Piatta, che più piatta non si può. Glaciale con i blizzard dell'inverno e torrida con il sole dell'estate. Coltivata, in buona parte a mais. La pianura del Midwest, che si estende dal Texas al confine canadese attraverso l'Oklahoma, il Kansas, il Nebraska e i due Dakota è la parte degli Stati Uniti che i turisti italiani ed europei conoscono di men...

In Spanish, "mucho gusto" is a common phrase meaning "nice to meet you." In Oklahoma City, Pizzeria Gusto, 2415 N Walker Ave., is an uncommon pizza place whose acquaintance you'll be happy to make.   Owners Chris Lower and chef Kathryn Mathis have taken Oklahoma City's dining scene by storm with a succession of well-appointed, modern fast-ca...

by Dave Cathey   The Independent Film Channel's hit show "Portlandia" surmises the 1990s are alive and well and living in the Pacific Northwest, but a new restaurant in far northwest Oklahoma City is betting the decade lives on in the 405 area code, too. While "Portlandia" is known for putting a bird on things, this new old concept will...

When Tommy Byrd opened Tommy's Italian American Grill in 1992, the local dining industry might as well have been Mars compared to what's since popped up to eat on this red-dirted patch of planet Earth.   Undaunted by time's unflinching trigger-finger, Byrd recently took a deep breath and walked away from a lucrative seat within the cozy conf...

by Ben Luschen   Even 5,000 miles from home, Fabrizio Nava found a bit of his beloved Italy in Oklahoma. Nava, the consul general of Italy based in Houston, is his country's cultural and economic voice in the four-state region of Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.   The Oklahoma City Museum of Art opened the "Of Heaven and...

Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro will perform in concert at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at All Souls' Episcopal Church, 6400 N Pennsylvania Ave. This is the second concert of Virginia Campbell's 33rd Annual Piano Artist Series.  According to a news release, Pegoraro received an award for the best classical music of 1989 in Prague and has bee...

by Joseph Pronechen It's been confirmed. The body — the major relics — of St. Maria Goretti, beloved by countless millions, is heading to the United States. When she arrives from Italy, the first public appearance will be on Sept. 21 at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, N.J. — public because she will initially be visiting a prison before that....

With works by some of the greatest names in European art, Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums will examine the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art—from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century.  ...

Cathy Cummings, a restaurant owner who is running a Democratic campaign for lieutenant governor, differs from her Republican opponent on unemployment compensation fraud. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said recently that he often hears from small business owners about their lack of success in challenging questionable unemployment compensation claims from forme...

In occasione della cerimonia presso l'Oklahoma City Museum of Art per l'inaugurazione dei due parchi eolici costruiti da Enel Green Power a Rocky Ridge e Chisholm View il Segretario di Stato dell'Oklahoma Larry V. Parman ha consegnato la Proclamation del Governatore Mary Fallin nel quale viene istituito il mese della Cultura Italiana.   Il G...