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Little Italy's history received recognition today from the Pulaski County Historical Society. An article highlighting Little Italy's role in Prohibition was awarded the 2017 F. Hampton Roy Award for best research article. It will be published in the Spring edition of the Pulaski County Historical Society's journal.

Si è appena concluso il convegno nazionale dell'Organizzazione italoamericana dell'Ordine dei Figli d'Italia, che quest'anno ha scelto Dallas in Texas per il suo incontro annuale.Erano presenti il presidente Dan Longo e tutto il comitato esecutivo ed rappresentanti di ogni stato degli USA e delle varie commissioni. Tra i punti fondamentali dell inc...

But what he had not anticipated nor planned for was the addition of an assistant. And a girl at that. Miss Waldine Tauch of Brady, from Texas, was a remarkably talented young girl of 18 years, beautiful and ambitious, yet devoted to her troubled family. Like Coppini, she had endured a childhood rife with stress from a bitterly jealous and unstable...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Events starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm. Previous registration is required: $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford - Houston, TX Chocolate: That's Amore! A Valentine's Day Workshop. Join us for a sweet and chocolaty evening on Valentine’s Day! Come experience a ha...

The dates are set.  The program is in place.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 (that would be  just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts…I’m jus’ sayin’). This will be fun!  The 10th Anniversary celebration of the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, with food, live music (from Italian pop to Italian opera), live dance performances, and recent aw...

Johnny Giavotella has played at all levels of baseball in his young 29 years, and he will soon add one more to the list.  The New Orleans area native has committed to play for Team Italy in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, in what will be the fourth year of the international competition. Giavotella prepped at Jesuit High School in New Orleans,...

YOU CAN ALREADY GET HAND-ROLLED PASTA at Laurenzo’s Restaurant on Washington Avenue. The Italian and steak-focused restaurant from the Laurenzo family, best known for its matriarch Ninfa, who opened her eponymous Mexican spot in 1973, welcomed a sequel last Monday with the opening of Laurenzo’s Bar & Grill in Midtown. And according to executive che...

The James Beard Foundation just announced the five winners of the America’s Classics Award for 2017. A St. Louis restaurant was recognized for the first time since the award’s inception in 1998. Stroud’s, Kansas City’s famous pan-fried chicken eatery, was honored that year and until today was the only Missouri restaurant to receive the James Beard...

There is an Italian word, Victor di Suvero said, for what he has become: Vecchietto. “Little old man,” the 89-year-old explained, smiling. “I have shrunk four inches.” But he has kept the pace on the page; di Suvero’s 13th book of poems, Once Again, published in the fall, 64 years after his debut, Salt and the Heart’s Horizons, in 1952. And di Suv...

March 26 – April 2. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Journal Theater. AlbuquerqueEven if you think you’re “just not into opera” Pagliacci will change your mind. Set in the deep south of Italy, this is a tale of passion, jealousy and deceit among a troupe of traveling performers - a play within a play that will keep you on the edge of your seat. P...

Originally called Alta Villa (the “high place”), Little Italy was settled in 1915 by a group of northern Italian immigrants who came to Arkansas looking for an opportunity to achieve the American dream. Though smaller than other Italian colonies in the state, like Tontitown or Lake Village, Little Italy’s centralized location and skilled winemakers...

La 12ma Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo si terrà il 25 Marzo, 2017 nell’Auditorio del Consolato Generale d’Italia a Houston (TX). È stata organizzata dal COMITES di Houston (rappresentante degli stati Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma) e dal Consolato Generale d’Italia a Houston. La conferenza ospiterà ricercatori Italiani di a...