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by Laura Furr Italian shoemaker and fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti opened his first Houston boutique in the River Oaks District on Oct. 19 and celebrated Nov. 4 with a grand-opening party. The 1,100-square-foot store will feature men's and women's shoes, sneakers, jewelry, handbags and ready-to-wear clothing from the high-end designer. Th...

By Emily Walkenhorst Little Italy leaders made their case to become a town Wednesday afternoon before Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, arguing for greater self-representation. Hyde issued no ruling Wednesday and ended the hearing at 3:51 p.m., after just more than an hour, because he needed to catch a plane to a conference. Another hearing wi...

Mike D'Antoni joked that 65 is the new 50. He didn't exactly come up with it on his own. I kind of backed the new Rockets coach into a corner as we chatted on the podcast "Bring It To Jerome." He mentioned his age, so I asked if he knew the oldest coach to win an NBA title.   "I do not, I'm sorry," he said. "(He was) youn...

Italy's Eni has agreed to pay up to $52 million to jointly explore and develop US shale oil acreage in the Delaware Basin with US shale player Quicksilver Resources, the Italian company said Tuesday. Under the deal, Eni will earn a 50% share in 52,500 acres (212 sq km) held by Quicksilver in the Leon Valley area, located in Pecos County some 800 k...

Meet John Zarola, a first generation Italian American who founded the popular and spirited Italian language and conversation group known as Il Circolo. John admits to a strong background in the Calabrian dialect that he heard as a child. "Learning to speak and read standard Italian has been a challenging and enjoyable experience," he told us. &nbs...

by Dominic Massa   Philip Ciaccio, remembered as a fair and skilled negotiator and gentlemanly public servant during his 16 years on the New Orleans City Council throughout the 1960s and 1970s, followed by 15 years as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, died Friday. He was 88.   Ciaccio was first elected to the City Council...

Weeks after Carlo's Bakery first opened its doors in Dallas, fans still wait for hours to get their slice of cake – with a side of reality show fame.   They're sweet treats with a cult following – cannoli and cakes apparently worth camping out for overnight. "This has been the biggest opening we've ever had. Ever. Like ever, ever, ever," sa...

Luigi's has been a landmark in downtown Skiatook for the last four years. Whether you are looking for a casual night out with the family, a business lunch or a romantic date night, the Italian restaurant can serve up exactly what you are looking for. Adam Luigi has been managing the restaurant owned by his brother, Vito, since it opened in Skiatoo...

By Beatrice Bondi Motostalgia, una delle maggiori case d'asta di automobili di lusso, ha annunciato la messa all'asta della 1950 Cisitalia Abarth 204A, l'auto guidata dal leggendario pilota Tazio Nuvolari nell'ultima vittoria della sua lunga carriera, sul percorso che da Palermo porta a Monte San Pellegrino, nel 1950 all'età di 57 anni, tre anni p...

On Dec. 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center. The evening's program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made world-famous ove...

Sono disponibili online gli atti della X Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo, svolta il 6 dicembre a Houston.   Promossa, da 10 anni a questa parte, dal Comites, guidato da Vincenzo Arcobelli, in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia, la conferenza è ormai divenuto un appuntamento importante per la comunità dei ricercat...

by Jan Cottingham   Gio Bruno, co-owner of Bruno's Little Italy, has announced plans to open a delicatessen at 308 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the restaurant. The lease was signed on Thursday with Dundee Holding Co. of Little Rock, Bruno said.   Central Construction Group of Little Rock is the contractor, and Gr...