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Lou Ferrigno may be best known for the title role in the hit television series, The Incredible Hulk, but before that, he was a world-class body builder and more recently, he’s been involved with law enforcement. I had the opportunity to interview him this past weekend at the Wizard World Comic Convention in Tulsa. Ferrigno said he turned to body bu...

We are pleased to share dates for next year’s Taste of Italy festivals, including a new stop on the tour — New Orleans! Taste of Italy and its sister festival in Los Angeles, Savor Italy, are the largest trade and consumer festivals in the U.S. devoted exclusively to Italian food and wine. Last year, more than 500 trade members and consumers attend...

When: Wed, November 20, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CST - Where:  American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., In the history of Western art, a few names shine particularly brightly: Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Picasso. But in the standard histories, and for contemporary commentators, the first in this illustrious line of exceptional artists...

Over the weekend, IACC Texas president Brando Ballerini a director Alessia Paolicchi attended the 28th annual convention of the Italian government’s international chambers of commerce held in Treviso, Venice, and Padua, Italy. They couldn’t have been more proud to represent the Texas chapter of the organization: This year, IACC Texas, based in Hous...

Experience the very essence of Italian Baroque Music. The New Mexico Philharmonic presents: GLORIOUS VIVALDI in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque. November 9, 8:00 PM. V. Sue Cleveland High School4800 Laban Rd NE, Rio Rancho, NM. BUY TICKETS HERE. November 10, 3:00 PM. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM. BUY TICKETS HER...

For many Americans, the concept of dining at specific times has dissolved away into a gradient of meals that span the entire day. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, midday snack, happy hour, dinner, after-dinner dessert, midnight snack: It's enough to make Pippin from Lord of the Rings jealous of how many meals we have. In Italy, that blurring of meal times...

Cellist Giuliano De Angelis will join Northwestern State faculty Andrej Kurti, Chialing Hsieh and Sofiko Tchetchelashvili for a recital at NSU on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. De Angelis will join Kurti on violin and Sofiko Tchetchelashvili on viola on Schubert’s “String Trio D. 47...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tracing the history and sacred symbolism of the Saint Joseph Altar tradition, native New Orleanian Sandra Scalise Juneau will present a lecture and will demonstrate the intricate art of cuccidata carving, as learned...

Maybe it seems unlikely that we’d have an outpost of Italy wedged inside The Centrum on Oak Lawn. With its plant-filled atrium’s skylight spilling rays onto a tile floor, Mille Lire, which opened in 2017, resembles any other evocation of la dolce vita. And it took me, in fact, two years to notice it. But the chef, Giuliano Matarese, has a knack for...

We asked our viewers where to find the best Italian food in Houston. From unassuming trattorias with red sauce roots to upscale eateries slinging a spin on Italian classics, here are our carb-loving viewer's favorite pasta pit stops in the Bayou City.   After suffering severe damage from Hurricane Harvey, beloved Downtown restaurant Spaghetti Wareh...

A favorite neighborhood restaurant is celebrating a really big anniversary this month. Mondo’s Restaurant is 50 years old this month. Now located in the Brookside neighborhood, it opened in 1969 at 61st and South Peoria. Lou Aloisio opened the restaurant with recipes brought to American from Italy, by his father in 1920. He didn’t call it Aloisio’s...

Mono-brand retail offers the customer a total brand experience, from apparel to accessories and even brand extensions such as watches, jewelry and perfumes. Quite often, mono-brand retail is led by a “ flagship” store that represents brand culture and values throughout the total collection. In short, this type of retail in intriguing to view from a...