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by Trevor Williams After 2008, Italy found itself smack in the middle of the less-than-flattering acronym used to lump together Europe's problem-child countries: PIIGS. With a sovereign-debt crisis and a government known for corruption and resistance to reform, the country found itself sliding down the list of preferred investment destinations....

Con un seminario dedicato al confronto tra le rappresentanze del made in Italy e alcuni portavoce del fashion e del design locale sono state tirate le fila della prima edizione dell'Italian fashion week di Dallas. L'evento che ha visto protagonisti gli show di Raffaella Curiel e Stella Jean, i gioielli di Lucia Odescalchi e le bags Carmina Campus d...

And what could be more "user friendly" than Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp? - his 1816 masterpiece, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.   Disguises and false identities abound as men-young and old-vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! The action centers on "Figaro, Figar...

by Andrea Lin   Restaurant locations that have gone through many format and ownership changes seem to bear the weight of their prior occupants' mistakes. The Saucy Italian Bistro in the Northeast Heights sits on a spot that's seen such concepts as Southwestern, steak and Mexican come and go and should be applauded for trying to start fresh....

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is launching a new program called "Le Strade del Vino". Le Strade del Vino are paths within territories, wine growing areas, as well as vineyards, wineries, farms, natural attractions, cultural and historical sites that are particularly significant for the purposes of integrated tourism within Italy. &nb...

Il prossimo 24 novembre, il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale di Houston si recherà a Dallas per raccogliere impronte digitali, foto e firma dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di un nuovo passaporto. I connazionali interessati devono inviare una mail, entro e non oltre il 20 novembre, per registrarsi ed ottenere precise istruzioni all'...

The granite crypt topped by the trumpet-playing angel stands on what was once a horseracing track, a fitting final resting place for the pony-loving Louis Prima. The inscription on his tomb in Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery is taken from one of his most famous recordings: "When the end comes I know, they'll say, 'Just a gigolo, ' as life goes on withou...

The United States wasn't her first choice, but by the end, Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini would leave a lasting legacy in the heart of southern Louisiana. The patron saint of immigrants hailed from Italy and, by her early 30's, founded the Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She had dreams that this mission would take her beyond the real...

by Dominic Massa   Paul Ferrara, a drummer who played with Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and other greats during a 65-year career, died Wednesday at his home in Kenner. He was 76. Ferrara had been battling cancer for the past year, according to his family. Despite his illness, Ferrara continued to perform, even maki...

Applications for the 7th Annual I Madonnari (EE Mad-doe-nahr-ee) Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest are now being accepted. The contest, set for Saturday, October 12, will be held during the 35th Annual Houston Italian Festival, October 10 thru 13, on the ground of the University of St. Thomas. To apply for this colored chalk art contest, applicants must...

MAESTRO ANTHONY BARRESE. Principal Conductor of Opera Southwest. Saturday, August 6, 11:30 – 2:00. Season's Restaurant - Old Town, Albuquerque. $38.00 per person. Joined by nationally-acclaimed set designer, Dahl Delu, Maestro Barrese presents.   WAR AND REVENGE to introduce and set the stage for the t...

Si è tenuto mercoledì, 7 novembre, presso l'Italian Community and Cultural Center di Houston l'incontro con lo scrittore italiano Erri De Luca, organizzato dal Consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston, insieme alla University of Houston, alla University of St. Thomas ed all'Italian Community Cultural Center, nell'ambito della la Settimana della Lingua...