Wednesday March 27, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. Join us at the Prytania Theater for the world premier of The Monumental Journey! This documentary shares the journey of Italian artist Franco Alessandrini and the American Italian Cultural Center in creating and gifting a statue of Saint...

Like the Irish, Italians around the city will toast their heritage with celebrations unfolding over the next several days. Highlights include folk dancing, an enormous communal bowl of pasta and a mobile St. Joseph's Altar rolling through the French Quarter. The events are hosted by the Italian American St. Joseph Society, and they’re free and open...

The following parishes, schools and entities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans will host St. Joseph Altars for the feast of St. Joseph on March 19. The tradition, which is Sicilian and Roman Catholic in origin but is carried on locally by Italian-Americans and people of all nationalities and faiths, includes baking cookies and cakes and preparing f...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm EST. Entrance: Free. Italian Cultural Institute of New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065. Book Now. Screening of Sicily Jass The world’s first man in Jazz by Michele Cinque, followed by Q&A with the director and author of the movie. A journey inside the Sicilian chromosome of jazz, forgotten...

Thursday, March 21, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 In this talk, Dr. Justin Nystrom of Loyola University New Orleans will share some of the bigger surprises that came out of the research for his recent book, Creole Italian. This work documents the important role that Sicilian...

Thursday, March 14, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130. All Michelangelo wanted to be was a sculptor, but Pope Julius II had other ideas, as did Pope Leo X, Pope Clement VII, and Pope Paul III. A long line of Popes with an eye for talent commissioned Michelangelo, often against hi...

Russo’s, which has been well regarded for its "Creole and Italian soul food" since 2002, has a baby brother, Bacchus Lounge, on the back side of the building. It has a smaller, less expensive menu that keeps the New Orleans/Italy emphasis, and a very casual atmosphere. Bacchus sports a solid wine list, fancy martinis and other specialty drinks alon...

For the past eight years, Lena Prima and her band have been doing regular shows at the Monteleone’s Carousel Bar. For those in the know, it’s one of those special things you can only find in New Orleans: The daughter of music royalty doing a personalized take of classic songs, from her dad and elsewhere. Sometimes it’s a crowd of music fans and som...

Sal Serio's last trip to Sicily, his ancestral home, three years ago left an enduring imprint in his mind. It's one that he replays frequently. "It was my fourth time to visit Sicily," said Serio, 84, and a native New Orleanian. "Where my ancestors lived was in a town located on the Tyrrhenian Sea. One day, I walked to the edge of the sea and sat o...

Weekends are big for FOX Sports broadcaster Tim Brando this time of year. This week he’s about to finish up four college basketball games in seven days, each on a different campus. But last weekend was even bigger than usual — and he didn’t have a game. His job is to call the action; last weekend, he had a Friday-Saturday doubleheader, and he WAS t...