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Si rende noto che con decreto del Ministero degli Affari Esteri è stato istituito un Consolato Onorario d’Italia con giurisdizione nella città di Dallas. A capo dell’ufficio onorario è stato nominato il Sig. Richard Nicholas Gussoni che potrà esercitare le funzioni esclusivamente indicate nel seguente decreto di delimitazioni di funzioni: Decreto n...

For the past eight years, Lena Prima and her band have been doing regular shows at the Monteleone’s Carousel Bar. For those in the know, it’s one of those special things you can only find in New Orleans: The daughter of music royalty doing a personalized take of classic songs, from her dad and elsewhere. Sometimes it’s a crowd of music fans and som...

After years of planning and construction, St. Jude Thaddeus Church has revealed a colorful mosaic composed of almost 1 million minuscule pieces of glass from Italy. The Beaumont Enterprise reports the mural depicts the 12 apostles of the Catholic faith along with four North American born saints, St. Juan Diego, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Kathari...

DID YOU KNOW? The Second Poet Laureate from the state of Arkansas was Italian-American Rosa Zagnoni-Marinoni. She left her Native New York and moved with her husband Antonio Marinoni to Fayetteville, Arkansas where he became the first head of the University of Arkansas’s romance languages department. Rosa, was also renowned for starting and maintai...

Internationally known modern art sculptor and Taos resident Peter Chinni, 90, has died. Chinni reportedly fell Monday evening (Feb. 4) while practicing the first rehearsal of the Taos Community Chorus for a planned spring performance. Members of the chorus said he appeared to strike his head on a pew.  Fellow sculptor and chorus member T.J Mabrey s...

Sal Serio's last trip to Sicily, his ancestral home, three years ago left an enduring imprint in his mind. It's one that he replays frequently. "It was my fourth time to visit Sicily," said Serio, 84, and a native New Orleanian. "Where my ancestors lived was in a town located on the Tyrrhenian Sea. One day, I walked to the edge of the sea and sat o...

When: Wed, February 27, 2019 time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST - Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 In 271 AD, the Emperor Aurelian began the construction of a defensive wall around the city of Rome. The wall, known as the Aurelian Wall, surrounded the city in a circuit of 19 kilometers or about 12 miles with a...

Andre Buonaiuto, a New Yorker known for bringing a taste of Italy to Roswell, left behind his family and friends after experiencing a heart attack as he was getting ready for work on Jan. 14. Described as a large personality and dedicated to his family and his friends, Buonaiuto, 63, was well-known in Roswell for his previous ownership of Pasta Caf...

The Houston Italian Festival is seeking new volunteers to join the Festival Executive Committee in 2019! Each year, Festa Italiana is made possible by the helpful hands of the committee members, who serve in the full calendar year and make important decisions throughout the year. The Committee meets once a month beginning in February. If you feel l...

“Alla fine dello scorso anno, ho chiesto al Console generale di Houston Federico Ciattaglia di considerare l’opportunità di avviare le procedure per l’attivazione di un consolato onorario a Austin, richiesto da diversi connazionali lì residenti”. A darne notizia è Francesca La Marca, deputata Pd eletta in Centro e Nord America. “A causa dei numeros...

Federico Ciattaglia è il nuovo console generale d’Italia a Houston, nello stato americano del Texas. Ciattaglia, che si è insediato nella nuova sede consolare lo scorso mese di ottobre, ha salutato i connazionali residenti nella Circoscrizione consolare con un messaggio diffuso attraverso il sito Internet del Consolato. "Questo sito internet si riv...

Without ceremony or celebration, Dallas' Landmark Commission on Monday proclaimed a one-story Mission Revival house — carved from concrete more than a century ago — a historic landmark. There was no applause; there were no cheers. There was barely even an audience in the cold and cavernous chamber built for the Dallas City Council. The only remarks...