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“Rigoletto,” Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic 1851 opera about a revenge plot gone horribly awry, carries more than its fair share of 19th-century baggage. Houston Grand Opera’s latest production, which opens Friday at the Wortham Center, brings the story’s lurid qualities into sharp relief through garish costumes and surrealistic set design. Verdi’s sublim...

Nella giornata celebrativa del Columbus Day, si è tenuto presso la University of Dallas (Irving, TX) il progetto del Leonardo Way in US che coincide con il primo seminario del 2019-2020 dell’ormai consolidato NOTAI (NOrth Texas Area Italian) Lecture Series. Organizzato dall'Italian Program sotto gli auspici del Direttore dott. Anthony Nussmeier, il...

On September 21, 2019 member organizations of AIFEDSE elected Charles E. Marsala President, reviewed current Italian Heritage & Cultural projects, and evaluating March 21st, 2020 for a convention. Marsala heritage is 100% Sicilian with his great grandparents coming from Salaparuta, Cefalu, Contessa Entellina, and Palermo. Three Marsalas: Giuseppe,...

Dopo la sciagurata, rapida ed improvvisa decisione del Consiglio della Citta' di Dallas, attraverso la risoluzione presentata  dal Cons. Omar Narvaez del Distretto 6, che riconosce la giornata degli indigeni nello stesso giorno del Columbus day, Il comitato organizzatore della parata di colombo a Dallas, in collaborazione con la Citta' di Dallas ha...

The Southeast Texas community is gearing up to celebrate Italian Heritage Month with a number of events throughout the month of October. The 'Italians of Southeast Texas' group is associated with the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Lodge #2887. The organization "promotes the appreciation and understanding of the Italian Culture and Heri...

Making their U.S. debut, the Four Italian Tenors bring some of Italy's greatest music to life inViva Italia! at Popejoy Hall on Sunday, November 10 at 3 pm. Featuring fan-favorite arias from the world-renowned operas of Puccini, Donzetti, Verdi, and Rossini to infamous songs such as "Ave Maria," "Funiculi, Funicula," and "O Sole Mio," these tenors...

Frequenters of Dallas City Hall on Tuesday could hear the clatter of buffalo horn beads as Leroy Peña walked through the council chambers. Under the beads, he wore a red ribbon shirt passed down to him from generations before him. A leader in the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Peña said his tribe fought for Texas in the Battle of the Alamo, violating...

Coming next year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will examine Italy’s postwar explosion of disruptive design with a massive exhibition. "Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, the Dennis Freedman Collection" will be on view in the museum’s Cullinan Hall starting Friday, February 14. Nearly 50 years after MoMA’s defining 1972 survey, "Italy: The New...

Mayor Ron Nirenberg has proclaimed Monday, October 14, “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in San Antonio. “While indigenous people have endured past injustices, they continue to emphasize a respect for land, natural resources and cooperation among neighbors,” said Nirenberg as he read the proclamation at the city council meeting last Thursday. He asked San...

Da Camera of Houston launches its 2019-2020 series of intimate concerts at the Menil Collection with Italian Themes, a two-night performance by Quartetto di Cremona on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Founded in and named for Cremona, Italy-a city famed for its musical history, traditions and string instrument creation...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center will host the 41st Houston Italian Festival from Oct. 10-13 at the University of St. Thomas, located at 3800 Montrose Blvd. The event, also called Festa Italiana, is an annual festival celebrating Italian culture and heritage in Houston. Recognized as a significant cultural event, it has numerous activities t...

Ciao Amici! The Donaldsonville Downtown Development District has announced its first Festa Italiana to be held on October 19, 2019 in Crescent Park from 12 noon - 10:00 p.m. The festival is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the Italians in the Donaldsonville area and will feature live entertainment by King Pa Ka Yea’ Band, deli...