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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...

January 16–May 21, 2020. BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley CA. Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s highest honors, winning Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for La...

Pinstripes — an Italian-inspired bowling-bocce-bistro hybrid with locations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Houston and Cleveland — has arrived on the West Coast at last. The concept: Create a space with good food and a common activity to bring people together. The Pinstripes launch at San Mateo’s Hillsdale Mall last month has added some bustle at th...

Sunday 01/19/2020 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. The Bay Area is home to many ex-pat Italians who have moved here for jobs they couldn’t find at home. Blue Bear School of Music has organized a group of these emigranti into a band performing Italian rock and pop songs...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is collaborating with Film Geeks SD to present a year-long monthly series of Italian genre films that showcase the variety and range of Italian cinema, many of which have never been screened in San Diego before. "We could not be more excited to kick off our programming with this partnership with Film Geek...

Saturday January 11. 7:30 pm. St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037. The San Diego Early Music Society is proud to present the long anticipated San Diego debut of the award-winning Concerto Italiano under the direction of renowned harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Concerto Italiano will perform music of Corel...

From Friday, January 17, 2020, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scripps Ranch Theatre, 9783 Avenue of Nations, San Diego, 92131. Age limit: 18+ Cost: $37 | Get tickets. The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: 2 men, 2 women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves...

After playing for Team Italy in three World Baseball Classics (2006, 2009, and 2013) and having spent nearly a decade as the everyday Rimini shortstop, Jack Santora began his Minor League Baseball-affiliated coaching career in 2017 with the Los Angeles Angels Single-A affiliate Burlington Bees before taking on the managerial reins of the rookie-lev...

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal) announced Wednesday the signing of Defender Salvatore “Sal” Zizzo Jr., pending league and federation approval. Zizzo is the first player to be signed by the club in franchise history. He will join the club for its inaugural USL Championship season in 2020. "From the moment we started the process of building a...

Umberto Rispoli, a two-time champion jockey in Italy who has been riding in Hong Kong in recent years, is headed to California. Ron Anderson, who will be Rispoli’s agent, said the 31-year-old rider will arrive in California Dec. 16 and accept his first mounts there on opening day, Dec. 26. “He was touted to me by Frankie Dettori,” Anderson said. “H...

Noted Italian opera singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli announced he will be undertaking a brief run of North American dates in late Spring 2020. The shows, which all take place in California, include a performance at SAP Center in San Jose on June 13 and two shows at the Hollywood Bowl on June 16 & 17. The June 2020 tour will be...