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At Union Station Monday night: They came, they saw, they Ninja’d (and got soaked)

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.”

Performing Arts

Lyric Opera offers a traditional yet sly take on ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

“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.

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Videos

Ninjas take on obstacle course at Union Station

Kansas City hosts the American Ninja Warrior competition at Union Station. Watch as area athletes take on the course.
Jill Toyoshiba and Aaron Randle The Kansas City Star
Ninjas take on obstacle course at Union Station 2:13

Ninjas take on obstacle course at Union Station

Meet Kansas City's American Ninja Warriors 3:32

Meet Kansas City's American Ninja Warriors

Beer Hour with artist Stretch 2:46

Beer Hour with artist Stretch

70-year-old Rich Talavera is an 'American Ninja Warrior' 3:17

70-year-old Rich Talavera is an 'American Ninja Warrior'