| Oct 27, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi came out swinging Saturday after a court sentenced him to four years in prison for tax fraud, vowing to dedicate himself to reforming the Italian justice system, which he said was dominated by a “...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Usually when you go to the Hollywood Bowl all you need to bring are comestibles (cheesy or otherwise), an assortment of beverages (white or red) and a blanket. When the Los Angeles Philharmonic plays Verdi's "Requiem" on Tuesday and Thursday, discerning...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The economic crisis is tackled head-on in Gianni Amelio's "Intrepido: A Lonely Hero," and while the helmer ropes in topics including financial worries, foreign workers, corruption and ineffective unions, he can't resist adding injudicious amounts of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Berberian Sound Studio" — the creepily offbeat new British independent film in which Toby Jones plays a timorous sound-effects specialist working on a '70s Italian horror flick — takes its title and inspiration from the late American mezzo-...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:20 AM
American Airlines on Thursday announced plans for new daily nonstop service between Miami International Airport and Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy beginning Nov. 21.
"As the home to a growing Italian population and one of the world's key fashion...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break.
And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Milan, Italy, where on Monday morning he successfully underwent a hernia operation.
"Maestro Muti’s surgery went smoothly and he is...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:58 PM
Students studying Italian at Franklin Elementary were paid a visit Wednesday by Paola Ebranati, the education director for the Italian consulate in San Francisco.
The Milan-born Ebranati, who was raised near the Alps in northern Italy, toured the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Elliott Carter, one of the preeminent American composers of the past century, has died at 103. He died of natural causes at his home in New York, according to his close friend and assistant Virgil Blackwell.
A prolific composer who won two Pulitzer...
| Sep 3, 2012
Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85.
Martini, a Jesuit and former...
| Jun 3, 2012
Disney opened Tutto Italia at Epcot's Italy Pavilion in 2007, replacing L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante, which had an impressive 25-year run.
The menu remained classic Italian with lightly fried calamari fritti, polenta, a range of pasta dishes,...