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...

by Jen Chen   Italian food isn't just pasta in red sauce or hearty slabs of lasagna. From fish that's served very simply to bucatini alla gricia (pasta with pork jowl), Kansas City's Italian restaurants range from the old-school to places that veer towards lighter fare.   On KCUR's Central Standard, the Food Critics discussed the...

Sunday July 26th - 3 PM - Holy Rosary Church - 911 Missouri Ave, Kansas City 64106. Ciao paesani! We have scheduled our next meeting for Sunday, July 26th. This will be a combination of a meeting and our club's three year anniversary!   We will be discussing plans for the upcoming year, the book project, and we will talk about...