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These KC music students will rock you with their skills

Apr 22, 6:22 PM

Music studios offering rock band-based music lessons are experiencing a rapid expansion across the Kansas City area. The idea has been around for a number of years, but the last year has seen the opening of at least three new schools that offer rock-style music instruction for kids.

Cooking up inspiration at The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Apr 10, 1:14 PM

In downtown Overland Park, center is a place for fun, for learning and to help the community.


Sonogram during anti-abortion rally at Kansas Statehouse draws mixed reactions

Jan 22, 10:00 PM

The expectant mother laid down and the sonographer applied the jelly to her stomach. The sonographer readied the machine and offered encouraging words. Then Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Shawnee Republican, exclaimed, “That jelly is cold.” The sonogram took place in the Kansas Statehouse the same day that Kansans For Life rallied against abortion outside the Capitol.

Ride headed to Worlds of Fun reportedly malfunctioned twice in California

Sep 3, 7:21 AM

The SteelHawk, which is to open next year in the Americana section of Worlds of Fun, is being moved to Kansas City from Knott‘s Berry Farm in California, where it malfunctioned twice last year, leaving riders dangling 300 feet in the air, according to the Orange County Register.

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Show-Me State Games Torch Run

Apr 22, 8:59 PM

The 30th annual Show-Me State Games brought its torch run to Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon. Following a ceremony in Mill Creek Park, the torch carriers, including Missouri State Youth Athlete of the Year Taileena Oja, ran through the Country Club Plaza.

Easter Parade at Zona Rosa

Apr 20, 10:29 PM

Saturday was a beautiful day for the annual Easter parade at Zona Rosa. In addition to the parade, there was a petting zoo, sack races, an egg race, a bunny hop and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact fans

Apr 20, 10:31 PM

Fans gathered to cheer for Sporting Kansas City as they played the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Sporting Park. Sporting won the match 4-0.

Hyde Park Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt

Apr 20, 10:15 PM

The Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department, along with the Pilgrim Center, held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday in Hyde Park at 39th Street and Gillham Road. Children enjoyed the egg hunt along with pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and popcorn.

Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Prom

Apr 20, 1:32 AM

The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City held its "Bright Lights, Big City" 2014 prom on Saturday night at the Overland Park Convention Center, featuring dinner and dancing.


Payroll tax cut worries Social Security advocates

Dec 13, 12:43 AM

President Barack Obama’s plan to cut payroll taxes for a year would provide big savings for many workers, but makes Social Security advocates nervous that it could jeopardize the retirement program’s finances.

Sprint Connection

Sprint is closing Overland Park call center, cutting about 200 jobs

Call centers in Sacramento, Calif., and Elmsford, N.Y., also are closing. A television station in Florida reported a fourth call center in Orlando, Fla., will lay off about 400 people. And in Fort Worth, Texas, according to the newspaper there, 450 jobs are being cut at that city’s call center. Overall, the paper reported, Sprint is cutting 1,550 customer service jobs, citing greater efficiencies.

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Stretched lobes are the big(ger) thing

Apr 22, 10:44 PM

Stretching lobes has been in local body piercing and tattoo studios for more than a decade now, but even in 2000 it was still very punk rock, says Rachel Cross, piercer and owner of Ink Parlor on Main Street. Earlobe stretching — along with lip and nasal septum stretching — dates back centuries.

Ink’s egg-stravaganza will have you rolling in fun

Apr 15, 8:38 PM

Think you know Kansas City? Take a crack at Ink’s Easter Egg Hunt. Within this gallery are egg-shaped photos and hard-boiled haiku hints by Don Munday to help you along on a tour of some of Cowtown’s treasures.


Movie theaters get creative to reel you in

Where can you go to see a rock concert, opera performance, comedy roast, video game tournament, karaoke and pyrotechnics? A Kansas City movie theater. Actually, quite a few of them. Within the last year, many area theaters have transformed from places that merely feature first-run blockbusters to multipurpose venues that freely explore all manner of creative whims.

Actors Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde welcome baby boy

Apr 23, 9:29 PM

Welcome to the world little Otis Sudeikis. What an overachiever you are! Jason Sudeikis, who grew up in Overland Park, and Olivia Wilde had their first child on Wednesday and Baby Otis arrived nearly two weeks ahead of his due date. Mama posted a black-and-white snapshot of the two of them on Twitter.



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Phuzzle | Fall in love again

Jan 22, 5:54 PM

Autumn may be just a memory now that the falling leaves have been replaced by falling snowflakes. But you can relive the visual splendor of the past season while trying to solve this new photo puzzle.Autumn may be just a memory now that the falling leaves have been replaced by falling snowflakes. But you can relive the visual splendor of the past season while trying to solve this new photo puzzle.


‘Don’t snitch’ rule leads to blood on Kansas City’s streets

Apr 23, 5:47 PM

If a 10-year-old boy must have a tube forced down his throat to keep him alive after he was shot sitting in a car at a Kansas City gas station, then some able-bodied adults can muster the fortitude to call the TIPS Hotline.

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