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After Sicilians arrived en masse to New Orleans beginning in late 1800s, the area near the French Market became known as “Little Palermo” and the “Italian Sector.” Sicilian workers often stopped into Central Grocery for bread, olives, cold cuts, and cheese for lunch, which they ate standing up or with a plate perched tenuously in their laps. Salvat...

The second annual Umbria in Sugar Land, an Italian Film Festival announced the winners for its event to be held Oct. 26-28 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. 2018 film winners include: Best Film: Pure Hearts; Best Cinematography: Awful Wars; Best Screenplay: Friends by Chance; Best Directing: Awful Wars. The festival is hosted by the City of Su...

The joyful tastes of southern Italy has arrived in San Angelo with Napoli's. The building previously housed Chandler's Bar and Grill, which closed in February of this year. It didn't stay empty for long though. Napoli's at 421 S Chadbourne St. opened it's doors on Oct. 1 to an eager crowd. Only three weeks old, this Italian, family owned restaurant...

There won’t be any yellow police tape around the Winspear  Opera House on Friday but the stage will become the gritty crime scene of a murder driven by jealous rage. It all takes place in The Dallas Opera’s production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera Carmen, which is filled with sex and smuggling, violence and victimization, theft and terrorism, deser...

On this week's show, we'll explore the immense influence that Italian foodways had on the development of New Orleans cuisine. We'll time travel through the years of the family-operated Uptown gem, Pascal's Manale. This history, which is now immortalized in Poppy's new book, The Pascal's Manale Cookbook, focuses on two Sicilian immigrant families, t...

A new Italian eatery, offering pizza, beer and more, has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh addition, called Rotolo's Craft & Crust, is located at 9250 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 130. According to its website, the business, which has four locations in Louisiana in addition to the one in Frisco, is a spinoff concept of Rotolo's Pizzeria and...

Friday, October 26 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Downtown Library - 300 Park Ave Oklahoma City, OK. Acclaimed as one of the most gifted musicians of her generation, Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has consistently entertained and enlightened audiences with her inspired performances and original programming. Her skills display great technical and inte...

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...

Angelo Brocato and three generations of his family have been known for creating and selling authentic Italian gelato, ice cream, cookies and cannoli in the city since 1905, though the spot most New Orleanians know at 214 N. Carrollton Ave. actually is their third location. Author Justin Nystrom chronicles the Brocato story in his new book, Creole I...

In occasione del mese di Ottobre dedicato dallo Stato del Texas al Retaggio Italiano, il Dipartimento delle lingue straniere e di letteratura della prestigiosa Southern Methodist University (SMU), in collaborazione con il Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel Mondo, e con il patrocinio del Comites di Houston, dell'Associazione dei Siciliani in Te...

Thursday, October 25, 2018. Film starts at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:45 pm and film begins at 7:00 pm. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006 Come celebrate settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo with us! We'll be screening the film "Italy in a Day", comprised of short videos submitted by over 45,000 Italians goin...

Chef Marco Wiles’ upscale spot in a Montrose bungalow heralded a new, better-edited day in Houston Italian cookery when it opened in 2001. Over the years, it has eased into the lower-key role of a comfortable classic patronized by the great and the good and the holders of cushy expense accounts. It’s quiet, well-managed, very grown-up. And when the...