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Downtown KC draws attention as cool place for young people to live

Over the last decade, Kansas City’s urban core has become known as a cool place to live instead of a dreary place to drive immediately away from after eight hours at the office. The shift has coincided with $5.5 billion in public and private projects, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Sprint Center arena and the Power & Light District entertainment area.

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Katy Perry unleashes a feast for the eyes at the Sprint Center

On Tuesday night, Katy Perry brought her Prismatic Tour to the Sprint Center, drawing a crowd of more than 14,000 fans. For two hours, she and a large ensemble of musicians, dancers and backup singers turned the place into a technicolor circus -- a rampant display of pop music, high-flying acrobatics and campy theater.

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Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers.

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Estelle’s opening in former Nichols Lunch spot

Anton Kotar, a co-founder of Grinders and former partner in the Crossroads venue and now owner/operator of Anton’s Taproom in the Crossroads, is helping with the new restaurant. Estelle’s will have traditional diner items but with high-quality ingredients.

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