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The Patrons of Italian Culture Announce The Albert J. Casola Prize for the Study of Italian Language and Culture "Full Time" undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent, enrolled at an accredited educational institution are eligible for consideration for this scholarship. A major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is not a p...

Another great presentation from the Sicilian actress Sebina Montagno, on the virtual stage with a new theatrical performance at the REDCAT ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER in Los Angeles, a performance that has been sold out. A wonderful rendition that played from March 7th to 20th. Sebina performed the role of Lisa, in the recital "Steel Skin"...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the passing of Jeffrey M. Capaccio, age 62, a former member of the NIAF Board of Directors. He had been a managing partner of the San Francisco office of Carr & Ferrell LLP, a Silicon Valley based intellectual property firm from 1999 until his death. “Jeff Capaccio’s passion for Italy and Itali...

Con la scomparsa di Jeff Capaccio all’età di 62 anni, Genova perde uno dei suoi ambasciatori nel mondo. Lo aveva nominato il sindaco Marco Bucci nel giorno di Colombo, il 12 ottobre 2017, individuandolo tra i professionisti e manager che rappresentano l’eccellenza italiana all’estero. Agli Ambasciatori Onorari di Genova nel Mondo (AGW) è affidata l...

From Thursday, March 25, 2021 to Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Organized by Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles with Bonobolabo/Marco Miccoli, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and in collaboration with City of Ravenna. Entrance: Free Virtual tour of a collective exhibit organized in Ravenna, where the tomb of Dante...

In Italia, e non solo, si fa sempre più intensa la polemica sulla scuola, colpita duramente dalla pandemia, in un alternarsi di aperture e chiusure, critiche e proteste. Nella sua prima conferenza stampa di venerdì 19 marzo, il premier Draghi ha detto che la scuola sarà la prima attività a riaprire e ha annunciato che ad essa saranno destinati 300...

On Friday, March 19, the Mission San Juan Capistrano officially celebrated both its reopening to the public and the annual return of the swallows. After two extended closures during the past year, the Mission is once again open for guests to explore. Considered the Jewel of the Missions, Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded in 1776 by Father Jun...

Three sisters in the Giacomini family are proudly at the helm of the Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, on a lush stretch of land on the California coast overlooking Tomales Bay, a beautiful inlet from the Pacific Ocean. “100% women-owned. We are dairy farmers and artisans, delivering happiness through cheese,” proclaims the bio on their Instagr...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and Italian Sons and Daughters of America present "Joe LoPiccolo Performs the ItaLiAn Project." Join us on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 4pm PST for a live performance and discussion with musician Joe LoPiccolo where he’ll take us on a musical journey through LA's historic Italian enclaves and Southern Califo...

As Italy’s film and TV industry forges ahead after bearing the brunt of the pandemic in 2020, the Filming Italy — Los Angeles fest, which is a bridgehead between Italy and Hollywood, is pulling out all the stops to drive and promote the country’s restart effort. After Filming Italy miraculously managed to hold its sister shindig as a physical editi...

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino is entering the 2022 mayor’s race, saying he will use his background as a police officer to tackle the city’s urgent issues of homelessness and rising crime. Buscaino, a Democrat who represents a district stretching from Watts to San Pedro, plans to launch his campaign Monday. He told The Times in an intervi...

Sunday 03.14.2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PT. The Italian community of San Francisco has been one of the most investigated in Italian American history. Rarely, however, has its experience been examined in relation to the distinctively multiethnic context of the West Coast. Italian immigrants, arriving to California between the late nineteenth and early...