Chef Nick Lama opened his Italian restaurant Avo (5908 Magazine St., 504-509-6550; www.restaurantavo.com) May 20 in the former Martinique Bistro space. A great-grandson of Sicilian immigrants, Lama describes his food as "regional Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients.   "I'm trying to get ingredients that have been...

The American Italian Cultural Center invites you to join us in sampling delicious wines by regions of Italy! Peter Patti, local wine specialist with Republic National Distributing Company, brings his 44 years of experience to lead a fun and informative session focusing on Italian wines. If you would like to join us, please register by clicking...

Viaggio come avventura e come sfida. Come riscoperta di un rapporto autentico con la natura e con la gente. Come espressione concreta di solidarieta' e di amicizia. Sono questi gli ingredienti delle imprese off-limits di Beppe Faresin, il canoista vicentino balzato piu' volte agli onori della cronaca per avere raccolto con successo fondi per l'Unic...

Genealogy Roadshow is only in his second year of production. But if interest in family backgrounds and the growth of the genealogy industry is of any indication, the PBS show is on the road to being a great success.   The upcoming PBS segment focuses upon unique family histories from the New Orleans area. One of the three genealogists and ho...

The 28th Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in the Hilton Hotel on January 19th, 2013.   The Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet honors and celebrates contributions of Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical and civic fields. Proceeds benefit the American...

The final AICC wine tasting event of 2014 will focus on the unique wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. Saturday, 14 Sept at 7:00 pm   The Piedmont region is located in northwest Italy and borders Switzerland and France. This region produces the largest number of best known, noble, and world-appreciated prize-winning wines, such as Barbe...

by Dominic Massa   Philip Ciaccio, remembered as a fair and skilled negotiator and gentlemanly public servant during his 16 years on the New Orleans City Council throughout the 1960s and 1970s, followed by 15 years as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, died Friday. He was 88.   Ciaccio was first elected to the City Council...

Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders and diplomats. However, by 1910, the city's French Quarter was a "Little Palermo" with Italian entrepreneurs, laborers and restaurateurs dominating the scene. The majority...

Proseguono il 5 marzo ad Atlanta (Georgia); il 6 a Fort Lauderdale (Florida) ed il 7 a New Orleans (Louisiana) gli incontri del roadshow ITPC 2013 organizzato dall'ENIT di New York, in collaborazione con ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Council). La direttrice che punterà verso est, metterà in campo due seminari il 12 marzo, a Washington in mattinata...

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...