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Los Angeles

Actress Laura Zenoni. Photo Courtesy of L. Zenoni

A new wave of Italian-Americans floods in the Hollywood Fringe Festival

The 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival (June 9-26) - annual, open-access, community-derived event dedicated to showcase uncensored contemporary stage...
Architect Diane Favro. Photo Courtesy of D. Favro

Historical Architect Diane Favro and her 3D visions of Imperial Rome

Diane Favro, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, as well as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of the Arts and...
Consul General of Italy, Antonio Verde. Agata Gravante Photography

“The Italian Republic had its 70th birthday, but it doesn’t look its age”

On June 2nd, 1946, Italians expressed their preference, through the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage. Republic won over Monarchy,...

San Francisco

Racecar drivers Alexander Rossi & Mario Andretti Photograph courtesy of the Marussia F1 Team & pitpass.com

The “Italian Cultural Spring” Continues into Summer & Fall

Earlier this year, our own San Francisco Italian Consul General, Mauro Battocchi, posted an important observation in his blog at San Francisco, Italy...
Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of thirteen restaurants in Northern California and Las Vegas and an 11-time world pizza champion. Photograph courtesy of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

The World Champion Pizzaiolo is from the San Francisco Bay Area

Who is this world-renowned pizzaiolo? None other than Tony Gemignani. What exactly is a pizzaiolo? That would be a person who makes pizzas in an...
Gianluca Legrottaglia at Montesacro Pinseria in San Francisco

Montesacro: All Roads Take to The Roman PinsaLand in San Francisco

A wholesale bakery connected to a restaurant, the "Mead Restaurant and Bakery" built around 1910. A wall was hiding a coal-oven that measured about...

Seattle

Kent Bakke, CEO of La Marzocco International, imported La Marzocco espresso machines from Italy for 15 years before acquiring a controlling share of the company and establishing corporate headquarters in Seattle. (Jill Greco Bodnar)

Got coffee? La Marzocco International calls Seattle home

If you are a coffee aficionado, you’ve heard of La Marzocco. A hands-down favorite among baristas, these high-end espresso machines can be found in...
A 1937 Fiat Topolino is on display at America's Car Museum, located in Tacoma, Wash. Fiat built more than 500,000 Topolinos over two decades of production

Impressive collection at America’s Car Museum includes vintage Italian vehicles

From a 1926 Model T to an ice-blue 1951 Studebaker to the Flintmobile made for the 1994 Flintstones movie, all sorts of automotive rarities can be...
The tasting room at the Northwest Wine Academy, located on the campus of South Seattle College, features award-winning wines produced by the students. The room has a distinctly Northwest feel with reclaimed redwood and basalt rocks

Northwest Wine Academy guides students from vine to wine

The airy, light-filled tasting room at the Northwest Wine Academy would feel right at home in any of Seattle’s swankier neighborhoods. Designed with...

San Diego

Orietta Gianjorio

Passionate Italian taster brings knowledge to consumers

“I am most passionate about bringing my knowledge [of tasting] to consumers, “said an enthusiastic Orietta Gianjorio, a native Italian from Rome,...
Jim-Cardinale Hill

Working to Keep Italian Culture Together

Coordinating the 46th Annual Columbus Day Grand ball, spending time with donors and other Ferragosto 2015 Committee members, and acting as President...
John Asaro at the Meyer Art Gallery

A Big Grazie to artist John Asaro!

John Asaro, a native Californian of Sicilian descent has a special place in his heart for Little Italy’s Piazza Famiglia, so much so that he will be...

Orange County

Bruno & Sophia Loren. Photo: Cashman Photo Enterprises of Nevada

Oscar Winning Actress Sophia Loren & Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato Express Mutual Admiration

Saturday proved to be an extraordinary day for one of Orange County’s most beloved residents. Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato, who founded a nonprofit...
Italian filmmaker Ilaria Borrelli

Ilaria Borrelli: Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Issues Through Cinema

Recently L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure to interview Ilaria Borrelli, the Italian director and main actor of Talking To The Trees, an Italian...
Group on stage at the Bowers Museum, L-R  David Prisco, Distinguished Member John Russo, Villa Park Mayor Diana Fascenelli, Consul General Antonio Verde, Honoree Vicky Carabini, Honoree Joseph Ferrucci, Event Chair Commendatore Frank DeSantis

Celebrate Italy Festival: Italian pride at the Bowers Museum

As the color guard walks in carrying the majestic Italian, American, and Californian flags, the audience who attended the “Celebrate Italy Event”...

Portland

Heavy Wood in performance - Matteo Flori on drums, Nate Kantner on vocals, and Roberto Cavallo on guitar

Heavy Wood Brings Their Hard Folk Sound to the US

Roberto Cavallo, Nate Kantner and Matteo Flori may come from different continents but they’ve melded their talents into the band, Heavy Wood. Known...
Brian Marrone in his workshop

Brian Marrone: In the Maker’s Hands, Everything is a Story

The workshop at Brian’s Plumbing Works may seem like a jumble of faucets, fixtures, old ceramic sinks, and tools, but there is careful organization...
Dr. Donald V. Romanaggi. Photo courtesy of UP Marketing and Communication

Dr. Don Romanaggi: The Doctor with a Heart of Gold

It all started with a muddy patch of ground and a desire to build a place of healing and compassion for children in crisis at Providence Child Center...