by Ross A. Lincoln   Several 2016 Oscar contenders including Lady Gaga & Diane Warren, and Ennio Morricone, will be honored next week at the 11th annual Italia Film Festival. The week-long pre-Oscars showcase of the best of Italian culture happens February 21-27 in Los Angeles at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres. Among the events featured in...

By Meghan Giannotta There's more to Little Italy's San Gennaro festival than cannolis — like sausage and peppers, meatballs and zeppoles, too. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the 11-day feast that brings more than one million tourists and locals downtown, donning red, green and white. The festival is historic for Italian immigrants a...

It rained for St. Joseph on Sunday. It was as if the group of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church parishioners planned it that way.   Weeks after preparing just about every imaginable dessert, the cooks had to fire up the spaghetti pots and fish fryers under the shelter of tents as Saturday night rain lasted through most of Sunday morning...

The Taste of Italy festival Saturday offered Angelenos a chance to preview some of the history and culture that will be offered at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, which was expected to open in the spring.   Slick here to see the video.   Source: http://ktla.com  

Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, is calling upon foodies everywhere to participate in its second Chef's Choice Recipe Contest taking place Sunday, July 19 in the Cucina Showcase. Beginning now through June 15, 2015, Festa Italiana is accepting Italian appetizer ("antipasti") recipe submissions by email or by mail. After the June 15...

The North Wildwood Original Italian-American Festival celebrates its 19th anniversary in the Wildwoods this year with a weekend of food, fun and Italian-American heritage. The festival runs from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30.   Festivities for the three-day event take place along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood including s...

The North End section of Boston was one of the early arrival points for Southern Italian and Sicilian immigrants. Many Italian-American families can trace their American roots back to this small warren of narrow streets and alleyways.   These pioneers brought with them local traditions and beliefs, including the festivals they knew from home...

The Napa Valley may be California's little patch of Tuscany, so Sophia Loren should feel right at home during wine country's tribute to the Italian film actress of the 1960s and '70s.   The event is part of the Napa Valley Festival del Sole, 10 days of music and dance -- such as festival opener Joshua Bell playing "The Four Seasons" at Caste...

By Giovanni di Napoli   What better way to celebrate Labor Day than at the Feast of San Giuseppe, patron saint of workers. Monday, my friends and I made our way to Lodi, New Jersey for the centennial celebration of the Feast of Saint Joseph. Warmly welcomed, we celebrated Mass in English and Italian with Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, Coadj...

"Alberi che camminano", il documentario diretto da Mattia Colombo, scritto insieme ad Erri De Luca, che indaga il rapporto antico che lega l'uomo al legno, approda negli Stati Uniti.   Dopo il successo ottenuto al Festival dei Popoli di Firenze il film è stato selezionato per competere a Slamdance, il prestigioso festival dedicato al cinema...