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As New Orleans jazz landmarks go, it’s an unlikely one. For starters, it’s still standing, somehow having survived that period in history in which the idea of preserving the city’s cultural landmarks simply didn’t exist. Also, there’s its location. It’s not Backatown, that then-unfashionable area behind the French Quarter where the city’s Black pop...

An Italian summer is coming to Oklahoma City, with legendary art, luminous landscapes and long-awaited feasts.  For the first time, the National Archaeological Museum, Naples is sending show-stopping selections from its impressive Roman antiquities collection to North America in a landmark new show — and that exhibition will be presented exclusivel...

Domenica 13 Giugno la Comunità Italiana ed Italo-Americana si e’ riunita nell’area  metropolitana di Dallas/Ft Worth in Texas (dopo 18 mesi dall’ultimo evento avvenuto di presenza, causa Covid)a seguito dell’iniziativa del Rappresentante del Cgie Vincenzo Arcobelli che in cooperazione con le Associazioni che operano sul territorio Texano, la CSNA,...

On this Flag Day, friends, family and fellow military are remembering a very special veteran in Northwest Oklahoma City. Airforce personnel performing a full military funeral for the passing of a 100-year-old World War II veteran that embodied the essence of America’s greatest generation, a man that fought for that flag across two oceans in the air...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) is pleased to introduce the launch of our new logo and brand identity as part of the ongoing evolution of our center by refreshing our look to better reflect who we are. The Board of Directors has chosen a dynamic new logo that is both modern and represents Houston’s cultural diversity and the embracin...

The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples will see a number of collection highlights travel to North America for the first time. Opening June 26 and running through October 17, this historic presentation of the art of painting in ancient Rome will be presented exclusively at the Oklahoma City Museum of...

The first of Tangipahoa Parish’s traditional festivals to make comeback from the pandemic is happening this weekend – the Independence’s Sicilian Heritage Festival. Usually held the second weekend in March, the Sicilian Festival may be a little warmer than usual, but it is returning with all the favorite traditions – live music, the spaghetti eatin...

For two years now, the Louisiana festival season has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the return of the Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival, happening the first weekend in June, will make up for lost time, said organizer Robin Taylor Abrams. “We know it’s going to be hotter than usual this year but we were dedicated to making sure we...

Pope Francis on Tuesday named an Italian-born Somascan priest as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The pope appointed Fr. Italo Dell’Oro, C.R.S., on May 18 to the post in the archdiocese that serves more than 1.7 million Catholics in 146 parishes across 10 counties in southeastern Texas. The 67-year-old bishop-elect was b...

Louisiana, we know, is the creation of many ethnic groups but one that doesn’t always get the credit it is due is the Sicilians. The port of New Orleans was the largest arrival point of migrants from the island off the Italian coast. The group would become very active in agriculture and also influential in food, music, politics and religious celebr...

The Sicilian festival will hold its annual Spaghetti Cookoff May 15 starting at 8 a.m. at Festival Square, 312 E Railroad Ave., Independence, LA. A dessert competition has been added this year. People are encouraged to make their favorite Italian or Sicilian dessert and bring it to the pavilion at Festival Square by 10:30 that morning. The entry fe...

The residents of New Orleans have a history of creating unusual pronunciations of words. Local street names provide common examples of New Orleanians’ inventive pronunciations, such as Burgundy Street (pronounced bur-GUHN-dee, not BUR-guhn-dee) and a cluster of Uptown streets named for the nine Greek Muses, including Urania, Thalia, Euterpe, Callio...