Putting Oklahoma and Mozart back into the 2015 OK Mozart (OKM) Festival (June 6 – 13) with Italian flair proved to be an exhilarating venture for artistic director and conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the Amici New York Orchestra.   "Italy is where young Mozart cut his teeth when it comes to opera," says maestro Kitsopoulos, "...and ope...

Il gruppo Enel Green Power Nord America (Enel) ha recentemente annunciato la chiusura di un accordo di partnership per un valore di 375 milioni dollari con GE Financial Services (GE"). A rilanciare l'annuncio è l'Ufficio Ice di New York spiegando che, secondo i termini della transazione, GE ha acquisito una partecipazione azionaria del 51 per cent...

By James Beaty Larry Giaudrone and Rosemary Benedetto's road to the Italian Festival began when both of their grandparents emigrated to the United States. While Giaudrone's grandfather worked in the coal mines in the McAlester and Krebs areas, both sets of Benedetto's grandparents moved to north Texas, where they became cotton farmers.  ...

"I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" used to say Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". Well, today we actually are: we're in Kansas City, shared between Kansas and Missouri, where we meet the guest of our interview. Gino Serra is the Italian Honorary Vice Consul here. Even in the Midwest area, Italians left their mark and continue to do that, as...

This weekend's Italian Festival in McAlester is expected to be much bigger than last year's, judging by the number of vendors who have signed up to participate in the event.   "We've got close to 100 vendors, about double what we had last year," said Bobby Lenardo, who is co-chairman with Mary Ann Fields of this year's festival.   Rea...

By Scott Cherry One thing I like about Villa Ravenna Ristorante Italiano beyond the food and hospitality is the broad range of the menu, both in price and variety of dishes.   If one wants to have dinner for $10 to $15, the menu has plenty of dishes in that price range. If one wants to have a more upscale entree in the $25 to $40 range, tho...

Jackie and Dominie Smith are proud to continue the tradition of Italian heritage in southeastern Oklahoma by serving as Re and Regina for this weekend's Italian Festival — although they were surprised at their selection.   "I thought it would be a nice honor, but I never thought it would be me," Jackie Smith said. The couple is set to r...

By John Brandenburg   Large oils and paper or collage works, as well as butterflies and burned books, give us a lot to think about in a show by three Italian artists. The exhibit by Massimiliano Luchetti, Sara Lovari and Enrique Moya Gonzalez is at Mainsite Contemporary Art, 122 E Main.   Called "Arezzo in Norman," the show was c...

Il Museo Philbrook di Tulsa, Oklahoma, ospita dal 10 marzo al 26 maggio la mostra "Afrodite e gli Dei dell'Amore", organizzata dal Museum of Fine Arts di Boston.   Elena di Troia e Paride, Cupido e Psiche - numerosi amanti famosi sono stati influenzati da Afrodite, una delle divinità più potenti e venerate dell'antichità. Ciononostante, Afro...

A touring art exhibition that condenses 500 years of Italian art through 40 paintings is open to visitors of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum curator Alison Amick has worked more than two years organizing Of Heaven and Earth, a collection of Italian paintings from the Glasgow Museum in Scotland. The show presents five sections covering...