A 170-year-old French Quarter church and a 190-year-old historic residence were among several properties vandalized along Chartres Street two days before Mardi Gras. One victim said police suspect an "anarchist parade" was responsible.   Vandals spray-painted St. Mary's Catholic Church and the neighboring Beauregard-Keyes House and Gard...

The Italian-American Marching Club's St. Joseph's Day Parade is Saturday, March 9, starting at 6 p.m. at Chartres and Canal streets. The parade marches through the French Quarter and Central Business District, with men passing out flowers in exchange for kisses or throwing beads from the new Rolling Cannoli float. After the parade, which ends on Co...

Parades and red-white-and-blue patriotism underscored partying. And legions rallied. It was a cold day for the queen and her cortege of 80 maids, but they warmed up to the celebration for the 43rd annual Italian American Marching Club St. Joseph Parade. They assembled at midday in the Piazza d'Italia for the pre-parade celebration and a chance to...

American Italian Cultural Center. Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT). New Orleans, LA Experience a "Taste of Italy" in the Piazza d'Italia and American Italian Cultural Center! Enjoy Italian food, music, art, an Italian immigrant experience and more in celebration of National Italian Heritage Month. Attire is dress...

This weekend, amorous Italians will return to the French Quarter for the 45th annual Italian-American Marching Club’s St. Joseph’s Parade and other festivities. The events honor St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19.   The celebrations begin at noon on Friday, with a presentation of the “World’s Largest Pasta Dish,” holding pasta con sard...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor and Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and award-winning Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo will present free masterclasses this month at Loyola University New Orleans. These classes afford Loyola students the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from world-class artists in preparation for mu...

by Robin Miller   One can't help wondering if Nick LaRocca would have believed it if someone had told him exactly how much influence his song would have over a stadium of 90,000-plus. Make that more than 100,000 when the addition to Tiger Stadium is complete, when more voices are added to the crowd's roar when the LSU Tiger Marching Ban...

Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of...

The submarine sandwich – popularized by small sandwich shops from coast to coast usually bearing the name of a national chain – has to be the most frequently store-bought sandwich in the country.   Though it might be difficult to make the connection from lesser mass-marketed versions, its roots are Italian-American. The sub in its various si...

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...