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Come dressed to impress for a night to remember as we honor this year’s inductees into the Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame. The event will take place at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino New Orleans on Saturday January 25th, with cocktails and silent auction at 5 pm followed by dinner and presentation at 6pm. This year’s National Honoree is...

Former state Sen. Lidio Rainaldi, a conservative Democrat from Gallup, died last weekend at age 90. The son of Italian immigrants, Rainaldi served two terms in the Senate – from 2001 through 2008 – after a lengthy career as both a municipal and state judge. “He was a gentleman’s gentleman,” said former Senate Democratic floor leader Michael Sanchez...

Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Dallas. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Dallas, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.  The top rated Italian Restaurants in Dallas are: Mangiamo Italian Restaurant – delicious old world style with quality ingredients; Kenny’s Ita...

"Gentilissimo Console Generale, è ormai evidente l’intenzione da parte del governo italiano di posticipare le elezioni per il rinnovo dei Comites la cui naturale scadenza è nella primavera del 2020". È il Comites di Houston a scrivere questa lettera aperta al console Federico Ciattaglia per denunciare una "sospensione della democrazia" per loro "in...

Chef Duke LoCicero has brought the signature Creole-Italian flavors he developed over 26 years at Cafe Giovanni on Decatur Street to a pocket of Metairie that always seems to welcome homestyle fare. Dab’s Bistro occupies the former Cello’s space on a side street near Lakeside Shopping Center, down the block from neighborhood stalwart Impastato’s. D...

Ada is joining a growing list of cities, states and universities that have replaced Columbus Day with a new holiday recognizing Native Americans’ history and culture. The Ada City Council voted 5-0 Monday to rename the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day. The day will continue to be a paid holiday for regular,...

How would you like to spend a year as a Research Resident at La Capraia in Naples, the site of the Center for the History of Art and Architecture of the Port Cities, a collaboration between the Museo di Capodimonte and our friends at the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at Dallas? "The Center for the History of Art and Architecture of the P...

"Secret love bound by silence." Once the most performed opera of its time, Donizetti's Bel Canto drama, La favorite, features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into this now-rarely performed opera is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king and warrior. Set in early 14th century Spain, this triangle involves the King of...

Andrea Bocelli’s throat must be electromagnetic. Commandingly masculine, his preternatural tenor channels emotions of such raw purity — joy, sadness, romantic yearning — us mortals are scarcely equipped to process them in such an elemental state. In concert, the effect is both awe-inspiring and a little intimidating. Human beings just aren’t suppos...

Shreveport broadcast personality Tim Brando, who has been on the national sports scene for four decades, has been selected to receive the inaugural Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Ambassador Award and will be part of the Hall’s Class of 2020 enshrined next June. The Ambassador Award was created by the Hall’s parent organization, the Louisiana Sports...

Shreveport broadcast personality Tim Brando, who has been on the national sports scene for four decades, has been selected to receive the inaugural Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Ambassador Award and will be part of the Hall’s Class of 2020 enshrined next June. The Ambassador Award was created by the Hall’s parent organization, the Louisiana Sports...

Not everyone is fortunate enough to grow up with their great-grandmother. But chef Chris Cosentino was, and his Italian great-grandmama Rosalie’s impact on his life and career is quite evident in Rosalie Italian Soul, the intimate restaurant named for her in the new C. Baldwin hotel in downtown Houston. A first-generation Italian immigrant who sett...