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Italy’s passion for food finds a common ground in America, where consumers are looking for new authentic products, buyer Debbie Jones said in this interview with Italianfood.net at IDDBA 2018 trade show. Jones, who represents Pavilions, the premium specialty grocery banner of US food retail group Albertsons, explains in an interview what she is loo...

New Mexico’s Italian community has lost a proud member and a good friend. The world has lost a prolific, creative spirit. Born in Gallup NM, Roger DiCamillo was an architect by trade and an artist by nature, with a gifted hand in nearly every medium from oil, watercolor and pastels to sculpture, pottery, lithography, glass and more. Roger held nume...

Fabio Luisi has been hired as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra starting with the 2020-21 season. The 59-year-old Italian will conduct a concert next spring and become music director designate for the 2019-20 season, the orchestra said Monday. He agreed to a contract through the 2023-24 season. Luisi will become just the fourth music...

To know Rev. Francis Carabello, is to love him! And the proof was in the pudding when hundreds of people attended his Mass and reception that celebrated his 50th priestly ordination. Father Frank, as he's called by locals, was the pastor of St. Joseph's from 1980 until his retirement in 2009. After almost 30 years as pastor, it wasn't surprising th...

Louisiana proscribes the naming of public buildings for living persons. But the Legislature regularly makes exceptions, one of the latest being a law letting Kenner name its $12 million police headquarters for former Chief Nick Congemi, 75. The House of Representatives approved the exemption in an 83-0 vote on April 6. The Senate followed with a 32...

We Play for Tips, the outstanding new album by the Sicilian saxophonist Francesco Cafiso, is a homage to New Orleans jazz. The title comes from a saying that Crescent City street musicians have emblazoned on their caps, an image that Cafiso says stuck with him after a trip to New Orleans when he was a teenager. But the latest recording by the 28-ye...

As a teenager, I was told that I would never be able to carry my own child. I had been diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, or MRKH, meaning I was born without a uterus. Then in 2016, I met Dr. Giuliano Testa, an expert in kidney and liver transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He had gathered a team of ex...

Sammy and Domenica Lovera are the Re and Regina for this year’s Italian Festival. “Hopefully, we can reign over a year of peace and tranquility,” Sammy Lovera said. They are set to be officially crowned during the festival’s opening ceremony, which they were told will be around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This year’s 48th annual Italian Festival is set fo...

Join us for a special edition of The History of Italian Art focused on Michelangelo, his life and works. This class will meet for a total of four weeks, with three spent in the classroom and the final class at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston for a guided tour of their “Michelangelo and the Vatican” exhibit. Visit our website for the full course...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli USA, Armando Varricchio, ha concluso oggi una visita nella città di New Orleans in Louisiana in occasione delle celebrazioni per il trecentesimo anniversario della fondazione della città su invito del Sindaco Mitch Landrieu. Sono stati ricordati i profondi legami storici, economici, culturali e sociali di New Orleans c...

This is to inform all eligible Italian citizens, registered with the Houston Consulate, who are interested in having a new passport issued via mail that one of our officers will be in Dallas from may 24th to may 26th, 2018, to collect fingerprints, photos, documents, and signatures. If you are interested in this service, please send an email no lat...

The banks of the Arkansas River resembled a scene out of Italy as the inaugural Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival took over North Shore Riverwalk Park this weekend. "Maybe the best thing of all with all the incredible food, the incredible wine, incredible activities is all the money goes to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas," festi...