The Houston Italian Festival Needs Your Help! We are looking for three people to assume the role as area manager. Openings are available for the following locations:   1. Pizza Booth manager needed from late afternoon Thursday, October 9 through 6:00pm Sunday, October 12. 2. Pasta Booth manager needed from late afternoon Thursday, October...

"Passione. Musica. Violenza. Vita." These four words flashed on the screen amidst clips of fighting, dancing, kissing and beautiful Italian scenery. And so started a weekend full of Italian theatre.   This past weekend, the eighth annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival took place in the Sottile Theatre in full force. The College of Charl...

by Lynn Olanoff   Musikfest. Celtic Classic. Festa Italiana? Yes, a new Italian festival called Festa Italiana Bethlehem is joining Bethlehem's hearty festival lineup this June, set for June 5 and 6 on Main Street.   The event will feature both a wine and pasta trail along with authentic Italian vendors, said Lynn Collins Cunning...

‘A Ziarella va in America. Non è un titolo da film, ma una piacevole realtà.   Il gruppo folk di Reino (Benevento), infatti, dal 14 al 24 marzo prossimi, il gruppo – lo comunica il direttore artistico e responsabile, Giovanni De Nunzio - sarà protagonista di una tournée nello stato dell'Arizona (USA), rispondendo così all’invito dell’ ‘’It...

by Kate Mabry   Although Mardi Gras is over in south Louisiana, hundreds of locals and visitors will gather in Houma on Sunday for another parade, the Houma Irish-Italian Parade. Celeste Landry, vice president of the Terrebonne Irish-Italian Parading Club, said the day's festivities will begin with a Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the pa...

Festa Italiana will be held on Taylor Street at Ashland Avenue Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 16, 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.   There will be food, music, games, contests and a procession from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to the festa following the 11 a.m....

Come Thursday, East Memphis will host its own version of Smoke on the River. Call it Pasta in the Park, Gravy in the Grove or, officially, Memphis Italian Festival. As they've done since 1989, folks will gather to show off their heritage through their food, and some fun will be had along the way.   They'll compete in homemade wine. They...

The 124th Feast of San Rocco in Manhattan will be celebrated by the San Rocco Society of Potenza on Sunday August 18th. This long held tradition was started on the Lower East Side of New York by immigrants from the town of Potenza. It is well documented by photographs that go back to Jacob Riis in the late 1880s and includes being part of the Godfa...

By Carol Ann Benanti Whether you're of Italian descent, or simply have a special affection for all things Italian, you won't want to miss Motori D'Italia, an exotic Italian car and motorcycle show which will be the highlight of the annual Festa D'Italia at Casa Belvedere: The Italian Cultural Foundation on Grymes Hill, set for the weekend of Sept....

The Historical Society will honor 130 years of Italian-American presence in Wilmington with an exhibit in Willingtown Square Gallery to kick off the new year. Little Italy, Big Festival will examine the vibrant history of Wilmington's west side, known as "The Hill" to early generations of Wilmington's Italiani. Early settlers, businesses, cultural...