The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Columbus Day being declared a federal holiday by the U.S. government. It was on Oct. 12, 1492 that Italian explorer Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas, encountering the indigenous people who had already been there for thousands of years. And while Italian-American groups have celebrated Co...

For nearly seven decades, Tony Bennett has been belting our jazz standards and solidifying his status as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. His resume can certainly attest to that: With over 50 million records sold and 19 Grammy Awards to his name, Bennett’s also somehow found the time to form the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts i...

By Bill Sherman The bones of Saint Maria Goretti, a popular Roman Catholic saint who lived a century ago in Italy, will be in Tulsa next week, part of a visit to 25 dioceses in 16 states. It is the first time the relic has been in the United States, and only the second time it has been out of Italy. Maria Goretti is the youngest saint in...

Fabrizio Nava's first visit to Tulsa to coincided with the much-ballyhooed opening of the Woody Guthrie Center in the Brady Arts District. But Nava, the consul general of Italy in Houston, was in town for a different sort of celebration. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., have designated 2013 as...

Nel mese di aprile la città di Tulsa ospiterà diverse iniziative rientranti nel calendario dell'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, a dimostrazione del vivo interesse per l'Italia nello Stato dell'Oklahoma.

Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen has arrived. Now, Tulsa residents can savor the tastes, aromas and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York-style pizzeria. The well-known upscale Italian restaurant that brings to life old world charm and hospitality is slated to open in early September at the Tuscany Village (situated at 8941 South Yale Av...

Now hiring a restaurant manager foran Italian Bistrolocated in Tulsa OK. Candidate will need to beable to work 55 hours a week. Great benefits including medical, dental, and vision, paid vacation and sick leave, incentive bonus, and lots more!   Manger is primarily responsible for directing the daily activities of the restaurant under the di...

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...

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...