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by Mauro Battocchi   There is a special treat for lovers of opera coming exclusively to San Francisco this month. With a limited showing on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 22 at 2:00 PM, the Marines' Memorial Theatre of San Francisco (609 Sutter St) will bringing to life Carlo Pallavicino's The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles, a lo...

Italian Cultural Arts Council and Cinema Italiano presents screening of La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana! Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm Bowers Museum - 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 Adults $10, Students: $5 (no need to RSVP) 1:30- 2:00 pm, Reception/RefreshmentsSeating in Au...

Ciao, Amici - Buona Estate! Happy Summer!! I hope your are enjoying our continuing weather so nice and cool after all the heat in May. It is good for the plants and definitely easy on our water supply. As promised a few weeks ago, here are the details about this year's Ferragosto. This year, Ferragosto will be all new and exciting! It is a joint...

Al Pacino will be presented with the first Jack Valenti-L.A.-Italia Legend Award at the Los Angeles-Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, Lina Wertmueller, the honorary chair of the festival's parent organization, announced Monday.Named for the longtime Motion Picture Association of America president, the honor will be given each year to an "outstandi...

While waiting for the Golden Globe and Academy Awards coming up, the city of world cinema is getting ready to host Cinema Italian Style 2013. The annual festival dedicated to Italian contemporary cinema will kick off November 14 through the 18 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.   The grand opening will feature the U.S. premiere of Paolo S...

Conducting The AMOR Symphonic Orchestra Special GuestsSoprano Elisabetta Russo & Tenor Gianluca Sciarpelletti All New Compositions by Andrea Morricone and Lyrics by Paola Lorenzi   TUESDAY April 29, 2014 at 7:30PMTHE ANN & JERRY MOSS THEATERAT NEW ROADS SCHOOL3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404  

By Cheryl North The San Francisco Opera opens its 2015-16 season Saturday night with "Luisa Miller," Giuseppe Verdi's 1849 "breakthrough" opera. Singing the title role will be soprano Leah Crocetto, who has developed her talent during general director David Gockley's decade of leadership.   Joining her is an outstanding international cast:...

Italy on Monday started the process of picking its candidate to complete for the Oscar for best foreign language film, led by Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) from Paolo Sorrentino, and Miel, the feature film directorial debut from actress Valeria Golino. Italy on Monday started the process of picking its candidate...

By Deborah Vankin   Who knew the sound of insanity could be so beautiful? We had the opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal of Los Angeles Opera's production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," which opens Saturday. The afternoon was the very first time cast or crew would be rehearsing with the rare, treasured instrument -- the...

The great Italian composer, musician and director performs for the first time in Los Angeles, at the Nokia Theatre, for an exceptional event called "The Music, the Movies, the Legend". Mostly known for his over 500 film soundtracks, he has also written orchestral, vocal, piano and chamber works.   Info and tickets at http://www.nokiatheatrel...

Artemusica, con la direzione del Maestro Ermanno Zotti, è stato protagonista di due esibizioni molto apprezzate dal folto pubblico accorso alla Saint Monica Church, Santa Monica venerdì 15, ed il giorno successivo alla St. Peter the Apostle Church a Pasadena.   Fondato nel 2011, il coro è composto esclusivamente da cantanti non-professionist...

L'industria italiana dei videogiochi vola in America per l'edizione 2014 di "Game Connection America", in programma dal 17 al 19 marzo all'hotel Sir Francis Drake di San Francisco.   Coordinate dall'Agenzia Ice e dall'AESVI - Associazione di Categoria dell'Industria dei videogiochi in Italia – le aziende italiane saranno riunite in un "Punto...