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Former McNeese State softball standout Erika Piancastelli signed a one-year deal last week with the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, an independent women’s professional softball team. Piancastelli will split time with the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch and the Italian National team, for which she played the last three years. The four-time Southland Conference Player...

Sun, June 3, 2018. 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT. LOCATION: South Picnic Lane. Houston, TX 77007. To celebrate the Italian Republic Day, CONI USA organizes in Houston the First International Sport Day. All italians (or Italy lovers) are invited. Free event. There will be games and activities for adults and kids. We look forward to seeing you there Cari i...

Live in Concert: Beppe Gambetta. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Cost: $15 ICCC members | $20 non-members. Get your tickets today - Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7 The ICCC presents: Canzoni: Poetry in Italian Songs and Melodies with Beppe Gambetta performing a blend...

THIS WEDNESDAY: Ciao Houston Summer Film Festival kickoff! Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006. Dive into contemporary Italian comedies premiering in Texas this summer at the ICCC! Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. May 16: The Prize. Directed by Alessandro Gassmann; starring Gigi Proietti, Alessandro Gassmann, Anna Foglie...

A long-time chain Italian eatery has rebranded. Johnny Carino's, 1652 S. Padre Island Drive, will have a grand re-opening as Johnny's Italian American Tavern by Carino's, on April 18. The first 100 guests in line at 4 p.m. will receive a free small classic pizza each week for a year, according to a news release. Limit one per household, and you mus...

CineFesta Italia in Santa Fe has finalized its film selections for 2018, including both curated films selected by Creative Director Luca Ceccarelli and the Official Selections from its first-ever international competition. The deadline for submissions to the competition has just passed and films have been selected to screen by a jury made up of a w...

The best Cirque du Soleil productions are the most humanistic. The 13-year old "Corteo" is one of them, although the restaged, touring arena version at the Toyota Center through Sunday lacks the intimacy of the popular company's tent shows. The audience sees right through the action, since the linear stage, set up as two-sided proscenium, is open o...

Pietro Lazzarotto didn't know what kind of situation he was coming into when he signed up to play basketball with the Hirschi Huskies. The senior foreign exchange student from Italy just wanted to play on an American high school basketball team so he could continue playing the sport in college. Much to his surprise, he joined one of the top Class 4...

With two Top 5 Best of the City awards and scores of rave reviews under their belts, the folks at Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) are gearing up for another first-class NM Italian Film & Culture Festival.  In fulfillment of the nonprofit’s mission to promote Italian culture while giving back to the community, the much-anticipated annual fest...

Il regista siciliano Luca Vullo torna in Texas per due importanti appuntamenti all’Università di Dallas: la presentazione del suo nuovo documentario “Dallas in Prizzi”, in programma il prossimo 24 febbraio alle ore 18.30 presso l’Auditorium The Art History Building, e un workshop sulla comunicazione non verbale -  il 27 febbraio -, presso il dipart...

MUSIC. It’s a big part of the heart and soul of Italy, and it’s always a big part of the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. The festival has long emphasized local Italian music talent, and this year will be no different. Opening night features a trio from Chamber Music Campania – an upbeat, audience-engaging organization on a mission to dispel the...

Serata d'Opera Italiana - I Due Timidi (The Shy Lovers). Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford - Houston, TX 77006. Cost: $10 ICCC members | $15 non-members. Reserve today - Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7. Want more information? Click here. What happens when two hopelessly shy lovers try to con...