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The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is collaborating with Film Geeks SD to present a year-long monthly series of Italian genre films that showcase the variety and range of Italian cinema, many of which have never been screened in San Diego before. "We could not be more excited to kick off our programming with this partnership with Film Geek...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, ordained by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, renowned Italian guitarist Carlo Fierens will perform music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), who was forced to flee Italy because of fascism.  He will be joined by Cantor Jonathan...

John Baldessari, the influential conceptual artist who helped transform Los Angeles into a global art capital through his witty image-making and decades of teaching there, died on Thursday at his home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 88. His death was confirmed on Sunday by Virginia Gatelein, his studio manager and the chairwoman o...

The Annunciation by Giovanni di Balduccio is a pair of finely carved marble sculptures depicting the moment that the archangel Gabriel announces to Mary at Nazareth that she will become the mother of Jesus Christ. The two separate figures stand in relationship to each other. Gabriel, slightly smaller than Mary, looks at her with his head turned sli...

The Italian honorary consulate of San Diego will be opening its office in Little Italy at Amici House in the early part of January. The office will be helping Italian co-nationals with consultations for dual citizenship, passport renewals, and vital records. Appointments can be made online through the San Diego consulate website (which is in the wo...

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day,  an annual international memorial day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust, guitarist Alberto Lombardi will play at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust together with the German duo consisting of Friedrich Edelmann (Bassoon) and Rebecca Rust (Violoncello). Organized by the Italian Cultural Instit...

The Central Orange County Italian-American Association has been quietly doing good works for decades. And last Christmas was no exception. On Dec. 18, members of the association, comprised of individuals of Italian-American heritage, met at the Dikeman Engine & Hose Co. in Goshen to turn over dozens of toys they had purchased to veterans Pete and L...

Il Palace of Fine Arts di San Francisco ospiterà la ventesima edizione del prestigioso “Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards”, il più importante premio internazionale nel mondo del vino e degli spiriti. A rendere speciale questa cerimonia per l’Italia sarà la presenza della Distilleria Nonino di Percoto, prima azienda italiana a essere premiata nella s...

Joseph (Giuseppe) Quartuccio Jr. also known as "Shorty Joe," passed away peacefully on December 22, 2019 at the age of 95 with his daughter, son-in-law and family by his side. Shorty Joe was born in Monreale, Sicily on February 10th, 1924 to Joe Sr. and Jennie Quartuccio. He is survived by his daughter, Joanne (John). His death was preceded by his...

Although California was mercifully far from the battles waged during World War II, the war did make its way to Highland through a variety of activities from the draft, to rationing, to scrap drives and the presence of prisoners of war brought to San Bernardino from overseas. From February 1944 to the end of the war, 499 Italian POWs were kept at U....

“I like food,” explains Giuseppe Crisa, founder and owner of the pizza oven company Forno Classico, “and that’s how everything happened.” Twelve years ago, and still new to the United States, the Sicilian-born Crisa was living in Summerland and craving a better pizza. So, like his grandfather before him, he decided to build his own oven. “My Englis...

Saturday January 11. 7:30 pm. St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037. The San Diego Early Music Society is proud to present the long anticipated San Diego debut of the award-winning Concerto Italiano under the direction of renowned harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Concerto Italiano will perform music of Corel...