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For the past eight years, Lena Prima and her band have been doing regular shows at the Monteleone’s Carousel Bar. For those in the know, it’s one of those special things you can only find in New Orleans: The daughter of music royalty doing a personalized take of classic songs, from her dad and elsewhere. Sometimes it’s a crowd of music fans and som...

After years of planning and construction, St. Jude Thaddeus Church has revealed a colorful mosaic composed of almost 1 million minuscule pieces of glass from Italy. The Beaumont Enterprise reports the mural depicts the 12 apostles of the Catholic faith along with four North American born saints, St. Juan Diego, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Kathari...

First up is the festival’s opening night event, L’Inaugurazione sponsored and catered by Torinos’ @ Home with a buffet featuring the restaurant’s signature “fresh takes” on classic Italian fare.  Torinos’ owners Jenna and Daniel John had a great time at last year’s festival, providing scrumptious mini-tiramisu desserts for an event.   This year the...

Maybe San Antonio doesn’t offer a singular pizza type with trademark touches like the burned blisters of a pizza napoletana, the foldable perfection of a New York pie or the knife-and-fork dive of Chicago’s deep dish. But even without a signature style, our city is still a pizza kind of town. After all, the Alamo City pizza scene includes a spot wh...

DID YOU KNOW? The Second Poet Laureate from the state of Arkansas was Italian-American Rosa Zagnoni-Marinoni. She left her Native New York and moved with her husband Antonio Marinoni to Fayetteville, Arkansas where he became the first head of the University of Arkansas’s romance languages department. Rosa, was also renowned for starting and maintai...

Internationally known modern art sculptor and Taos resident Peter Chinni, 90, has died. Chinni reportedly fell Monday evening (Feb. 4) while practicing the first rehearsal of the Taos Community Chorus for a planned spring performance. Members of the chorus said he appeared to strike his head on a pew.  Fellow sculptor and chorus member T.J Mabrey s...

On Monday, February 25, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting the 5th annual Taste of Italy trade fair and food and wine festival in Houston, the largest trade fair devoted exclusively to Italian food and wine in the U.S. One of the highlights of this year’s gathering is sure to be the Prosciutto Master Class (see details belo...

Sal Serio's last trip to Sicily, his ancestral home, three years ago left an enduring imprint in his mind. It's one that he replays frequently. "It was my fourth time to visit Sicily," said Serio, 84, and a native New Orleanian. "Where my ancestors lived was in a town located on the Tyrrhenian Sea. One day, I walked to the edge of the sea and sat o...

When: Wed, February 27, 2019 time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST - Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 In 271 AD, the Emperor Aurelian began the construction of a defensive wall around the city of Rome. The wall, known as the Aurelian Wall, surrounded the city in a circuit of 19 kilometers or about 12 miles with a...

Cibo Divino Marketplace, a West Dallas favorite for grab-and-go Italian eats will open a new spinoff in Downtown this spring. Cibo Divino Centro will debut at 2001 Bryan Street facing the DART rail on the ground floor of Bryan Tower, according to CultureMap. Most of the items that made its Sylvan Thirty outpost popular will make the trek to Downtow...

Andre Buonaiuto, a New Yorker known for bringing a taste of Italy to Roswell, left behind his family and friends after experiencing a heart attack as he was getting ready for work on Jan. 14. Described as a large personality and dedicated to his family and his friends, Buonaiuto, 63, was well-known in Roswell for his previous ownership of Pasta Caf...

L’università di Galveston in Texas premia il biologo siciliano Pietro Scaduto per un progetto di ricerca sull’Alzheimer. Pietro Scaduto, 28 anni, bagherese di origine, è il giovane biologo che ha ricevuto dall’University of Texas Medical Branch il prestigioso premio accademico intitolato “Mason Guest Scholar Program Award” grazie ad un innovativo p...