A task to banish a resident raccoon and unplug a gutter has "snowballed" into an interior makeover of a 125-year-old former firehouse in Omaha's Little Italy neighborhood.    But that's just the beginning. Owners of the narrow two-story structure — which has long been the Santa Lucia Hall — now want to launch a major capital campai...

By Meghan Giannotta There's more to Little Italy's San Gennaro festival than cannolis — like sausage and peppers, meatballs and zeppoles, too. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the 11-day feast that brings more than one million tourists and locals downtown, donning red, green and white. The festival is historic for Italian immigrants a...

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...

San Diego's Little Italy doesn't need much help promoting how hip it is. It already boasts authentic Italian eateries, art galleries and Wi-Fi-friendly cafes. But once a year, the Little Italy Association throws a giant festa, a free street celebration that invites the rest of the region to experience all the neighborhood has to offer.  ...

You are cordially invited to attend a reading of Luigi Capuana's, "The Interrogation" at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Interrogation is a two character play originally written in Sicilian and translated to English by Santi Buscemi.   About the play: The Interrogation ('Ntrrugatoriu) is a play in one scene with...

by Kit Waskom Pollard   About three times a year — and always just before Christmas — Ron Frezzo, his wife, Camille, and their family, including grown daughter Cristina, travel from Silver Spring to Baltimore, where they raid the aisles at Trinacria Italian Deli on North Paca Street before heading to lunch in Little Italy.   "We buy o...

Dall'ormai quasi inarrestabile declino a cui si assiste a New York, al clima depresso di Baltimora, alla rinascita di San Diego. E' un quadro con molte ombre e qualche luce quello che fotografa ciò che rimane delle tante 'Little Italy' d'America.   Le 'Piccole Italie' che, in occasione del Columbus Day, "la nostra festa", come la chiamano gl...

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT) Piazza Piccola Italia (Behind Bel Bacio and Paesano Ristorante)350 W Julian St - San Jose, CA 95110 View Map   Come celebrate Little San Jose with a Gala Celebration under the evening stars! This event will feature music by Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito & Band. The Gala...

Lecture by Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by acclaimed playwright, Mario Fratti and award-winning journalist, Goffredo Palmerini at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, October 9. Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini will discuss Palmerini's latest book titled, L'Italia Dei Sogni.   L'It...

You are cordially invited to attend a book signing and live performance by award-winning Italian classical-crossover tenor, Michéal Castaldo at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, November 19th. Castaldo will present his first Christmas Music Folio, entitled Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio, (in Italian, Natale nel Mediterraneo)....