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The granite crypt topped by the trumpet-playing angel stands on what was once a horseracing track, a fitting final resting place for the pony-loving Louis Prima. The inscription on his tomb in Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery is taken from one of his most famous recordings: "When the end comes I know, they'll say, 'Just a gigolo, ' as life goes on withou...

The United States wasn't her first choice, but by the end, Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini would leave a lasting legacy in the heart of southern Louisiana. The patron saint of immigrants hailed from Italy and, by her early 30's, founded the Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She had dreams that this mission would take her beyond the real...

by Dominic Massa   Paul Ferrara, a drummer who played with Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and other greats during a 65-year career, died Wednesday at his home in Kenner. He was 76. Ferrara had been battling cancer for the past year, according to his family. Despite his illness, Ferrara continued to perform, even maki...

Applications for the 7th Annual I Madonnari (EE Mad-doe-nahr-ee) Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest are now being accepted. The contest, set for Saturday, October 12, will be held during the 35th Annual Houston Italian Festival, October 10 thru 13, on the ground of the University of St. Thomas. To apply for this colored chalk art contest, applicants must...

MAESTRO ANTHONY BARRESE. Principal Conductor of Opera Southwest. Saturday, August 6, 11:30 – 2:00. Season's Restaurant - Old Town, Albuquerque. $38.00 per person. Joined by nationally-acclaimed set designer, Dahl Delu, Maestro Barrese presents.   WAR AND REVENGE to introduce and set the stage for the t...

Si è tenuto mercoledì, 7 novembre, presso l'Italian Community and Cultural Center di Houston l'incontro con lo scrittore italiano Erri De Luca, organizzato dal Consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston, insieme alla University of Houston, alla University of St. Thomas ed all'Italian Community Cultural Center, nell'ambito della la Settimana della Lingua...

L'Italian Cultural and Community Center di Houston, Centro Certificatore PLIDA per la Società Dante Alighieri, ha aperto le iscrizioni al corso di preparazione agli esami per la certificazione internazionale in italiano PLIDA della sessione primaverile 2013. Il corso dovrebbe cominciare la prima settimana di aprile e terminare pochi giorni prima de...

On December 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center.   The evening's program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made worl...

An all-volunteer, nonprofit organization is striving to earn $30,000 to donate to the UNM Children's Hospital this year.   The New Mexico Italian Film and Culture Festival begins Thursday, Feb. 5, in Santa Fe and Sunday, Feb. 8, in Albuquerque.   Read more   Source: http://krqe.com/  

AMS Ducati Dallas, the largest exclusive-Ducati dealer in North America and located in Dallas, Texas, announced today that it has purchased Pro Italia Online, the largest Ducati-centric ecommerce store in North America.   The new URL will be AMSDucati.com and the site will expand in the next few months to include AMS' huge stock of parts, ap...

Italian Festivals of New Mexico collaborates with The Guild Cinema and Scalo Northern Italian Grill for a first-ever FUN-Raiser / FRIEND-Raiser: Classic Italian Films, Food, Music. Saturday, September 17, 2016 – UMBERTO D, 1:30 PM at The Guild, followed by Scalo patio party; Sunday, September 18, 2016 – BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET, 1:...

Children are invited to learn basic Italian, the metric system and southern European culture while cooking shortbread cookies during La Piccola Cucina, a cooking class hosted by the Italian Cultural and Community Center.   The center, located at 1101 Milford St. in Neartown, offers the hands-on culinary experience for children ages 3-12 ever...