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Cirque Italia, the first traveling Italian Water Circus, will perform Thursday through Sunday under a large blue and white tent outdoors, located west of the South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road, between Premiere Cinemas and Sears. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Early...

THE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI BOUTIQUE in River Oaks District is already small, but it felt positively cramped Sunday night when some of Houston’s biggest—and tallest—stars came out for the Urchin Rocks sneaker launch. The new special-edition sneaker is a collaboration between the famed Italian luxury designer and Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, a self...

Victoria Surliuga is Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Italian Program Coordinator and World Cinema Coordinator in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. She has studied Comparative Literature at Mount Holyoke College and holds an M.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers Universit...

In a wave of energy, Giuseppe Brownell strides in from the kitchen. His Italian accent overlays each story about his upbringing in Umbria, a city located in central Italy.  Brownell is an Italian immigrant-turned-restaurant owner and the mastermind behind Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant on Locust Street. Nestled inside of a historic Victorian home, G...

"I don’t know anybody on the planet who’s as impassioned about gnocchi as I am,” Christine Hickman laughed ruefully one evening in her well-appointed passive solar kitchen on the north side of Santa Fe. “There’s got to be. But I don’t know who would write a whole cookbook on it.” Hickman was referring to her new culinary tome Gnocchi Solo Gnocch...

The best thing about this job is that week in and week out we have the opportunity to discover hidden gems in our community. This week was no exception. After what seemed like an eternity of not sitting down together for a meal, we broke bread, dipped it in olive oil and cracked some black pepper to add some spice. We found our latest eatery scroll...

For Albuquerque resident Racheli Bauer, today, 77 years after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, is an especially poignant anniversary. Her uncle, Navy radioman Petty Officer 3rd Class Dante Sylvester Tini, was one of 2,403 service members and civilians killed during the attack that led to the country’s entry into World War II. But Tini’...

Travelers flying in and out of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport have a homey new place to eat: Maggiano's Little Italy will open its very first location inside an airport, and it'll be none other than our own DFW. Maggiano's features pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, seafood, chef specials, and specialty desserts. The chain is owned an...

The 13th Conference of Italian Researchers in the World concluded with great success on December 1, 2018.  The event was organized by Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel Mondo (CTIM) with the assistance of COMITES ~ Houston, which represents the Consular District including Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, and with the support of the Co...

The Pulaski County community of Little Italy on Wednesday lost its appeal of a lower-court judge's dismissal of a case in which area residents sought the creation of an incorporated town. The community of about 350 people, near Roland, has sought for years to become incorporated. In early 2016, County Judge Barry Hyde rejected the residents' petiti...

Panettone, Italy's rich and sweet holiday bread, is in high demand during the Christmas season. In Dallas, no market has more varieties of this classic than Jimmy's Food Store. This year, the Italian food market offers a record 10 brands, priced from $4.99 to $29.99. Customers who ask, "Which is the best?" are referred to sales associate Mila Alvar...

New Mexico would trade in its Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans instead under a bill being drafted in anticipation of next year's legislative session. The proposed legislation to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day from Democratic state Rep. Derrick Lente, a tribal member of Sandia Pueblo, has cleared its first hu...