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Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of Swedish-born film legend Ingrid Bergman and Italian film director Roberto Rossellini, has spent her life in the spotlight. She’s been in the public eye from her birth in 1952, all through her career as an actress and model to today, at age 67, as she has once again reshaped her identity and is a traveling lectur...

The 15th Annual Italian Festival, chaired by Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores (MEDITERRANEO) and writer and producer Nick Vallelonga (GREEN BOOK) is back in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars with an array of Italian films - many World and U.S. premieres - as well as Italian, Italian-American and International artists including director a...

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli was among the victims of the helicopter crash that also killed former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, OCC assistant coach Ron La Ruffa confirmed Sunday, Jan 26. Altobelli’s brother Tony, Orange Coast College’s sports information director, told CNN that Altobelli’s wife Keri and daughter Alyssa also were a...

Thursday, February 20 at 8PM. Whitefire Theatre. 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423. Ticket: $20.00. Click here for tickets. Written and performed by Toni Perrotta. Artfully directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson. Premiering in Solofest at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. THE LARGEST SOLO FESTIVAL ON THE WEST COAST !!!!!...

It may be named “Fiddlers Crossing,” but the small venue in downtown Tehachapi also features some of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists in its concert schedules. On Friday, Feb. 7, the audience will be treated to a touch of Italy when Beppe Gambetta returns to the stage. Gambetta is considered one of the finest flatpicking guitarists on any con...

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo rarely opens up about his family life, granting just a handful of interviews discussing his parents and brothers dating back to his college career at Eastern Illinois, according to Heavy.com. Jimmy’s father, Tony Garoppolo Sr., who worked as an electrician for more than 40 years, was out the door every morning...

THE TRAITOR, the true story of the man who brought down the mafia directed by award-winning director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Devil in the Flesh) is opening in LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK on January, 31, 2020. Watch the trailer here. THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the ea...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Finding the Mother Lode a film by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien documents the experiences of Italian immigrants in California. Italians first settled en masse in California during the Gold Rush. While few m...

Jimmy Garoppolo prefers to keep his family life away from the public eye, something that is difficult to do for an NFL quarterback. Jimmy has granted just a couple rare interviews discussing his parents and brothers dating back to his college career at Eastern Illinois. Jimmy’s nationality is Italian and his family is proud of their heritage. Prior...

If you feel like you don't really know Jimmy Garoppolo, you're not alone. His pre- and post-game interviews are mundane. His Instagram is comprised mainly of game photos with the occasional ad peppered in: a local luxury car dealership, the Men's Wearhouse, New Era or Bose. He doesn't even have a "personal life" section on his Wikipedia page. With...

John Patrick Shanley is still best-known for his deeply dramatic, Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Doubt,” as well as his Oscar-winning script for the movie “Moonlighting.” But 1988’s “Italian American Reconciliation” showcases an early-career Shanley’s comic voice, as he brings an almost operatic tone to this saga of ruptured romance. In its review of...

It felt like home away from home for Elisa Princic when she and Team Italy U19 women's softball squad captain Alessandra Rotondo threw out the first pitch on Italian Heritage Night at Petco Park in San Diego on August 9, 2019. Earlier that memorable day, Elisa Princic and the Azzurre softball team participated in a workout at San Diego State Univer...