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In its most ambitious production to date, the daring and cheeky Pacific Opera Project (POP) offered the first-ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly to three audiences here (April 6, 13, 14—seen April 13), with four more performances set for Houston later this month and in early May.  With a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director designate Fabio Luisi will step onto the podium as the orchestra’s fulltime music director orchestra in the fall of 2020. This weekend, however, he reintroduces himself to the orchestra and the audience with a set of two non-subscription concerts at Meyerson Symphony Center, the first of which took place Thu...

The winds of change swept through the Sacramento Kings organization on Thursday, when lead executive Vlade Divac decided to relieve Dave Joerger of his head coaching duties. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is one of the front-runners for the position, but San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina would reportedly be highly interested in...

Sophomore guard Davide Moretti got quite a surprise before the Sweet 16 when his family was flown in from Italy to watch him play. He has responded with a strong weekend in Anaheim to send Texas Tech to their first Final Four in school history. Red Raiders coach Chris Beard asked Moretti to stand up in front of the team during a meeting on Wednesda...

Any concert aimed at being an “orchestral tour of Italian classical music” is code for “opera.” And the San Antonio Symphony delivered opera Friday night like Domino’s delivers pizza. This classical series concert added an extra ingredient — food prepared onstage while an opera overture flowed from the orchestra led by Music Director Sebastian Lang...

“My head was messed up.” In a rare moment of clarity, these once were the words of former Houston Astros pitcher, Mark Lemongello, known for his frequent outbursts of self-assault, sometimes slapping himself after ineffective pitches or outings. Lemongello wore Astro orange from 1976 through 1978. Bizarre events and an encounter with the law haunte...

Wednesday March 27, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. Join us at the Prytania Theater for the world premier of The Monumental Journey! This documentary shares the journey of Italian artist Franco Alessandrini and the American Italian Cultural Center in creating and gifting a statue of Saint...

For three decades, Chazz Palminteri has been reliving his life story, first as a one-man play, later as a film and now as a Broadway musical. “It’s because they’re archetypes, these characters, the father, the son. You don’t have to be from the Bronx, you don’t have to be Italian-American. ‘A Bronx Tale’ was a huge hit in Japan; you know, figure th...

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. Akin Hall, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308. Admission: $25, $22.50 senior citizens and military. Information: (940) 397-4267. The Italian-born Alessio Bax came to music by chance. “It was Christmastime and I received an electric keyboard as a gift when I was 6 or 7. I fell in...

Sunday Only - Special intro by local film historian/journalist Jeff Berg - View Trailer. Two shows only: Saturday, February 23; Sunday, February 24. 1:00 PM. The Guild Cinema - 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival rate. Director, Damiano Damiani – Italy – 1967 – 118 mins – Italian with English subtitl...

The NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, the State’s premier festival celebrating Italian cinema and culture, has announced the full program of films and events for its 12th anniversary festival. “We’re set to launch the best festival of our entire 12-year run,” said festival director, Dan Puccetti. “Included in our film lineup are several award-w...

Austin is known for having many different things to do and see, no matter your interests. For a couple weeks, you can add a water circus to that list. Cirque Italia, the first traveling Italian water circus, is in Austin. The circus runs from Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 3. They use a 35,000-gallon water stage and many different artists t...