Federico Ciattaglia è il nuovo console generale d’Italia a Houston, nello stato americano del Texas. Ciattaglia, che si è insediato nella nuova sede consolare lo scorso mese di ottobre, ha salutato i connazionali residenti nella Circoscrizione consolare con un messaggio diffuso attraverso il sito Internet del Consolato. "Questo sito internet si riv...

Pizza has come a long way in Baton Rouge. There was a time in the recent past where all the city had were the quick-delivery chains and a few local joints. But several Baton Rouge restaurateurs have shifted their attention to the Italian pie and have focused on creating pizzas worthy of praise. Dat’z Italian in White Star Market is among the best....

Parliamo un po' di Jazz all'italiana, il libro che Anna Harwell Celenza ha scritto approfittando di un lungo soggiorno a Roma. Colpita dalla scena jazzistica nostrana la Celenza - docente di Storia della Musica e Radiogiornalismo alla Georgetown University – si è cimentata con la storia del jazz in Italia sino agli Anni Cinquanta. E dopo un meticol...

Debutantes for The Elenian Club’s 2018 Ballo di Natale received an ornament bearing the organization’s crest and became part of its interesting, 85-year history. According to the group, in 1934, Augusto P. Miceli was president of L'Unione Italiane and suggested formation of an American-Italian ladies club, “Circolo Femminile.” The group’s manifesto...

Rows upon rows of hills laced with vines intermingle with the curves of the G-clef: the history that has developed in Salaparuta is one-of-a-kind. With just under two thousand inhabitants, this municipality of Trapani is the symbol of the 1968 earthquake that occurred along the river Belice and destroyed the town’s historic center; but only a few p...

It was nearly midnight on Oct. 15, 1890, as David Hennessy, the young New Orleans police chief, walked home in a drizzle after a late meeting of the police board. Hennessy was without his usual armed escort as he approached the Basin St. house he shared with his widowed mother. The chief had use for bodyguards. In New Orleans, he was the face of...

Eighteen-year-old gymnast Christina Desiderio says competing at the 2016 Olympic trials after earning a spot twice on the U.S. national team was by far the highlight of her career. “19,000 people, not a seat empty! Two days that I will never forget,” she says. “I worked for 10 years of my life to try to make it to the 2016 Olympics,” she says. “Tha...

A new, Locally-owned, 1920’s themed speakeasy bar & restaurant, called Capone’s, is coming soon to the new McLain Marketplace shopping center at 819 E Broussard Road. Capone’s Drinkery & Eats will be heavily centered around the roaring twenties’ prohibition era. Imagine being in an old New York City gangster’s club with heavy curtains, pillowed fur...

Frances Xavier Cabrini, known universally as Mother Cabrini, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She established 67 missionary institutions, including one in New Orleans, to which she came in 1892. Exhibiting the energy for which she would become legendary, Mother Cabrini devoted herself to caring for the poor, especially I...

The American Society of Italian Heritage held it annual Rising Star Banquet at DiChristina's Restaurant. The organization includes members from all parts of the Northshore and several south shore members as well. Guest speaker was Professor Anthony Margavio, former University of New Orleans, Loyola University, and Southeastern Louisiana University...