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The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society museum is now open on weekends (Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 12 noon - 4pm) and hope you will come by to sign our guest book and enjoy learning about the only Italian Enclave in Central Arkansas, our beloved Little Italy! Our museum shop is also open and we have postcards, books, pins, and other items. I...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-Members. Presented by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski of the Houston Archaeological Society. The ancient city of Ostia lies at the mouth of the Tiber River, about 15 miles southwest of the center of Rome. Foun...

On April 12, 2019, the city of New Orleans issued an official apology for its role in the 1891 lynching of eleven Italian Americans who had been tried and acquitted in the murder of the city’s police chief, David Hennessy. Gunned down while walking home on a rainy evening in October 1890, Hennessy allegedly stated that “dagoes” had attacked him. In...

A mosaic made of thousands of hand-cut Murano glass tiles fills the walls of an alcove in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church's sanctuary. The new artwork — centered with an image of Christ with St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom, St. James the First Bishop of Jerusalem and St. Basil the Great — was installed in April in time for the Gr...

McAlester's Italian Festival will once again feature Italian food, lots of live music and all sorts of arts and crafts booths — but it does include a major change when compared to festivals of years past. This year's annual Italian festival is set for Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 at the Southeast Expo Center and Pittsburg County Fairgrounds....

One of the justices of the peace preparing to testify before the Louisiana House Judiciary committee absently rearranged the colored cards indicating who is for a bill (green), who is against (red) and who would just provide information. By the time state Rep. Joseph A. Stagni, R-Kenner, sat down with a bag full of cannoli from Gendusa’s Italian Ma...

Though it was a series shot in Marfa that helped launch his career, these days, Dallas-born Gray Malin jet-sets to the world’s most beautiful destinations to photograph his signature aerials. But he has a special love affair with Italy (don’t we all), which he first visited while studying abroad in college. At the time, he stuck to major cities but...

Founded in 2002, A Taste of Italy in Austin was the vision of Elsa Gramola, who was born and raised in Italy and relocated to Austin in 2001. The company brings the very heart of Italy in Austin, Texas, while promoting local Italian businesses and the love of the Italian culture, language, food, art, fashion, music, and activities.  A Taste of Ital...

A family-taught cook, Giulia Millanta's skills rival many professionals in town, and her dinner party series is bringing groups of Austinites together to celebrate authentic Italian home cooking. While the communal experience is fueled by her food, Millanta, guitar in tow, also performs her original songs live at each gathering, because her first l...

Thursday, May 16, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St. New Orleans, LA 70130. Join award-winning author Jason Berry for a presentation and signing of his latest book, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. In City of a Million Dreams, Berry delivers a character-driven history of N...

The Italian Food and Cultural Festival kicked off this weekend. Among the tents, KATV found a group that's making a difference in the community. The culinary instructor for Food Jobs Work said that the group has a special mission: to help underprivileged adults entering the workforce. They have an eight-week program that trains students and prepare...

A bill that a broad coalition of Native American groups endorsed to celebrate a day for indigenous people on Columbus Day was signed into law Thursday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the only current governor in the U.S. enrolled as a member of a Native American tribe.  The Republican said the bill was a fair compromise that gives Oklahoma residents...