<![CDATA[Entertainment News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ en-us Mon, 11 May 2015 21:59:04 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 11 May 2015 21:59:04 CDT Entertainment 60 KC-born photographer David Douglas Duncan was an eyewitness to history http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21602583.html#storylink=rss Pablo Picasso. The Korean War. The Plaza lights. “My 20th Century” is the wrap-up collection of 99-year-old David Douglas Duncan, a world-famous combat photographer originally from Kansas City. A new book, “My 20th Century,” collects images shot by Duncan, who turned 99 in January.

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Westport festival showcases the many flavors of roots music http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article22139469.html#storylink=rss The second annual Westport Roots Festival featured fiddles, mandolins, banjos, standup basses and guitars. The occasional horns and other sundry instruments also made appearances over the course of nearly 12 hours.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 13:58:12 CDT

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Shelby Lynne captivates a Folly Theater crowd with stellar performance of ‘I Am’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21910110.html#storylink=rss The singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne is celebrating the 15th birthday of her album “I Am Shelby Lynne” with a deluxe edition, released late last year, and with a tour in which she performs the entire album, start to finish. Friday night, she brought that tour and a five-piece band to the Folly Theater, where about 450 people listened with rapt attention and were rewarded in spades with a stellar, heartfelt performance.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 12:35:46 CDT

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Actress and comedian Anne Meara dies at 85 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22145346.html#storylink=rss Anne Meara, also the mother of Ben Stiller and whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for her supporting role on “Archie Bunker’s Place.”

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Sun, 24 May 2015 16:00:45 CDT

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Broadway shows reveal grit, beauty and quirky stories http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article21605289.html#storylink=rss Robert Trussell writes: A theater critic can root for a show based on the subject matter and the artists involved but walk away disappointed. Or On the other hand, sometimes a show you know little about about which you know little takes you by surprise, especially if you’ve conscientiously avoided reading the reams of hype generated by the commercial theater media. A recent quick theater tour of Tony Award-nominated shows offered versions of both experiences.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 05:47:00 CDT

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Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey tells her bruising life story http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21568923.html#storylink=rss Ronda Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion whom Sports Illustrated recently called “the world’s most dominant athlete,” talks about her new autobiography, “My Fight/Your Fight,” her fighting style and her appearance in the new “Entourage” movie. She appears at 7 p.m. Thursday at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Michael Stern’s longtime friend Pinchas Zukerman to conduct KC Symphony http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article21584127.html#storylink=rss Pinchas Zukerman, a Stern family friend, will be in Kansas City May 29-31 to conduct his “little brother’s” orchestra and to serve as violin and viola soloist for music by Malcolm Forsyth, Paul Hindemith and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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The Conversation: Photographer Matt Rahner documents the last days of a KC neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article21574035.html#storylink=rss Matt Rahner spent two years documenting the last residents of Kansas City’s Wendell Phillips neighborhood, whose homes were demolished to make way for a new crime lab. “Eminent Domain,” a collection of Rahner’s photographs, is on exhibit through May 31 at Kansas City's Central Library.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Tom Brokaw is frank about mortality and cancer in his memoir http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21483015.html#storylink=rss Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw kept news of his multiple myeloma mostly to himself because he was in denial. His new memoir, “A Lucky Life Interrupted,” charts his struggles, advantages and view on societal shortcomings.

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‘Do No Harm’ is a powerful, intimate memoir of a neurosurgeon’s exhilarations and regrets http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22049508.html#storylink=rss In the new memoir “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery,” Henry Marsh, one of Britain’s foremost neurosurgeons, gives insight into what motivates and haunts brain surgeons.

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Andrew Roe’s ‘The Miracle Girl’ wraps hope, tragedy in an optimistic novel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article22052187.html#storylink=rss In Andrew Roe’s debut novel, a semicomatose 7-year-old girl named Annabelle becomes a source of otherworldly comfort when sick people claim they’ve been healed after visiting her bedside.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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‘Spinster’ targets joys and trials of single life, but author Kate Bolick is a serial monogamist http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21484041.html#storylink=rss Kate Bolick’s debut book draws from history’s famous feminists and her own experiences. But it’s curious that although she’s not married, she is often in a serious relationship.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Readorama: ‘Fight Club’ author Chuck Palahniuk to speak May 29 at Uptown Theater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21479319.html#storylink=rss “Fight Club” first appeared as a novel in 1996, and then as a celebrated movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton three years later. “Fight Club 2” has re-appeared this month — in comic book form. Author Chuck Palahniuk will speak at 7:30 p.m Friday at the Uptown Theater.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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‘The Visit’ on Broadway: A dream of love and revenge http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article21335709.html#storylink=rss John Kander and the late Fred Ebb return to Broadway with a delicate chamber musical about revenge, justice, redemption and transcendent love. The elegant production is anchored by a star turn from the great Chita Rivera.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:25:54 CDT

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Beautiful outcasts: ‘Airline Highway,’ now on Broadway, celebrates fringe-dwellers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article21262236.html#storylink=rss The Broadway production of Lisa D’Amour’s “Airline Highway,” a play first staged in Chicago, offers gritty realism and a compassionate but unromantic view of people living in the shadows. It has been nominated for four Tony Awards and is running at New York’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 20:45:36 CDT

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B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22027998.html#storylink=rss The two-hour family-and-friends service remembering the late blues great’s life and legacy proves distinct for its intimacy and notable for its lack of acrimony.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 13:08:00 CDT

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The roots of rock and roll are exposed in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article21856692.html#storylink=rss A jukebox musical based on a 1956 jam session at the Sun Records studio in Memphis featuring Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, the 90-minute show at Starlight Theatre is surprisingly vital.

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Kansas City named 4th Most Cultured City in the country by Travel + Leisure http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article21735252.html#storylink=rss Sure, we’re known for our barbecue, but now we’re getting known for our vibrant performing and visual arts scene. What a difference a decade makes.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 18:40:13 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony players take Haydn, Mozart to prison http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article21707274.html#storylink=rss Some in this audience had only heard classical music in the movies, in elevators or at the grocery store. But six members of the Kansas City Symphony who played at Lansing State Penitentiary this week won new fans for classical music.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Big Sean’s Kansas City debut is a carefree party http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21669075.html#storylink=rss Thursday’s concert at the Midland theater was almost entirely free of significance. Big Sean’s favorite subjects are money, intoxicants and his flourishing career.

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Photo gallery: Celebration at the Station goes on amid a soggy Memorial Day weekend http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22170390.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 22:58:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22170390.html Photo gallery: Westport Roots Festival http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article22165695.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 20:45:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article22165695.html Photo gallery: Science fiction and fantasy conferences in KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22164939.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 20:33:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article22164939.html Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173846.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:16:04 CDT By MICHELLE FAUL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173846.html Downtown Portales to shut down for movie shoot http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173909.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 04:05:26 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173909.html Rolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' stadium tour in San Diego http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173843.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 03:30:30 CDT By SANDY COHEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173843.html Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173714.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 03:16:05 CDT By SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173714.html John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173471.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 02:36:04 CDT By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173471.html Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173684.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 02:21:04 CDT By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173684.html Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173579.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 02:16:05 CDT By YURI KAGEYAMA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22173579.html