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  • The 88th Academy Awards will be remembered in Italy as the year that Maestro Morricone won the coveted statuette for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight. The Maestro received a heartfelt standing ovation after his name was pronounced by Quincy Jones and Pharrell. He was led to the stage by his son Giovanni and, in Italian, he thanked the other nominees, singling out the great John Williams, and explained that “there is no great music without a great film that inspires it. I thank Quentin Tarantino for choosing me and the great team that made this extraordinary film.”
  • The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is just around the corner, and it’s cruising in Italian style -right in time for the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This year, the tour has partnered with Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia to offer the thousands of cyclists preparing for this weekend tour with a taste of the century-old Italian race.
  • A consortium of bands and musicians representing Italy's popular music scene will be performing in the US for a triple-city tour known as Hit Week (Oct 10th – 16th). Hit Week artists vary wildly, but they share a certain spirit. They flirt with local sounds, satirize local conditions, climb local charts, and pack local stadiums with hundreds of thousands of dedicated fans.
  • At the Summer Fancy Food Show Trade Commissioner Aniello Musella introduced Club EATalian, an educational program presented by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the Italian Trade Commission meant to showcase healthy alternatives to highly processed food-based meals for American kids and their parents
  • Art & Culture
    Joey Skee(November 17, 2010)
    In recognition of co-blogger, Laura Ruberto, who intelligently expounds on West Coast iterations of Italian America, I offer my touristic encounter with things Italian in the Golden State.
  • Los Angeles's Little Italy
    Art & Culture
    Darrell Fusaro(February 25, 2010)
    Author Marianna Gatto likens tracing the history of Italians in Los Angeles to that of “chasing ghosts,” since much of the history hasn’t been preserved