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In 1917 Albert Einstein published his first paper on cosmology, Houdini performed his buried alive escape, Al Capone became known as Scarface after a knife fight and Theresa LaRosa was born. This weekend, the Grove woman will celebrate her 100th birthday – first with a large party on Saturday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, and second, she’ll cel...

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is holding a dedication ceremony today for its criminal justice institute named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Chancellor Robin Myers will introduce John Scalia, who will represent the late justice's family, at 7 p.m. at the Coulter Performing Arts Center in the Vada Sheid Community...

The Kenner Italian heritage festival was started by former kenner chief of police, Nick Congemi to celebrate the rich Italian heritage that was part of the formation of New Orleans. The day was inspired by the customs shared by many Kenner residents, such as the St. Rosalie Procession in Rivertown. "The city of Kenner at one time was the center o...

When: From Friday, April 21, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017. Organized by : WorldFest Houston & Consulte General of Italy in Houston (Consolato Generale d'Italia in Houston). In collaboration with : IIC. Entrance : With fee WorldFest Houston celebrates 50 years of international independent cinema. The 12th Annual Panorama Italia section devoted to...

Joining the Italian Club of Dallas for a Friday night cena, or dinner, is like time-traveling. The group's warmth and sense of community evoke an era when Italian Americans lived in the same neighborhoods, attended the same churches, and socialized together. Non-members are welcome for this dinner, and my husband, friends and I are among this minor...

So proud of his Italian heritage, Renzo Gerard Cantin decided to use it as the basis of his seventh grade Louisiana history project at Holy Cross School. He created a tabletop Saint Joseph Day altar and an accompanying poster presentation on the influence of Italian immigrants in Louisiana. Cantin was pleased that the project qualified for state le...

THEN: Starting in 1884 and continuing through to 1924, an estimated 290,000 Italian immigrants -- a great deal of them from Sicily -- arrived in New Orleans, fleeing economic and political turmoil. In short order, their indelible influence would be felt on the city. With the French Quarter no longer a fashionable address, many of the city's more we...

When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 At 6:30 pm - Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas Organized by : Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society. In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy in Houston (Consolato Generale d'Italia in Houston) & IIC. Entrance : With fee On the occasion of the exhibit Gladiators: Heroes o...

When one thinks of frontier justice or violent lynchings in the United States, it conjures the specter of lawlessness in the old West or the anti-black intolerance of the Deep South. This is inevitable, not only because of the magnitude of such atrocities, but because of the attention brought to them by modern American society, which largely sprung...

St. Joseph’s Feast is March 19th, but you can see St. Joseph’s Altars set up in places like Vermilionville and other churches across Acadiana.“We always have Saint Joseph’s during Lent, and Lent is a big thing for the Catholics,” says Belle Roullete who is visiting from Valcherie, La. The history dates back to the late 1800s in Italy, when a famine...

The Italian American Marching Club is one of the largest ethnic organizations in the Southeastern United States. It was founded by Joseph Cardenia and friends in 1970 and has climbed to heights of 1500 members in recent years. The objective is to keep Italian heritage prevalent in New Orleans, the destination of so many of their forefathers in the...

Baking cookies is a labor of love for many of those devoted to St. Joseph. This time of year, volunteers spend hundreds of hours making Italian cookies for area St. Joseph altars built to honor the saint. It takes time and organization to produce the many cookies that visitors expect to taste and see when they visit an altar. The bakers gladly acce...