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The Dallas Opera will make the company's gripping 2015 production of Giacomo Puccini's immortal Tosca available free of charge for home viewing. This passionate, star-studded production was originally simulcast live in high definition to a North Texas audience at Klyde Warren Park. TDO's Tosca stream will premiere online Friday, February 26, 2021 a...

There's a new pizzeria in town, and it's bringing a taste of authentic "Bronx-style" pizza to Corpus Christi's Southside. Owner Salvatore (Sal) Colicci, who also owns Bella Luna Downtown, opened Sal's Bronx Pizza on New Year's Eve to offer his version of authentic New York-style pizza to Corpus Christi. Since opening its doors, Sal's has become a p...

Vincent D’Amico, Robert Frost scholar, retired educator and proud University of St. Thomas alumnus, died of cancer at his home on Jan. 31 at age 90. During his lifetime, he decided that like Frost he would acquire acres of land of his own. In 2019, he donated 50 acres of land near Conroe to the University of St. Thomas to help it establish a nursin...

Arkansas is steeped in history, natural beauty and southern hospitality.  It is (you would think) one of the last places in America where residents from, fourth, fifth and sixth generations can trace their lineage back to Italy.  One location in Arkansas where Italian immigrants were brought over to work on a cotton plantation circa 1895 was Sunnys...

The Menil Collection presents In Dialogue: On Italian Drawings from the Twentieth Century, with Irina Zucca Alessandrelli e Edouard Kopp. Co-curators of the exhibtion Silent Revolutions: Italian Drawings from the Twentieth Century Conversation in streaming open to the public Wednesday, Feb 10 2021, 7pm on Menil Collection website e sul YouTube Chan...

Luigi's Italian Restaurant is moving forward with plans to relocate from its 3822 Frank Phillips Blvd location to a new building on Washington Boulevard.The restaurant is developing an empty 1.5-acre plot in the 1400 block of Washington Boulevard, west of IHOP and Subway, into a 5,000-square-foot restaurant building featuring stucco and cultured st...

The Muffaletta sandwich was invented at New Orleans’ Central Grocery by Sicilian immigrants in the early 20th century. And even though the Saints are not in this year’s Super Bowl, the Muffaletta sandwich, in all its meat and cheese and brilliantly topped decadence, is the perfect choice as Super Bowl fare for these topsy-turvy times.  For starters...

The birthplace of burrata cheese is southern Italy. Created from the scraps (or ritagli) of mozzarella curds being placed inside a still-hot cheese pouch, burrata cheese is a labor of love that's traditionally wrapped in leaves of asphodel. The buffalo's in southern Italy graze on rich forage, making their milk full-bodied, resulting in burrata che...

Check out ‘Cirque Italia’ the first-ever traveling Italian water circus that will be performing their first shows of the brand-new 2021 tour! This is an innovative and unique production, (the only one of its kind in the country), and this weekend they are stopping under the blue and white swirly tent right near Katy Mills Mall. The story begins wit...

The most romantic holiday of the year is here, Dallas! Whether you want to enjoy a romantic dinner out or share the love at home with friends, family, or neighbors, create the perfect Italian Valentine's Day from start to finish with high-quality ingredients, prix-fixe dinners, Italian wines, and more. Prepare a romantic meal at home with the help...

Forghedaboudit New York Italian Style Cuisine has come a long way since Bob and Kim Yacone were handing out fliers, baking pizzas from a garage in Deming, NM and delivering the piping hot pies to customers in Luna County. Nine years later, the Yacones are planning to franchise the local business and call it Forghedaboudit Express. They have opened...

The Texas Rangers signed Team Italy pitcher Sam Gaviglio to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training in Surprise, Arizona on February 1, 2021. When pitchers and catchers report to camp later this month, the 30-year-old right-handed pitcher will reunite with Team Italy catcher/designated hitter Drew Butera, who recently signed a...