With the iconic facade of Union Station looming in the background, more than 100 super athletes braved “floating steps,” a precarious log suspended over water, a devilish zip line and more Monday night as Kansas City welcomed the return of the hit NBC obstacle course competition show “American Ninja Warrior.”
Sparkling Ale, a new beer from Boulevard Brewing Co. and Piney River Brewing Co. in Bucyrus, Mo., will be sold only at Boulevardia, a two-day street festival coming up in the Stockyards District June 16-17.
Tina Fey is following “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” with NBC’s “Great News,” yet another fast-paced, perfectly absurd sitcom about a single woman trying to maintain a personal and professional life with Mary Richards-like spunk.
Smithfield is teaming up with Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones and two world-class barbecue pros to attempt to set a Guinness World Record for largest grilling session at Arrowhead Stadium.
About 150 people were escorted on a sentimental journey by the eight-member cast of “As Time Goes By” on Sunday afternoon. The alluring new production at Quality Hill Playhouse revives songs of the World War II era.
“The Pirates of Penzance,” the familiar and beloved Gilbert & Sullivan classic operetta, completed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s season, opening on Saturday to a robust and receptive audience in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. The cast, directed by James Alexander, was well suited to deliver the precise lyrics and timeless melodies of the incomparable duo, which can too easily deflate without serious comedic skill and excellent voices.
Don’t be misled by the title. Halley Feiffer’s “I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard” has nothing to do with faith ... unless, of course, you make your ego your religion. Which is precisely the situation unfolding on the Unicorn Theatre’s Jerome Stage, where co-stars Dina Thomas and Theodore Swetz are engaged in an actorly version of harrowing hand-to-hand combat.
The Rabbit Hole’s LitFestKC will attract seven internationally known authors and illustrators to Kansas City on April 28 and 29. Among them: Javaka Steptoe, Sophie Blackall, Jon Scieszka and Brian Selznick. The event should draw attention to plans for a national interactive children’s book museum here.
Update: All tickets are sold out for the six “American Ninja Warrior” shows at Union Station Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25. Those hoping to attend tapings of the NBC sports reality show can join the waiting list for tickets here.
Javaka Steptoe is coming to Kansas City’s LitFestKC on April 28-29. His “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” won both the 2017 Caldecott Medal and the 2017 Coretta Scott King illustrator award.
Matt Blashaw, host of the DIY Network show, is engaged to Lindsay Archer, owner of AvantGarden Potscapes in Kansas City. And America will get to see the first moment they laid eyes on each other when that particular episode of “Yard Crashers” airs at 9 a.m. May 6.
The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra featured Samuel Barber’s “Capricorn Concerto,” Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Overture des Nations Anciens et Modernes” and George Frideric Handel’s “Water Music” Friday evening.
Mike McCartney’s voice has rung throughout the corridors of the Kansas City Royals’ ballpark for nearly 14 consecutive seasons. He hasn’t missed a single home game in that span, not even after he spent the 2012 offseason being treated for prostate cancer. That’s 1,076 games.