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by Serena Perfetto   For the fourth year in a row, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco is home to some of the most known Italian movies. Nevertheless, Cinema Italia has become a not-to-be-missed event not only for Italian film-lovers. The festival develops a one-day-only hectic program starting at 1pm, followed by two more movies before the...

"This is crazy, man," said a black-clad Sebastian Maniscalco, settling into a booth at the posh restaurant inside the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. A massive light fixture evoking a cascade of bubbles hangs overhead amid the room's polished wood and air of assured California elegance. Maniscalco's incredulous expression is the sort of humble "How...

Although San Diego can lay claim to Team Italy's lead off hitter/LA Dodgers infielder Nick Punto as their own born-and-raised MLB hero, Sanremo–a popular Italian Riviera resort town between Genoa and the French border–is the proud home of WBC teammate/Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi. Alex was literally weaned on baseball by his father, Ag...

On Tuesday, April 29th 2014 the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the Orange County premiere of the highly acclaimed film, A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola), followed by a festive post screening gala. Irene (Margherita Buy, winner o...

Wow, what a night! On May 4, 2014 F.I.L. held its first International Attire dinner dance at Mission Viejo Country Club. Conjuring a little magic for the members of FIL was the challenge for Chairlady, Sharon Gambino and she chose a "fail safe" theme, i.e. Costumi Internazionali.   Sharon is known for her attention to the miniscule of detail...

Yesterday I had the distinct honor of waving the start flag in front of the Fairmont Hotel to mark the beginning of the 23rd annual California Mille vintage car tour. Was it the standard green flag, like in NASCAR? Not for the California Mille, a race inspired by the 1000 mile race that ran between Rome and Brescia from 1927 to 1957. It was the tri...

Escape the heat (or give in to the eery fog) with summer chills Italian style. Three films from a more disconcerting, though no less accomplished, side of the Italian psyche: Fiorile (1993, 105 min), 20 August. Register here. Romanzo criminale (2005, 154 min), 27 August. Register here.Girl by the Lake (2007, 95 min), 3 September. Register her...

April 20, 2016. Wednesday 7:30 PM. Angelica's Bistro, 863 Main Street. Redwood City, California 94063. Aria Bella Trio- Classical & Opera Italian Songs. Featuring: Gloria Mendieta Gazave, Anna Maria Mendieta, and Joyce Lee   The Aria Bella Trio has delighted audiences of all ages. With the beautiful combinat...

This weekend don't missCINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2012through November 18, 2012 at the Aero Theatre Cinema Italian Style, the annual celebration of Italian cinema, continues this weekend with Daniele Vicari's hard-hitting procedural expose DIAZ: DON'T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD,the true story of the police assault at the Genoa G8 summit; Carlo Verdone's sharp...

By Mauro Battocchi The San Francisco Opera company has announced an ambitious calendar of ten operas this season, up from eight last year.   Included from the Italian opus will be Vincenzo Bellini's Norma (Sep 5 - 30, 2014), Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (Oct 4 - 22, 2014), Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Nov 9 -26, 2014), Marco...

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: IIC To illustrate the theme of this year's Italian Language Week, which is "The Italian of Music, the Music of Italian", Kip Cranna from the San Francisco Opera and Marina Romani from UC Berkeley will give a talk ab...

Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard takls about Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia:"We are very pleased to welcome the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia back to Pasadena. Last year's inaugural event was a huge success, and we expect the 2013 ride to attract even more participants. Cycling is a vital component of Pasadena's transportation plan. Named the most bike-friendly c...