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A bit of history, a bit of gossip, a lot of music, and no homework! This course, held on Thursdays, October 25 to November 8, 2018, will cover the basics of Italian opera, starting with its invention in Florence and the lavish Venetian operas of the 17th century. It continues with the vocal fireworks of opera seria alongside the comic antics of ope...

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Marco Belinelli. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Belinelli, 6-5/210, previously spent two seasons with the Spurs from 2013 to 2015, helping San Antonio capture the 2014 NBA Championship. Belinelli averaged 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.0 m...

Would you risk your life to save a stranger, and never talk about it? Scores of Italians did just that as part of a secret underground to save Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Italy. Some were ordinary citizens, others were prominent figures. One was Giovanni Borromeo, a distinguished physician who created a fictitious contagious disease to...

Si fatica a immaginarlo nelle sembianze del cowboy, questo friulano diciottenne alto, magro, studente del quarto anno di un istituto professionale con specializzazione in microbiologia e tecniche del controllo ambientale. L’aria rude del mandriano davvero non ce l’ha. Gli occhi azzurri sono allegri e se chiacchiera poco è solo per timidezza. Eppure...

Coming to the Guild Cinema: The 50th Anniversary Restoration Edition of THE GREAT SILENCE (Il Grande Silenzio). One of the best, most influential Spaghetti Westerns ever made, with a mellow, haunting score by Ennio Morricone. In Italian with English subtitles. Two showings only. Saturday, June 30, 1:00 PM - Sunday, July 1, 1:00 PM. 3405 Central Ave...

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...