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The Jefferson Performing Arts Society is kicking off the new year in their new facility by reprising an old favorite, "The Light in the Piazza." The show was a big hit for JPAS in 2012, winning five Big Easy Awards, including best musical, despite only running for a single weekend at Tulane University's Dixon Hall. When the new multi-million dollar...

by Chris Waddington   The Italian Saxophone Quartet comes to the University of New Orleans on Tuesday (April 8), capping the concert season for the Musical Excursions series with another show that embraces a rare instrumental combination. (The UNO series hosted the Ethos Percussion Group in February.)   The Italians banded together th...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center and Hotel Granduca will hold Dancing Al Fresco at Friday, Aug. 23, at Hotel Granduca in Houston.   The night will feature dancing around the Hotel Granduca's pool with DJ Tuzzo Martini entertaining with music and Ristorante Cavour providing food and wine, according to a press release from Italian C...

Join us at the ICCC for a wonderful evening of Italian Opera! Secret marriages and incognito government inspectors, what could possibly go wrong? Come enjoy an evening of laughter, a preview of what the Moores Opera Center has to offer in its 2016-2017 season. This event is sponsored by the University of Houston's College of the Arts - Moores Opera...

by Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans   Good times are here again!!! The Italian American Bocce Club is back from our Holiday Break with TWO Open Bocce Nights this week - both Wednesday (1/11) and Thursday (1/12) at 7pm. We will be taking sign-ups for our Winter Leagues as well, which will begin on Wednesday, January 25th and...

Ogni autunno Il Museum of Fine Arts di Houston (MFAH) ospita una rassegna cinematografica per onorare il cinema italiano, con pellicole restaurate provenienti dai leggendari archivi di Cinecittà presentate al pubblico in partenariato con il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Los Angeles e grazie alla generosità...

The Astros were out of the playoff race in 1991 when manager Art Howe and coach Matt Galante approached Craig Biggio about moving to second base.   Biggio grew up dreaming of being the next Walter Payton in football or Thurman Munson in baseball. Playing running back was no longer an option, but he assumed the first All-Star berth of his car...

100 years after winning the Bantamweight Boxing World Championship, Pete Herman might be the greatest athlete in local history, that many New Orleanians have never heard of. "After a few years, people forget about things like that," Pete Herman's grandson Ralph Marshall said. "But back then, 50 to 100 years back, everybody knew who he was." &...

Il sistema musicale italiana continua la sua diffusione e crescita all'estero: per la prima volta, dal 9 al 12 marzo, uno stand istituzionale rappresentera' il nostro Paese ad Austin nell'ambito del South by Southwest, la piu' importante fiera al mondo dedicata alla musica ed alla tecnologia. Per la prima volta, inoltre, l'industria musicale italia...

Houston's own Chef Andrew "Drew" Rogers, pastry chef and owner of Drew's Pastry Place in Northwest Houston, goes head-to-head with "Cake Boss" reality TV star Buddy Valastro on the new TLC show, "Bakery Boss," (Mondays, 9 p.m. C.S.T.) set to air January 20, 2014 (date subject to change).   On the "Bakery Boss" series, Buddy's mission is to h...

Multi-award winning filmmaker, director, producer and cultural historian. He'll take the JetBlue red-eye from New York to Albuquerque in early February to headline the Albuquerque opening gala of the 2015 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival — "Strings Attached".   Why the reference to strings? Well, because Tony brings with him the fascin...

XV Edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo. Italian Cultural & Community Center, Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT). "L'Italiano della musica, musica dell'Italiano" - "The Italian of Music, the Music of Italian". ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford. Suggested Donation: $10.00. Refreshm...