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By early afternoon, a small memorial of flowers and a can of Pabst had begun to accumulate outside the door of City Lights Books, to commemorate the death of its co-founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti. And by the evening, a vigil for Ferlinghetti, one of the last living links to the Beat generation, was being held in the adjacent Jack Kerouac Alley, a ti...

The pandemic has been devastating to musicians who depend on performances to make a living. Thankfully, Frankie’s Old World Italian Bakery and Café has stepped in to help. Frankie Mamone is the founder of the Cathedral City restaurant. He and his team are behind Project Bread for Musicians, an initiative in which Mamone gives bread to those who don...

Lysippus modelled Alexander’s daring and his whole form. How great is the power of this bronze! The brazen king seems to be gazing at Zeus and about to say: “I set Earth under my feet; thyself, Zeus, possess Olympus.” — An epigramby Asclepiades As I sit down to write, I realise that this piece can go in different directions: three at least. One, it...

When: Wednesday, March 03, 2021 At 5:00 pm - Organized by : UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies In collaboration with : IIC Los Angeles - Entrance : Free Professor Andrea Moudarres, UCLA Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, discusses his recent book, The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic. Images of Hostility from...

Allegro, a new modern Italian restaurant from the San Diego Dining Group, plans to open its doors on Valentine’s Day in Little Italy. Allegro takes over the space at 1536 India St. formerly occupied by Indigo Grill, which closed last year after a 20-year run. Allegro joins San Diego Dining Group’s three Gaslamp Quarter restaurants: Greystone Steakh...

He started making music when he was six, even though no one in his family was a professional musician. Growing up, Francesco Le Metre had always music around him, but as a kid he had no idea it was going to become his career. “I started playing piano and then eventually switched over to drums and lastly electric bass,” the Sicilian composer, now 30...

Screen diva Sophia Loren has got the L.A. Italia Legend Award for her extraordinary career and philanthropic work most recently demonstrated by her new film 'La vita davanti a sé' (The Life Ahead), the jury of the Los Angeles, Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Festival 2021 said Sunday. The jury was headed by Italo-American actor Armand Assante, an Em...

At Vincenti Restaurant in Brentwood, they had to make rapid and impactful changes in order to adjust to the Covid-19 new reality. And if, in time of a pandemic, wearing a mask, a face shield, and setting up tables at the right social-distance have been pretty much a no-brainer, some other aspects of ournew-normal life have hit at more deeper level....

Become a member of the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco and receive a complimentary subscription to Edicoletta italiana (Italian Newsstand), granting you virtual access to some of the most prominent Italian and international newspapers. Access to the virtual library MLOL (MediaLibraryOnLine), the digital lending platform with the largest...

The Los Angeles food scene sprawls across enclaves that offer spectacular Japanese and Chinese cuisine along with tantalizing Mexican, spicy Korean, flavorful Ethiopian, and so much more. Amid all these options, one of LA's most enduring and entertaining culinary traditions is the delicatessen, where you can order craveable sandwiches built from It...

When: From Thursday, February 25, 2021 to Saturday, February 27, 2021 From 6:00 pm To 11:59 pm - Organized by: IIC Los Angeles In collaboration with San Diego Italian Film Festival - Entrance: Free Around the end of 1958 Federico Fellini was going through a complicated period in his career. He had already won two Oscars for La Strada and Le notti d...

Construction has begun on site at our Little Italy San Jose Cultural & Museum! Demo around the perimeter, chimney and basement is underway in preparation for the home lifting and foundation work for the "Italian Cellar" basement bar. Also got the massive antenna taken down. We saved 300 of the bricks from the chimney to be repurposed in our Little...