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Your roundup of summer and fall fairs and fests in the KC area

Three historical legends have ties to the region, and area communities celebrate festivals in their honor. Enjoy a regional buffet of fun celebrating farming, food, art, music, history, ethnic cultures and so much more. These three are a mere sampling of the many events that will take place in the region this summer and fall as fair-and-festival season heats up.

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Ink Bar Guide

The definitive guide to your favorite watering holes, from packed pubs to under-the-radar dives.

The Star's Restaurant Guide

Search The Star's restaurant dining guide by type of cuisine, location, vegetarian options and more, then link with the restaurant's website to check out complete menus.

Your $5 Lunch Guide

Browse more than 50 local spots that dish up delicious fare for $5 or less.

‘Great Duets’ get classy treatment at Quality Hill Playhouse

In the last show of a season celebrating past favorites, Quality Hill Playhouse presents “Great Duets of Musical Theatre,” a mix of familiar standards and newer, less familiar songs that provide some of the most beautiful and thought-provoking moments of the evening.

Gary Clark Jr. injects fresh vibes into a vintage sound

The Texas bluesman and his three-piece band took the blues into a variety of orbits during his two-hour set Tuesday night at Crossroads KC. Clark can be an incendiary guitarist when he chooses, and there were plenty of fireworks all night.

‘Great Duets’ get classy treatment at Quality Hill Playhouse

In the last show of a season celebrating past favorites, Quality Hill Playhouse presents “Great Duets of Musical Theatre,” a mix of familiar standards and newer, less familiar songs that provide some of the most beautiful and thought-provoking moments of the evening.
 

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EBT Restaurant's Taste of Summer Giveaway

Enter to win Dinner for 8 at EBT Restaurant. Plus Free Appetizer for each entrant.

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Fast-moving and thoughtful tales can be found in new chapter books for young readers

The Kansas City Star searches the shelves for pre- or early-teen reading as summer passes its apex. Reviewed are: Piers Torday’s “The Last Wild”; Rebecca Hahn’s “A Creature of Moonlight”; Paul Durham’s “The Luck Uglies”; John Rocco and Jay Primiano‘s “Swim that Rock”; and Adele Griffin’s “The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone.”

Fast-moving and thoughtful tales can be found in new chapter books for young readers

The Kansas City Star searches the shelves for pre- or early-teen reading as summer passes its apex. Reviewed are: Piers Torday’s “The Last Wild”; Rebecca Hahn’s “A Creature of Moonlight”; Paul Durham’s “The Luck Uglies”; John Rocco and Jay Primiano‘s “Swim that Rock”; and Adele Griffin’s “The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone.”

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Batman turns 75, and the Caped Crusader is still thriving

In a world filled with seemingly daily disasters and endless turmoil, it’s no wonder that superheroes are as popular as ever, from blockbuster movies all the way to the local toy shop. DC Comics is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the iconic Caped Crusader by declaring July 23 “Batman Day.” The event coincides with the Wednesday-night kickoff of San Diego Comic-Con.