His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, a grandson of Saudi Arabia’s ruler, came to Kansas City for opening ceremonies of the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday. Museum officials and the prince himself say the collection of 200-plus artifacts, excavated over the last four decades, shows that Arabia was not some distant desert outpost but a center of culture and innovation.
Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month.
Live musics busy season is now upon us. Heres a look at some of the best shows rolling into town over the next week or so. Arcade Fires previous Kansas City show, in April 2011, topped many best-concert lists that year. This time, the seven-member band is touring on Reflektor, its most-recent album, and one that requires a larger ensemble of musicians.
- Show-Me State Games Torch Run
- Easter Parade at Zona Rosa
- Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact fans
- Hyde Park Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt
- Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Prom
- Community of Christ Church Easter Carnival
- The 87th annual Kansas Relays
- New Life Family Church Spring Festival
- Westport Easter SpEGGtacular
- Southcreek Office Park Easter Egg 5K and Bunny Fun Run
- Good Friday on the Plaza
- Embassy Suites 25th Anniversary Client Party
The NFL has officially released its 2014 schedule. The Chiefs will open the regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 7 and also will face the Patriots on Monday Night Football on Sept. 29 and the Broncos on Sunday Night Football on Nov. 30, both at Arrowhead.
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.
On Wednesday, 14 months after their restaurant was destroyed in a gas explosion and fire, brothers Jimmy and David Frantze announced they will reopen JJs in late summer on the very Plaza Vista development site that for eight years had caused them so much grief. Were coming back from the ashes, Jimmy Frantze said.
The bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback prevents cities and counties from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. Supporters of the measure contend that a patchwork of local regulations has infringed upon gun ownership rights. But opponents of the new law call it undemocratic.
On Thursday, Royals pitcher Bruce Chen can match Mariano Riveras record for major-league wins by a Panamanian. Chen, 36, cherishes the potential record, just as he cherishes his endurance. He has played for 10 teams, persisting thanks to his studious nature, dedication to his craft, ability to manipulate a baseball and the genetic gift of being born left-handed. With the Royals, where he is the eldest member of a youthful clubhouse, he doubles as cut-up and conciliator.
Several months ago, owner Jimmy Frantze tasked a longtime friend with helping him rebuild not so much the literal space that is the work of the architects but what JJs had encompassed what JJs meant to Frantze as an owner of nearly 30 years, to loyal staff as a place of employment, to regulars as a comfortable roosting spot, to connoisseurs for its world-class wine list and to Kansas City as an iconic, independent venue.
A player-led movement to bring back a fired William Chrisman High School girls basketball coach is headed to the hallways. A week after 11 students wrote letters to the Independence School District Board of Education, voicing their anger and confusion over the firing of Lindsay Thompson, the players and coach said they have received no clear explanation from school or district administration as to why she was dismissed as coach.
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.
The firm plans to lease 65,000 square feet in the building at 4800 Main St. The building was bought in January by Mariner Real Estate Management LLC of Leawood. It lost its main tenant last summer when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange halted operations there, ending more than a century of grain trading in Kansas City.
The virus poses no threat to humans who eat pork or those who work around pigs. But when swine herds contract the disease, virtually every piglet born for a month or more will die of severe dehydration. It has been found in 28 states, including Kansas and Missouri. The loss of pigs is expected to increase the cost of pork products 10 to 20 percent by the end of this year.
The Florida-based low-cost carrier will offer daily nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas, Detroit and Las Vegas starting Aug 7. It will add Houston on Aug. 8. Kansas City will be the 56th city added to Spirit’s route network.
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.
Kansas City often cant compete with much of what Boston and other East Coast elites such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. can offer. But more optimistically, Kansas City can compete for new residents and jobs on issues that are extremely important to people in general and millennials specifically.
Blogs and columns
- From the ashes, JJs restaurant will come back in Plaza Vista building
- Skechers opening first Kansas City-area outlet store in Overland Park
- New coffee and vintage furnishings shop for antique district
- Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley set Rock & Brews opening in Overland Park
- Restaurant health code violations for April 21
- Chiefs’ Rishaw Johnson will get first chance to start at right guard
- K-State tackle, NFL prospect Cornelius Lucas recovers from foot injury
- Chiefs have good turnout on first day of offseason workouts
- Chiefs QB Alex Smith to get honorary doctorate from Utah
- Former K-State star Jordy Nelson to drive pace car at Kansas Speedway
- Missouri lawmakers debate impeaching Gov. Jay Nixon
- Here’s one explanation for why Sebelius is still sticking around
- BuzzChatter Wednesday: At 90, Dole’s still making news
- New poll shows Sam Brownback leading Paul Davis in Kansas governor’s race
- Missouri governor says flaw in tax cut bill is ‘crippling’