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The American Italian Cultural Center announces the unveiling of the bust of Italian American Nick LaRocca, the "Creator of Jazz" and composer of such jazz standards as "Tiger Rag" and "Livery Stable Blues". The unveiling by Lt. Governor of Louisiana Jay Dardenne will take place on November 16 at 3 pm at the Old US Mint on Esplanade Avenue.  ...

by Whitney Filloon An Italian restaurant from DRG Concepts (Dallas Fish Market, Dallas Chop House, et al.) will hit downtown this fall. D's Nancy Nichols reports that Oven and Cellar will open at the 1900 Elm building in late November. According to Nichols, Oven and Cellar "will feature handmade pastas and charcuterie, pizza, sandwiches, and wine...

Roger Di Camillo is a consummate visual artist. A retired architect, he paints, sketches, sculpts, produces pottery, ceramics, lithographs and glass. This talented Italian-American native New Mexican has exhibited throughout the Southwest and will be the featured artist for the month of October at the new Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Al...

There's something to be said for having your food prepared tableside. Guacamole tastes fresher when you can see the cilantro and peppers ground into a paste, and everyone can appreciate the pageantry of watching cherries jubilee set ablaze.   At Ragú & Pesto, you get to see the best part of any Italian dish being made: when it gets toppe...

Cyberonics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX), a Houston-based medical technology company, and Sorin SpA, a global medical device company based in Italy, will merge into a new $2.7 billion company.   As part of the complex deal, the two companies will combine under a new holding company, which has yet to be named, with Cyberonics surviving as a wholly owne...

Alberto Lombardi was born in Forlì, and he is one of the pioneers of Italian Restaurants in Texas. In 1977 he opened his first restaurant in Dallas and today his company counts more than 14 restaurants in the United States, specifically in Texas, Nevada, Georgia and California, as well as one in Mexico.   During his successful career, he ope...

by Connor Hyde   When Jesus Medrano bought Gina's Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria in October, he wanted to change the direction of the restaurant. After three months as the new owner, Medrano has developed a new vision for the Friendswood eatery that fuses traditional Italian cuisine with a hint of French technique. "We play a little bit wit...

Austin's Italian explosion will continue unabashed next year, as New Waterloo (the company behind La Condesa, Sway and the South Congress Hotel) will open two Italian restaurants in the Arnold (1617 E. Sixth St.). The mixed-use development will be home to 350 apartments, business offices (including C3 and Live Nation), and retail.   The upsc...

For the first time in its eight-year history, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival will have a title sponsor. Make that a pair of title sponsors! Fiat of Albuquerque partners with Scalo Northern Italian Grill in first-line support of the ever-popular festival and its exclusive beneficiary, the UNM Children's Hospital. Each of these community-...

Last month, a massive 6.2 magnitude earthquake devastated a number of towns located in the mountains approximately 85 miles east of Rome including Amatrice. Restaurants all over the world have responded by donating proceeds from their version of the town's signature dish, pasta all'Amatriciana, to earthquake relief efforts.   The dishes basi...

NEW ORLEANS. Ed eccoci al 47° Super Bowl tra i Baltimore Ravens e i San Francisco 49ers dal Mercedes-Benz Superdome di New Orleans, già tutta in festa per il Carnevale.La partita è stata ribattezzata dai media "un affare di famiglia", visto che, per la prima volta nella storia le due squadre rivali sono guidate da due fratelli. Il 49enne Jim Harbau...

The Wolves sold their final draft pick to the Rockets, who selected Italian swingman Alessandro Gentile No. 53 overall. Gentile is 6'6″ but he has a guard's skill-set, and made 38.5 percent of his 3-pointers in the Italian league last season. Rockets GM Daryl Morey said that the 21-year-old prospect may even crack the rotation as a rookie.  ...