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The Italian Cultural and Community Center warmly welcomes the following individuals to the 2018 Board of Directors: Raluca Dalea is a finance professional with a background in equity research and corporate banking. She was born in Romania and has lived in the US since 1997 and in Houston for the past 10 years.

«Ma sto sognando o è la verità? Scrivi, scrivi!». Nicoletta Onofrillo non riesce a stare ferma, detta alla nipote il messaggio. La ragazza sorride e scrive le parole su Messenger, la chat di Facebook. Nicoletta aspettava da sessant’anni esatti questo momento, quello in cui avrebbe rivisto Baldovino, il fratello scomparso nel 1957 dopo un’adozione d...

In order to facilitate access to the services rendered by the passport department to Italian citizens living great distances from Los Angeles, the Consulate General of Italy has organized passport renewal meetings in various locations. Passport renewal services will be available in Albuquerque on December 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at North D...

A long-lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci will go up for auction in New York City on Wednesday, when it is expected to fetch well over $100 million. But a dozen years ago, the same painting — albeit obscured by time and the brush strokes of later artists — went up for sale at an auction house in Louisiana and sold for only $10,000. Not much is know...

As we reach the end of another year, it is the time when many of us reflect both personally and fiscally. As you sit down to begin making your end-of-year gifts and distributions, please keep the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) in mind so that we can continue to flourish and grow and share our mission to advance, celebrate and preserve I...

The Perricone Quads made history when they made their way into the world on a cold and stormy Halloween 88 years ago and they catapulted a Beaumont family into the public eye. Maria Concetta “Bessie” Mazzu Perricone and Philip “Filippo” Perrione, of Italian descent, already had five sons and had lost a daughter to complications from the whooping co...

A handmade gourd rattle made from a turtle shell was one of the first instruments created by Native Americans and probably earliest man. It was the first instrument demonstrated by the second featured speaker for the new Arts Council of Tahlequah 2nd Sunday at 2 history program on Oct. 8. Dr. Carl Farinelli provided facts and stories about the hist...

Dallas Opera scored a second major success of the season with a beautifully sung, opulently staged production of Verdi’s La TraviataFriday night at Winspear Opera House, with a penetrating musical performance made all the more fascinating by subtle and not-so-subtle visual amendments to the drama. Vocally, Friday night’s performance was as nearly p...

On the occasion of the exhibition Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Kimbell Art Museum, 36 Save Venice adventurers from all over the US and as far as the UK came together in Fort Worth and Dallas for a specially curated excursion led by art, history, and conservation experts.At the Kimbell, guests enjoyed behind-the-senes access to the Louis...

To celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month, Vincent Vaccaro will present “History of Lorenzo’s,” on at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St.  The family-owned-and-operated business started at the apron strings of their Mama Gina. Vaccaro and his sister Mary Ostland, owners of Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, r...

In 1964 I turned 18 and was drafted into the Army. I was trained as a medic and assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where I took care of my fellow comrades who had been wounded in Vietnam. Several dear friends were serving there at the time. In May 1965, I began caring for an outpatient named Mr. Garza....

What's there to do when the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta wraps up? How about an Italian Fiesta?! Savor Italian foods, beer and wine, register for prizes including an HDTV and dinner for 2, and preview Italian car design during the Italian Fiesta at Alfa Romeo and Fiat of Albuquerque. The event will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 19th-2...