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Oh, the buff buttocks. And backs, thighs and calves, sigh, with their peaks and valleys of light and shadow. And the sensitive, downturned face of an ancient man in what looks like a wrestler's helmet. Such is the larger-than-life size eye candy of one of the monumental drawings enticing viewers to "Michelangelo and the Vatican" this spring at the...

CineFesta Italia in Santa Fe has finalized its film selections for 2018, including both curated films selected by Creative Director Luca Ceccarelli and the Official Selections from its first-ever international competition. The deadline for submissions to the competition has just passed and films have been selected to screen by a jury made up of a w...

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most talked about Mozart productions of the decade: DON GIOVANNI in a critically acclaimed production created by Goodman TheatreArtistic Director Robert Falls for Lyric Opera of Chicago and conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. Don Giovanni will open Friday, April 13th at 7:30 p....

Recent food news has made much fanfare of the opening of Michelin-awarded chef Jose Andres’ new restaurant, Zaytinya, in Frisco’s The Star. Opening a little more quietly in early March was a fine-dining neighbor that comes from the same Turkish hospitality group, called “d.ream." Italian concept Da Mario and Zaytinya are the international company’s...

A Tulane associate dean is helping to keep an old New Orleans tradition alive. T.J. Stranova, associate dean for student affairs and admissions in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is president of the Italian-American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans. In the sport of bocce, players throw balls at a target ball called a pallino. Th...

WALK INTO THE GALLERY, and there’s Michelangelo, staring right at you. Above that set of dark eyes, the master’s crinkled forehead bears the weight of a lifetime as the most prodigious Western artist of them all. His crooked nose reflects the battle scars of his time as an insufferable know-it-all youth (a fellow sculpting apprentice reportedly obl...

The passion and fire of Italian Baroque music is highlighted this coming April in Mercury's upcoming spring concerts specially curated by Artistic Director Antoine Plante to shine a spotlight on the orchestra's talented musicians, especially its Concertmaster. "These concerts are all about the energy and drive of a great violinist. Mercury's own Jo...

When La Bistro opened 34 years ago, this part of Tarrant County was called the “Mid-Cities” and there was only one other white-tablecloth restaurant. A generation later, La Bistro will throw a celebration dinner Wednesday to thank customers who have made it an old-school Italian dining classic and now, a new OpenTable.com “diners' choice.” “We've h...

It’s not a stretch to call Tony Vallone a Houston restaurant legend. For over 50 years, he’s been the powerhouse behind Tony’s, the swanky Italian restaurant that’s long been a staple for foodies and the see-and-be-seen crowd alike. He also founded Vallone’s steakhouse in the Memorial area and Ciao Bello near the Galleria. He also started La Grigil...

Cheese and charcuterie boards can be perfunctory affairs, laid out with a scatter of pickles, a blob of mustard, some sliced baguettes. Not so at Sud Italia, the cozy Italian spot in Rice Village where chef Maurizio Ferrarese recently took over the kitchen. His new menus include a festive, showstopping antipasto spread, with its array of house-made...

It was a mostly sunny and beautiful day for St. Joseph's Day altars across the New Orleans area on Monday, March 19. Catholic churches, homes, restaurants and grocery stores hosted altars laden with beautifully decorated cakes, cookies, breads and seafood dishes to honor and thank St. Joseph, the patron saint of Sicily. Legend credits St. Joseph wi...

Mazzio's Italian Eatery will be offering a free dinner and drink to all teachers on Tuesdays beginning March 20.Each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., teachers can show a valid teacher ID from an Oklahoma school district and get one free dinner buffet and a free soft drink. Mazzio's has a history with teachers – Founder Ken Selby was a teacher before...