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It was 1921, 100 years ago. Enrico Caruso, one of the most famous singers in history, died in Naples. That same year Giuseppe Di Stefano and Franco Corelli, two of the great tenors of the last century, and the stars of legendary performances at Teatro alla Scala (Milan), were born. To celebrate these great tenors who have been representing Italian...

Hundreds of planes grounded at airports around the world. Empty, lonely streets. People looking from inside their windows. These are some of the images we all remember about March 2020. It was the beginning of the pandemic and of the Italian first lockdown that would last almost two months. This is also the start of Harvest 2020, a documentary prod...

Over the last forty-eight hours, a long trail of Måneskin has crossed the entire United States, but not only. It's not only the concert in Los Angeles, but also an extremely important recognition: the cover of "Beggin'" by the Roman group is certified platinum in the States. This means that one million copies have been sold in the US: an extraordin...

Just in time for the holidays, LA Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's fairytale romance Cinderella (La Cenerentola) from November 20 through December 12 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This delightfully entertaining spin on the ultimate rags-to-riches tale finds our spunky heroine (no damsel in distress here) seizing the opportunity to nab the mos...

Cipriani — the iconic multigenerational hospitality empire — is planning to open a restaurant in Beverly Hills at 362 N. Camden Drive, THR has learned. Multiple sources say that the company, known for its huge event spaces in New York and restaurants around the world, has taken a lease at the space, which was most recently occupied by Madeo. (The s...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to welcome the community to this special screening free of charge. Come and join the Italian Cultural Institute in celebrating the spirit of hope and wonder Dante so beautifully captures in the final verse of the Inferno: "E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. - And thence we came forth to...

Tollo Mayor Angelo Radica and the Tollo City Council assembled in the Municipal Council Chambers in Tollo (Chieti) on Monday night, October 25, 2021 to approve and sign the Sister City relationship with Fullerton, California in honor of Tommy Lasorda (longtime resident of Fullerton) and his parents Sabatino and Carmella Lasorda (both born in Tollo)...

The Miracle of the Quails, executed in 1554, is among the artist’s largest and most ambitious works. It was previously in a private collection and had rarely been seen by scholars and has never been on public display. It was acquired by the Getty from New York dealership OMP Fine Art. When asked about the purchase price, a spokesperson of the museu...

On tour on the West Coast, Quartetto di Cremona - Cristiano Gualco violin, Paolo Andreoli violin, Simone Gramaglia viola and Giovanni Scaglione cello -  will perform in two concerts presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. November 6 at 4 pm PT in Santa Monica, California. The Maestro Foundation, Mendelsohn Hall. ...

"When I was a boy growing up in Genova, my hometown, I loved two things: one was the sea and the other was cinema. The sea is immense to explore, and cinema is something that takes you in a different world, a fantastic world.” Italian architect Renzo Piano spoke about his passion for movie-making as soon as he took the stage during the opening of t...

Giancarlo and Giovanni Cerri’s exhibition is an ideal opportunity for a comparison between this father and son, two quite different Milanese artists in their themes and expressive language. Giancarlo started out as a figurative artist focusing mostly on the theme of nature. His painting progressively evolved – in the nineties – into the abstract. G...

Potted olive trees stand like sentinels at the entrance to Milano Cafe & Deli, welcoming lovers of Italian food and sundries to the recently opened Italian marketplace at the corner of Palm and Third Street in Downtown Burbank. With a well-though out menu of Italian dishes, French and Italian pastries, deli staples and corner market necessities, Mi...