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18 April 2013
Cortina D’Ampezzo showcased in Los Angeles (April 17, 2013)

Not far from Austria in the mountains of Veneto you can find a jewel; well known to Italians yet somewhat undiscovered by American called Cortina.   Yet the appeal of Cortina is unique and has been the backdrop of many movies by Cinecitta’ and Hollywood: from Blake Edwards back in 1962 with the “Pink Panther to […]

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17 April 2013
Consul General Perrone visits New Mexico (April 14-16, 2013)

During his first official visit to New Mexico, Consul General Perrone stopped in Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, meeting with local authorities (including Governor Susana Martinez and Santa Fe Mayor David Coss) and the representatives of the main Italian associations in the “Land of Enchantment”. Among these Albuquerque’s Italian Club, Italian Cultural Society of Taos, […]

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16 April 2013
The Consul General meets with the Governor of New Mexico (April 16, 2013)

Consul General Perrone meets with the Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez in Santa Fe’s Capital Building today. During the meeting they discussed the relations between Italy and New Mexico and explored new ways of strengthening economic, cultural and touristic cooperation.

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10 April 2013
Visionary architect Paolo Soleri dies in Arizona at 93 (April 8, 2013)

Visionary architect Paolo Soleri, creator of Arizona urban settlements Arcosanti and Cosanti, passed on April 8 in his home in Cosanti due to natural causes. Soleri was renowned all over the world for his continuous research on the interaction between architecture and ecology, which gave rise to the philosophy of “arcology”, seen by many as […]

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8 April 2013
Salvatore Emblema’s art on show in L.A. (April 3, 2013)

During his Los Angeles visit, the Ambassador of Italy to the U.S., Claudio Bisogniero, was guided through the new exhibit, curated by Peter Frank, on show at the Italian Cultural Institute, Transparency: Salvatore Emblema. This exhibit, the first dedicated to the artist in Los Angeles, features about 30 works including paintings, sculptures and one large environmental […]

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4 April 2013
Rossini’s La Cenerentola in the Year of Italian Culture in the US (April 3, 2013)

Ambassador Bisogniero met with the cast of L.A. Opera’s La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini at an event at Consul Perrone’s residence.  Members of the cast were Italian artists Vito Priante in the role of Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magnifico, Nicola Ulivieri as Alidoro, as well as assistant conductor Bruno Cinquegrani. The event was also […]

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4 April 2013
Ambassador Bisogniero inaugurates major exhibit on Sicily at Villa Getty in Malibu (April 2, 2013)

The exhibit “Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome” was inaugurated on April 2 at the Getty Villa in Malibu by  the Museum Director Timothy Potts and by the Ambassador of Italy Claudio Bisogniero on his second official trip to Los Angeles of his mandate. Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome is […]

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27 March 2013
Live in HD from Teatro alla Scala of Milan (March 25, 2013)

La Scala’s Philharmonic Orchestra came live to Beverly Hills Laemmle Music Hall bringing to cinematic life in HD classical masterpieces directed by the world’s leading conductors in what was a unique program from Europe’s premier symphony. MusicEmotion transported audiences to the glorious Teatro alla Scala in Milan for an Old World musical experience in high […]

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19 March 2013
Artemusica performs Mozart’s Requiem in Santa Monica and Pasadena (March 15 -16, 2013)

Under the direction of Maestro Ermanno Zotti, Artemusica performed Mozart’s Requiem in two performances over the weekend in Southern California: Santa Monica’s Church on Friday, March 15th, and Peter the Apostle Church in Pasadena the following day, Saturday, March 16.Artemusica was formed in 2011 when a group of non-professional singers came together to share their love […]

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11 March 2013
Massimo Bottura chef for a night in Bel Air (March 10, 2013)

“A Taste of Italy” took place on March 10th at a Bel Air private residence with the participation of renowned chef Massimo Bottura, owner of a Michelin 3 – Star restaurant “Osteria Francescana” in Modena, Italy. Hollywood stars, philanthropists and personalities from L.A.’s cultural and artistic scene attended the evening.The event was put together under  […]

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