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San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Marco Belinelli is helping out his native country of Italy during the coronavirus pandemic. Per Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News, Belinelli is offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy to aid in the battle against the global coronavirus crisis. Belinelli isn’t able to go ho...

In compliance with the New Mexico Secretary of Health’s order prohibiting mass public gatherings, we must postpone the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. It is too soon to even speculate on a date or timeframe for rescheduling. Please be assured, however, that we have every intention of going forward with the great festival program we have pl...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have — drumroll — a music director! The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 season, announced Friday, will be Fabio Luisi’s first fully in charge as music director. Because of existing commitments with the Zurich Opera and Danish National Symphony, the Italian maestro could be only music director-designate for the nearly tw...

Saturday, March 7, 2020: 4 p.m.–6 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts - Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection. Film Screening: SuperDesign (Directed by Francesca Molteni, Italy, 2017, 62 minutes) SuperDesign retraces the history and...

The 13th edition of New Mexico’s largest, longest running celebration of Italian cinema and culture includes critically-acclaimed dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, and a Special Feature Film - a compelling documentary of significant social and historical importance, with an in-person appearance by the filmmaker. The 2020 program also features three...

Danilo Gallinari was on the verge of being moved after the Miami Heat pulled the strings on a deal that could’ve sent him to South Beach. The Oklahoma City Thunder ultimately didn’t agree with the compensation they’d get in return and chose to keep the Italian Stallion for the remainder of the season. The marksman has an expiring $22.6 million cont...

In her first at-bat for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobos against the USA Olympic Team in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California on Thursday, February 20, 2020, Team Italy slugger Andrea Howard hit a home run over the center field fence to score the Lobos only run in the 10-1 loss to Team USA. Having a knack for dis...

The windows that NBA players operate in are as thin as the space between two fence posts. For the most part, completely clean looks exist only in theory. Defenders who make mistakes are still long and quick enough to make up much of the ground they might have ceded. Nicolo Melli struggled with this at first, but after a rocky start to his NBA caree...

Among the appealing lineup of films set to screen at 13th Annual NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, a full-length documentary stands out as the Special Feature Film for its historical, socio-political and cultural significance. The Innocents of Florence: the quest to save 600,000 children will be introduced by its maker, David Battistella, who w...

Joseph Philip Lombardi Joseph Lombardi is currently the quarterback coach of the New Orleans Saints. He is the grandson of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. Joe played Tight End at the Air Force Academy, where he graduated in 1994. During Saints Training Camp, he spoke on working with the unique Saints Quarterback situation of Drew Br...

Nicolo Melli already had his flight booked to the Bahamas when he found out he needed to tweak those plans. As the Pelicans wrapped up their final shootaround before the All-Star break Thursday, executive vice president David Griffin informed the Italian forward he’d been chosen as an injury replacement in the Rising Stars Game. At first, Melli tho...

AMERICAN TENOR RUSSELL THOMAS MAKES A DOUBLE DEBUT in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Aida, a sweeping tale of love and tragedy amid war written by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1871. It’s the first time he’s sung the male lead of Radames, and the first time he’s appearing with Houston Grand Opera. The Atlanta-based Thomas admits he’s feel...