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TV review: We’ve been to ‘Gracepoint’ before

If “Gracepoint” is what America wants on TV, get ready for more mysteries that take a season to solve. You’ll also want to prepare yourself for more squabbling detective duos. Fox’s new crime drama is well-executed and entertaining. But how many times can we watch the same basic story?

At the Phoenix, ‘hangover brunch’ is a swingin’ good time

You don’t have to be hung over to enjoy the “hangover brunch” at the Phoenix downtown. For some, the jazzy rhythmic groove of Alex Abramovitz and His Swingn Kansas City Jazz Band combined with the Bloody Mary bar might serve as hair of the dog. To me, it’s a beautiful way to start any Saturday.

Movies opening this week

The much-anticipated “Gone Girl,” as well as “The Good Lie,” “Annabelle,” “Left Behind” and more, arrive in KC this week.

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George Zimmerman’s family hoped for Kardashian-style TV reality show

In an in-depth interview in GQ, George Zimmerman’s brother discloses that his family wanted to “rebrand” the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer after his murder acquittal and make him the star of a reality TV show. “I learned a lot from watching ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,'” Robert Zimmerman Jr. told GQ in a story in its October editions.

Nelson exhibit offers new view of some traditional Chinese landscapes

“Stone and Mist: Chinese Landscape Photography by Michael Cherney ” at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, is a show to revel in. Cherney, a native New Yorker who has lived in China for more than 20 years, aligns his work with classical Chinese painting, presenting his photographs of ancient monuments and contemporary cities in the format of traditional scrolls.

George Zimmerman’s family hoped for Kardashian-style TV reality show

In an in-depth interview in GQ, George Zimmerman’s brother discloses that his family wanted to “rebrand” the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer after his murder acquittal and make him the star of a reality TV show. “I learned a lot from watching ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,'” Robert Zimmerman Jr. told GQ in a story in its October editions.

Nelson exhibit offers new view of some traditional Chinese landscapes

“Stone and Mist: Chinese Landscape Photography by Michael Cherney ” at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, is a show to revel in. Cherney, a native New Yorker who has lived in China for more than 20 years, aligns his work with classical Chinese painting, presenting his photographs of ancient monuments and contemporary cities in the format of traditional scrolls.

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