The second annual Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival, celebrating Italian cinema, art and fashion in America, featured 40 films and hosted over 12,000 audience members in just seven days. The fest was in honor of renowned film music composer Ennio Morricone, who received the 2007 Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Also honored was Milena Canonero, who won an Oscar for Best Costume Design, and whose costumes from Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette were on exhibit.
If you love meatballs and Vegas, I have an offer you can't refuse. You are invited to attend a True Vintage Vegas Evening honoring the Ronald McDonald House on April 22nd at The Imperial Palace Hotel. The Third Annual Meatball Award showcases the earlier days of entertainment in Vegas and honors outstanding members of the food industry, news and business media. Some of those who will be in attendance include George Wallace, Clint Holms, and Mayor Oscar Goodman, to name a few. The best part is the after-party, where a variety of specially prepared meatballs will be offered for the audience's consumption. For ticket info, please call 707-732-3311.