by Federico Pacchioni On Sunday, March 5th, over 200 students and community leaders gathered for the Italian Studies Council's conference Culture and Business: An Italian Perspective. The conference brought together innovative business leaders representing film, architecture, design, agriculture and other industries from California and Italy. &nb...

Order Sons of Italy in America, Renaissance Lodge #2259, through its charitable organization, the Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation, established its annual charities budget for 2014. The foundation's Board of Directors has voted to support the following charities and organizations: University of California Irvine Department of...

by Silvia Simonetti   Less than a year ago, Newport Italian original store opened in Orange County, challenging the American myth of Harley Davidson motorcycles with the Italian stylish and high-tech Piaggio Vespa, Moto Guzzi, and Aprilia motor-scooters.   Thanks to an inspired combination of modern design and cozy piazza atmosphere,...

As the $82 million Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts approaches its grand opening Saturday, the center stands to join a growing family of buildings at Chapman University named for benefactors who helped make them a reality.   So then, who exactly are the Muscos? Sebastian "Paul" Musco was born to a family of Italian immig...

Seeking a little of La Dolce Vita in California? Now you can find it in Orange County! Newport Beach is ready to launch Newport Italian, a very special store, where you can experience different aspects of Italy, from a hot espresso coffee to the top motorcycle brands. This, though, is not a traditional dealer. Come here, enjoy a good coffee, take...

What: "Culture and Business: An Italian Perspective"When: 5th of March at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: George Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall 404Admission: Free - Information and RSVP: events.chapman.edu/15032 Amid the architectural, culinary and artistic beauty of Italy is another, sometimes unappreciated specialty – business. That's the topic...

Sara Delucchi is the recipient of the 2016 Renaissance Lodge scholarship in Italian Studies. The scholarship is intended to recognize students who distinguish themselves academically in Italian Studies, and at the same time who manifest dedication to the wellbeing of the Italian community both on and outside the campus.   The Renaissance Lod...

by Vicky Carabini   February 11, 2017, Saturday - Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective. Chapman University, Musco Center for the Arts, 10:00am-1:00pm. The many pathways of Italy's music, art and culture come together in a single event! Appreciate the harmony that inspired Dante's immortal masterpieces, and explore the diverse voices of...

by Wills Robinson   Three days before Christmas, 85-year-old widow Twila McCauley trembled as she opened a red, git-wrapped box. From it she picked out a silver bracelet that has been lost for almost 70 years. It was gift worn by her late husband Warren as he fought the Nazis in the Italian mountains in 1945. He mislaid the bracel...

by Alessandra Mastroianni   The 2013 edition of the Italian Opera Festival starts from one of the most loved restaurants in Orange County. The Anaheim White House hosted a cocktail party to present the new season of the festival that, last year, gained a good success.   In this restaurant, gourmet food meets culture... in any possible...