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Italian Cultural & Community CenterTuesday, April 5, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)Houston, TX   Join us at the ICCC for a lecture on Italian Futurism, a literary and arts movement originated in Italy during the early 20th century. The movement emphasized rejection of the past and traditions, defending anti-classical style oriented t...

If you are like me, you may have wondered how your family got its surname or cognome in Italian. I find the sound of Italian family names very melodious, particularly here in America, where they are often butchered in both pronunciation and spelling!   I always wondered just how some of these names came into existence. In my research, I have...

We are trying to raise funds to get Italian American singer Timi Yuro a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Timi had many hit records in the 60's and sadly battled cancer for the last 25 years of her life. She lost that battle in 2004, but we would like to honor her and her family with this well deserved star.   The funds have to be raised a...

Do you know a Nonna who can dominate any kitchen? Food Network contacted NOIAW in search of Italian American grandmothers to join the cast of their upcoming cooking show, the Clash of the Grandmas. If you have any questions or know someone who'd like to participate, get in touch with Christopher Lutz, Casting Producer, Levity Entertainment Group a...

by Giuseppe Annino   Every Saturday night, all summer, Italian Films with English subtitles will be screened outdoors in San Diego Little Italy's Amici Park amphitheater ( Date and State streets).   The first film, on June 18th , is the award winning film "Madre Mia" directed by Nanni Moretti. Two of the remaining films are dedicated...

by Matt Conti It's June in the North End! That means the beginning of the saint processions and feasts! First up is this Sunday, June 5th with the procession of Santa Maria di Anzano. The complete Summer 2016 Feast Schedule is shown below. Viva! North End. Italian Feasts & Processions. Summer 2016- June 5, 2016 – Santa Maria Di Anza...

Do you dream of a career in museum curation? Would you love to take a deep dive into the history of the Italian American experience — and shape how it is understood by others? Then you may be interested in applying for a new opportunity offered by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF.) The Italian American Museum Fellowship will give thr...

Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer, who starred in a number of Spaghetti Westerns, has died aged 86. He passed away peacefully on Monday in Rome "and did not suffer from pain", his son said. Spencer, whose real name was Carlo Pedersoli, was known among his fans as the "big friendly giant" of the screen because of his height and weight.  ...

With more than 600 locations open, mostly along the East Coast, Rita's Italian Ice is no small chain. But the opening of the first C. Springs location at 7866 N. Academy Blvd. around month's end will mark only the third Colorado location.   Aside from Italian ice, the store sells sundaes, custard, milkshakes and more. They offer sugar-free a...

di Mauro Suttora   Il Kit Kat Club era uno dei locali più in voga a Manhattan alla fine degli anni 90. E lì Paolo Zampolli, l'italiano proprietario dell'agenzia ID models, organizzò la festa annuale durante la settimana della moda newyorkese 1998: «Una delle mie modelle più carine era Melania, una slovena che avevo scoperto a Milano pochi an...

There's no business like show business. That's what Bart Collida thought. He was a senior at St. Louis University High at the time. It was 1949 and he became fascinated with television, a medium still in a black-and-white infancy. Collida caught a bit of the "Ed Wynn Show" on the shadow box one day and reached an important career decision. &n...

The cancer cells of the body are able to circumvent our natural defenses, preventing our immune system to attack. Many new details on this mechanism have been brought to light by a study conducted at the Hospital Bambin Gesù of Rome and by the Department of Experimental Medicine of the University of Genoa.   The study in question was publish...