The Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted a reception Thursday to accept a donation for the construction of the hospital's new regional Drewry Family Emergency Center. A check for $50,000 was presented to the foundation by Terry and retired Maj. Gen. Lee Baxter in memory of Josephine Giannella, the late mother and mother-in-law of Te...

As Oklahoma City University professor Tracy Floreani learned from her Italian father, whether or not he is considered Caucasian constantly is changing in our culture. At one point in time, Italians, Jews and other lighter-skinned immigrants were not considered "white" strictly because of their heritage.   Read more   Source: htt...

By Heather Warlick The Virginia Campbell Concert Series continues Nov. 10 with what promises to be a stunning performance from Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, organizers say.   The pianist and composer has been hailed by The New York Times as "an artist of the highest caliber." Pegoraro has performed the world over consistently sin...

Italian chain restaurants have become shorthand for describing those who don't like "real" food or aren't "shopping local."   Now here's an unpopular position: They're not that bad. Not really. I mean, if you're craving the most authentic Italian food in Oklahoma City, you're already facing a bit of an uphill battle. But the way some people...

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...