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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...

AFI FEST 2014 will Honor Sophia Loren with a Special Tribute WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014 AFI 8-day film festival from November 6 - 13 Hollywood   As part of the Tribute the movie "Marriage Italian Style" (directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1964), will be screened in an event open to the public in the 50th anniversary of the Academy Award®-nomi...

by Stephanie Frustaci   This year's Festival del Sole in Napa Valley will be celebrated in honor of the talented Italian actress Sophia Loren. The famed movie star will be turning 80 years old in September, and so this annual festival will feature music, wine, and plenty of activities to commemorate Loren's spectacular career.   One o...

February 4, 2015/Wednesday 5:30 PM - 11:30 PMBiscuits and Blues - 401 Mason Street - San Francisco, California 94102 An explosive mixture of blues, funk and soul music in acoustic: this is the formula of the sound of Francesco Piu, Sardinian singer and guitarist born in 1981. Accompanying their voices with instruments like acoustic guita...

By Silvia Simonetti   When some people's career, and life, literally "takes off" we may think it is only a matter of fortune: they were in the right place at the right time. Nevertheless, in most cases this wouldn't be enough, as it takes talent and courage to seize opportunities. And this trio of young Italian artists called "Il Volo" defin...