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Thanks to Texas Governor Abbott Proclamation! Keep the Traditions, support the Columbus Day and promote the Italian Culture! E' per me motivo di grande soddisfazione ricevere e poter condividere questo significativo riconoscimento, non solo per la sensibilita' espressa dal Governatore dello Stato del Texas, nei confronti della comunita' Italo-Texan...

Today, Texas Central, developer of the high-speed train, announced a design- build contract has been signed with the joint venture of Salini Impregilo, one of the largest civil engineering contractors in the world, and its U.S. subsidiary, Lane Construction Corporation. Salini-Lane is to supply the civil and infrastructure scope for the new high-sp...

When Fabio Luisi guest-conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in March 2018, his first impression of the orchestra, he told me, was, "They don't know how good they are." He left enough of an impression that three months later, he was named the orchestra's next music director. The Italian maestro obviously set out to demonstrate those skills — his...

Lena Prima, the daughter of renowned New Orleans bandleader, trumpeter and vocalist Louis Prima, remembers when her dad used to perform "Jump Jive An' Wail" and "Just A Gigolo" at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans' French Quarter. She wasn't old enough to attend the shows in the early 1970s, but today she holds court crooning at the hotel's iconi...

Brian Brossa, the general manager and co-owner of Enoteca Rossa, said he was kicked out of the kitchen of his Italian-American family as a child more often than he was invited to help. “It’s not like somebody was nurturing me to cook,” Brossa said. “But there was a lot of passion and a lot of recipes that I use at the house that are generations old...

 Maggiano’s Little Italy© just completed its 16th annual Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish© campaign. During the campaign (May 30-Aug. 7), guests were invited to help Maggiano’s grant transformative wishes for children battling critical illnesses. The campaign raised a total of $725,000, which has been donated to Make-A-Wish. “I’m amazed by our incredible...

Arkansas-made wine, authentic Italian food and a look back in time at a cultural gem just west of Little Rock is how you can spend your Sunday at the grand opening of the Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum on September 15. The brought along the following historical items on Good Afternoon Arkansas: Immigration Inspection Card from Ellis Island (...

Leonardo Da Vinci, simbolo dell’eccellenza italiana nella creatività e nell’innovazione: è questa la chiave di lettura del progetto Leonardo’s Way: alla scoperta dei moderni geni italiani in occasione delle celebrazioni per i 500 anni dalla morte di Leonardo Da Vinci , l'originale iniziativa della Miami Scientific Italian Community presieduta da Fa...

A Los Lunas woman got caught up in a wacky kind of scam recently when she tried to apply for Italian dual citizenship through the honorary consul’s office in Santa Fe. In the end, she was duped into sending off copies of her birth certificate, Social Security card and driver’s license, as well as her mother’s original passport into the United State...

Restaurant owner Carmelo Mauro ran his Memorial Italian restaurant for 37 years before retiring from the competitive food world. Before he served his last supper, Houston restauranteur Benjamin Berg of Berg Hospitality Group (owner of B&B Butchers & Restaurant, B.B. Lemon, The Annie Café & Bar) made Mauro a deal he couldn’t refuse. Berg quietly ran...

Vincent Circello was born in New York City, but found himself living in northern Italy when World War 2 broke out. "I saw German troops coming through our town, gather all the young folks, and take them somewhere," recalled Circello. "A lot of them never came back, never seen them. We ran on top of the roof so they wouldn't get my brother and I bot...

Gone are the days of trading taste for convenience when it comes to your morning brew. Clio Coffee, a subscription-based startup that ships top-grade coffee pods straight to your door, is now available to residents in North Texas. And, the team’s innovative brewing machine is said to outperform all its competitors. Crafted all the way in the hills...