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It’s hard to believe that a member of Italy’s royal family has become an icon of the LA street food scene. In January, Vice released a mini documentary on Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (47) and his pasta food truck, appropriately named after his own aristocratic title, “The Prince of Venice.” “You can be a policeman, a prince, a banker or whatever, b...

The Human Relations Commission of Chula Vista voted unanimously Thursday evening to recommend the removal of the decades-old Christopher Columbus statue in Discovery Park. The statue has become a flash point over the last few months with vandals dousing the statue with red paint twice, costing the city thousands of dollars in cleanup work. In Chula...

In anticipation of International Women's Day (March 8) and of Italian Research Day (April 15) , the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles hosts the photographic exhibition Life as a Scientist - The Faces of “100 Female Experts” Project organized with the Bracco Foundation, in coordination with the Embassy of Italy in US and under the auspices o...

On March 19 at 6.30pm, Ars Minerva celebrates the first day of Quinquatria at the Italian Cultural Institute. In the ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria was a festival of Etruscan origin dedicated to the goddess Minerva, to celebrate the spring equinox with women's rebirth rites, from the 19-23 of March. Learn about Quinquatria and Ars Minerva'...

When the dream of creating a Little Italy district around Henry’s Hi-Life in San Jose was born more than a decade ago, the western end of downtown was hardly a hotbed of activity. So the cultural district grew slowly, with restaurants and eateries like Paesano’s, Bel Bacio and Enoteca La Storia adding to the atmosphere over the years. But now, with...

Maria Sciola will talk about the life and career of her father, Sardinian artist Pinuccio Sciola who in the 1960s transformed his native village, San Sperate, in an Open Air Museum inspired by his social and artistic experience of murals. Sciola also created “pietre sonore” or "sounding stones": large sculptures (mainly limestones or basalts) chara...

Starting its very first class in January 2020, La Scuola dei Piccoli is one of the few realities in Redwood City and San Mateo County with the goal of teaching the Italian Language and Italian Culture to K-5 students through fun activities, play, and more traditional lessons. As we are ramping up our efforts, we are looking for someone to help us t...

The 25-year-old baritone Gianluca Ginoble knows full well that opera and classical music are mostly known courtesy artists from older generations, whether the late Luciano Pavarotti or longtime star Andrea Bocelli. But Il Volo, which features Ginoble along with 20-somethings Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, are working to change that. “Our goal...

The Italian Heritage Society of the Monterey Peninsula held its 16th annual Honoree Dinner at the Marriott Hotel on Friday with more than 100 people in attendance. The society, which was founded in 1975, works to honor and preserve the Italian culture, stories and traditions that have been present in the Monterey Peninsula community for over a cent...

When: Friday, March 13, 2020 At 8:00 pm - Where: The Forum 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90 Italian artist Eros Ramazzotti is bringing the songs of his new VITA CE N'È album to Los Angeles. He will also perform the smash hits that made him famous and with which he won millions of fans during his more than 30-year career.

Mama Mia, a landmark Italian restaurant in Downtown Hollywood, may be more than 25 years old, but everything about it, with the exception of the name, is brand-new. New owners Alexandra and Cedric Garnier relocated with their five sons from their native France to take over Mama Mia, at 1818 S. Young Circle. The couple hired a new chef and in Januar...

People sometimes ask me if I remember the 1906 Earthquake. Not only do I remember the Big One, but, Hell, I brought it on! After leaving Northern Italy, crossing France, getting on a steamship and crossing the Atlantic in steerage and processed through Ellis Island, my younger brother John and I and my mother arrived in San Francisco by cross-count...