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Austin will no longer officially recognize Columbus Day after Austin City Council voted Thursday to replace the holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Although Thursday’s vote will have no direct effect on the federal holiday—which celebrates Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the lands of the western hemisphere every second Monday o...

When the president of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, visited the United States in February 2016, he decided to stop in Texas as a testament to the outstanding contribution that the Lone Star State has made and continues to make to the economic, scientific and technological success of the union. During his visit, the president underscored...

Ottobre è stato dichiarato "Mese della Storia Italiana - Italian History Month" in Texas. Ad annunciarlo oggi in una nota alla stampa Vincenzo Arcobelli, coordinatore CTIM Nord America e consigliere CGIE in USA. "Il Texas", esordisce Arcobelli, "è un grande Stato in tutti i sensi: sempre vicino alle esigenze della collettività e dei propri cittadin...

Five hundred and 25 years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the city of Farmington is taking a closer look at the Italian explorer and the holiday that celebrates his voyage. During a regular city council meeting Tuesday, Farmington Mayor Tommy Roberts officially proclaimed the second Monday in October every year as “Indigenous Peoples Day.” Al...

Sugar Land might not be the first place one thinks of as the site for an Italian film festival, but thanks to the determined efforts of some local residents, it has become a reality. The Umbria in Sugar Land film festival kicked off Wednesday night with a screening of the film, My Italy, at the Sugar Land Auditorium, preceded by an "Aperitivo Recep...

On tap in Albuquerque is an exhibit of fine art photography that offers a unique perspective and showcases the work of one of the most gifted members of New Mexico’s Italian community. Unseen Route 66 features the photos of Donatella Davanzo and allows us to experience Albuquerque’s 20-mile stretch of the Mother Road through her eyes.We often get s...

The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Columbus Day being declared a federal holiday by the U.S. government. It was on Oct. 12, 1492 that Italian explorer Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas, encountering the indigenous people who had already been there for thousands of years. And while Italian-American groups have celebrated Co...

The original Pizza Shack was founded in 1985 on John and Claudia Simmons’ “crazy” idea of opening a pizza place with nothing more than a KitchenAid mixer, their son Michael Simmons said. Michael–who was 5 years old at the time–is now part-owner of the local chain, overseeing the original Willis location and the soon-to-be relocated Montgomery resta...

County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a proclamation declaring Indigenous Peoples’ Day should be celebrated in Santa Fe County the second Monday of October — a move several other cities and states, including the city of Santa Fe, have made to honor Native peoples on the federal holiday bearing Christopher Columbus’ name. Although...

The Cake Boss is moving to the Alamo City!!! Well, sort of. Buddy Valastro, the celebrity chef who owns the famous Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, NJ, is expanding his Italian restaurant chain, Buddy V's Ristorante, to San Antonio, according to a Facebook post by The Shops at La Cantera. The Shops at La Cantera posted a picture on September 16 of the co...

Nick and Marjana Stojani opened Damiano’s Italian Restaurant in November, and the owners said everything about the restaurant is authentically Italian—the decor, the food and the family. The couple is not new to the restaurant business. They opened a restaurant in Dallas five years ago, which is now managed by Nick’s nephew. The Stojani family move...

With its non-intimidating, welcoming style, Opera Southwest has been converting down-to-earth, everyday folks into serious opera fans since 1972. There’s nothing elitist about New Mexico’s acclaimed Italian opera company. There’s nothing stuffy about it. And there’s nothing pretentious about its celebrated Artistic Director and Principal Conductor,...