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by Jan Buchholz   Hotel Granduca will open Nov. 4 — only two days behind schedule, due in part to the volatile weather that lashed Central Texas Friday. The Italian-inspired hotel crowns a hillside near Bee Cave Road and Capital of Texas Highway. Giorgio Borlenghi, a Houston developer born in Milan, created the luxury hospitality brand...

by Kathaleen Roberts   You couldn't wear brown shoes with the Chairman at the microphone. Frank Sinatra was a swirl of quirks and contradictions orbited by women, public battles and allegations of mob connections, all grounded by The Voice.   With his birthday centennial looming Saturday, Dec. 12, celebrations are erupting across...

by Brian Reinhart Sprezzatura is a fun Italian word that means "studied nonchalance," the art of preparing methodically but acting as if no preparation was necessary. A fashion-conscious friend says the word describes "a man who spends two hours doing his hair up so it looks like he just rolled out of bed."   Julian Barsotti's third and new...

By James Barragan   After an earthquake devastated Italy on Aug. 24, killing nearly 300 people, questions started rolling in to the Facebook page for "Italy Meets Texas," a group set up by Italians and Italian-Americans in Central Texas to promote Italian culture. People wanted to know how they could help.   The group's organizer...

Job description: Part time Hourly Position; Monday through Thursday (late afternoon to early evening), Some Saturday mornings; The Coordinator will report to the Director of Program Development.   Job applicant requirementsNear native Italian Language Proficency; Experience in Teaching a Second LanguageUniversity Degree;&...

Tradition and ritual play a strong role in Italian culture, especially during celebrations such as Easter, the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. While food is certainly a main attraction at every Italian celebration, because Easter is the end of the traditional deprivations of the Lenten season, food plays an especiall...

More than 340,000 pounds of produce will be tossed from 50 floats when the St. Bernard Irish Italian Isleños parade hits the streets of Chalmette on Sunday. Founded in 2001, the 14th annual parade will begin and end at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive.   From there, the parade will make a left at Dr. Meraux...

The Italian Club of Dallas will be showing the two-part series "The Italian Americans" on Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 28. Come out to the Club and enjoy watching this documentary with la famiglia! Refreshments and popcorn will be served during the movie and then dinner will be served at the end of the movie. Click HERE to make reservations or c...

In October 2014 Antonio Verde took the reins of the Los Angeles Italian Consulate with jurisdiction over Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Next month he will travel to New Mexico for a series of meetings with government officials and with this state's consular representatives, Rosalba Maniaci and Cav. Lino Pertusini. The visit is...

The final hearing on the proposed incorporation of Little Italy as the state's 502nd town concluded Wednesday with no ruling from County Judge Barry Hyde. Pulaski County's attorney said after the hourlong hearing that Hyde couldn't say when he expects to announce a decision because he's barred from discussing the case under judicial ethics law...

By Karen Lo   Buddy Valastro, otherwise known as New Jersey's Cake Boss, will open an outpost of Carlo's Bakery in Dallas in March. With the new opening, there will be 13 locations of Carlo's Bakery nationwide, including bakeries in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.    The Dallas bakery is currently under construction, an...

A family business that began with a stack of lumber in a New Orleans front yard is celebrating its 70th anniversary this week. The Dash Lumber & Supply story begins in 1946, when Salvatore "Sam" Diecidue was adding on to his home for his growing family.   In honor of the company's seven decades, they sent the following press release...