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It was a fitting setting for two married Italian scientists who wanted to become U.S. citizens. At Thursday’s opening of the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Albuquerque, Milena Veneziani and Gennaro D’Angelo took the oath and became naturalized citizens. They both work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. And Thursday’s ceremo...

We inform our Italian nationals that “Fast it”, the online portal for consular services is now operative. Fast It (Farnesina servizi tematici per Italiani all’estero) gives the opportunity to request the AIRE registration by filling out the enrollement form online through the portal and attaching the requested documents in electronic format, thus o...

The 120th Tontitown Grape Festival begins Tuesday on U.S. 412 west of Springdale with an evening of carnival rides, free live entertainment and a grape stomp. The festival will continue through Aug. 11 with other activities and food highlighting the town's Italian heritage, including the festival's infamous grape ice cream. Hundreds of volunteers o...

The Italian Air Force detachment at Sheppard Air Force Base has a new commander after its current Italian Senior National Representative handed over his role to move on to his next chapter in life. After four years as the Italian Senior National Representative and Chief of the Italian detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Pier Luigi Del Vecchio is leaving...

Loyola University New Orleans professor and renowned local historian Justin A. Nystrom launches today a new book that explores how generations of Sicilian immigrants flavored local creole cuisine. Nystrom celebrates the launch of Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture with a presentation and book signing Thu...

The first thing that visitors notice as they walk up the red carpeted steps at The Corinthian in downtown Houston where a traveling Sistine Chapel exhibit is at the back of the venue. A huge, magnified version of Michelangelo's crowning depiction of The Last Judgment pops out at the viewers from a few hundred feet away. The tangled mess of angels a...

Baton Rouge’s annual Italian Heritage Festa features a “grape stomp,” when teams of women wearing coordinated outfits perform a dance routine and — you guessed it — stomp grapes. This year, the lighthearted charity event will be tinged with sadness. Buddy Amoroso, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member killed in a bicycle accident June 30...

When: Sun, August 12, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT - Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 Come celebrate Festa di Ferragosto with the ICCC with a screening of the 2017 comedy "L'ora Legale" by Ficarra and Picone! Bring your friends and a favorite bottle of wine. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Doo...

More than 1,000 visitors Thursday remembered Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso — the East Baton Rouge metro councilman killed on a June 30 bike ride — for his many roles as a family member, prankster, political leader, Boy Scout Master, law enforcement supporter and grape stomp contest judge. A driver struck and killed Amoroso, 61, as he rode his bike along...

This prototype of the Soccer Legends from the 1950 World  Soccer Cup was lost for many years.  A project for 2003 that unfortunately failed to meet its financial goal.  The sculptor is Mike Pisoni, a former Hill resident of over 55 years.  Mr. Pisoni studied under renowned sculptor Rudi Torrini and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Fontbonne C...

All manner of paths have led to Austin’s music scene over the years. Take Giulia Millanta’s Austin-based band: drummer Dony Wynn is a Memphis native who grew up in Louisiana; producer and guitarist Gabriel Rhodes is from Sunset, Texas; and bassist Glenn Fukunaga moved to the capital in the ’70s from Hawaii. Still, Millanta’s own path is the most st...

Brando Ballerini has been since 2010 the President of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas (IACC) based in Houston. He is currently the President of BPB Energy. He has over 40 years of experience in the oil and drilling industry, previously holding the position of Drillmec President for 15 years. The interview InvestorVisa.it: President,...