Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries (Fra Marco da Nizza, 1495-1558 and Eusebio Francisco Kino, 1645-1711 were two) and later as adventurers ( Count Leonetto Cipriani, 1816-1888 and Italian American Charles Siringo, 1855-1928, for example). Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early tr...

Italian guitarist Nando di Modugno will join the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra for a Feb. 8 performance that includes both classical and modern compositions.   The symphony will perform selections from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" and the first movement of Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings." Then the musicians will accompany di Modugno o...