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by Laura Furr Italian shoemaker and fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti opened his first Houston boutique in the River Oaks District on Oct. 19 and celebrated Nov. 4 with a grand-opening party. The 1,100-square-foot store will feature men's and women's shoes, sneakers, jewelry, handbags and ready-to-wear clothing from the high-end designer. Th...

November 19 (Thursday) 6:30 pmAuthor and Activist: The Daniela Gioseffi StoryRefreshments, Reception Preview Screening, Talk.Author and Activist: The Daniela Gioseffi Story portrays a life-affirming struggle to make art of civil rights, democratic equality and climate justice. Produced and directed by Anton Evangelista, the docu-drama tells of the...

by Mauro Battocchi   The third annual Mercato di Natale (Italian Christmas Market) will be held in San Francisco on December 5th and December 6th. The event is promoted by D.I.V.E. SF, a group of Italian women expats living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the famous Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe...

Join the Italian American Bar Association at our 84th Annual Winter Gala on December 12th at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Gather with friends and colleagues to congratulate this year's distinguished Greco, Rancilio, and President's Award honorees, and this year's scholarship awardee. Once again IABAM will be supporting the local charity Friends of...

By Emily Walkenhorst Little Italy leaders made their case to become a town Wednesday afternoon before Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, arguing for greater self-representation. Hyde issued no ruling Wednesday and ended the hearing at 3:51 p.m., after just more than an hour, because he needed to catch a plane to a conference. Another hearing wi...

di Bruno Guarini   Armando Varricchio è stato designato ambasciatore negli Usa. La designazione è avvenuta nel corso dell'ultimo consiglio dei ministri del 2015. Il prossimo ambasciatore dell'Italia negli Stati Uniti, che sostituirà dalla prossima primavera Claudio Bisogniero, finora rivestiva il ruolo di consigliere diplomatico della presid...

Grave robbers struck a mausoleum at the Italian Club Cemetery in Ybor. Investigators said someone broke into one of the mausoleums and stole a coffin with three bodies inside. It is not known when the crime happened because the cemetery has little traffic. The stolen coffin contained the bodies of Carlos Spicola, who died in 1914, Ma...

By Janelle Nanos I'm an Italian by marriage, and every meal with my extended family ends with stories of Grandpa Mario, a first-generation Italian-American who lived his life fast and bold. After attaining financial success, he often spent lavishly on his friends and loved ones.   He was a good Catholic, but was so notoriously impatient tha...

di Giulio Mola   Fra lussuose ville e spiagge sempre affollate anche da sportivi italiani alla ricerca di relax, rotola il pallone nella lontanissima Miami. Questo grazie all'intraprendenza di Riccardo Silva imprenditore lombardo di successo (nel settore della distribuzione di diritti televisivi a livello mondiale), il quale da pochi mesi è...

Ferdinand Pecora reached almost mythical fame when, for almost a year, in 1933, he publicly exposed the wrongdoing of Wall Street bankers that led to the 1929 stock market crash while serving as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Banking and Finance. His methodical questioning and thorough investigation incited the nation, and his int...

by Elisabetta Povoledo   The Santa Maria Antiqua church in the Roman forum, which dates to the first centuries of Christianity, is reopening to visitors after a 36-year restoration. An exhibition that starts Thursday and runs until Sept. 11 traces the complex history of the church, partly buried by rubble from the Palatine Hill in an ea...

World renowned Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, has pledged to go 100 percent fur-free across all his labels from the Autumn/Winter 2016 collections onward.   The historic move by the Armani group follows years of animal rights activists campaigning for brands to drop the use of fur, with many groups putting their message across wit...