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The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a new exhibition, Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, which examines the significance of needlework in the lives of Italian American women, their families, and communities from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. On View: January 29 – Oc...

Late great Italian actor Vittorio Gassman, who is best known to U.S. audiences as the star of classics such as “Big Deal on Madonna Street” and “Il Sorpasso” (“The Easy Life”), will be celebrated by the Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival, which will run March 20-26 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theater. The annual pre-Oscars event compri...

The Italian touring exhibit, Created in Italy – An Aptitude for the Impossible, will make its first overseas appearance at the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in the new INNOVIT – Italian Innovation and Culture Hub. The exhibit, which focuses on the landscape of Italian industry, features some of the most outstanding examples of new It...

As we welcome the new year, it’s time to invoke Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings and look forward to 2022 with renewed hope and optimism. All of us at Convivio are already hard at work in planning our events calendar to bring you more quality arts and culture programs and to continue to foster a welcoming and inspiring space at Amici...

At the Italian Center (6821 Fair Oaks Blvd Carmichael, California) on January 9, 2022. The center will open at 1:00pm. Come early and enjoy free children's crafts and Befana photo booth. Masks required for all guests over age 3. Each January, the Italian Cultural Society holds a children’s Festival, “La Festa della Befana” for the children of the I...

A hundred years ago, in what was then the semi-rural farming community of Watts, a 40ish-year-old Italian immigrant laborer named Sabato Rodia bought a little home on a dead-end block by the railroad tracks and started collecting junk. The roar and rattle of Pacific Electric Railway red cars was almost constant, but that didn’t bother Rodia. Perhap...

One of Ceres’ last surviving World War II veterans has passed away at age 102. Tom Dimperio died on Nov. 26 at the VA Palo Alto Medical Center in Menlo Park. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements but no services are planned. Wounded twice in battle, Dimperio’s body carried a piece of Nazi mortar shrapnel behind his left ear, a...

Have you been to Little Italy lately? Did you hang out in Piazza del Famiglia (the square) while eating an ice cream? Or maybe you grabbed a fancy cocktail at Kettner Exchange while listening to house music? Or maybe you stopped by Our Lady of the Rosary on the way to brunch? If you’re like me, I often leave Little Italy breathless and dazed. How d...

My Roots, My Heritage is an interactive webinar led by Marianna Gatto, historian and executive director of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. This webinar is designed for those interested in discovering their family’s origins. Whether you are curious about your family’s early years, wish to identify your ancestors, locate familial villages...

You don't have to travel to Italy to take in masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo. At Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, you'll find full-size replicas of works by Italian masters of the Renaissance period. "We began collecting works related to the Renaissance centuries ago," said James Fishburne Ph.D., Director of the Forest L...

Cinema Italian Style is known for being a dynamic film festival showcasing the top new Italian films from emerging filmmakers and seasoned masters alike. Seven narrative feature films—including dramas, comedies, and a mystery— were screened at this year’s festival, highlighting the extraordinary talent of Italy’s greatest actors. Cinema Italian Sty...

Items from Sylvester Stallone‘s personal collection went on the auction block online and at Julien’s in Beverly Hills on Sunday, and his original, handwritten script for the 1976 Oscar-winner Rocky knocked them out with a winning $437,500 bid. But that’s not all: The Italian Stallion’s American Flag boxing trunks as seen in Rocky III went for $200,...