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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 6:00 PM The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA. Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 7:00 PM The Holy Cross Parish, 580 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco and Assisi joining together as Sister Cities, and the 800th anniversary of Saint F...

With a home in nearby Long Beach, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon returns to Southern California after nearly 15 years since serving as the Angels' bench coach from 2000-2005. For owner LA Angels owner Arte Moreno, it have been a long and frustrating five-year postseason drought. Coming to his rescue is Italian American manager Joe Maddon, wh...

Pasquale Esposito performs at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Saturday, Oct. 19. If you don’t have your tickets yet, you best get moving. Esposito lends his voice in concert to benefit the Bear Valley Community Healthcare Foundation. Tickets were still available at press time and can be purchased online at www.citybigbearlake.com. Search u...

Former Team Italy catcher Tyler LaTorre is the new pitching coach at California State University, Sacramento. It should come as no surprise to learn how catchers later blossom into some of the game’s best pitching coaches. Former backstop Dave Duncan, one of the most respected and successful pitching coaches of all-time, was credited for the succes...

Italian director Lina Wertmuller, the first female director nominated for an Academy Award, will be feted at numerous celebrations during an upcoming trip to Los Angeles, where she is scheduled to receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards on Oct. 27 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the following day. In 1976, Wertmuller beca...

San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 13th year at the Museum of Photographic Arts with a madcap murder mystery and new leadership. Here's a preview. Being Italian I can say that Italians love to talk and at the San Diego Italian Film Festival they love to talk about films. With 37 film screenings over the past year in San Diego and Encinit...

Franc D’Ambrosio is one of those performers and the proof will be at the Yreka Community Theater, when he sings “Songs of Broadway.” He is best known as “The Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Tony award winning musical, “Phantom of the Opera.” This is a role he performed for five years in the San Francisco production. For its 2019 fall concert, the...

Just as ordering ristretto at a coffee shop promises a caffeinated wallop in a small dose, the San Diego Italian Film Festival’s new competition promises to demonstrate the power of short films. The festival will be held at Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts from Tuesday through Oct. 27. Of the 60 submissions to the festival’s short-film com...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced a partnership with Italy’s Istituto Luce – Cinecittà under which the state film entity will become a “founding supporter” of the museum as part of a five-year agreement that will involve a series of annual events celebrating Italian cinema. The Italian cinema series will kick off with a centennial...

Presso il Museo Italo Americano e’ stato presentato il trailer e una parte del documentario su Amedeo Giannini ( fondatore della Bank of America) “A little fellow”. Il regista Davide Fiore, la produttrice Sasha Smith insieme al Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona hanno raccontato l’incredibile vita di Giannini, figlio di emigrati italiani e nativo dell...

Destiny gave Pasquale Esposito a life-long singing career. Destiny also brought him to America from his native Italy where his career has thrived in California and as a regular contributor to the PBS entertainment lineup. Esposito will share his vocal talents in Big Bear Oct. 19 at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. The concert is a benefit...

A homeless woman made famous after a video of her singing an Italian aria in a Los Angeles subway station has agreed to open Saturday’s festivities for the new Little Italy district in San Pedro. Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino and his director of communications, Branimir Kvartuc, have spent the past week also assisting the woman, Emily Za...