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Tony Lo Bianco (actor, writer, director and producer) will receive the 2016 Louis Prima Arts and Entertainment Award at the 31st Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Jan. 16 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel.   Lo Bianco starred in the Academy Award-winning film "The French Connection.'' He has been nomina...

Da Marco Cucina e Vino is among Houston's top echelon of eateries, according to HBJ Gourmet's recent review. The 13-year old Houston restaurant, which gets HBJ Gourmet's top rating — a four, or "city's finest" — has earned a reputation for delicious, authentically prepared food served in an atmosphere HBJ Gourmet describes as "urbanely relaxed." I...

By Bud Kennedy   Dallas' much-talked-about Cane Rosso pizza restaurant has leased a space on West Magnolia Avenue, owner Jay Jerrier said Wednesday.   Cane Rosso, a Naples-approved "true Neapolitan" pizza restaurant that has served from a truck at two Fort Worth locations, will replace a former gourmet grocery at 815 W. Magnolia Ave.,...

by Cheramie Sonnier Since St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church was established in 1841 in New Orleans' Tremé neighborhood, it has been "a church of the city's free black citizens." But, it also has had some strong Italian connections, said church secretary Linda Harris in explaining why the church hosts an annual St. Joseph's Altar.   "The c...

La Piccola Cucina, a culinary program for kids aimed at teaching the Italian language, the metric system, and the basics of nutrition through the promotion of the many Italian regional culinary traditions, will land at the MD Anderson Children's Hospital on May 7th, to celebrate a very special day in the Italian tradition: "La Festa della Mamma" –...

In sending the DFW Fiat Club a couple of links to Fiat articles, we were impressed by the enthusiastic response by its president, Kathy Young. Since the 'enthusiastic response' is in notably short supply, we asked Ms. Young to provide a personal perspective on the roots of her Fiat enthusiasm, and a little more about her club. It has been (modestly...

August 29, 2014 - Friday 10:00 AMRice University - 6100 Main - Houston, Texas 77005Conference Room Alice Pratt Brown Hall   Nineteenth century Italian cellist, Guglielmo Quarenghi (1826-1882), was a virtuoso performer, pedagogue, and composer active in Milan, Italy. Despite his successful career, Quarenghi's accomplishments as...

Every week, it seems that another fine wine luminary sets her or his sights on the Houston market.Yesterday, ex-Goldman Sachs banker and one of the most powerful players in the Italian wine trade today, Matteo Lunelli (above), descended on Houston for a luncheon and tasting with Houston wine buyers and bloggers at Tony's on Richmond.   "I se...

I lack practice. It's the go-to phrase we all use to explain why la bella lingua we've worked so hard to master doesn't just roll off the tongue at will. Even a native speaker recently lamented to me that "mi manca la pratica." "When you're constantly immersed in the English language, you have trouble making the transition back to Italian and you o...

di Vincenzo Arcobelli   Caro Presidente e Cari Colleghi, dopo aver fatto una riflessione, direi che la mia missione, sin dalla selezione dei singoli candidati con la presentazione della lista per le elezioni e la successiva composizione dell'esecutivo con il mio passaggio di consegne, sia da considerare al termine. Ringrazio tutti...

In its continued commitment to providing customers with a diverse and high-quality assortment of products, H-E-B's partnership with the Italian Trade Agency continues to bring more than 3,000 authentic Italian imports to more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas. Products will be showcased during the companywide Ciao Italia event happening in stores...

Si dice che in Texas "tutto è più grande." They say that everything is bigger in Texas.   It's probably not always true. But when it comes to wine sales in the U.S., Texas has Spec's, the behemoth wine retailer, importer, and distributor of fine wines and gourmet foods throughout the state. With nearly 200 stores, Spec's is by far...