Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 1st season with the classic La Boh'me, with music by Giacomo Pucciniand libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at The Drawing Room by Weinberger Fine Art at 1903 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City. The production will be sung in Italian. Opera180 produces its first...

Relics of St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, have been touring in the Americas for the past two years, venerated by more than 500,000 faithful Catholics. They will visit Kansas City’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception May 15. The relics — Padre Pio’s glove, crusts of his wounds, cotton gauze with blood stains, a lock of his hair, his mantle a...

Though he’s spent years performing music from the Baroque era, Matthew Shepard — the conductor and artistic director of the choral music group Te Deum — realized recently that he knew almost nothing about an important choral tradition: convent music from the cloisters of 17th Century Italy.   “It’s not that [these musicians] were completely unknown...

Kansas City is known for its great food, and with that, we are teaming up with Ed Herman of Brown & Crouppen to check out the restaurants that put us on the map. The new series is called “Taste and See,” and today we’re visiting Cascone’s to see what makes it an Italian staple in our community.

According to Sporting Kansas City Technical Director and Manager Peter Vermes, 16-year-old Gianluca Busio is not headed anywhere anytime soon. As reported by our own Mike Kuhn (@mikedkuhn) on Twitter and Chad C Smith (@PlayFor90) at thebluetestament.com, last Friday, former New England Revolution star and US National Team vet Taylor Twellman blatan...

Legendary Chef Franco Cupini is undertaking a voyage alongside his associates and admirers in 2019 throughout his wonderful home country of Italy in order to rediscover, and shine light upon the rich culinary history and culture with the aid of this tour.Cupini's legendary status has been established for a long time and is generally regarded as one...

2018 marks 20 years in Kansas City for Lidia Bastianich’s restaurant in the Crossroads, Lidia’s Kansas City . This time on Chew Diligence, she tells co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva about how she decided on the location, her Italian roots and passion for genuinely good food. Lidia said her journey to Kansas City began when her son saw a need...

Listen up, eaters. The second annual Kansas City Foodie Fest is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at iWerx (1520 Clay St., North Kansas City, Missouri). It’s a chance to meet and try bites from more than two dozen local food makers. Borgman’s Dairy Farm will bring cajeta (caramel made from goat’s milk), Common Descent Provisions will have hot sauce a...

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 61st season with a perennial audience favorite, Puccini's Madama Butterfly. In a stunning traditional production from The Dallas Opera and directed by Ron Daniels in his Lyric Opera debut, Madama Butterfly tells the tragic love story of a young geisha and her doomed marriage to a swaggering U.S. Naval office...