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Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. Join us as UH Professor Luca Oliva will dissect the life and work of Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and occultist whose theories anticipated modern science. This lecture will pres...

Sfogliando le pagine di vecchi libri appaiono a volte personaggi ormai dimenticati, le cui vicende terrene sono state sepolte dall’oblio del tempo e come dice un antico proverbio: nessuno è profeta in patria, nessuno in patria ha il giusto riconoscimento, il giusto merito per quello che ha fatto! Questo detto vale molto spesso per la patria natale...

Effective Saturday February 1st 2020 the office of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston will be moving to the new location at 1330 Post Oak Blvd, 19th floor, 77056. Full operation of the offices cannot be guaranteed in the days immediately following the relocation, but it will resume as soon as possible. Limited to events of extreme urgency, t...

New Orleans has its French Quarter, the Irish Channel and food and music that mix cultures from all over the world. Frank Maselli wants to make sure the Italian contributions to the city are also celebrated. Maselli is chairman of the American Italian Cultural Center and if you haven't heard of it or its museum on South Peters St., he’s ready to ch...

Monday, January 27, 2020. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Il Giorno della Memoria (International Holocaust Remembrance Day). On Monday, January 27, the ICCC will present a screening of the documentary Inferno Mittelbau Dora (2016; 53 minutes; not rated) as we remember the victims of t...

Saturday at 11:30am in conjunction with the Italian American Sports Banquet we are dedicating the first of two Sicilian Heritage Markers. This marker celebrates Sicilian contributions to Music in Jazz, Swing, and Rock 'n Roll. It mentions Nick LaRocca, Louis Prima, and Cosimo Matassa.  It contains a QR link to  a free tour app of Sicilian Heritage...

In the same spot where hundreds of soldiers met their fate during a operation to draw the entrenched Nazi army away from a planned landing in Anzio, visitors and residents gathered and prayed, as a priest blessed the area. A short time later, in a salute to the Texas troops, those in attendance each tossed a single yellow rose into the swirling wat...

At first glance, it’s easy to cite Michelangelo as the star of “The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo.” But the exhibition takes viewers through the story of the Italian Renaissance with more than 50 prints and drawings at Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art beginning on Friday, Jan. 24. Michelangelo, the poet of...

Former state Sen. Lidio Rainaldi, a conservative Democrat from Gallup, died last weekend at age 90. The son of Italian immigrants, Rainaldi served two terms in the Senate – from 2001 through 2008 – after a lengthy career as both a municipal and state judge. “He was a gentleman’s gentleman,” said former Senate Democratic floor leader Michael Sanchez...

"Gentilissimo Console Generale, è ormai evidente l’intenzione da parte del governo italiano di posticipare le elezioni per il rinnovo dei Comites la cui naturale scadenza è nella primavera del 2020". È il Comites di Houston a scrivere questa lettera aperta al console Federico Ciattaglia per denunciare una "sospensione della democrazia" per loro "in...

Ada is joining a growing list of cities, states and universities that have replaced Columbus Day with a new holiday recognizing Native Americans’ history and culture. The Ada City Council voted 5-0 Monday to rename the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day. The day will continue to be a paid holiday for regular,...

"Secret love bound by silence." Once the most performed opera of its time, Donizetti's Bel Canto drama, La favorite, features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into this now-rarely performed opera is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king and warrior. Set in early 14th century Spain, this triangle involves the King of...