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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...

Join us in congratulating Deacon Chris Dorer, who was ordained to the Diaconate for the Diocese of Little Rock by Bishop Anthony Taylor on Saturday. Chris, his wife Samantha and daughter Allison have faithfully served Little Italy for over 40 years. Today, we celebrate the commitment of this servant leader as Deacon Chris continues to serve St. Fra...

The 76th anniversary of the Italian Republic, "Italian National Day", was celebrated in Dallas, Texas. More than 230 participants attended the event, attended by the Consul General of Italy in Houston, the Honorary Consul in Dallas, various Representatives, of the Parliament, CGIE and Comites,of the State of Texas, Local Authorities and the Europea...

Practically until the end of his life, Les Bonano was engaged in his passion for boxing. Just days before he died Sunday at age 79, Bonano completed negotiations with Don King for Jonathan Guidry of Dulac to fight for the NABF heavyweight championship on June 11 in Miami. “I’m not doing too good, but we were able to make the deal because King likes...

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...