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Serata d'Opera Italiana - I Due Timidi (The Shy Lovers). Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford - Houston, TX 77006. Cost: $10 ICCC members | $15 non-members. Reserve today - Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7. Want more information? Click here. What happens when two hopelessly shy lovers try to con...

The films have been selected. The entertainers are warming up their instruments and vocal cords. The young NDI dancers are rehearsing two sensational performances. Three mouthwatering event menus are in the works. See the full program on the Italian Festivals of New Mexico website at www.italianfestivalsnm.org Over the next couple of weeks our Ital...

Lines to tour the Vatican these days may be horrendous. But Houstonians will have a more intimate, insider's peek this spring at 40 masterpieces by the Italian Renaissance artists who made the Pope's compound a must-see. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has organized "Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimo...

Duke LoCicero, who operated Cafe Giovanni in the French Quarter for 26 years before closing it in 2017, has taken over as executive chef at the newly-reopened N'Tini's Restaurant in Mandeville. LoCicero said a new, revamped N'Tini's menu will be unveiled Wednesday (Feb. 7). It will include some of the popular Creole Italian dishes from Cafe Giovann...

Sat, February 10, 2018. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford St. Houston, TX 77006. Join us at the ICCC to celebrate carnevale with snacks, games, and costumes! Children of all ages are welcome to attend in their favorite costume and join in the celebrations. Donations are welcome and appreciated! Events like t...

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) is ready to present a new look at Verdi's tale of regicide, "Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)," from Feb. 16 to 24 at Lambert Hall. Based on a true story of the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden at a masked ball during the 18th century, Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera is a tale of forbidden love, a dark prophecy...

Ash Wednesday in Louisiana is a quiet day in which the celebrants of Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, try to be penitent. Many may go to the Catholic church to be marked with a smudge of ashes and to hear the words, “From dust you came and to dust you shall return.” The church says it is the beginning of the season of Lent. Yet celebrants in many locations...

The TA Restaurant Group announced the opening of a new Fazoli’s restaurant in Oklahoma City West located at I-40, Exit 140 (South Morgan Rd.), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The new Fazoli’s will serve their delicious variety of classic Italian dishes, baked pastas, pizza, Submarinos sandwiches, entree salads and desserts—along with their unlimited si...

An Italian restaurant chain has shuttered its outlet in west Little Rock after nearly 25 years in business. A recorded message Monday via Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s phone number confirmed the closure at 11100 W. Markham St. The Romano’s location in Little Rock was the only one in Arkansas. Around the time it opened in the mid-1990s, the Markham Stre...

Some like it hot. Like 800+ degrees kind of hot. That’s the temperature at which the wood-fired oven at Dough Pizzeria Napoletana fires up its pizzas in only 90 seconds. The Neapolitan style of pizza making is not new to the Dallas metro, but it’s pretty new to Plano, as Dough introduced authentic Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani (APN) certified...

A master of abstraction, Frank Stella has been creating thought-provoking paintings and sculptures for more than 60 years. In 2016, he had an important retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and now comes an even larger show, the 300-work “Frank Stella: Experiment and Change,” on view at the NSU...

Da Vinci—The Genius opens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science two weeks from today at 9am on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  This world class exhibition from Grande Exhibitions remains on display at the Museum daily from 9am-5pm through July 29, 2018.  Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkab...