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by Lauren Smart   In the sunny main gallery of the Nasher Sculpture Center, a single tree branch seems to be growing out of a marble column. Or perhaps it has been trapped that way, memorialized in this regal way. Then, upon closer inspection, you'll see this branch, and the others like it, aren't branches at all, but bronze sculpted to appe...

Plans announced this week for a new condominium project would carry a 118-year-old Italian furniture maker's name and will emulate the look of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants abroad that carry the luxury brand. Giorgetti, a renowned furniture maker that has worked on hotels, yachts and royal palaces around the world with its unique shapes...

di Angelo Casano   Nick Lombardo è uno studente della North Texas University atterrato due settimane fa a Palermo grazie ad un progetto nato dalla collaborazione tra CSNA, SAAT-Associazione dei Siciliani in Texas con il loro fondatore Com.te Vincenzo Arcobelli, con il sostegno del Comites Houston (Comitato degli italiani all'estero) e l'Univ...

Immediately when you walk through the doors of Radio Milano Restaurant in City Centre you get a hip, chic feeling like you're in the coolest corner of Los Angeles or Miami or some other sunny sleek cosmopolitan locale.   The restaurant is located inside of Hotel Sorella. The name came about because of the owners' declaration that they a...

NOLA.com compiled this list with information from the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the Italian American Digest, from classified ads published in The Times-Picayune, and from our community reporters. These parishes, schools and entities will host St. Joseph Altars this month.   The custom of honoring St. Joseph on his feast day, St. Joseph's D...

Today, residents of the Little Italy community in northwest Pulaski County will file their petition for incorporation to become Arkansas' 501st municipality. Under Arkansas law and given the population of Little Italy, a minimum of 200 qualified voters living in the proposed boundary must sign the petition before submitting it to the Pulaski County...

by Allen Jones   Maggiano's Little Italy opened in the newly expanded Baybrook Mall at 700 Baybrook Mall Drive in Friendswood. The Brinker International Inc. owned and operated restaurant opened Nov. 9. It is the second location the company has opened in the greater Houston area offering a made-from-scratch Italian-American menu.  ...

by Angel Thompson   Sarah Marie Cardenia Vogel will reign as queen of the 45th annual Italian American Marching Club's St. Joseph Parade March 14 in New Orleans. The official crowning of the queen and pre-parade celebration will be held March 8 at 11:45 a.m. at Piazza d'Italia at Poydras and Tchoupitoula streets.   Cardenia Vogel...

Harrison Colony DAR Chapter partnering with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sponsors an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus. The contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve.   Each year the DAR and the NIAF agree upon a topic for use during the academic year, and contest instructi...

Tickets are on sale for the American Italian Cultural Center and Piazza d'Italia's first Taste of Italy. The event is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans. A patron party starts at 6 p.m. In celebration of Italian Heritage Month, guests will dine on Italian delicacies from more than 20 restaurant...

For the second straight year, city leaders have rejected an attempt to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. The city council voted down the proposal 6-3. Just as they did last year, supporters of the proposed holiday packed city council chambers to promote a holiday that honors Native American populations. &n...

By Richard A. Webster   The city of New Orleans has extended its deadline for proposals to redevelop two surface parking lots surrounding Piazza d'Italia, the 37-year-old architectural landmark nestled in the rapidly expanding downtown real estate market.   The city initially announced a request for qualifications May 12 with submissi...