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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...

Julio Vincent Gambuto sets his film in a part of the world that owns his heart: Staten Island. Now, he’s among A-listers in the Mill Valley Film Festival, where his feature film “Team Marco” will make its world premiere on Sunday, Oct. 6. The 92-minute production is listed in the “family films” category, screening at 11:45 a.m. PST on Sunday, Oct....

Monday, October 21, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:30 pm. Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F. San Francisco CA 94102. Entrance: Free. On the occasion of the 19th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco pays tribute to the recently deceased author Andre...

Friday October 4, 2019 | Salt Lake City: Museum of Creativity and Innovation, 209 East 500 South TheLeonardo.org. Monday October 7, 2019 | 5:00pm | San Francisco, Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. Free Admission | RSVP Required.  The Elfo Puccini Theater arrives in Salt Lake City and San Francisco from Milan with its latest creation dedi...