Bricktown visitors soon will be able once again to enjoy a plate of spaghetti while dining in an old-fashioned trolley car. That experience was once a part of visiting Spaghetti Warehouse, which had a popular three-decade run in Bricktown before closing four years ago, and is credited with getting Bricktown started as an entertainment district. Spa...

As one of the players moved in the infamous Paul George deal, Danilo Gallinari has yet to find a long-term home in the NBA. Stints in New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and (now) Oklahoma City, it seems Galo has always been used as a pawn for teams to acquire someone better than him. This season, however, the tables have turned. Galo makes for a valuab...

Ada is joining a growing list of cities, states and universities that have replaced Columbus Day with a new holiday recognizing Native Americans’ history and culture. The Ada City Council voted 5-0 Monday to rename the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day. The day will continue to be a paid holiday for regular,...

Graffignana is a rural Italian city about 25 miles south of Milan. It has a population of about 2,500. But less than two decades ago, it was closer to 2,000, and Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari was one of them. “Everybody knows each other,” Gallianari said about his hometown. “It’s in between hills and trees and a lot of land.” Gallinari’s father,...

Lou Ferrigno may be best known for the title role in the hit television series, The Incredible Hulk, but before that, he was a world-class body builder and more recently, he’s been involved with law enforcement. I had the opportunity to interview him this past weekend at the Wizard World Comic Convention in Tulsa. Ferrigno said he turned to body bu...

A favorite neighborhood restaurant is celebrating a really big anniversary this month. Mondo’s Restaurant is 50 years old this month. Now located in the Brookside neighborhood, it opened in 1969 at 61st and South Peoria. Lou Aloisio opened the restaurant with recipes brought to American from Italy, by his father in 1920. He didn’t call it Aloisio’s...

On Tuesday night, the University of Oklahoma Undergraduate Student Congress passed a resolution removing the Pledge of Allegiance from the congressional agenda. "I think that’s just pretty much a load of crap,” Philip Aldridge, an OU student, said. This is the first time the Pledge of Allegiance has been removed from the congressional agenda since...

A metro area church expected to draw a large crowd for the viewing of relics of an Italian Catholic saint on Friday. Those expectations were well founded as an estimated 3,000 people had viewed the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina by 3 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8005 Dorset Drive. At times, the line to get into the house of worship sn...

Un lungo viaggio nell'America profonda alla ricerca dei discendenti di minatori, contadini e pescatori, emigrati più di un secolo fa per dare vita a comunità italiane in ogni angolo dell'enorme nazione che si aprì davanti ai loro occhi dopo lo sbarco a Ellis Island. Si intitola “Italian American Country” il progetto ideato e curato da Paolo Battagl...

Making their United States debut, the Four Italian Tenors will perform an evening of operatic tenor hits at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Armstrong Auditorium to begin the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series. “This group represents some of the finest talent in the newest generation of world-class tenors,” Armstrong Auditorium Concert Manager...