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Lines to tour the Vatican these days may be horrendous. But Houstonians will have a more intimate, insider's peek this spring at 40 masterpieces by the Italian Renaissance artists who made the Pope's compound a must-see. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has organized "Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimo...

Sat, February 10, 2018. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford St. Houston, TX 77006. Join us at the ICCC to celebrate carnevale with snacks, games, and costumes! Children of all ages are welcome to attend in their favorite costume and join in the celebrations. Donations are welcome and appreciated! Events like t...

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) is ready to present a new look at Verdi's tale of regicide, "Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)," from Feb. 16 to 24 at Lambert Hall. Based on a true story of the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden at a masked ball during the 18th century, Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera is a tale of forbidden love, a dark prophecy...

Ash Wednesday in Louisiana is a quiet day in which the celebrants of Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, try to be penitent. Many may go to the Catholic church to be marked with a smudge of ashes and to hear the words, “From dust you came and to dust you shall return.” The church says it is the beginning of the season of Lent. Yet celebrants in many locations...

A master of abstraction, Frank Stella has been creating thought-provoking paintings and sculptures for more than 60 years. In 2016, he had an important retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and now comes an even larger show, the 300-work “Frank Stella: Experiment and Change,” on view at the NSU...

Da Vinci—The Genius opens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science two weeks from today at 9am on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  This world class exhibition from Grande Exhibitions remains on display at the Museum daily from 9am-5pm through July 29, 2018.  Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkab...

Let us transport you to a romantic evening in enchanting Umbria! Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Cost: $50 ICCC members | $55 non-members. Registration deadline is February 7, 2018. Reserve today - Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7. Want more information? Click here. Join us for a hands-on cooking class with special guest Letizia Mattiacc...

Ars Lyrica Houston's A Roman Feast gala will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the historic Esperson building in downtown Houston. The glamorous evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the contemporary Rusk Lobby, followed by an intimate performance of arias by rising opera countertenor, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen accompanied by Ma...

Happy new year, everyone! We couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news that Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi has been appointed to the advisory board of the European American Investment Council. The EAIC “bridges the gap between Economic Development Organizations and European investors searching for a perfect loc...

A soft instrumental song played in the background as five soldiers garbed in the Army’s WWII Herringbone Twill uniform with combat helmets stood statuesque in front of U.S. Army North’s venerated clock tower. Gradually, the band’s music died-down, the crowd grew silent taking their respective seats, and the only sounds that could be heard was the p...

On a Saturday afternoon in October 1887, a mystery rider was introduced to the 8,000 people crowding Denver’s River Front Park for the town’s Cowboy Championships, a forerunner of today’s National Western Stock Show rodeo. He appeared on a quick white pony, following a roping exhibition by a black cowboy named Pinto Jim. The horseman was a memorabl...

We have already told you all about our New Mexico TFT stop; we had a fantastic time and got to meet incredible folks such as Maria and Bob Berry, as well as all the amazing members and supporters of the Italian Festivals of New Mexico organization.  Two of those beautiful people we met in Albuquerque were John and Cathy Paolino. They shared with us...