Renowned Italian singer, songwriter, film director and author Luciano Ligabue caps a record breaking quarter-century career with his first-ever concert appearances on the American continent.   Taking off from Manhattan's Terminal 5 on October 19th, the iconic performer makes stops in Los Angeles (October 22nd at the Whisky a Go Go) and San F...

Nicola Verlato, Fulvio di Piazza, Marco Mazzoni, and Agostino Arrivabene are fierce artists fired up about figurative art. The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles will be hosting the Juxtapoz Italiano exhibit featuring their world-class contemporary artwork.   Figurative art is very representational, portraying images clearly derived f...

Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. is on track and under way, according to CEO Harald Wester. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV last week shipped about 50 of the Italian luxury brand's niche 4C sports cars to North America. The cars are now arriving in dealerships, marking the first time since the mid-'90s that Americans can see Alfa Romeos in showrooms....

by Tony Bravo   Frank Sinatra had many sobriquets — Ol' Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board, Swoonatra — but to Amanda Erlinger, he remains simply "Grandpa." "I'm blessed to be part of this family for many reasons," says Erlinger, the youngest daughter of Frank's daughter Nancy ("These Boots Were Made for Walkin'") Sinatra and Hugh Lam...

Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 Hours: 6.30 PM Venue: IIC Organized by: IIC and Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra (LAV) In collaboration with: Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Maestro Carlo Ponti gives a preview lecture featuring Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra (LAV) musicians for the ensemble's exciting debut in LA at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz on Septemb...

by Sarah Krevoy   This is not Carla Viparelli's first visit to the City of Angels, but it is a crucial one nonetheless. Last year, the Neapolitan multimedia artist participated in a four-artist international exchange show at the Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo.   With her previous experience still close in mind, she has...

Il 27 Ottobre l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Los Angeles ha ospitato il seminario "New Audiences for Italian: Italian for Spanish Speakers through Intercomprehension", sull'insegnamento della lingua italiana agli ispanofoni attraverso l'intercomprensione. Durante il workshop, organizzato dal Consolato Generale in collaborazione con la California...

by Brigham Yen   Not so fast West LA. A source who wishes to remain anonymous has informed me that Eataly — the enormously popular Italian restaurant and market from New York founded by Oscar Farinetti — is in "serious discussions" to open at Macy's Plaza, or more accurately, as part of the future $160 million makeover project called "The Bl...

On the occasion of the panel discussion and exhibition "Italy of the Future" which took place at the Italian Cultural Institute on Wednesday, September 4, we had the opportunity to meet two generations of brilliant scientists represented by Dr. Vito Campese and Dr. Filippo Sozzi, and to ask them a few questions about their job, as well as their opi...

By Gregory J. Wilcox   It seems to Paul Nunneri that he blinked and 30 years flashed by. That can happen when a leap of faith morphs into a labor of love. "It has flown by, but it's been good. It's my life, you know," Nunneri said of three decades as an owner of Cavaretta's Italian Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park.   So banners and...