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When: Wed, September 14, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM - Where: Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX 77019 Join us for the third annual Italian Cultural & Community Center Fashion Show and Luncheon. Chairing the event Sandra Porter and Gina Gusemano Leck. This year we are Celebrating the Jewels of Italy and toasting those facets of...

Operating out of a nearly 100-year-old house in Montrose that has been both a private residence and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, the Italian Cultural and Community Center preserves rich traditions and culture with a décor that's a throwback to the mid-20th century. When I comment that that a lot of the furniture and huge china cabine...

The Arts Council of Mississippi County has announced an event to be presented in the Adams/Vines Recital Hall at Arkansas Northeastern College on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. A concert of piano and violin duets will feature a brother and sister, violinist Giorgiana Strazzullo and pianist Gianlucca Strazzullo. Ms. Strazzullo graduated from the “Domeni...

The Tontitown Grape Festival is back for its 123rd year. Locals say when a large number of Italians came to Arkansas they moved to Sunnyside, but since it wasn’t conducive to growing grapes, some re-located to Tontitown. And they have been holding their festival there ever since. “This is our heritage, you know. We’re doing these things because our...

Jerry Pellegrini, one of the top professional boxers ever to come out of the New Orleans area, died Tuesday. He was 78. Pellegrini’s daughter Dawn confirmed his death in a Facebook post Thursday morning. Pellegrini began to fight professionally as a teenager, but that came a year after he started his other profession as a barber, which gave him the...

It's time for Andrea Bocelli to say hello to Oklahoma. The famed Italian tenor will make his Sooner State debut with a June 23 concert at Oklahoma City's Paycom Center, and Bocelli told The Oklahoman that he relishes the chance to perform in a new place.   "It’s an opportunity that comes ever so rarely, having traveled the world far and wide, in ov...

Louis Prima was a very talented Italian American jazz singer, trumpet player and bandleader. Fans knew Prima as a polite and friendly celebrity. He always signed autographs or posed for pictures with a smile. He was born in New Orleans on December 7, 1910. His father, Anthony Prima, was the son of Sicilian immigrants from Salaparuta. His mother, An...

One of pop culture’ most celebrated performers is bringing her bad romance to Houston. Lady Gaga has added a Bayou City date to her The Chromatica Ball global stadium tour, one of three new dates. She’ll play here at Minute Maid Park on September 13. Houston is currently the second-to-last date on the tour, which starts in Denmark in July and ends...

New Orleans paradegoers will switch out their Mardi Gras beads and lucky four-leaf clovers for fava beans and Italy’s red, white and green flag this weekend. The Italian American St. Joseph Society of New Orleans has planned a weekend of events mostly open to the public, including its annual parade and pasta party, to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day on...

Calling all bocce lovers...or just those who are looking to socialize, meet new friends, and play a little ball (and stay warm while playing in our heated, indoor facility)... We have an active two weeks in store for you as we celebrate the new year! First, we have three Open Bocce Nights coming up! Come join us this Wednesday (2/2), Thursday (2/3)...

Wednesday February 22 2022 at 7 PM CST. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St, Houston, Texas. Italian American Baseball Family - Award-winning documentary screening with producer Roberto Angotti followed by panel discussion. Join us to meet the producer of the award-winning documentary Italian American Baseball Family, which won the Russo Brothers Italian...

Plans are to bring the Italian Festival back to McAlester this year for its 50th anniversary celebration. "We're going to have it," said Bobby Lenardo, who is co-chairman of the Italian Festival Committee, along with Luke Whitfield. "This is our 50th anniversary," Lenardo said. "We're planning one of our biggest festivals. We're going to have a lot...