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It was a fitting setting for two married Italian scientists who wanted to become U.S. citizens. At Thursday’s opening of the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Albuquerque, Milena Veneziani and Gennaro D’Angelo took the oath and became naturalized citizens. They both work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. And Thursday’s ceremo...

We inform our Italian nationals that “Fast it”, the online portal for consular services is now operative. Fast It (Farnesina servizi tematici per Italiani all’estero) gives the opportunity to request the AIRE registration by filling out the enrollement form online through the portal and attaching the requested documents in electronic format, thus o...

The 120th Tontitown Grape Festival begins Tuesday on U.S. 412 west of Springdale with an evening of carnival rides, free live entertainment and a grape stomp. The festival will continue through Aug. 11 with other activities and food highlighting the town's Italian heritage, including the festival's infamous grape ice cream. Hundreds of volunteers o...

The Italian Air Force detachment at Sheppard Air Force Base has a new commander after its current Italian Senior National Representative handed over his role to move on to his next chapter in life. After four years as the Italian Senior National Representative and Chief of the Italian detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Pier Luigi Del Vecchio is leaving...

Loyola University New Orleans professor and renowned local historian Justin A. Nystrom launches today a new book that explores how generations of Sicilian immigrants flavored local creole cuisine. Nystrom celebrates the launch of Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture with a presentation and book signing Thu...

In 1970, when La Riviera opened in Metairie, Italian food had been around New Orleans for a long time. But chef Goffredo Fraccaro, who was born outside Genoa, cooked a grand, Northern Italian-style cuisine that was far from our city's homey pastas with red gravy. At first the city was skeptical. But Fraccaro, with his big personality, won them over...

Italian label Fabiana Filippi is continuing its North American expansion, opening its second store in the market. After Miami last November, the company has unveiled a 1,507-square-foot unit at the NorthPark Center shopping mall in Dallas. “Opening a store in Dallas is part of a wider strategy, which will see the launch of a series of units in the...

If you’re looking for good local Italian food with a friendly and family atmosphere, Marsalas Italian Grill on 5324 Atascocita Road will not disappoint, co-owner Isaac Rodriguez said. Co-owners Rodriguez, Teresa Guzman and Douglas Guzman recently celebrated the eatery’s grand opening on Wednesday with the rest of their staff. The co-owners worked t...

A bit of history, a bit of gossip, a lot of music, and no homework! This course, held on Thursdays, October 25 to November 8, 2018, will cover the basics of Italian opera, starting with its invention in Florence and the lavish Venetian operas of the 17th century. It continues with the vocal fireworks of opera seria alongside the comic antics of ope...

According to data compiled last year by WineMonitor, Texas wine sales represent 7 percent of the total wine consumption in the U.S., coming in fourth place (in volume) behind California, Florida, and New York. “But Texas,” write the authors of the report, “is the state with the biggest growth in the U.S. Over the last 10 years, wine imports have gr...

In January, Sidney Degaine and his wife Maria announced the sale of their popular Montrose French restaurant Cafe Azur with plans to open a new concept later this year. The resulting project is mona Fresh Italian Food, a place where pasta, sandwiches and salads are prepared in a fast-casual counter setting where customers go down the line and speci...

The first thing that visitors notice as they walk up the red carpeted steps at The Corinthian in downtown Houston where a traveling Sistine Chapel exhibit is at the back of the venue. A huge, magnified version of Michelangelo's crowning depiction of The Last Judgment pops out at the viewers from a few hundred feet away. The tangled mess of angels a...