Il Console generale d'Italia a Houston, Fabrizio Nava ha partecipato nei giorni scorsi alla sesta edizione del World Culture Economy Forum organizzata a New Orleans dalla US Conference of Mayors.

By Todd Masson, NOLA.com   The Italian-American Fishing Rodeo is one of the few things in life that is truly a win-win. Participants get to catch some fish, eat good food and have a blast, and Children's Hospital gets some money out of the deal.   This year's rodeo is scheduled for May 16-17 at Breton Sound Marina in Hopedale. The cap...

by Ian McNulty   A visit to the new Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar in New Orleans' CBD can pack in a lot impressions before the food even arrives. The space was, for many years, Le Chat Noir cabaret, and despite its conversion into an upscale restaurant, it may still stir memories of the stage for local theater patrons.   T...

Per la prima volta l'ICE organizza una promozione integrata della filiera bagno in occasione della Kitchen & Bath. La proposta di ambienti bagno e la partecipazione collettiva rafforzano l'immagine del prodotto italiano (qualità e design) e aumentano le opportunità di business. Alla presenza italiana verrà dato risalto con apposita pubblicità s...

Behind the Mall of Louisiana on Bluebonnet Boulevard is fertile ground for casual dining. In addition to the food court, the open-air Boulevard shopping center boasts a range of sit-down establishments, including a spanking new Red Robin, Bar Louie and BJ's Brewhouse, which I mention because pizookie is fun to say. So the fact that another chain,...

Never heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes? You may soon. It's a Southern Italian meatless Christmas Eve meal, celebrated in many Italian-American homes, especially on parts of the East Coast.   "La Vigilia" is relatively unknown in south Louisiana, where Sicilian descendents have kept alive the St. Joseph's Day tradition. The feast has so...

With a vision aimed at expanding business opportunities with Italy, The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas (IACC Texas) is pleased to announce the newly formed, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (IACC Louisiana) as a Chapter of its organization in the U.S. As a Chamber associated with IACC Texas, IACC Louisiana will promote, f...

by Judy Bergeron   With "An Evening in Rome" added on Saturday night, the Columbus Day Festa grows to two days this year.   "We decided to expand to the night before so we could make a complete weekend in celebration of the Italian heritage," Frank Arrigo, festival co-chairman, said. "We wanted to have something that would tie in to t...

L'elisir d'amore, by DonizettiBaton Rouge River Center TheaterFriday, March 1, 20137:30pmBuy Tickets L'elisir d'amore or The Elixir of Love rounds out the 2012-2013 Season in style, Friday, March 1, 2013. Donizetti's soaring melodies and irresistible choruses make L'elisir d'amore an immediate audience favorite. This unlikely love story of the sma...

By Steven Campo   I am the descendent of Sicilians from both my father and mother's side of the family. I grew up in a small town in Louisiana that had a large Sicilian population throughout the 1900's.   We were raised to be proud of our Sicilian heritage. Our grandparents spoke English, but often spoke to us in Sicilian. Hearing non...