by Sheila Blankenship   At this time of counting blessings, it is good to remember that one man's blessing may be another man's pain. but the opposite is also true. The suffering and loss of one family in Hooker in 1945 was such a huge blessing to the people of Ronzo de Chienis, Italy, that it is still commemorated today.   Capt....

"È per me motivo di orgoglio e profonda soddisfazione l'essere chiamata a rappresentare l'Italia in una regione tra le più dinamiche e vivaci degli Stati Uniti, nella quale il nostro Paese è riuscito a ricavare spazio e visibilità anche grazie alle attività di chi vive e lavora in questi Stati onorando il nome dell'Italia".   Così Elena Sgar...

Russo's Restaurants, the family of dining concepts that includes Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today plans to significantly enhance the brands' footprint in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, all of which have a current Russo's presence. Evidencing the excitement around both brands, Russo's kicked off 2014...

By James D. Watts Jr.   The Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage was weeks away when the American Theatre Company announced its plans to stage "My Big Gay Italian Wedding." But when playwright Anthony Wilkinson first began working on this musical comedy, the idea of a show about two men and the familial insanity that swirls aroun...

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...