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The following is an open letter to Mayor Cantrell and the City of New Orleans from Rob Florence who is urging the City to rename Governor Nicholls Street to Cosimo Matassa Street. To sign the petition and show your support, click here and here.  Hello Mayor and City Council, as you and the City Council Street Renaming Commission work to remove Conf...

League City’s Italian Heritage Museum will welcome guests starting Saturday morning. Dubbed a soft opening, it is just the beginning for the museum that honors the contributions Italian families have made to League City. “It will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours,” said Monica Hughes, director of the Butler Longhor...

As rewarding as it can be to see familiar, iconic artworks in museums, discovering a piece or an artist for the first time is thrilling — and even better when it opens windows into new galaxies. I had that sense throughout “Silent Revolutions” at the Menil Drawing Institute, which for me became “silent revelations.” Italian drawings of the 20th cen...

If you're a Louisiana native with a distinctly Italian last name, you've got lots of company here. Since the late nineteenth century, more families of Sicilian descent have called Louisiana home than anywhere else in the world except Sicily. This is a topic that has fascinated Loyola history professor, Justin Nystrom – enough to compel him to recor...

All Souls' Day is also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead. It is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died.  It is a celebration full of traditional food and family.  The newly formed ISDA St. Rosalie Lodge in Monroe Louisiana consists of members who have been attending the ble...

Nov 14, 2020 – Apr 11, 2021. Menil Drawing Institute - 1533 Sul Ross Street. Houston, Texas 77006. Silent Revolutions: Italian Drawings from the Twentieth Century, the first large-scale survey of twentieth-century Italian drawings mounted in the United States. The exhibition, presenting works largely selected from the Collezione Ramo in Milan, will...

A warehouse party with a bunch of graffiti artists is the last place you’d expect to find someone that spends the majority of their time in Highland Park Village, dealing with some of the most decadent Italian-American dishes the Dallas restaurant scene has to offer. And yet, Fachini exists. Fachini is the fourth restaurant by renowned chef-owner J...

Greetings friends of Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society and Museum!  Please join me in planning towards the celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth, by reviving the Christmas traditions that built “community” in Little Italy.  For those of us who spent our younger years in Little Italy during Christmas, we recall fondly the magic that came a...

ItaloTexano è un periodico di informazione indipendente, dedicato a tutti gli Italiani, Italo-Americani e a tutti i cittadini che risiedono in Texas che amano l'Italia. L’iniziativa nasce da un'idea di Vincenzo Arcobelli, da anni punto di riferimento della collettività italo-americana. Grazie alle preziose collaborazioni si è riusciti a fare partir...

If you happen to work for the federal government, then you have a day off from work today, in honor of Columbus Day. You might want to use part of this holiday to come by your Main or South Abilene Public Libraries to find some good books, movies or more about Italy and/or the contributions Italian-Americans have made to our culture, food and more....

Wednesday, October 14, 2020. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Lecture by Francesca D'Alessandro Behr. During the Renaissance, the advent of the printing press promoted the spreading of books, the standardization of Italian and alphabetization. Moreover, after 1540 in Italy, translations and adaptations of cl...

“The audience will surely understand that in this exceptional time we have to bring exceptional solutions in order to offer live music without jeopardizing the health of our musicians and of the audience members,” says the conductor and Grammy Award winner. “This said, we have put a tremendous effort to make those alternative programs exciting and...