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Putting Oklahoma and Mozart back into the 2015 OK Mozart (OKM) Festival (June 6 – 13) with Italian flair proved to be an exhilarating venture for artistic director and conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the Amici New York Orchestra.   "Italy is where young Mozart cut his teeth when it comes to opera," says maestro Kitsopoulos, "...and ope...

When Frank Maselli was in Rome on a Saturday night three years ago, he happened upon an outdoor concert in the piazza. A handful of singers were belting out opera arias to a piano accompaniment.   "I listened to them and said to myself, 'This would be perfect for our Piazza d'Italia,' " Maselli said, referring to the outdoor plaza in New Orl...

Southern Italy meets central New Mexico during three days of events at various Albuquerque eateries that will pair Italian wines with special bites, appetizers and small plates.   Diamante Zulli, a third-generation winemaker for Martin Ulisse Wines, is traveling thousands of miles to visit the Duke City. Zulli will make stops at The Stumblin...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston will spotlight the Italian Influence on Law by recognizing members of the legal community who are of Italian descent and whose personal and professional achievements exemplify character, leadership, community service, and the Italian spirit.   The following legal professionals, listed in...

MOST RESTAURANT WEEKS work on a pretty simple pay-for-play basis. Not Italian Restaurant Week. Its existence owes to the Extraordinary Italian Taste campaign, an effort backed by both Italian government agencies and North American associations, such as Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas, to promote certified Italian food products. The campa...

Il gruppo Enel Green Power Nord America (Enel) ha recentemente annunciato la chiusura di un accordo di partnership per un valore di 375 milioni dollari con GE Financial Services (GE"). A rilanciare l'annuncio è l'Ufficio Ice di New York spiegando che, secondo i termini della transazione, GE ha acquisito una partecipazione azionaria del 51 per cent...

The best Italian chefs will tell you, you don't mess with a classic. That's something Damian's new general manager, Johnny Mandola, has been taught his entire life. "These guys have seen me grow-up."

Are you an Italian Grandmother with recipes going back generations that you would like to share with Rossella Rago, host of the on-line cooking show, Cooking With Nonna and winner of the Food Network's 24-hour Restaurant Battle? Then here is you chance to play co-host during the Houston Italian Festival on Sunday, October 13. Rossella Rago, presen...

"We have many plans for the celebration, yet, first on list is to give back to the community. Every Wednesday in October, we will donate ten percent of total sales for the day to Texas Children's Hospital," said Andy Provost, general manager, Corelli's Houston.   Other specials Corelli's is offering during the celebration include an annivers...

By James Beaty Larry Giaudrone and Rosemary Benedetto's road to the Italian Festival began when both of their grandparents emigrated to the United States. While Giaudrone's grandfather worked in the coal mines in the McAlester and Krebs areas, both sets of Benedetto's grandparents moved to north Texas, where they became cotton farmers.  ...

By Scott Cantrell Well, that was a fun concert: a hit parade of arias and orchestral movements from operas by Verdi and Puccini, followed by Respighi's spectacularly vulgar and spectacularly entertaining Roman Festivals.   The perpetrators Friday night were the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Roberto Abbado and tenor Carl Tan...

Domani e sabato, 1 e 2 febbraio lo Houston Ballet presenta "Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal", che rappresenteranno "Cantata" e "Le Quattro Stagioni" del coreografo italiano Mauro Bigonzetti, uno dei più rinomati creatori contemporanei di danza. Gli spettacoli si svolgeranno presso il Wortham Theater Center a 501 Texas Avenue, nel centro di...