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by Kathaleen Roberts   You couldn't wear brown shoes with the Chairman at the microphone. Frank Sinatra was a swirl of quirks and contradictions orbited by women, public battles and allegations of mob connections, all grounded by The Voice.   With his birthday centennial looming Saturday, Dec. 12, celebrations are erupting across...

by Mark Lowry   For someone whose name has been synonymous with "glamour" for more than half a century, Italian actress Sophia Loren doesn't remember herself as beautiful as a young girl growing up in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples. Her mother, however, was apparently drop-dead gorgeous.   "My mother was so beautiful, she looked so much...

Mike D'Antoni joked that 65 is the new 50. He didn't exactly come up with it on his own. I kind of backed the new Rockets coach into a corner as we chatted on the podcast "Bring It To Jerome." He mentioned his age, so I asked if he knew the oldest coach to win an NBA title.   "I do not, I'm sorry," he said. "(He was) youn...

On Dec. 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center. The evening's program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made world-famous ove...

by Kathaleen Roberts   The Gavones are an Italian family just trying to get through a funeral between embezzling, fighting and eating. "I would hesitate to call them dysfunctional because within their psychosis, they're functioning quite well," said James Cady,director of "The Gavones of Philadelphia," opening at the Adobe Theater on Fr...

Saturday October 18 - 4 pm Our final episode titled "TexMex Italians" will be premiering at the Buena Vista Theater BV 1.326 in San Antonio. This screening will include a panel discussion at the end of the documentary. 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 78207UTSA downtown campus.   Come out and support this community building series.Free Admiss...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016----6:15pm - Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford"The picture is a mouth-watering display of talent, technique and patience. It seems astonishing that a young filmmaker knows exactly how photogenic the flamboyant shots of cooks making their skillets dance over flames bursting from the stoves are." (for comp...

L'orchestra houstoniana "Mercury: the Orchestra Redefined" presenta due appuntamenti dedicati al grande compositore veneziano.   Il 28 marzo Mercury eseguira' al Wortham Center del Cullen Theater il concerto "Dreams and Nightmares", una selezionen di concerti fantasiosi ed insoliti che vedra' il concerto per flauto di Antonio Vivaldi "La Not...

And what could be more "user friendly" than Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp? - his 1816 masterpiece, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.   Disguises and false identities abound as men-young and old-vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! The action centers on "Figaro, Figar...

On December 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center.   The evening's program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made worl...

Italian Festivals of New Mexico collaborates with The Guild Cinema and Scalo Northern Italian Grill for a first-ever FUN-Raiser / FRIEND-Raiser: Classic Italian Films, Food, Music. Saturday, September 17, 2016 – UMBERTO D, 1:30 PM at The Guild, followed by Scalo patio party; Sunday, September 18, 2016 – BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET, 1:...

Italian Director Giacomo Arrigoni, after winning the coveted Platinum Remi Award for his first feature "The Rule of Lead" aka "La Regola Del Piombo" at the 48th WorldFest Houston announces his second directorial effort, a psychological thriller movie entitled "Resonance Lake".   In an evening full of excitement at the WorldFest Gala Dinner i...