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Michelangelo's complex, revolutionary frescoes in the vault of the Sistine Chapel remain the standard by which artistic difficulty and accomplishment are measured. Featuring 380 individual figures covering 2,400 square feet of painted surface, the ceiling itself emblematizes its very subject: the power of creation. For those who cannot make the tr...

The emerging renaissance of Dallas' West End continues with more good dining news: A new casual Italian restaurant called Grezzawill open in the location at 1718 Market St. currently occupied by Ellen's Southern Kitchen.   The emerging renaissance of Dallas' West End continues with more good dining news: A new casual Italian restaurant calle...

by Nicholas Hunt   Out West on Arkansas 300 from Little Rock, past the eastern shore of Lake Maumelle and under the stands of tall Southern pines, up the steep switchbacks and down a rough-hewn country lane in Pulaski County's Little Italy, sits the home John Dal Santo built with his own two hands.   It's white and quaint with a...

October 2nd marks the 89th annual Italian Spaghetti Dinner in Little Italy, Arkansas. On this day we are all Italian in Central Arkansas as we celebrate our proud Arkansas Italian-American history in Northwest Pulaski County. The weather is expected to be fantastic in Little Italy as we enjoy St. Francis Catholic Church's famous spaghetti and sausa...

Il Museo Philbrook di Tulsa, Oklahoma, ospita dal 10 marzo al 26 maggio la mostra "Afrodite e gli Dei dell'Amore", organizzata dal Museum of Fine Arts di Boston.   Elena di Troia e Paride, Cupido e Psiche - numerosi amanti famosi sono stati influenzati da Afrodite, una delle divinità più potenti e venerate dell'antichità. Ciononostante, Afro...

A touring art exhibition that condenses 500 years of Italian art through 40 paintings is open to visitors of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum curator Alison Amick has worked more than two years organizing Of Heaven and Earth, a collection of Italian paintings from the Glasgow Museum in Scotland. The show presents five sections covering...

The submarine sandwich – popularized by small sandwich shops from coast to coast usually bearing the name of a national chain – has to be the most frequently store-bought sandwich in the country.   Though it might be difficult to make the connection from lesser mass-marketed versions, its roots are Italian-American. The sub in its various si...

Pizzeria Bianco and I go back nearly 20 years. In 1996 I was a couple of years out of college, kicking around the country with a musician friend. We ended up in Phoenix for six weeks. My serious interest in food was budding but I was also broke. At a local bookstore, I flipped through one of the oblong Zagat guides detailing America’s top restauran...

North Texas Catholics will have the opportunity Tuesday to view the remains of St. Maria Goretti, who became a saint before she was even a teenager. The Italian was martyred for her faith in 1902 at the age of 11 after she was stabbed to death for refusing to submit to a rapist. She forgave him on her death bed.   The visit of her remai...

After more than four decades in business, Tony Angello's will close it's doors forever Saturday, December 24. Angela Angello Riviere, daughter of the restaurant's late chef and namesake, confirmed the decision.   Tony Angello's is a family-run Creole-Italian restaurant known for their "Feed me" menu and signature dishes including the lobster...

Il 28-30 marzo il Dance Salad Festival ospitera' una rappresentazione della compagnia italiana "Spellbound Contemporary Ballet". La compagnia, basata a Roma, ritorna al Dance Salad Festival con la prima rappresentazione negli Stati Uniti di una nuova coreografia di Mauro Astolfi, fondatore e Direttore Artistico della compagnia, che presentera' degl...

Houston ospitera' anche quest'anno l'appuntamento con questo festival internazionale del cinema, che e' oramai giunto alla quarantasettesima edizione.   Oltre ad una sessantina di opere prime ed un centinaio di cortometraggi, il WorldFest presentera' al pubblico houstoniano la nona edizione di 'Panorama Italia', la rassegna di film italiani...