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By Mauro Battocchi Watching TV with your friends — especially sporting events — can be a stimulating social experience. (Was that jab really worth a yellow flag? OBviously! What?? No WAY!) You and your friends likely have sporting opinions that get shared vociferously among the group. Alas, it's 2013 and your favorite soccer watching buddy may liv...

by Jessica Pena   In 1946, Italian architecture student Paolo Soleri discovered a book about Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's legendary winter home located in Scottsdale, Ariz. He immediately wrote to Wright and enclosed some of his sketches. Months later, Wright responded with an invitation to apprentice in Arizona.   This was a m...

Sarà un anno strepitoso questo 2013 per la Puglia Center of America. Dopo aver organizzato eventi in Stati Americani quali New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey e Washington DC, il prossimo 3 Maggio la Puglia Center of America volerà in California alla Cerimonia "Puglia's Italy Award of Excellence in America" per premiare una delle person...

The Italians are coming – but these particular Italians are bringing music, not, as in that TV car commercial, the latest model FIAT.   Hit Week, the international festival of contemporary Italian music, returns to North America in October with a series of concerts in Miami, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.   Read more   Sour...

by Roberto Natalini   In the wake of last month's tribute to Maestro Verdi, the San Francisco Opera celebrated once again an Italian musical master, concluding in style the fall 2013-14 season. Gioachino Rossini's eternally fresh comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville has enchanted the public during the last month of November, with an...

The earliest known reference to baseball ever recorded in American history dates back to the late18th century in Massachusetts. The first team who played under modern rules - the New York Knickerbockers - dates back to the mid-19th century.   Over time, the sport has of course evolved, but it has been around for quite a while. The sport evol...

NFL AM is now graced with Italian-American anchor Erin Coscarelli, newest co-host to the early morning sports news show, alongside former professional football players who also co-host the show. Erin is a sportscaster and entertainment host living in Los Angeles and has recently joined the NFL network in 2014, giving back to football fans not only...

Sarà il film di animazione ''Gladiatori di Roma 3D'' prodotto e diretto da Iginio Straffi ad inaugurare domenica 17 febbraio al TCL Chinese Theatre di Hollywood l'ottava edizione del Los Angeles Italia - Film, Fashion and Arts Fest. Lo ha annunciato l'ideatore e produttore della rinomata rassegna Pascal Vicedomini, alla presenza del regista Straffi...

di Roberto Natalini   Il mese di dicembre è stato dedicato per intero alle bellezze d'Italia riconosciute dall'Unesco come eredità per il mondo intero. Complementare alla mostra fotografica Unesco Italia, nella quale tutti i quarantanove siti "patrimonio dell'umanità" sono immortalati dai più grandi fotografi italiani, si è tenuta presso l'I...

2013 is the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. September brings two very important events to Orange County. For those who love to indulge in a good book, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Heritage Archive at Chapman University in Orange welcome Italian best-selling author Gianrico Carofiglio on campus to present the English...

The IAC Ladies Auxiliary team, representing the Italian Athletic Club of Stockton, won the silver medal in the Open B Division at the United States Bocce Federation's U.S. National Championships during the week of June 21-27 in Methuen, Mass. The IAC Ladies Team competed against other U.S teams and pulled out the silver medal with seven wins and t...

In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, sfSoundSalonSeries is pleased to present Italian virtuoso Irene Russo in a program of solo works for piano spanning the entire 20th century to the present, with works by Debussy, Malipiero, Takemitsu, Procaccini, and Widmann.   She'll be followed by Tom Djll's HackMIDI, pia...