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Much more than food will be available at the McAlester Italian Festival’s 50th Anniversary celebration — although there will be plenty of food, too. Everything from music to arts and crafts, a car show, carnival and helicopter rides are part of this year’s event. This year’s two-day festival is set for Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, at the Southea...

An antiques seller for about a decade, Laura Young knows what it means to sift through piles of objects in the hopes of finding one unique item. But an August 2018 trip to a Texas thrift store exceeded her expectations on almost every level. When Young first noticed a marble bust under a table at an Austin Goodwill store, she was captivated by its...

New Orleans City Council through Lesli Harris’s office was issued a misinformation Press Release to deflect from the council’s retaliation to the Italian Community along with missed opportunities to honor US Military and increase New Orleans Tourism. Most local and national media were complicate in reporting the misinformation. Some tried to make s...

The Consulate General of Italy, located in Houston, will be sending an officer to the AICC in New Orleans in 537 S Peters St. on May 11, 12 to collect biometric data (fingerprints, photo and signature) of Italian citizens interested in obtaining a new passport. This service is for Italian citizens residing in the jurisdiction of the Consulate Gener...

After almost three years, the wait is over for fans of the Italian Festival and the royalty who were originally chosen in 2019 to represent the 2020 festival. The Italian Festival in Tickfaw will kickoff at 5 p.m. Friday and last through 6 p.m. Sunday, held on the festival grounds on U.S. Highway 51. “We are so excited to finally get to celebrat...

Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM for an insightful evening of analyses, health-monitoring, and curating of iconic and ancient Italian structures! Organized by the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston - 1101 Milford Houston, Texas 77006. Register here. In this talk, Prof. Roberto Ballarini will provide a glimpse of issues associated with...

On March 26th, 2022, the New Orleans Italian groups hosted an event at Tivoli Circle to honor Italian Aviator Francesco de Pinedo who left Rome, crossed the Atlantic, and landed on the Mississippi River in New Orleans on March 29, 1927.  Two months before Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic Ocean. At the following City Council meeting on April 7th, Coun...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news: IACC partner and founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Liz Williams, has published a new cookery book this month, Nana’s Creole Italian Table (LSU Press 2022). Not only is Liz a leading authority on Italian-American cooking in...

The American-Italian Federation of the Southeast celebrated the 95th Anniversary of the historic transatlantic flight of Italian aviator Francesco de Pinedo on Saturday, March 26 at Tivoli Circle. Accompanied by a navigator and a mechanic, de Pinedo began a four-continent flight from Rome and landed a seaplane on the Mississippi River at Canal Stre...

The American-Italian Federation of the Southeast will celebrate the 99th birthday of Italy’s Air Force as well as the 95th Anniversary of the historic transatlantic flight of renowned Italian aviator Francesco de Pinedo Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at Tivoli Circle, commonly known as Lee Circle. Accompanied by a navigator and a fuel man, de Pinedo...

St. Mary Catholic Church leaders in Orange are inviting the public and parishioners to the Celebration of the Saint Joseph Altar, honoring the Feast Day of St. Joseph. This year’s Altar and Prayers are being dedicated to and for Peace in Ukraine. It will be held Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 912 Cherry Avenue in Orange. The Altar...

The St. Joseph's Society will celebrate St. Joseph's day with a parade through the French Quarter. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at the Canal and Chartres, then winds it's way through the French Quarter on Saturday, March 19. This year's parade features 16 floats, nine marching bands and plenty of marchers in tuxedos! The parade returns this year af...