On April 6th, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the geniuses of the Renaissance, died in Rome. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, while we wait for the houses of culture to reopen and to be able to see works of art live again, the network of Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC) in the US and Canada will celebrate the Master through on...

Earlier this week, Republican legislative leaders signed and sent a letter to the Joint Rules Committee in a last ditch effort to keep the Christopher Columbus statue in the State Capitol Building in Sacramento. Led by Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), the letter pleads with the Committee to keep the ‘Columbus’ Last Appeal to...

Friday, July 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm. A Peaceful Assembly/Rally by local Sacramento Community, Cultural and Historical Groups. WEST STEPS of the California State Capitol (10th Street) (PLEASE WEAR FACE MASK). SUPPORT California History and Preserve the Columbus Monument in the Capitol Rotunda! CLICK TO READ WHY COLUMBUS DAY MATTERS We live during a time...

There are few things that Rolando Beramendi loves more than cooking, so it was not surprising when he offered to prepare dinner for his newly-anointed inlaws during the Christmas of 1987. The soon-to-be-founder of Manicaretti Italian Foods Importers had just completed his degree in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis, an...

Vado verso dove vengo (I’m Going Where I Came From) is a documentary that tells the per- sonal stories of Lucanians who emigrated abroad and of those who returned and who stayed in the small towns of Lucania region - known today as Basilicata. From New York City to Aliano, from London to Castelmezzano, the voices of emigrants and of their descendan...

Talia Shire. Now in the indie “Working Man.” About a factory closing, a husband fired, a marriage tough. Real fairy tale. “The story’s about fighting to keep a factory and a marriage. The real story’s about me quarantined in LA’s Westwood with three dogs. I’m a mystic so I pray, meditate, read, listen to Bach. My father [composer Carmine Coppola] t...

Capo’s in North Beach, the popular family-style Italian restaurant known for its Chicago-style pizza, has rebranded during the pandemic and now features small plates and, most important, Detroit-style pizzas. Along with the pivot comes a name change. Capo’s, which has been closed since March and was previously called Capo’s Pizza and Fine Italian D...

The Italian artistic excellence, wherever you are: all you need is an Internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the ItaliaFestival Association and with participation of some of the most prestigious Italian Festivals, presents over two months of high-quality shows in...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival announced Monday that it will host a Q&A session with Leonardo D’Agostini, director of the award-winning film “Il Campione.” The Q&A, which is a part of the organization’s series of online programs, will take place Sunday. Film Festival ticket holders can watch the film beginning Thursday. The film tells the stor...

Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2021 Announced by Walk of Fame Chair Ellen K and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rana Ghadban A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by...