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Every year since 2006, David Greco has journeyed to New Orleans to participate in the Italian American St. Joseph Society’s annual celebration. For Greco, chef and owner of several Italian delis in New York, it’s a way to observe his heritage. “My father comes from the bottom of the boot — he lives for wine, women and mozzarella,” said Greco, whose...

“Amazing.” “Remarkable.” “Extraordinary.” When just one wall panel in a museum exhibit is so prone to heightened adjectives, you know you’re not viewing a modest show. It is one of grandeur, of extravagant scale. Da Vinci: The Genius, at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, is a blockbuster of an exhibit, peppered wi...

Sheppard Air Force Base enjoyed a visit this week from Italian Defense representatives. H.E. Armando Varricchio, ambassador to Italy, traveled to the U.S. with Italian Consul General Elena Sgarbi and Italian Defense Attaché Lieutenant General Luca Goretti. Varricchio has served as the ambassador of Italy to Washington since 2016. Prior to this posi...

Si è svolta dal 1° al 3 marzo l’importante conferenza della National Association Bilingual Education (NABE) arrivata ormai al suo quarantasettesimo anniversario. Quest’anno la conferenza si è tenuta in New Mexico, nel Convention Center di Alberqueque. L’evento, come è noto, è destinato ad illustrare le varie iniziative per la diffusione delle lingu...

"We're going." Brian said as he flicked the promotion card at me excitedly while I polished stemware. "I need to check my schedule, but…" I inspected the flyer more closely, "…oh, we're going." Gaia Gaja, eldest daughter of legendary Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja, was in Houston Tuesday and kept a tight schedule. Hosted by the Terlato Wine Group, s...

Pizza Motus is bringing light and crispy Roman-style pizzas to West University this summer, thanks to a professional motorcycle racer from Texas who lived much of his life in Italy. “Motus” means movement in Latin, and sticking true to its name, the fast-casual eatery at 6119 Edloe St. will offer a walk-up window for grab-and-go slices as well as m...

Currently there is a great re-awakening of pride in Italian heritage in Arkansas: and we believe the Arkansas Italian food and culture festival on April 20th and 21st is playing a major role in this reality. This festival will serve as a great way for people of Italian heritage to celebrate the unique, distinct, history of Italy and Arkansas and a...

St. Joseph’s Day is Monday, March 19, and area Catholics are finishing up preparations for the traditional St. Joseph Altars. The following parishes, schools and entities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans will host St. Joseph Altars: ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans (Nims Fine Arts Center): Open to the public 10:30 a....

As bikers, walkers and runners made their way around the Audubon Park path on the Sunday afternoon of March 4, over by the park's Newman Bandstand the Italian American Marching Club/St. Joseph Society Pre-Parade Party was in full swing. Italian flags flew while young ladies -- maids -- danced the tarantella accompanied with music sung by Lena Prima...

Golden goose—that’s what proud parents Fiore Tedesco III and Katie Bender dubbed their baby girl when she was born with a shock of blonde hair—an anomaly in her brunette family tree. Tedesco, executive chef, now co-owns a restaurant bearing his daughter’s Italian nickname: L’Oca d’Oro. But making the restaurant a gold-plated success took years of h...

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's ReMix series of shorter and more casual concerts, at Moody Performance Hall, has struggled to find an identity. Maybe that's actually the point, to have maximum flexibility.  But Friday night's concert, with munchies and drinks in the lobby before and afterward, did have a real focus, and an imaginative one. Led by a...

Rouses Markets is partnering with the Italian Trade Agency to add Italian imports to Rouses stores throughout the Gulf Coast, including cheese, cured meats, preserves and wine. “This partnership expands exponentially the Italian imports we have on our shelves for our customers,” said Donny Rouse, CEO of the Thibodaux, La.-based grocery chain. “We’v...