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The Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston continues its 10th anniversary Discoveries season with the modern world première of Alessandro Scarlatti's La Sposa dei Cantici on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8 pm in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Artistic Director Matthew Dirst gives a pre-concert lecture on...

By Holly Jackson The sky was the limit at the Italian-themed "Under the Tuscan Moon" fantastico fundraiser. Lutheran Social Services of the South held its 15th annual Make a Difference Gala.   The benefit was sold out with 350 attendees at Brazos Hall, a turn-of-the-century and recently restored warehouse in downtown Austin.   Read m...

Representatives from six commercial food producers from the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna are visiting Houston this week on a trip organized by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas. Their tour of the city included a walk-around tasting with Houston food buyers and restaurateurs yesterday at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, follow...

di Tiziana Ciacciofera Triolo   Renato De Pirro è nato in Toscana ed oggi dopo una brillante carriere nelle cucine tra le più rinomate degli USA è Corporate Chef della prestigiosa Lombardi Family Concepts Restaurants. De Pirro, diplomatosi alla IPSAAR di Spoleto comincia la sua carriera presso la Locanda di Ansedonia a Grosseto per poi gest...

As part of the 2016 AMSSM Traveling Fellowship program, the President of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine and Executive Committee Member for the International Sports Medicine Federation, Maurizio Casasco, MD, is serving as this year's International Visiting Fellow. Dr. Casasco will be presenting as a keynote speaker discussing the importa...

Never before has one of the world's most treasured countries and cultures brought its best cinema, art and food to one of the most desired travel destinations in America, but there is always a first time. That first time is CineFesta Italia in Santa Fe, New Mexico and it starts June 1st.   Although tickets can be purchased for individual fil...

Roman Pizza was housed in vintage filling station, and for years people around its Uptown neighborhood used it mainly as a quick stop for take-out or delivery. Now, a new café called Luca Eats has opened here, and its owners are aiming to entice people to linger just a bit longer with a menu of breakfast sandwiches and coffee drinks....

The Music into the ImageImagine that you were sitting in a big dark room, watching a silent film, and the only background sound to be heard is the sound of the projector. You'll soon feel uncomfortable. From the very beginning, music was recognized as essential, and from that moment on, cinema would never remain "silent", if only to free the specta...

By Curt Prendergast Wine glasses clinked and lamb chops disappeared on Tuesday afternoon as diners took advantage of the new Italian restaurant G and Di Luca at the City of Nogales-owned Palo Duro property in Meadow Hills. Among the diners were employees of the Sierra Seed Co. who stopped in for a holiday lunch at a long table covered in whit...

Saturday, October 17   The Italian Club of Dallas' annual Fall Gala, celebrating the making of wine, will be yet another unforgettable evening. You'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful decorations, dining on gourmet food and wonderful homemade desserts, dancing the night away, and trying to outbid your Italian Club amici at the Silent Au...

La lingua italiana appassiona i giovanissimi in Texas che hanno risposto numerosi alle iniziative organizzate nel 2013, Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti. La "piccola cucina" ideata dal direttore dell'Italian Cultural and Community Center (ICCC), Tiziana Triolo, per insegnare ai bambini l'italiano cucinando, e' diventato un vero e...

Two of Dallas' most peripatetic chefs have reunited to form the culinary consulting team for the new Sfuzzi Pizzeria Romana and the soon-to-open Primo's in the Dallas Design District.   Both concepts have been purchased by Mehrdad Moayedi, president and CEO of Carrollton-based Centurion American Development Group. Moayedi's company recently...