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The glossy remake of Italian cult horror film "Suspiria" starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton unfurls later this month. But local moviegoers can get a taste of the original, and its eerie music, in November. Legendary horror soundtrack composer Claudio Simonetti and his band Goblin will live score the 1977 original during a Nov. 3 event at Whi...

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Piazza d'Italia, an architectural highlight in downtown New Orleans. Located between Poydras and Lafayette streets, the outdoor plaza was conceived by leaders of New Orleans' Italian-American community as a public tribute to the contributions of Italians to the city. The $1.65 million piazza was designed...

Nothing says Italian like pasta and grape stomping, mamma mia! The Houston Italian Festival is happening in Houston right now and it's one of the largest festivals in town. Cynthia Salvaggio is part of the Festival Committee and says that there's something for everyone. "This is a great family event. There's a cooking class for kids, there's a lot...

Il governatore dello Stato del Texas, Gregg Abbott, seguendo l’esempio del Presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump, nel giorno delle festività del Columbus Day, ha proclamato quello di ottobre come l’Italian American Heritage Month. Ne dà notizia Vincenzo Arcobelli, presidente del Ctim e consigliere del Cgie. “È con molta soddisfazione che nel gi...

Oklahoma City has joined dozens of other municipalities around the U.S. in celebrating Indigenous People's Day. Hundreds gathered Monday in Oklahoma City to acknowledge Native Americans on the day known nationally as Columbus Day. Mayor David Holt in September proclaimed Oct. 8 Indigenous People's Day to honor the city's Native American population...

Festa Italiana, Houston’s annual Italian festival hosted by the Italian Cultural and Community Center, turns 40 this year. The four-day event celebrates the food, music and culture of Italy and runs from October 11 through 14 on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas at 3800 Montrose. Admission is free from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 11...

A representative of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles will be in Albuquerque on Wednesday, November 14 to provide passport renewal services at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Details follow: This is for passport renewal only. You must already hold an Italian passport that has expired or is...

Recent events across the county continue to spotlight the urgent need for and unsurpassed heroism of First Responders. To honor the effort and sacrifice of these brave men and women, Ranchland Uniforms of Bossier City and the Sons of Italy Heritage Club are joining together for a chance to offer their thanks. On Monday, Oct. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2...

With festivals growing bigger, and the local festival calendar getting more crowded, there was something refreshingly different about the debut last year of the Muffuletta Festival in Old Metairie. On paper, it seemed to follow the standard recipe for a New Orleans food festival: start with a familiar dish, bank on its built-in name recognition and...

It’s hard to believe there wasn’t a Muffuletta Festival in New Orleans before 2017. Last year, the event made its inaugural appearance in Metairie, LA with a goal to “honor the legacy of Italian immigrants in the Greater New Orleans and current day bakeries throughout the area while offering delicious food and good family fun.” Unsurprisingly, it w...

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m - Location: University of Houston, AH 210 Celebrate settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo (The Week of Italian Language in the World) at the University of Houston with "Look Who's Talking: 101 Things No One Ever Told You About the Magic of Italian Dubbing"! This special presentation will be l...

A collection of relics of Saint Padre Pio will be on display Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 907 S. Dixie Blvd., as part of a national tour commemorating the 50th anniversary of his passing. Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887, in the town of Pietrelcina, Italy. He later took the name Pio in honor of Pope Pius I...