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UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in America, held its 99th Annual Convention July 27-30 at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN & Sports Content, received the Special Achievement Award, which was presented by Sal Paolantonio, ESPN national correspondent at the Gala....

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7 PM. Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston - 1101 Milford Houston, Texas. Price: $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members. Buy tickets here. Roman Law stands at the heart of the Civil Law traditions worldwide, as distinct from the Common Law we know in the United States. The Romans developed their systems of law o...

St. Francis of Assisi 93rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner: Sunday October 2nd. After a 2 year hiatus, the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Spaghetti Dinner in Little Italy, Arkansas has returned and hope to see you there! ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH ADDRESS: 33223 Highway 300, Little Italy, Arkansas 72135. Reserve Now here. The dinner this...

September 23 - 24, 2022. A symposium sponsored by: The Department of French & Italian at Tulane University and The Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College/CUNY. The Lavin-Bernick Center Stibbs Room (203). 311 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA. LIvestreaming and in person. Register for the Zoom webinar! Like many other U.S....

A local author will be visiting the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie (4747 W Napoleon Ave) to talk about her book, exploring a local nonfiction theme. Elizabeth Williams, founder and president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will discuss her "Nana’s Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans" at 7 p.m. Wedne...

As the Independence Italian Cultural Museum is an important part of our community and has grown to be one of the largest Italian Cultural Museums in the State, State Representative Nicholas Muscarello presented a donation to the museum to help their ongoing marketing efforts. “I am proud to support the efforts of Donnie Orlando, Libby Rose, Larry C...

Like so many things in New Orleans, the story behind local writer Elisa Speranza’s debut novel, "The Italian Prisoner," (Burgundy Bend Press) begins with a party and food. While attending an event in 2003, Speranza, then a new transplant to the city, was chatting with local chef Joe Faroldi about their mutual Italian American roots when Faroldi sha...

There are 1,970 pipes, 50 “speaking” stops, 34 pipe “ranks” and even 12 tiny bells, but the 3D musical jigsaw puzzle being pieced together by a team of Italian craftsmen inside Notre Dame Seminary Chapel will coalesce in a pipe organ that both honors the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ French heritage and produces a resonant sound matched to the chapel...

Each June, for more than 60 years, dozens of Italian Americans on Galveston Island in Texas have gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Holy Family Parish in Galveston to honor the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The annual event carries on a Sicilian tradition of honoring St. John the Baptist for his intercession during a storm...

During the 19th century, Venice romanced American artists, collectors, and tourists with sparkling glass goblets. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth chronicles this seduction with the nationally touring exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magi...

The majority of Italian immigrants in New Orleans were from Sicily and started to arrive in large numbers in the 1880s to escape a homeland that had fallen into a corrupt, dangerous, and unlawful state. They arrived in a city where previous Italian immigrants had established a decent-sized community, dating back to the French era. In fact, the Ital...

These palm-sized wine cups in the New Orleans Museum of Art's collection were crafted during the time of the Roman Empire, sometime around 100 BCE to 100 CE. Roman craftsmen developed new glass techniques, advancing a craft that had been cultivated over thousands of years in Middle Eastern and Egyptian cultures. Romans invented ways to blow glass o...