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Over the next few weeks, Italian contemporary music will take the stage in Los Angeles, with the performances of three renowned singers and songwriters who represent three different genres: the queen of pop Laura Pausini, the rocker Luciano Ligabue, and the rapper Caparezza.   After last edition's interview with the beautiful Laura, this tim...

by Fabrizio Capobianco   No, Juventus is not opening a high-tech office in the Valley, nor relocating here. They plan to stay in Turin. However, a group of Juventus fans have decided it is time for the Vecchia Signora to have an official club in the West Coast. Yes, surprisingly, there is only one official Juventus Club in the US (a.k.a...

The Italian Benevolent Society of Amador County will host its annual Italian Picnic and Parade for three days at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, 581 Highway 49. The event includes a spaghetti eating contest.   Since 1882, the society – after Italian immigrants came to avoid being drafted into the army during a time of turmoil – h...

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...