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Since he moved to Los Angeles 17 years ago, his goal has always been to tell and explain Italian design to the American public. Now that he has been officially named the 2021 ambassador of Italian design, artist Mattia Biagi decided, as a first step, to set up the exhibition A Journey Through Italian Design, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Wes...

Invented and refined in the early sixteenth century, and achieving widespread popularity and usage in the eighteenth century, the pastel is one of the most expressive and adaptable media in art history, surviving nearly unchanged for five centuries of human creativity and design. Furio Rinaldi, curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, wil...

On Easter Sunday in 2020, in the early days of COVID-19 lockdowns, renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli provided the world with a moment of hope and unity when he sang solo at the Duomo in Milan. His performance included renditions of “Ave Maria” and “Amazing Grace” — and it broke YouTube records. More than a year later, Sacramentans are singing “H...

Imagine a place where you could go and spend the day surrounded by the art and artifacts of the Italian American experience, where you can immerse yourself in our story, and learn new and surprising facts about the history of Italians in America… all free of charge! Well, if you’re lucky enough to live near or visit Los Angeles, California, this It...

This coming fall is to live and love. This is a season to enjoy culture, art, food, reading, all the Italian way. October is Italian Heritage Month, with the traditional Parade that came back to the streets of North Beach on October 10th. People could enjoy the event in person, tasting Italian food while cheering and waving the Tricolore flags. And...

On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021, the 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will screen the US Premiere of the Italian feature film When Mom is Away…With the Family (‘10 GIORNI CON BABBO NATALE’), followed by a festive post-screening celebration. Sin...

Fia, which has been a solid Santa Monica dining destination from Michael Greco and chef Brendan Collins since August 2019, has split off its Wilshire Boulevard space into a new restaurant called Fia Steak, an intimate 48-seat dining room designed by Adam Picker and Morpheus Design. The mixed theme design has everything from church stained glass and...

The inauguration, on the 28th of September, of the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, was the occasion chosen by Ambassador of Italy to the United States Mariangela Zappia for her first visit to LA. Ambassador Zappia, who is the first Italian woman nominated Ambassador in Washington, met the local scientific and business co...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) - Los Angeles Office is seeking n.1 full time Audiovisual Market Analyst. The Italian Trade Agency ITA - Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. The ITA Los Angeles Office specializes in t...

ITTV Festival, the first Festival dedicated to Italian television and aimed at bringing attention to the lively Italian TV production and growing relationships between Italian and American TV creators and talents. returns to Los Angeles with the slogan "Let Italy Entertain You." The festival will celebrate the boom in Italian shows airing in Americ...

With the holidays (somehow) right around the corner, Los Angeles is prepping for yet another glitzy gift from the expansive Tao Group, one of America’s most prominent restaurant and nightlife consortiums. The Tao team is hard at work transforming the former Roku space on the Sunset Strip into a lavish and lush Italian destination known as Lavo Rist...

Dear Readers, Opera Season, after a long shutdown, opened recently in San Francisco with Puccini’s Tosca, to a fully vaccinated and masked audience of two thousand. This was the S.F. Opera’s 99th season, but without my friend Joe Brucia’s father and his friends, back in 1922, the S.F. Opera seasons may have been slow getting started. San Francisco’...