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San Antonio Spurs' Marco Belinelli will be entering free agency whenever the NBA’s 2020 offseason begins. And if his time with the Spurs is over, he is looking to remain playing in the NBA. In an interview with Italian outlet Avvenire, Belinelli says staying in the league is a priority but won't rule out other options. “The priority is to stay on a...

“Little Richard rolled into Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studio (1947-1956) at 840 N. Rampart in New Orleans and cut the epochal “Tutti Frutti” in the fall of 1955. Richard wailed “A wop bop a loo mop a lomp bomp bomp” and kicked off one of the first great wailers in rock history. In 1956’s Here’s Little Richard — his boogie-woogie piano stylings weren’t a...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will be a free agent after this season, and he does not know what is in store for him in terms of his NBA future. However, Gallinari does know where he wants to finish his career: in his home country of Italy. Gallinari recently said he would like to return home to play for Olimpia Milano in the EuroLe...

A native of Italy, Nicolo Melli has a unique background compared to his New Orleans teammates, as the only current Pelicans player born outside of North America (Nickeil Alexander-Walker was born in Canada). Melli is also the only member of the roster who did not play Division I college basketball, instead turning pro in his teens and spending a do...

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...