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Children are invited to learn basic Italian, the metric system and southern European culture while cooking shortbread cookies during La Piccola Cucina, a cooking class hosted by the Italian Cultural and Community Center.   The center, located at 1101 Milford St. in Neartown, offers the hands-on culinary experience for children ages 3-12 ever...

Nordstrom is bringing the impossibly elegant style of Italy to four lucky stores in Texas. As of March 4, the Lone Star locales boast an exclusive store-in-store arranged through the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) called Pop-In@Nordstrom Loves Italy.   At these special locations — Galleria Dallas, Houston's Galleria, Austin's Barton Creek Sq...

By Lesly Rascoe Portofino Italian Restaurant is the kind of place where everybody knows your name. Old World class, made-to-order cuisine and service that makes customers feel like family have earned the restaurant a loyal following. With dishes on the menu like Chicken Albanese and Joe's Garden Special, New York Style Pizza and lunch specials th...

Lou Agnese was just 33 years old when he was inaugurated as president of Incarnate Word College, a small Catholic women's institution that was more than 100 years old but little known outside of San Antonio. Incarnate Word was in trouble. It had been losing enrollment for eight years, and the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word knew m...

In Texas l'Anno della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti si arricchisce di nuovi appuntamenti. Da questa sera fino al 30 marzo, il Dance Salad Festival ospiterà una rappresentazione dello "Spellbound contemporary ballet". Per l'occasione, la compagnia italiana rappresenterà per la prima volta negli Usa una nuova coreografia di Mauro Astolfi, fondat...

By Sarah Rufca If there's anyone who can fuse Old-World Italian elegance and Texas extravagance, it's Cathy Borlenghi. The native of Milan has adopted Houston as her hometown, but she's still committed to continental luxury. Her developer husband, Giorgio, is behind the stately Hotel Granduca and the Uptown Park shopping center, and Borlenghi prev...

Two unique new Italian restaurants in Dallas are both doing well enough to merit expansion, and both are headed to the 'burbs for their second acts.   Roman Cucina, the California-bred Italian-American restaurant that opened its first Texas branch in North Dallas in 2013, is heading north: A second location will open at 201 E. Bethany Rd. in...

Giuseppe Zanotti received a high-fashion welcome to Highland Park Village when Vogue stepped in to host its recent grand opening soiree. Judging by the well-heeled attendees, it's no wonder the brand decided to open a standalone shop in Dallas.   Fashionable VIPs — including Lynn McBee, Capera Ryan, Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Elisa Summers, Hea...

The hearing before the Pulaski County Judge on the Little Italy petition for incorporation will be held on Monday, July 13 at 2 PM in the Quorum Court room located in the Pulaski County Administration building on 201 S. Broadway in Little Rock.   All are welcome to attend. Details about the hearing TBA.

Dominique M. Varner, a partner with Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. (www.hwa.com), received the Italian Flame Award at the 2015 Italian Cultural & Community Center Gala and Casino Night in Houston on Saturday, June 13.. Varner jointly manages HWA's Default Servicing Practice Area with fellow HWA partner Carolyn A. Taylor.   Established in...

Expressions of Italian heritage this time of year are usually not subtle. It's the heaping helping of pastaand sauce, the zooma-zooma music of Louis Prima, the St. Joseph's Day parade filling the streets. In such bold and bodacious company, the traditional Italian cookie that's so much a part of the seasoncan seem plain, humble and maybe even home...

Giugno Festa!When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 8-11pmWhere: Marcello's Catering Venue845 Carondelet Street, NOLA As June 1st rolls around, we're all thinking that summer is here. June also means one other thing..."Giugno Festa"! The IAMC invites you to celebrate your Italian Heritage with our very own "Giugno Festa". Come savor your favorite Italian...