been fighting to he...

Giunge alla terza edizione “Every Child Conference”, conferenza promossa dalla Commissione Lingua e Cultura di Comites di San Francisco, che quest’anno si terrà il 7 dicembre al Club Fugazi. Nata nel 2017 con l’obiettivo di responsabilizzare gli adulti rendendoli più consapevoli del loro ruolo nel garantire benessere ai bambini in tutte le aree che...

When: Saturday, December 07, 2019 From 4:00 pm To 5:30 pm - Where:  Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles Through special activities and games, authors Sonia Scalco and Carlo Carzan will guide children (6+) into Leonardo Da Vinci’s world. This playful and interactive learning workshop presented by “Così X Gioco” from Palermo, will investigate t...

Gary Frugoli, a former San Rafael policeman and councilman and the husband of Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli, died Saturday. Mr. Frugoli, 72, had been struggling for some time with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart issues. “It was not totally unexpected,” Lori Frugoli said. Frugoli said her husband was very supportive whe...

Ragazzi Boys Chorus explores cultural ideas through music in “Celebrations of the Season: Stories of Our Immigrant Heritage,” performing works from Poland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, China, and Africa. “Celebrations of the Season” — with the participation of Ragazzi’s Avanti, Concert Group, and Young Men’s Ensemble — will be performed on Dec. 7 in Pal...

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the birth, on October 23, 1920, of Gianni Rodari, one of the most innovative children’s authors and the first Italian to win the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970. The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Bologna Children’s Book Fair will honour the anniversary with the exhibit Illust...

This week, Convivio was thrilled to host a luncheon to welcome the consul general of Italy, Los Angeles, to America's Finest City (and to introduce her to our stellar Italian community, of course). In addition, it is my immense privilege to announce my appointment as the honorary vice consul of San Diego, an honor the consul general officially conf...

Family life is made of plenty of things: of simplicity and mundanity, of smiles and fights, of daily routine and special moments, of love and many, many memories. Family life, when you think of it, is at the very heart of everyone’s personal heritage and personal “traditions:” what we eat on Christmas Day, the way we fold shirts, the recipe of tagl...

The glamorous showcase for Italian contemporary cinema returns to the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles with a rich and talented cast of actors, directors and producers. The 15th edition of Cinema Italian Style kicks into gear with Italy's official Oscar submission for Best International Film, THE TRAITOR. Veteran director Marco Bellocchio recei...

St. Joseph is among the most venerated saints in Christianity. He is the head of the Holy Family, husband of the Virgin Mary, and stepfather to Jesus. Though St. Joseph is honored throughout Christendom, celebrations of St. Joseph’s feast day, March 19, are particularly resplendent among Italians—especially in the region of Sicily—and Italian Ameri...

“My family is Italian,” one of our visitors commented as I welcomed her college class and their professor to the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles this past June. As her peers meandered through the museum, the student, 21-year-old Olivia, stood in front of the permanent exhibition screens watching projections of turn-of-the-twentieth-century i...