Vito and Carol "Rookie" LaBruzzo operated LaBruzzo's Tavern at 1809 Grand from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.   Their daughter, Carol LaBruzzo, co-owned Kelly's Bakery for 16 years (from about 1979 to 1995) in the old Northeast area, as well as a Kelly's Bakery outlet in the River Market. Her sisters — Vicki LaBruzzo, Christy Maenza, an...

2013 marks the 5th annual UNICO Microbrew Festival at Zona Rosa. All thirsts will be quenched with more than 75 unique brews from a wide variety of regional and national breweries. A a couple of local distilleries will also be offering samples.   The event will take place in the Zona Rosa town square on Saturday, August 10th from 5pm to 9pm....

Today we honor Don Bosco Centers Kansas City. The Don Bosco Community Center located at 526 Campbell Street opened its doors on September 8, 1940. This picture was published in the Kansas City Star on September 9th and it was taken at the dedication ceremony the day before. Money, property, and time were donated to build this community center....

Sunday, May 19thMass 11:00 AMProcession and shower of rose petals to follow Come celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Audience, patroness of Sambuca, Sicily. Refreshments will be served after Mass. Holy Rosary Catholic Church911 E. Missouri AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64106 For more info contact:(816) 842-5440 * All schedules and activities a...

By Rustin Dodd The the most vertically-challenged kicker in college football spent last year taking coursework at a community college in St. Louis. He was not a member of any football team then — college or otherwise — and if you saw Nick Bartolotta strolling into a class at St. Louis Community College, you probably wouldn't have guessed it, eithe...

by Angelo D. Donze.   Today I am honoring my father Angelo Donze. My father was an immigrant that came to Kansas City in 1960 from Camporeale, Sicily. Like most immigrants, they followed their families and wanted a better life. He resided in the North East part of Kansas City called "Northeast" In the beginning he worked for Roma Bakery, Lex...

Modigliani transforms the way their valued customers enjoy the beauty and inspiration of authentic hand-crafted products for the home and table through the launch of their new website, MyModigliani.com, allowing more customers to Embrace La Grande Vita. The site aims to make it as quick and easy as possible for discerning shoppers to decorate their...

You and a guest are cordially invited to attend our next official dinner meeting of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City. That dinner meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at Garozzo's Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas (near College and the I-69). Drinks and appetizers will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed...

HE Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy in Washington, will travel to Kansas City (MO) on November 17th and 18th for the inauguration of the photographic exhibition "Art and War" at the National WWI Museum on loan from the Italian Museo del Risorgimento of Rome.   The Ambassador will also meet with the local authorities and representative...

After Joyce DiDonato's performance of Maurice Ravel's deliciously sensual "Sheherazade" on the opening night of the Kansas City Symphony's new season, the audience was a big puddle of melted butter.   But DiDonato was worried it wasn't flashy enough, and afterward she told the audience she thought it lacked the "ta-da" factor for opening nig...