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Photo gallery: Justin Timberlake plays first of two sold-out concerts at the Sprint Center

The multitalented Justin Timberlake was focused on his music Wednesday night. He kicked off a two-night stay at the Sprint Center with an emphasis on material from his dual 2013 releases, "The 20/20 Experience" and "The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2." Click the link for a gallery of photos from the first night by The Star's Allison Long, and come back later to KansasCity.com for music critic Timothy Finn's review of the show.

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‘The Butcher’s Son’ tells the story of one family’s journey

Vi Tran, a Kansas City actor and songwriter, has created a theater piece with music to tell how his family immigrated from Vietnam and became Americans. “The Butcher’s Son” begins performances Wednesday and runs through Aug. 18 at the Buffalo Room in Westport Flea Market.

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Jazz Town: A busy fall for music fans

The dates are set, the contracts are signed. The Kansas City jazz concert series and festival outlook for fall and beyond is clear now. Here’s a quick overview of some of the bigger events the presenters have cooked up. Among the highlights are shows featuring Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Karrin Allyson and Meshell Ndegeocello.

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Jazz Town: A busy fall for music fans

The dates are set, the contracts are signed. The Kansas City jazz concert series and festival outlook for fall and beyond is clear now. Here’s a quick overview of some of the bigger events the presenters have cooked up. Among the highlights are shows featuring Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Karrin Allyson and Meshell Ndegeocello.

Jazz Town: A busy fall for music fans

The dates are set, the contracts are signed. The Kansas City jazz concert series and festival outlook for fall and beyond is clear now. Here’s a quick overview of some of the bigger events the presenters have cooked up. Among the highlights are shows featuring Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Karrin Allyson and Meshell Ndegeocello.
 

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‘Duck Dynasty’ audience ebbs even as Phil controversy fades

Late last year, the Robertson family of the cable TV smash “Duck Dynasty” waded into a treacherous swamp. Outrage exploded after Phil Robertson, the show’s long-bearded patriarch, called homosexuality a sin and denied seeing black people mistreated in the pre-civil rights Deep South.

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