By Dick Kaegel   KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have agreed to terms with 16-year-old shortstop Marten Gasparini, considered by some experts to be the most promising European prospect ever. Gasparini, from Cervignano, Italy, reportedly will receive a signing bonus of $1.3 million -- highest ever for a European, eclipsing the previous mark of...

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Italian club AS Roma will try to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United when it takes on the best players in Major League Soccer this summer. Man U dominated MLS players in two of the league's annual all-star games, winning by a combined score of 9-2. But the top domestic league in the U.S. has never lost to another i...

The Coastal Carolina football program is losing another assistant coach to the NFL. Brock Olivo, who coached the Chanticleers' running backs and worked with the special teams units the last two years, has accepted the position of assistant special teams coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, he and Coastal head coach Joe Moglia confirmed thr...

by Craig Jones   Pasta and Suds, and interesting combination. Sure it's a car wash...but look a little closer. How about a wax...and lunch? Not as strange as it sounds. Spring is a boundless time of year. Everything is starting to turn green, and my garden is starting to sprout.   Of course, the downside to spring is that there is an...

A lot of new restaurants opened in the Kansas City metro in 2014, including the eight-month-old Luigi's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar at 8 East Franklin in downtown Liberty. I'm sorry that it took me so long to stumble into owner Ari Dreshaj's Italian bistro. It's truly one of the restaurant discoveries of the year.   Why? The Italian cu...

Nov. 18, 2014 - Feb. 17, 2015 in Memory HallNATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM AT LIBERTY MEMORIAL100 W. 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 War & Art. Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I During the First World War even Italy's historical and artistic heritage became a powerful propaganda tool for the country af...

In 1908, the Northeast Community Center founded its roots in the Italian Mission founded by Kansas City's Central Presbyterian Church. The work began in a small frame building at 505 Forest, where most of the city's Italian immigrants passed through for medical care, English lessons, child care and education. In 1918, Dr. J. B. Bisceglia arrived i...

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 56th season with a Company premiere and new production of Vincenzo Bellini's The Capulets and the Montagues September 21, 25, 27 and 29, 2013 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.   Based on Renaissance legend (rather than Shakespeare's play), a longstanding political feud drives the drama in Be...

The tradition of St. Joseph Day altars and tables began centuries ago in Sicily. The Sicilians had been suffering from famine because of the country's poor farming and little if no rainfall.   When they could not provide for their families any longer, the Sicilians turned to their faith. They prayed to St. Joseph so they would have a success...

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza has selected a modern, upscale Italian concept for its rooftop restaurant.The hotel, at 901 W. 48th Place, plans to open the 4,000-square-foot restaurant on Nov. 6, next to its rooftop pool.   Rosso, (pronounced ROHS-soh) or red in Italian, will be open Sunday through Thursday. Breakfast hours will be 6:30 to...