by Kate Mabry   Although Mardi Gras is over in south Louisiana, hundreds of locals and visitors will gather in Houma on Sunday for another parade, the Houma Irish-Italian Parade. Celeste Landry, vice president of the Terrebonne Irish-Italian Parading Club, said the day's festivities will begin with a Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the pa...

The final AICC wine tasting event of 2014 will focus on the unique wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. Saturday, 14 Sept at 7:00 pm   The Piedmont region is located in northwest Italy and borders Switzerland and France. This region produces the largest number of best known, noble, and world-appreciated prize-winning wines, such as Barbe...

by Chris Smith   The Sansepolcro Flag-Wavers, a group of drummers, trumpeters and flag-wavers from the Tuscan region of Italy, will perform at noon Friday, March 20, in front of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The performance, held in honor of St. Joseph's Day on thursday, March 19, is free and open to t...

by Dominic Massa   Philip Ciaccio, remembered as a fair and skilled negotiator and gentlemanly public servant during his 16 years on the New Orleans City Council throughout the 1960s and 1970s, followed by 15 years as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, died Friday. He was 88.   Ciaccio was first elected to the City Council...

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...

It rained for St. Joseph on Sunday. It was as if the group of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church parishioners planned it that way.   Weeks after preparing just about every imaginable dessert, the cooks had to fire up the spaghetti pots and fish fryers under the shelter of tents as Saturday night rain lasted through most of Sunday morning...

Italian Festival Queen Samantha Lin Lamonte is looking forward to the Italian Festival Ball on Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Mater Dolorosa Catholic School gymnasium. Music will be by the Dominos.   The attire will be dressy, no blue jeans. Call Chairperson Veda Abene at (985) 974-0565 or any board member for tickets.   Source: http:/...

Proseguono il 5 marzo ad Atlanta (Georgia); il 6 a Fort Lauderdale (Florida) ed il 7 a New Orleans (Louisiana) gli incontri del roadshow ITPC 2013 organizzato dall'ENIT di New York, in collaborazione con ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Council). La direttrice che punterà verso est, metterà in campo due seminari il 12 marzo, a Washington in mattinata...

The granite crypt topped by the trumpet-playing angel stands on what was once a horseracing track, a fitting final resting place for the pony-loving Louis Prima. The inscription on his tomb in Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery is taken from one of his most famous recordings: "When the end comes I know, they'll say, 'Just a gigolo, ' as life goes on withou...

The United States wasn't her first choice, but by the end, Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini would leave a lasting legacy in the heart of southern Louisiana. The patron saint of immigrants hailed from Italy and, by her early 30's, founded the Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She had dreams that this mission would take her beyond the real...