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Dallas has a new restaurant opening just about every week.  Some concepts last only months while many other stick around longer.  However, few have the staying power of nearly six decades run by one couple married more than 50 years. Step inside Pietro's Italian Restaurant on Richmond in the Lower Greenville neighborhood and the present feels a who...

Palm Beach Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto for one weekend only, March 10-12, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Rigoletto, "The Power of a Curse," is "a must-see masterpiece" of passion and vengeance, filled with some of opera's most famous arias, such as "La...

Lecture by Francesca Lombardo (Founder and Owner of Brio & Co. LLC). Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Reception to follow lecture. Italian Cultural & Community Center. 1101 Milford St, Houston, Texas 77006. Ticket Prices: $10 for ICCC Members – $15 for Non-Members. Reserve your seat today – Eventbrite or call 713-524-422...

Thanks to Fiat of Albuquerque, New Mexico has enjoyed a taste of Italian culture of the automotive kind for several years now. The snappy, colorful Fiat has dotted our roadways since 2012, attracting car buyers with its winning combination of smart Italian design and outstanding fuel economy, and offering countless motorists the opportunity to driv...

Ever since opening his restaurant in Cypress in January 2016, Jon Felicia has been looking to spread the word about Vero, which means “true” or “real” in Italian. A Cy-Fair native, Felicia opened Vero Italian Kitchen across the street from Cypress Woods High School, where he graduated in 2009. After working his way up the ranks at the Conroe locati...

Luisa Nardini, associate professor of musicology at the Butler School, is a prolific scholar that specializes in Gregorian chant, medieval music theory, music and visual art, manuscript studies, and oral and written transmission of liturgical chant. Her most recent achievement is a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies fellowship—to tak...

Wed, March 15, 2017, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT. Numero 28, 452 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Join Italy's official Sxsw 2017 party APERITIVO ITALIANO with live music, dj set and high end italian appetizer. Live Performances and Dj Set By Altre di B , Birthh, Damien McFly, Echopark, Gio Sada & BariSmoothSquad, Giungla, Halfalib, Nothing For Breakfa...

Jack Petronella has never been to Altamura in Southern Italy. But he knew he had family there. That's the town his grandparents left in the 1900s to immigrate to New York. When Petronella, who also owns the bakery Manhattanjack, opened an Italian restaurant in the Magnolia Mansion last summer, he called it Altamura to honor his grandparents. "My gr...

Northwestern Opera Theater will present "Amore senza fine" Monday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Friedman Student Union Ballroom. Tickets are $10. Admission is free for Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students with a current student I.D."Amore senza fine" is an operatic journey exploring love, fidelity...

Tony Vallone excels at orchestration. You don't get to mark more than half a century in the restaurant business, as Vallone has, without knowing how to coordinate elements to deliver the maximum punch. And perhaps that's why he chose to trumpet a new chef at Ciao Bello two months after the toque already started. But in announcing the arrival of exe...

Luxury is the name of the game at Houston Astros owner Jim Crane's highly anticipated restaurant Potente, a high-end Italian eatery that's officially open in the 500 Crawford building across from Minute Maid Park. Potente will also be followed by the opening of Crane's adjacent, casual trattoria, Osso & Kristalla,on February 20. Both concepts are n...

Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia was named the newest member of the Vince Lombardi Hall of Fame as part of the 47th Annual Rotary Lombardi Award Saturday night at the Hobby Center. First, Moglia was inducted by Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin. Later, during the national ESPN3 telecast, Moglia announced Alabama defensive en...