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'Very Valentine': First in Italian family trilogy

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Author Adriana Trigiani’s new book, “Very Valentine,” (Harper Collins - $25.99) is the first in a planned trilogy about an Italian family who has spent the past 80 years making custom wedding shoes at The Angelini Shoe company. The business has fallen on tough times. Its widowed matriarch, Teodoro, is aging. Her single granddaughter, Valentine Roncalli, has given up a teaching job to learn the trade. They’re struggling to find a place in the world of mass-produced footwear.

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Italian Girl in Algiers: The perfect goodbye

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It ended the way it began.

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Leaving Las Vegas: Headliner Pat Guidry gives up spotlight for quiet life - and love - in Sulphur Springs

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When he was growing up New Orleans, Pat Guidry hung out with Art and Aaron Neville, two of the city’s most famous band of brothers.

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Eddie Rivers speaks: A brief conversation with Asleep at the Wheel’s steel guitar star

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At one time, Asleep at the Wheel’s steel guitar player Eddie Rivers was a correctional officer in Wisconsin. He worked as a prison guard during the day, and played Western Swing music at night and on the weekends.

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‘Willie and The Wheel’: Worth the wait

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A studio collaboration between Texas legend Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel was delayed some 30 years, but the wait was certainly worth it, and the happy music couldn't have come at a better time.

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