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Join professor and poet Federica Santini in a conversation about her Italian American experience and poetry. Federica will read excerpts from her collection Unearthed and explore her connection to language(s) as a lifetime scholar of Italian literature in both Italy and the States, and as a poet writing in her non-native English. Federica’s poetry,...

UC San Diego (UCSD) opened the brand new Uncle Italian bar and restaurant on campus early October located at the Old Student Center, replacing Soda and Swine. The decision to establish Uncle Italian was made by Consortium Holdings, a hospitality group founded by a UC San Diego alumni, Arsalun Tafazoli. Consortium Holdings has 18 different businesse...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, the Institute presents a video concert of traditional Jewish music performed by Gabriele Coen (saxophone), Pietro Lussu (piano) and Barbara Eramo (voice) recalling the way of life destroyed...

Serious food in a warm environment, gather and connect with your community over a delicious meal. Austin Leard of M’tucci’s stopped by New Mexico Living to give us details about their newest additions to their locations and more. Each of M’tucci’s locations incorporates a different theme, the newest location in Nob Hill is a Roman-themed restaurant...

Follow your passion. It seems like a simple concept, but it can be easier said than done. It takes courage, sacrifice, self-awareness and a firm belief in yourself and what you can accomplish. Tom Gamboa followed his passion and it led to a career in baseball that lasted over four decades and gave him a front seat to history on multiple occasions....

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...

A longtime destination for cookies, cannolis and cabaret in Cathedral City has closed its doors. The last day of business at Frankie's Old World Italian Bakery and Supper Club, inside the Perez Plaza at 68-845 Perez Road, was Christmas Eve. Owner Frankie Mamone said he decided he would retire at the end of 2021 after suffering two strokes.  "After...

Although the Palm Springs International Film Awards were called off because of COVID-19, Lady Gaga was still honored with the prestigious Icon Award. The “Rain on Me” singer accepted the honor and spoke about the meaning behind her win in an Instagram post on Thursday. “Thank you so much to the#palmspringsfilmawards for the Icon Award. I dedicate t...

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...

Little Italy San Jose's coordination with Google and Poor House Bistro to move this historic home to our Museum lot will be complete this Saturday! Want to thank Google for their generosity and we are very excited to be working together with Jay and the entire Poor House crew in Little Italy for many years. The new spot in Little Italy actually wil...

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty ea...

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...