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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...

by Greg Morago   Houston is mad for pizza. Pie shops are opening faster than you can say pepperoni. But pieman Anthony Calleo of Pi Pizza isn't sweating the competition. He knows he has great pizza. So do his many fans who knew him from more than four years of slinging slices out of his popular pizza truck. His biggest vote of confidenc...

Il Texas festeggia l'Italia a passi di danza. Il 6 settembre, al Miller Outdoor Theater di Houston, andra' infatti in scena ''An Evening in Italy'', uno spettacolo creato appositamente per l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Usa da Dominic Walsh, celebre coreografo americano e fondatore della prima compagnia di danza contemporanea del Texas, il Dom...

A prominent Houston developer will build an Italian-inspired luxury hotel on a high bluff overlooking Austin and the Hill Country, alongside a new office building project. Giorgio Borlenghi, founder of Interfin Cos. LP and a native of Milan, Italy, will build the Hotel Granduca northwest of the corner of Capital of Texas Highway and Bee Cave Road....

Ettore Messina had taken a sip from the NBA cup before when he was a consultant on Mike Brown's staff with the Lakers for the 2011-12 season. This time is like opening wide, throwing back his head and drinking it all in. "The Spurs," he said with a grin. "It is a familiar taste." A comfortable fit, like a designer Italian suit.The team w...

For this year's Murfee Worsham screening, we offer 'Rome Open City' (Italy, 1945, 103 min.), a foundational film for Italian Neorealism and all of postwar European cinema, directed by Roberto Rossellini. In Nazi occupied Rome, a resistance fighter takes refuge in the home of a young engaged couple; tragedy ensues.   Featuring a towering perf...

by Russell Contreras   An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the long road to sainthood on Tuesday.   Supporters and researchers presented their case before the Archdiocese of Santa Fe at a ceremonial "first inquiry" in Al...

Città: VeronaPaese: ITALIAPeriodo di svolgimento: 04/04/2013 - 10/04/2013Partners: Fiera VeronaDescrizione: Come ogni anno continuerà con Fiera Verona la collaborazione della Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas per il Vinitaly, fiera di riferimento per il settore vinicolo ed enogastronomico. Giunto ormai alla 47° edizione il Vinitaly rappres...