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By Susie Tommaney Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor tells the story of a world-famous Italian opera singer, Tito Merelli, also known as "Il Stupendo." When he's unable to take the stage in Giuseppe Verdi's Otello, an unwitting theater staffer steps in, resulting in a door-slamming farce of mistaken identities, crossed wires and romantic overtures. ...

Tony Sacca will be making his first trip ever to New Mexico for book signings and song on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4. Tony is Las Vegas' longest running TV host and a 50 year veteran of show business.   Tony Sacca, A 50 Year Journey is a tell-all biography tracing Tony's life and career from South Philly to the Entertainment C...

Marco Belinelli was not among the prominent NBA free agents last summer. Four teams had employed him in six seasons, and he was always something of a peripheral figure. When he signed a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs in July, it attracted little attention. Tom Thibodeau knew better.   The Bulls coach saw first-hand what Be...

Italian Cultural & Community Center - Houston, TX - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST). How did Italy emerge from the destruction and ruins of World War II to become an industrial powerhouse in a few short years? How did the '50s and '60s shape Italian life, culture, and music? What events...

Coming off a record year in 2015 for both attendance and donation to the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital, Italian Festivals of New Mexico is poised to deliver another rousing edition of its annual flagship event. This year's program unfolds in Albuquerque and showcases 7 critically acclaimed contemporary films flanked by a kickoff rece...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor and Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and award-winning Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo will present free masterclasses this month at Loyola University New Orleans. These classes afford Loyola students the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from world-class artists in preparation for mu...

On April 3, 6, 8 and 10 we'll be treated to Opera Southwest's production of Rossini's delightfully zany Il Turco in Italia at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. And then . . . The students of the UNM Opera Theatre present "L'Elisir d'Amore" by Donizetti. Enjoy an evening of beautiful "bel canto" and poignant comedic moments. Sung in Italian wi...

ByJoseph Nocco According to a Tuesday report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports' The Vertical, Italian swingman Alessandro Gentile appears poised to ink a NBA deal this summer. The Houston Rockets currently own the draft rights to the Italian superstar after he was originally selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second-round of the...

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, produced by the nonprofit Italian Festivals of New Mexico for the primary benefit of the UNM Children's Hospital today announced its film selections for the 2014 eight day run of the popular festival.   Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) a 2011 winner at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, is the...

Il 28-30 marzo il Dance Salad Festival ospitera' una rappresentazione della compagnia italiana "Spellbound Contemporary Ballet". La compagnia, basata a Roma, ritorna al Dance Salad Festival con la prima rappresentazione negli Stati Uniti di una nuova coreografia di Mauro Astolfi, fondatore e Direttore Artistico della compagnia, che presentera' degl...

Sofia Loren, già definita come uno dei più grandi tesori del cinema mondiale, si presenterà al pubblico nell'ambito della Brilliant Lecture Series il 10 maggio 2013. La sua presentazione si svolgerà al Brown Theater, Wortham Center, nelll'ambito della serie "Conversations with Brilliance" nella quale personalità di rilievo internazionale parlano de...

Sunday October 12 2.30 - 4.30 pm - HoustonITAL Austin will be traveling to Houston for Italian Cultural and Community Center's FESTA ITALIANA! We will be screening 3 episodes and Q&A with the filmmakers of the series. The screening will take place at the cultural movie theater inside the festival.We will be selling DVD's of the series for...