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...

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...