By Joy Hampton Laura Duprez grew up with an Italian mother who loved to cook and loved to open her home to people. When Laura and husband, Mitch Duprez, decided to open an Italian restaurant in Norman three years ago, that "our house is your house" culture contributed greatly to the casual, homestyle approach of their restaurant.   Now, Gab...

by Michael Kinney  J.P. Wilson is an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. The Norman native owns several businesses in a variety of fields. From running a photography company to being a magician, he stays busy.But that doesn't keep Wilson from always looking for a new business opportunity. That included stepping into the unpredictabl...

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.  ...

Ieri, presso la sede del consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston, si è tenuta la seduta di insediamento dei neo eletti nel COM.IT.ES per la circoscrizione del Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Lousiana. Il Presidente uscente Vincenzo Arcobelli lascia la presidenza al neo eletto all'unanimità Valter Della Nebbia. Le altre cariche sociali sono state cos...

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...

by Brandy McDonnell O. Gail Poole never went to Italy, but his work is heading there more than three years after his death. "He spent all of his time in Oklahoma and Taos (N.M.); he went to France and London, but that was it," said the late artist's daughter, Nicole Poole.   As part of Cultural Connections, Poole, Douglas Shaw Elder an...

When brothers George, Richard and Anthony Martinez named their new company Main Street Boys LLC, the street they were referring to is in Yonkers, N.Y."Our mother is from Naples and our father was from Cuba," Richard Martinez said. "Our mom raised us as a single mom, and it wasn't easy for her. Us and our sister had humble beginnings. We came from n...

by Barry Lewis   Northwest Arkansas Naturals infielder Alex Liddi has never played for the Tulsa Drillers, but he had a big game against several of his former teammates Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field.    Liddi, the first Italian-born and developed player to reach the majors, went 4-for-6 with two homers and four RBIs to power th...

E' iniziata da pochi giorni (il 24 agosto fino al 17 novembre) una mostra tutta italiana al Museo d'arte di Oklaoma City, prima tappa di un tour americano che illustra attraverso dipinti di grandi Maestri della pittura italiana dal Medioevo, passando per il Rinascimento fino al XIX secolo. Prossime tappe: l' Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canad...