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In compliance with the New Mexico Secretary of Health’s order prohibiting mass public gatherings, we must postpone the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. It is too soon to even speculate on a date or timeframe for rescheduling. Please be assured, however, that we have every intention of going forward with the great festival program we have pl...

When Alessandro Rotolo came to Houston from Italy’s Friuli region at the end of January to present his family’s Schiopetto wines, the coronavirus was a non-topic. Not once did it come up in our conversation, although it had already been killing people in China for more than a month. The same was true when Salvatore Ferragamo, whose famous fashion f...

Italy is now the country second-hardest hit by COVID-19, right behind China. For now, it is on lockdown and even travel within the country is discouraged. That led us to inquire with the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas (IACC Texas) whether there would soon be a shortage of imported Italian ingredients, such as real Parmigiano-Reggiano ch...

One of the characteristics I love most about Arkansas is the fact that things tie together easily because there are so few of us. There are two degrees of separation among those who were born and raised here: If you don't know the person with whom you're visiting, you'll learn within five minutes that you know a lot of the same people. The ties tha...

Texas Scientific Italian Community in collaboration with Rice University, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and CTIM (Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel mondo) invite you to submit an abstract to the 15th Conference of Italian Researchers in the World that will be held at April 25, 2020 at Rice University, Herring H...

The Jean Lafitte facility of National Park Service of New Orleans for March is presenting information on the Sicilian Migration into New Orleans. As part of the month’s activities Charles Marsala presented 60 slides in one hour on the history from 1682 to present. Charles Marsala’s presenation began with Henri de Tonti landing in Buras in 1682 and...

For decades, the Monroe Progressive Men’s Club brought pride of ancestry, civic responsibility, hard work and American patriotism to the Italians of Monroe. The PMC of Monroe was instrumental in the Federation with other clubs, including the Shreveport Progressive Men’s Club to the west, the Bona Fidem Fraternity in Opelousas to the south, and club...

THE FIRST THING ABOUT ROSALIE: IT’S SO PRETTY. Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino created the cozy restaurant—his Houston debut—as a love letter to his great-grandmother, Rosalie, who cooked elaborate Italian family meals in her Providence, Rhode Island, kitchen. Nestled inside downtown’s posh C. Baldwin Hotel, the restaurant is utterly nostal...

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has released a list of St. Joseph’s Altars in the area that will be available for public viewing. The altars will be on display at church parishes and schools around the city. Archbishop Chapelle High School, 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, March 18, noon-8 p.m. Blessing of the Altar at noon, Rosary at 7 p.m.,...

None of Nash D’Amico’s family had the experience of opening a restaurant before he and his cousins opened up Damian’s Fine Italian Food in Huntsville. “Let’s give it a try,” Nash recalls saying, as he and his cousins had to borrow money to pay off the $300 per month required for the building rent.Nash and his family brought a wider variety of Itali...

Throughout 2019 and early 2020, The Woodlands saw a rise in Italian dining coming to the area, with both casual and fine dining among the new businesses opening. In 2019, The Woodlands welcomed three new Italian establishments: Radunare on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, Zanti Cucina Italiana on Research Forest Drive in Magnolia and Sorriso...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 9am-6pm. Xavier University of Louisiana, Administration Building Auditorium, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans LA. Interest in and devotion to St. Joseph the Carpenter—the Virgin Mary’s husband and Jesus’s foster-father—has been present among Christians since the earliest centuries of the Common Era. Three academic institutions—Xa...