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Consul General of Italy, Fabrizio Nava The Italian Consul General Fabrizio Nava in Houston states very clearly his approval of ExhibItalia in his letter:   "I therefore express my strong appreciation for the initiative undertaken by the Italy America Chamber of Commerce to organize 'Exhibitalia'. This venue will provide a new and relevant o...

Genealogy Roadshow is only in his second year of production. But if interest in family backgrounds and the growth of the genealogy industry is of any indication, the PBS show is on the road to being a great success.   The upcoming PBS segment focuses upon unique family histories from the New Orleans area. One of the three genealogists and ho...

By Lucian When one thinks of frontier justice or violent lynchings in the United States, it conjures the specter of lawlessness in the old West or the anti-black intolerance of the Deep South. This is inevitable, not only because of the magnitude of such atrocities, but because of the attention brought to them by modern American society, which lar...

By Isabel A. Rodriguez   From creamy fettuccine Alfredo to bowls of warm minestrone vegetable soup, Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant is the perfect Las Cruces destination to satisfy any Italian food cravings. Located at 1753 E. University Ave., across from the New Mexico State University campus, Lorenzo's is a locally owned restaurant that...

by Jan Buchholz   Hotel Granduca will open Nov. 4 — only two days behind schedule, due in part to the volatile weather that lashed Central Texas Friday. The Italian-inspired hotel crowns a hillside near Bee Cave Road and Capital of Texas Highway. Giorgio Borlenghi, a Houston developer born in Milan, created the luxury hospitality brand...

by Kathaleen Roberts   You couldn't wear brown shoes with the Chairman at the microphone. Frank Sinatra was a swirl of quirks and contradictions orbited by women, public battles and allegations of mob connections, all grounded by The Voice.   With his birthday centennial looming Saturday, Dec. 12, celebrations are erupting across...

by Brian Reinhart Sprezzatura is a fun Italian word that means "studied nonchalance," the art of preparing methodically but acting as if no preparation was necessary. A fashion-conscious friend says the word describes "a man who spends two hours doing his hair up so it looks like he just rolled out of bed."   Julian Barsotti's third and new...

By James Barragan   After an earthquake devastated Italy on Aug. 24, killing nearly 300 people, questions started rolling in to the Facebook page for "Italy Meets Texas," a group set up by Italians and Italian-Americans in Central Texas to promote Italian culture. People wanted to know how they could help.   The group's organizer...

Job description: Part time Hourly Position; Monday through Thursday (late afternoon to early evening), Some Saturday mornings; The Coordinator will report to the Director of Program Development.   Job applicant requirementsNear native Italian Language Proficency; Experience in Teaching a Second LanguageUniversity Degree;&...

Tradition and ritual play a strong role in Italian culture, especially during celebrations such as Easter, the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. While food is certainly a main attraction at every Italian celebration, because Easter is the end of the traditional deprivations of the Lenten season, food plays an especiall...

More than 340,000 pounds of produce will be tossed from 50 floats when the St. Bernard Irish Italian Isleños parade hits the streets of Chalmette on Sunday. Founded in 2001, the 14th annual parade will begin and end at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive.   From there, the parade will make a left at Dr. Meraux...

The Italian Club of Dallas will be showing the two-part series "The Italian Americans" on Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 28. Come out to the Club and enjoy watching this documentary with la famiglia! Refreshments and popcorn will be served during the movie and then dinner will be served at the end of the movie. Click HERE to make reservations or c...