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In a first-person essay, Bianca Turati wrote that she arrived at Texas as a “shy Italian girl who could barely speak English.” The All-American tennis star now has the confidence and credentials to conquer the world. Turati announced Wednesday that “my incredible journey at Texas has come to an end” and will go pro. “It is time for me to end a chap...

Charles Marsala, President of the American Italian Federation of the Southeast, met with Basil Russo, President of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America at the 2019 National American Italian Federation Convention. Initial start-up funding for the lodges was provided from the Marsala Cultural Fund. Each lodge was opened with twenty-five paid mem...

San Antonio Spurs' Marco Belinelli will be entering free agency whenever the NBA’s 2020 offseason begins. And if his time with the Spurs is over, he is looking to remain playing in the NBA. In an interview with Italian outlet Avvenire, Belinelli says staying in the league is a priority but won't rule out other options. “The priority is to stay on a...

General Giuseppe Garibaldi and Major Roberdeau Wheat landed at Marsala, on the westernmost point of Sicily, on 11 May 1860 to unify Sicily and Italy. Wheat was from New Orleans and would take 1,600 Prisoners’ of War with him when he returned from Sicily in 1861 to fight as Confederates. The was the beginning of Wheat’s raising a group of men who wo...

“Little Richard rolled into Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studio (1947-1956) at 840 N. Rampart in New Orleans and cut the epochal “Tutti Frutti” in the fall of 1955. Richard wailed “A wop bop a loo mop a lomp bomp bomp” and kicked off one of the first great wailers in rock history. In 1956’s Here’s Little Richard — his boogie-woogie piano stylings weren’t a...

Tuesday, May 12 10 a.m. EST / 4 p.m. CET. A webinar series on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the After COVID-19 Era, featuring top food and wine importers, distributors, and buyers from across the U.S. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. EPISODE 1: “Open for Business: The Italian Food and Wine Supply Chain.” With veteran Italian food impor...

A foreign exchange student from Italy is having to deal with the effects of the coronavirus -- not just in the U.S. -- but also in his home country. Jacopo Battista came to Oklahoma in January for a semester at Broken Arrow High School. While he was settling into life in Green Country, his family and the rest of Italy was sheltering in place from t...

Cavatore is an Italian restaurant, specializing in Northern Italian cuisine. Owner Federico Cavatore said the dishes come from his grandmother’s recipe book, who was raised in far Northern Italy. The top dishes on the menu include the lasagna, the fresh tossed Cesar salad, the Snapper Della Casa, and the chicken fettuccine alfredo. The restaurant i...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will be a free agent after this season, and he does not know what is in store for him in terms of his NBA future. However, Gallinari does know where he wants to finish his career: in his home country of Italy. Gallinari recently said he would like to return home to play for Olimpia Milano in the EuroLe...

As we are now in the middle of Week 3 #Quarantinelife and the majority of our South Texas counties have shelter-in-place ordinances, your girls here at Dishin’ It are extremely sad because we can’t sink our teeth into new delicious foods. However, while we are just one Zoom Brunch away from crying a river, we are very appreciative of the efforts ou...

Back in the early 1800s, at the height of the age of yellow fever, New Orleanians didn’t know anything about social distancing. They didn’t know anything about N95 masks. They really didn’t even know anything about germs. They did know that people were dying, and that something was causing it. Maybe it was bad air, or “miasma,” as it was known. Or...

With the help of donations from loyal customers, Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse served 365 hot meals to health care professionals at Medical City Lewisville over Easter weekend. Stacey Miller, the restaurant’s general manager, said she recently found out that because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the hospital cafeteria has temporarily closed, leaving o...