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Monica Pesoli has found a niche for herself promoting Italian culture in Texas. Although she was born in the U.S. to Italian parents, she learned how to cook, speak and think like an Italian by studying Italian in college and going to Italy every summer. When Pesoli herself became a parent, she started cooking with her three kids and eventuall...

As Oklahoma City University professor Tracy Floreani learned from her Italian father, whether or not he is considered Caucasian constantly is changing in our culture. At one point in time, Italians, Jews and other lighter-skinned immigrants were not considered "white" strictly because of their heritage.   Read more   Source: htt...

By Sue Strachan The Piazza D'Italia in downtown New Orleans was a fitting setting for the Italian-American Marching Club Pre-Parade Celebration on Sunday, March 9. The Piazza was built in 1978 to commemorate Italian immigrant contributions to New Orleans.   The sunny skies and spring-like temperatures, no doubt, added to the joyful atmosphe...

Students can travel to Italy without leaving the 40 Acres. They will not see famous biblical figures along the Sistine Chapel or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, but anyone interested in speaking only Italian for an hour can join Tavola Italiana, which meets every Friday at the Cactus Cafe. Tavola Italiana is open to all members of the UT and Au...

by Judy Bergeron   They're going regional. After a challenge three years ago from Mayor Kip Holden, the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association is working to expand its annual Italian Heritage Festa beyond the community. "He (Holden) said, 'We would like this to be bigger than Baton Rouge,'" festa co-chairman Frank Arrigo says....

di Nicola Di Turi   «I calabresi hanno bisogno di ascoltare e condividere anche buone notizie, di sentirsi orgogliosi della propria terra e non sempre ultimi degli ultimi. Al di là della nostra esperienza, penso che abbiamo tanti motivi per esserlo».   Il professor Alfredo Garro scrive da Houston, nel Texas. Eppure il primo pensiero è...

The Department of World Languages at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Italian. With a student body of more than 26,000, the University of Arkansas is a national research institution located in Fayetteville, part of a growing metropolitan area of some 500,000 people which frequently receives accolades as...

Not many people think Italian when they think of Las Cruces, but a small group of people have managed to stay connected to their roots through the Italian Culture Club.   The club was formed in 2011 by Al "Chance" Cella, a fourth generation Italian-American who was born, raised and married in Brooklyn, New York. Cella and his wife, Maria, wh...

by Daniel Dentico   That little slice of Italy depicted in a downtown New Orleans plaza is getting makeover. The Piazza D'Italia opened in 1978 and was designed to highlight the contributions of the Italian-American community in New Orleans.   Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city is set to spend $280.000 into the plaza for a major reno...

By Heather Warlick The Virginia Campbell Concert Series continues Nov. 10 with what promises to be a stunning performance from Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, organizers say.   The pianist and composer has been hailed by The New York Times as "an artist of the highest caliber." Pegoraro has performed the world over consistently sin...

di Ludovico Gippetto   La storia è come una delle tante, una di quelle dove i luoghi comuni, raccontato nei detti popolari "cu niesci arriniesci", cioè che bisogna andar via per essere riconosciuti nel proprio ambito professionale. In questo racconto abbiamo conosciuto, Fabio Triolo, laurea a pieni voti in scienze biologiche ed una serie di...

Businessman Frank Maselli was named Honorary Consul of Italy in New Orleans April 22 by decree of the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. Maselli assumes the position from Arnaldo Partesotti, who served as Honorary Consul of Italy in New Orleans since 1997.   As Honorary Consul, Maselli will represent Italy at official international function...