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Louis Prima was a very talented Italian American jazz singer, trumpet player and bandleader. Fans knew Prima as a polite and friendly celebrity. He always signed autographs or posed for pictures with a smile. He was born in New Orleans on December 7, 1910. His father, Anthony Prima, was the son of Sicilian immigrants from Salaparuta. His mother, An...

One of pop culture’ most celebrated performers is bringing her bad romance to Houston. Lady Gaga has added a Bayou City date to her The Chromatica Ball global stadium tour, one of three new dates. She’ll play here at Minute Maid Park on September 13. Houston is currently the second-to-last date on the tour, which starts in Denmark in July and ends...

New Orleans paradegoers will switch out their Mardi Gras beads and lucky four-leaf clovers for fava beans and Italy’s red, white and green flag this weekend. The Italian American St. Joseph Society of New Orleans has planned a weekend of events mostly open to the public, including its annual parade and pasta party, to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day on...

Calling all bocce lovers...or just those who are looking to socialize, meet new friends, and play a little ball (and stay warm while playing in our heated, indoor facility)... We have an active two weeks in store for you as we celebrate the new year! First, we have three Open Bocce Nights coming up! Come join us this Wednesday (2/2), Thursday (2/3)...

Wednesday February 22 2022 at 7 PM CST. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St, Houston, Texas. Italian American Baseball Family - Award-winning documentary screening with producer Roberto Angotti followed by panel discussion. Join us to meet the producer of the award-winning documentary Italian American Baseball Family, which won the Russo Brothers Italian...

Plans are to bring the Italian Festival back to McAlester this year for its 50th anniversary celebration. "We're going to have it," said Bobby Lenardo, who is co-chairman of the Italian Festival Committee, along with Luke Whitfield. "This is our 50th anniversary," Lenardo said. "We're planning one of our biggest festivals. We're going to have a lot...

Cirque Italia is returning to the Coastal Bend with its jaw-dropping "Water Circus-Gold" show this February. The aquatic circus will host seven shows in its blue-and-white tent at La Palmera mall's parking lot from Thursday, Feb. 3 to Sunday, Feb. 6. The circus show takes place above a 35,000-gallon water stage and features performers from Argentin...

Former LSU coach Paul Mainieri was inducted Friday night into the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the River Oaks Event Center in Lafayette, La. The Hall of Fame ceremony capped the first day of the annual LBCA Convention, which continues Saturday at Rock‘n’Bowl in Lafayette. Among the other members of the 2022 LBCA Hall of Fa...

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli announced new US tour dates, including a stop in Oklahoma City. Bocelli’s performance in Oklahoma City marks his first performance ever in the Sooner State and he will be joined by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Bocelli will perform at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City on June 23, 2022. Tickets for the...

Three months ago, Alessandro Clementi wasn’t very familiar with Texas high school football. He was living in Acona, Italy, where soccer is the sport of choice for many young athletes. So when Clementi’s exchange-student program brought him to Newton High School just as football season was getting started, every sight at Singletary Stadium brought a...

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Cirque Italia is set to feature performances at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee. With a theme hinting of soda fountains, poodle skirts, greased hair and Elvis Presley, Cirque Italia’s Gold Unit performers will present a show centered around the 1950s era. Cirque Italia is enforcing all COVID-19 safe...

On tour on the West Coast, Quartetto di Cremona - Cristiano Gualco violin, Paolo Andreoli violin, Simone Gramaglia viola and Giovanni Scaglione cello -  will perform in two concerts presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. November 6 at 4 pm PT in Santa Monica, California. The Maestro Foundation, Mendelsohn Hall. ...