Kansas City area veterans recall the end of World War II

Don Boyer. Harley Sprague. Rober Garrett. G. Taylor Hess. Lee Lamar. Marvin Snyder. They remember. Seventy years ago this week, they celebrated the end of World War II. Not in Kansas City, where the war’s end brought a muted reaction, but abroad, where the soldiers knew their lives were changing. The six veterans shared their stories with reporter Brian Burnes and photographer Dave Eulitt.

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‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ lets us gaze upon Nirvana’s genius, maybe a bit too long

HBO’s fully authorized biopic project “Montage of Heck,” which premieres at at 8 p.m. May 4, is a hard sell to begin with: “Hey guys, who’s up for watching Kurt Cobain beat his head against his childhood pain for two hours?” After awhile, it suffers from too much discussion of Cobain’s introversion and sensitivity, at the expense of ignoring his perfectionist creative process.

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