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By Michael Traversa   The Tailor - Il Sarto dei Tedeschi directed by Antonio Losito starring Cristiano Mori, who also penned the script, is being showcased at San Diego Jewish Film Festival. It's a festival that recognizes outstanding Jewish-themed short films from all over the world and The Tailor has been selected to represent Italy. &nbs...

One of Los Angeles' strengths is its diversity. The city, indeed the entire county, is a melting pot of backgrounds and cultures (even if they don't always melt together as much as would be ideal). Many see Los Angeles as a singular 21st century city precisely because of its mix of people including (but not limited to) Latinos, African Americans, A...

Recentemente L'Italo-Americano è andato a visitare La Piccola Scuola Italiana a San Francisco, insieme alla direttrice Valentina Imbeni. Dopo la pubblicazione della prima parte dell'incontro con due delle ideatrici del progetto, ecco la seconda parte dell'intervista. Uno dei precetti fondamentali dell'insegnamento di Reggio Emilia, sviluppatosi ne...

Artemusica, con la direzione del Maestro Ermanno Zotti, è stato protagonista di due esibizioni molto apprezzate dal folto pubblico accorso alla Saint Monica Church, Santa Monica venerdì 15, ed il giorno successivo alla St. Peter the Apostle Church a Pasadena.   Fondato nel 2011, il coro è composto esclusivamente da cantanti non-professionist...

by Roberto Natalini   For the whole month of January, the Museo Italo Americano of San Francisco will present a series of illustrated lectures dedicated to the quintessential beauty of Italy: "Attentive Eyes," "Historic Center of Florence," and "Venice and its Lagoon." The first of these three different appointments with the most specta...

L'industria italiana dei videogiochi vola in America per l'edizione 2014 di "Game Connection America", in programma dal 17 al 19 marzo all'hotel Sir Francis Drake di San Francisco.   Coordinate dall'Agenzia Ice e dall'AESVI - Associazione di Categoria dell'Industria dei videogiochi in Italia – le aziende italiane saranno riunite in un "Punto...

The San Francisco Opera opens its 2014-2015 season, the company's 93rd, on September 5th, with a new production premiere of Bellini's masterwork Norma, starring Sandra Rodanovsky in the role made famous by Maria Callas, and conducted by SFO music director Nicola Luisotti.   The season runs in two segments, one from September through December...

On Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1PM, Lawrence DiStasi will present an illustrated talk at the San Mateo History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA. DiStasi will speak about his book Una Storia Segreta--the internments, evacuations, exclusions and restrictions on Italian Americans During World War II.   He will specifically address the category...

Irene Dalis, the beloved Grande Dame of the South Bay arts scene who reached the lofty heights of international stardom as a mezzo-soprano opera star before returning home to found Opera San Jose, has died. She was 89.   Dalis was a towering figure in the local artistic community and remained the driving force behind Opera San Jose until ret...

by Jondi Gumz   Local patrons at Rita's Italian Ice gave the treat good reviews Tuesday. "Fantastic," said Jamie Garrison, a mom who came for a free sample. "We will be back." Amy Weiss, 9, said, "I like all the flavors" while Levi Thomsen, 9, opined, "It's better than Slurpees," explaining that's because of "all the texture." &nb...

Roman Holiday. September 25 / The Lafayette Hotel - West Courtyard. Join us for an enchanting evening of Films al Fresco as we screen the timeless classic Roman Holiday! As part of our event, we will feature Rosario Monetti, who will enthrall us with lush vocals, along with the piano stylings of Jim Bianchi, all before the film! Get...

by Barbara Minafra   La Festa Nazionale del 2 Giugno celebra la Repubblica Italiana, nata 70 anni fa dal Referendum istituzionale del 1946, e rappresenta un'importante ricorrenza anche per rafforzare il nostro senso di Unità nazionale. Festeggiarla in America non rende meno intensa, al contrario, l'emozione di riascoltare insieme, lontani da...