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For the second straight year, city leaders have rejected an attempt to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. The city council voted down the proposal 6-3. Just as they did last year, supporters of the proposed holiday packed city council chambers to promote a holiday that honors Native American populations. &n...

By Richard A. Webster   The city of New Orleans has extended its deadline for proposals to redevelop two surface parking lots surrounding Piazza d'Italia, the 37-year-old architectural landmark nestled in the rapidly expanding downtown real estate market.   The city initially announced a request for qualifications May 12 with submissi...

For this year's Murfee Worsham screening, we offer 'Rome Open City' (Italy, 1945, 103 min.), a foundational film for Italian Neorealism and all of postwar European cinema, directed by Roberto Rossellini. In Nazi occupied Rome, a resistance fighter takes refuge in the home of a young engaged couple; tragedy ensues.   Featuring a towering perf...

by Russell Contreras   An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the long road to sainthood on Tuesday.   Supporters and researchers presented their case before the Archdiocese of Santa Fe at a ceremonial "first inquiry" in Al...

Because I have family that lives there, I find myself in the town of Glenwood several times a year. It's a quiet town on the banks of the Caddo River known for its history as a sawmill town and for the Arkansas cultural treasure that is Billy's House of Guitars. What the town isn't known for is its food, but I'm here to tell you that while options...

Italian Americans and New Mexico have had a symbiotic relationship since the turn of the 20th century.   Though the relationship is stronger than ever, one aspect that always went under the radar was Italian films.   Read more   Source: http://www.abqjournal.com/    

di Generoso D'Agnese   «Go West». Potrebbe essere questo il motto che accompagna Marcello Maviglia nella sua avventura professionale americana. Con la sostanziale differenza che lui non ripercorre le piste polverose solcate dalle navi della prateria, ma cerca invece tracce di un disastro causato dal silenzioso genocidio operato da cinque sec...

By Keith Spera   Gia Maione Prima, the on- and off-stage partner of larger-than-life Italian-American entertainer Louis Prima for the last phase of his life and career, died Sept. 23 in Pensacola, Fla., after a lengthy illness. She was 72.   In addition to performing and recording with Mr. Prima, the exuberant, New Orleans-born singer...

By Chelsea Brasted Don't forget to grab a mask before heading to the ball on Thursday (March 26). The LSU Museum of Art is hosting a Venetian masquerade in celebration of its current exhibitions inspired by the Italian city, and tickets are still available.   The soiree will toast two specific exhibitions: "An American in Venice: James McNe...

by Helen Williams   The 34th Annual West Bank Italian Open which benefits Café Hope will begin on May 1 at 7 p.m. with a popular Roast and Kickoff Dinner at La Maison Creole. Honorary chairman and "roastee" will be Kenner Mayor Michael S. Yenni.   "Come and laugh with Mike Yenni's 10 best friends as they roast him that night. An...