Anna Celenza of Georgetown University will present on her latest book Jazz Italian Style, which reveals a forgotten chapter in jazz history – the development of jazz in Mussolini’s Italy – and demonstrates how this new musical style eventually influenced quintessentially “American” performers like Frank Sinatra. The lectures are free for AICC members and students […]
Join us for the final installment of the AICC’s series of walking tours through Italy’s greatest cities as we stroll through Venice. Learn a little history of the city and enjoy the beauty that is Venice, the captivating pearl floating on the Adriatic Sea. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on […]
Italy has some of the best vino in the world! Join the American Italian Cultural Center for a seminar and tasting event led by Spirit Wine. This event will feature six red, white, sparkling and dessert wines from Northern Italy. Wines will be paired with regional Italian foods: prosciutto, bread, olives, cheeses, and more! Whether […]
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Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Everybody’s Lady. Master filmmaker Max Ophüls fled to Italy in 1934 with the rise of Nazism. In the film, Gabriella Murge is a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. After bringing several men to their ruin, she […]
Join the American Italian Cultural Center on March 22nd at 7pm for an Italian Rosé Tasting! Southern Glazers will be on-site showcasing some of the best rosé wine on the market today! We will have delicious catered antipasto trays from Nor Joe Importing Company. All proceeds will be going towards the renovation of the AICC […]
A Renaissance tradition, the Sansepolcro Flag-throwers are celebrating over 60 years of performance and have been traveling to New Orleans to perform for more than 30 years! Come see one of the public performances this week!
Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Miracle in Milan. This 1951 Vittorio De Sica film co-written with Cesare Zavattini is based on his novel Totò il Buono. A neo-realist fable, Miracle in Milan follows the life of Totò, an abandoned baby adopted by Lolotta, a kind old woman. After Lolotta’s death, […]
Tulane Italian professor Linda Carroll will present Saints, Singers, and Soldiers: Patronage of the Arts in Renaissance Venice. Sixteenth-century Venice faced challenges from European powers looking to conquer its mainland state and the Turkish Port looking to conquer its maritime state. A group of Venetian patricians turned their patronage of the arts to the commissioning […]
Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Bicycle Thieves. Directed by Vittorio De Sica, this neorealist film follows the story of a poor father in search of his stolen bicycle. Without the bike, he will lose his job and be unable to support his young family. As part of the AICC’s bi-monthly […]