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Proud Italian-American actor, writer and Academy award nominee Chazz Palminteri is excited to have North Texas audiences see the new musical version of A Bronx Tale, the latest incarnation of a personal story that’s become, over the past two decades, his life’s work and legacy. Lucky for us, the musical opens just as the turkey coma should be weari...

A new Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The new addition to Victory Park, called Mio Nonno, is located at 2588 N. Houston St. This is the third Texas location for Mio Nonno, which first opened its doors in Allen in 2014. This one is located directly across from the American Airlines Center. Mio Nonno serves traditional Italian fare, suc...

“Even before choosing to travel, I was a nomad and I got to know first-hand the nature of the various Italian communities abroad, I was able to appreciate their versatility, their high cultural level, their widespread talent and their excellent integration skills.” Silvia Chiave, Italy’s new Consul General in Los Angeles, knows very well what it me...

With yet another stunning score by Ennio Morricone! Unofficial lawman John Corbett (the legendary Lee Van Cleef) hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl. Corbett leaves on a long, relentless manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for wh...

It starts with the distinct flavor of Italian basil, freshly plucked from the garden -- summer distilled down into a teaspoon, washing pleasantly over every taste bud. And then it transforms and there are strawberries, warmed by the sun, lingering like a late June twilight, a luxurious afterthought. The taster’s face blooms with pleasure: The pairi...

An international pizza concept is opening its very first location in America in Dallas: Called 400 Gradi, it's a Neapolitan-style pizza concept that will open at 2000 Ross Ave., the glitzy new vertical mixed-use development which will boast retail space, residential living, and a boutique hotel. A spokesman for 2000 Ross confirmed that 400 Gradi wo...

This holiday season, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, is presenting "Christmas Italian Style," a curated, 14-film series spanning nearly seven decades of Italian film history. The series launches Thursday and continues through Dec. 30, according to a news release. “'Christmas Italian Style' is our largest holiday series to date,” s...

It was nearly midnight on Oct. 15, 1890, as David Hennessy, the young New Orleans police chief, walked home in a drizzle after a late meeting of the police board. Hennessy was without his usual armed escort as he approached the Basin St. house he shared with his widowed mother. The chief had use for bodyguards. In New Orleans, he was the face of...

Dal Texas un riconoscimento per Dallas in Prizzi: il documentario diretto dal regista siciliano Luca Vullo e prodotto dallo psichiatra americano Dave Atkinson, sull’esperienza di contaminazione culturale tra la Sicilia e il Texas, è stato premiato come Best Documentary Film al West Texas Film Festival di Odessa. La giuria della manifestazione cinem...

Eighteen-year-old gymnast Christina Desiderio says competing at the 2016 Olympic trials after earning a spot twice on the U.S. national team was by far the highlight of her career. “19,000 people, not a seat empty! Two days that I will never forget,” she says. “I worked for 10 years of my life to try to make it to the 2016 Olympics,” she says. “Tha...

When Mary Dodson and her husband, Brian, first took interest in opening a gelato shop in Northwest Austin, they knew they wanted to learn from the best. The two traveled to North Carolina and Italy for gelato-making courses, and in August they opened Bat City Gelato at 6301 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 503, with an Italian serving counter and kitchen equip...

Maybe you don’t recognize it, but Amanda Pascali says there’s a love song at the heart of any good political song. “I like to think of my music, especially the political songs, as more of an internal journey than an external one. A lot of folk musicians think they have some duty to speak on issues of human rights and, during this period, immigratio...