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Fondazione Arezzo Wave Italia is bringing the energy of Italian music to Los Angeles with "Arezzowave in Los Angeles," during the prestigious Musexpo in Burbank on the 17th and 18th of March. This unique event aims to promote and enhance Italian music in America and around the world, just like the Italian Music Office, a department of FAWI dedicate...

On March 6th at Palisades Charter High School and on March 7th at San Pedro High School a group of students who attend the Italian classes have been awarded for having taken part in the contest “Italo Calvino and Sustainability”. At Palisades Charter High School, Consul Lorenza Errighi congratulated the teacher Arianna Strippoli and her students wh...

From an idea by E.M. Stuart, president of the Hollywood Chambers of Commerce, to one of the most coveted recognitions worldwide. In 1953, the foundations were laid for a tradition that still entices the most renowned stars, including Italians. It wasn’t until 1958 that the first 8 stars were awarded, and to read the name of an Italian on one of the...

On February 29th, Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri US tour made its final stop in San Francisco, after Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, and before April’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow in Dallas and Miami. Fort Mason became the place where wine experts, trade reps, distributors, and media gathered, on a rainy Thursday afternoon. Following the tra...

Looking for something more fun and adventurous to do on Mother’s Day? Make it a destination event and drive down to Little Italy in San Diego! Better yet, stay for the weekend to acquaint yourself with this extraordinary place and enjoy everything it has to offer. San Diego’s Little Italy has such a fascinating and rich history – it was at one time...

Andrea Bocelli made a surprise appearance Sunday night at the 96th Academy Awards. The world-class tenor, with over 90 million albums sold, performed a new version of his signature single, “Time to Say Goodbye” during the In Memoriam segment. The song was originally released in 1995 as “Con te Partirò,” which translates to “I will leave with you” i...

Twenty year ago, Andrew Viterbi, cofounder of technology powerhouse Qualcomm and inventor of the Viterbi algorithm, and his late wife Erna made the largest naming gift to an engineering school in history at that time. In the two decades since, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering reached new heights of academic excellence. Over the past 20 years,...

What do Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney and Frank Capra have in common? The same Italian banker. Early Hollywood movies have been widely studied and investigated. But surprisingly little is known about their financing, and how the contributions of low-income immigrants helped shape the Hollywood film industry – especially Italians. Approximately 4 mil...

Looking to introduce traditional Italian dining to Orange County, Luciana Luhan opened Luciana’s Ristorante in Dana Point (CA) in 1983. When Luciana opened her first restaurant – named “What’s Cooking? Bistro” – seven years before opening her namesake restaurant, she introduced the county to homemade pasta and sauces, her son, Jorge Luhan II, said....

Wednesday April 3, 2024 at 7:30pm PDT. Italian American Museum of Los Angeles - 644 North Main street - Los Angeles, CA. Join us for an unforgettable night of music at the IAMLA featuring Lena Prima and her incredible band from New Orleans. Lena, the youngest daughter of Louis Prima, was born in Las Vegas and raised in New Orleans, where she found...

Spring has arrived, bringing back San Diego’s signature sunshine and making it the ideal time to bask in the picturesque charm of one of the city’s beloved neighborhoods: Little Italy. While it’s fun to explore the variety of local boutiques and shops around the neighborhood, it’s equally as exciting to discover scenic views and outdoor establishme...

The epic directorial career of Martin Scorsese is getting an ambitious comic homage, taking fans through the career of the once-in-a-lifetime director. The comic sees Scorsese take the reader on a tour of his life and career, including pop culture-shaping accomplishments Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and The Last Temptation of Christ. Now, Screen Rant ca...