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...

 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...

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...

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...

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA ’88 MBA ’89, a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849. Capizzi started as a corporate transactional lawyer in the firm’s Chicago office, but had to pivot after her husband’s wo...

CiboDivino, an Italian market, will likely be a talker when it opens in downtown Dallas. So here's how you say it: CHEE-boh dee-VEE-no. It means "divine food" in Italian. Now you know.  The shop, expected to open the third week of August, sells house-made bread, Italian food, gourmet groceries and wine. It's essentially a bodega: a small market whe...

This has been a bad month for Mille Lire, Oak Lawn’s criminally underrated Italian restaurant. On June 30, co-owner Brian Ellard, wife Ornella and her two teenage children were killed in an airplane crash in Addison. The restaurant kept its doors open after the tragedy and Ellard’s co-owner and brother-in-law, Giuliano Matarese, continued to lead t...

Growing up in Naples, Italy, Francesco Russo had a passion for food at an early age. He would watch as his family made meals, such as gnocchi, from scratch. “My mother used to make the sauce, and my father made the gnocchi,” he said. Russo and his family left Italy and moved to New York when he was 9 years old. At age 16 he started working in resta...

Dallas in Prizzi sbarca al Taormina Film Fest. Il film concorre nella categoria Documentary Competition. Il lavoro che vede alla regia Luca Vullo racconta il viaggio di un gruppo di artisti che partiti da Dallas, in Texas, hanno scelto il più alto e isolato paese della Sicilia per realizzare dei murales in omaggio alla comunità. Prodotto nel 2018 d...

While visitors descend on the Dallas Museum of Art for its groundbreaking Dior fashion exhibition this summer, they also have the rare opportunity to see a 16th-century masterwork by Caravaggio. Martha and Mary Magdalene (c. 1598, oil on canvas) is on loan to the DMA from the Detroit Institute of Arts from June 23 to September 22, 2019. It is such...