New Orleans fu la prima grande città americana ad accogliere un grande numerodi emigrati italiani, ancora prima che questi partissero da un territorio che si potesse ufficialmente chiamare Italia, ovvero prima dell'unificazione del 1861. Le storie di quegli emigrati non contemplano il passaggio per Ellis Island, non si sviluppano nella Little Italy...

By Chris Waddington, NOLA.com   Toss 1 million fava beans to New Orleans parade lovers, serve a half-ton of Pasta con Sardi, dance the Tarantella and pretend that Louis Prima is judging your Bourbon Street style. That's how the Italian American Marching Club will honor St. Joseph in 2015.   Now in its 45th year of marching, this happy...

La musica è da sempre protagonista importante dello scambio culturale tra Italia e Stati Uniti: ha avuto un ruolo fondamentale nel tenere alta la bandiera degli italiani emigrati all'inizio dello scorso secolo, ed è stata veicolo dell'entusiasmo e dell'ottimismo americano che ha contagiato l'Italia dopo la guerra. Nessuno potrebbe descrivere questa...

By Jennifer Larino The Piazza d'Italia in the Central Business District was designed in the 1970s as the catalyst to broader revitalization of an aging stretch of Tchoupitoulas Street. The revival never happened and the landmark has spent recent years pushed behind parking lots.   Nearly 40 years later, five real estate development teams ha...

By Katherine Sayre   A committee of New Orleans city leaders steering a redevelopment of the Piazza d'Italia is slated to pick which developers move forward in the selection process on Sept. 11, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration said Thursday (Sept. 3).   Five developers from across the country -- including Florida, Tennessee, Geo...

by Chris Waddington   The Italian Saxophone Quartet comes to the University of New Orleans on Tuesday (April 8), capping the concert season for the Musical Excursions series with another show that embraces a rare instrumental combination. (The UNO series hosted the Ethos Percussion Group in February.)   The Italians banded together th...

By Lynne Jensen   The Lenten season has begun, but in no way does it signal a halt to parades in New Orleans. March is the month when the city honors two popular icons: St. Patrick and St. Joseph. Sometimes, such tributes call for a parade and a preparade party.   The 44th annual Italian American Marching Club's St. Joseph's preparade...

by Jaquetta White   A selection committee on Friday narrowed the list of applicants in the running to develop two city-owned lots next to the Piazza d'Italia monument on Poydras Street from five to three companies. The lots now are used for surface parking.   The three firms — ICD Sitra, Chrysolite Management Group LLC and the jo...

by Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans   Good times are here again!!! The Italian American Bocce Club is back from our Holiday Break with TWO Open Bocce Nights this week - both Wednesday (1/11) and Thursday (1/12) at 7pm. We will be taking sign-ups for our Winter Leagues as well, which will begin on Wednesday, January 25th and...

100 years after winning the Bantamweight Boxing World Championship, Pete Herman might be the greatest athlete in local history, that many New Orleanians have never heard of. "After a few years, people forget about things like that," Pete Herman's grandson Ralph Marshall said. "But back then, 50 to 100 years back, everybody knew who he was." &...