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Si è svolto anche in Texas il tradizionale evento del Ferragosto Italiano. Circa un centinaio gli italiani ed Italo Americani che hanno partecipato alla serata conviviale, grazie all’iniziativa presa dell`Associazione dei Siciliani in Texas, ospite presso i locali di Cibo Divino Market di Daniele Puleo il quale e'stato ringraziato assieme a tutti i...

Jason’s Deli founder and Beaumont native Joseph “Joe” Tortorice Jr. died Saturday after a 19-month battle with cancer. He was 70. Tortorice, the grandson of Italian immigrants, founded Jason’s Deli in 1976 and expanded the chain nationwide to more than 250 locations in 28 states. “He has just a great story,” friend of Tortorice Jr. and former Lamar...

If you’re of a certain age, you know Louis Prima's songs and wild on-stage antics from TV or Las Vegas.  If you’re younger, you know his songs recorded by younger artists like David Lee Roth and Brian Setzer or in TV commercials. Others know him as the singin’, swingin’ voice of King Louie in Disney’s animated film The Jungle Book. One thing’s for...

Si e' svolta presso il Kemp Center for the Arts a Wichita Falls, la tradizionale serata conviviale organizzata dalla RAMI. Il Comandante della Rappresentanza Militare di Sheppard T.Col.Vincenzo Repici ha voluto dare con l'occasione  il benvenuto ufficiale a Federico Ciattaglia, Console Generale d'Italia della circoscrizione di Houston, con la conse...

Anthony Saia, co-founder of a longtime Italian deli in Baton Rouge, has passed away, his family announced Sunday. He was 71. Family says Saia died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning. “It is with great sadness and very hearts that we announce the death of Anthony," according to a post from the deli’s Facebook page. "He died peacefully in his s...

Thursday, August 15, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Join the American Italian Cultural Center for a light Italian summer dinner paired with three classic Italian cocktails in celebration of Ferragosto! Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated annually on August 15 in I...

Thursday, August 8, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. With no clear textual or physical proof of an ancient Roman settlement, Siena faced considerable challenges to its assumed antiquity in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Far more than a point of pride, an associat...

We are three weeks away from the start of a more than 120-year tradition - the Tontitown Grape Festival. Preparation started Monday (July 15) for the unforgettable spaghetti dinners. Every year families come together to start preparing for the annual Grape Festival. They start by making pasta. People like Marjie Ceola have been doing this for more...

Throughout the history of the United States, scores of children have arrived at our borders and ports in waves of humanity searching for freedom and safety. One such child was Maria Rosa Segale who, in 1855 at the age of 5, found herself arriving from Italy at the Port of New Orleans with her family, seeking a new home, with no knowledge of where t...

On March 14, 1891, 11 Italians were lynched by an organized mob set on their own form of justice. Thousands of mob members stormed the Orleans Parish Prison, where these innocent men were held, broke in and savagely killed and hanged the men, setting off a national and then an international scandal.   This set back Italy-U.S. relations, but, more s...

Thursday July 25, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. 537 S Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Emily Ford of Oak and Laurel Cemetery returns to the American Italian Cultural Center for a fascinating lecture on preserving Italian culture in New Orleans cemeteries This lecture will draw from the historic landscapes of all New Orleans cemeteries and from ong...

On a crisp, New Orleans winter day, maybe you’re thinking of that summer vacation you went on to Italy. The vibrant colors. The people. The charming piazzas you can tuck into to eat your lunch or sip on wine. But here’s one of New Orleans’ best-kept secrets: we have a piazza of our own right smack in the middle of downtown. And, even though it’s ju...