<![CDATA[Entertainment News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:03 CST Entertainment 60 Heroes and high jinks: A preview of the summer’s biggest movies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19564341.html#storylink=rss From Mad Max to the Avengers, an aging Sherlock Holmes to a canine war hero, movies this summer will be filled with characters swooping in to save the day. Here is a roster of May-through-Labor Day releases, where Mad Max and his fellow cinematic do-gooders can be found.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:28:38 CDT

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Middle of the Map spreads its music glory to Westport on Day 3 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19457706.html#storylink=rss Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest returned to the Uptown Theater for its third night, but it also spread out into bars and venues in Westport. Here’s look at some of the sets performed Friday night.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:18:55 CDT

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Sorry, kids: No Jiggle Jam this year http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article19388124.html#storylink=rss If the children’s music festival at Crown Center returns, it could have a new name, a broader focus and a different date on the calendar.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:04:40 CDT

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‘The Sound of Music’ ‘curtain’ outfits could be yours for a cool 6 figures http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article19398324.html#storylink=rss The Nate D. Sanders auction house is selling all seven outfits worn by the von Trapp children. Starting bid: $800,000; the auction ends April 30.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:44:49 CDT

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Too fast? ‘Furious 8’ will roar into theaters in less than 2 years http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19384041.html#storylink=rss The end of “Furious 7” sorta kinda hinted that the franchise might take a breather for awhile. As if.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:13:36 CDT

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Sawyer Sweeten of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ dies at 19 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article19377312.html#storylink=rss Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano’s twin sons in the CBS comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died. He was 19.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:06:41 CDT

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Kansas City opera and ballet lovers, it’s time for a road trip to Wichita http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article17220323.html#storylink=rss The Wichita Grand Opera is presenting “A Season of Royalty,” which will feature performances of “Cinderella,” “Swan Lake,” “Turandot” and more.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Day 2 of Middle of the Map is a contemplative affair http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article19382937.html#storylink=rss Iron and Wine, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and others give a big Uptown Theater crowd nearly five hours of songs in the key of folk, country, soul and rock. One night after OK Go and other bands filled the theater, four acts took the stage Thursday night and gave about 1,700 fans a showcase in songwriting and lyricism.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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ABC News keeps tight lid on Bruce Jenner interview http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19238724.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:53:06 CDT By DAVID BAUDER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19238724.html Death Cab For Cutie takes an unexpected turn at the Midland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19362993.html#storylink=rss A capacity audience heard Death Cab For Cutie perform songs about loss, heartbreak and desolation Thursday at the Midland theater.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:12:06 CDT

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Spoiler alert: Shocking ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ episode http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article19367031.html#storylink=rss If you haven’t seen Thursday’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and plan to – spoiler alert! Out of nowhere, the episode walloped viewers with the shocking exit of – wait for it – Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, the reigning heart-throb and a charter member of the long-running ABC medical drama.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:47:46 CDT

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Middle of the Map Fest reflects Kansas City’s growing reputation as a big music town http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19237110.html#storylink=rss After five years, festivals like Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest can be taken for granted, just another event that comes and goes every year. But this year’s festival, which runs through Sunday, is significant for several reasons.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:32:08 CDT

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‘5 to 7’ is a charming love story: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19244196.html#storylink=rss “5 to 7” is set in modern-day Manhattan, but it’s old-fashioned in the best sense.

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Watch: JCCC sets fire to ‘Kansa’ crop installation, on purpose http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/visual-arts/article19345956.html#storylink=rss “Kansa,” a 2013 installation of native rock, grasses and wildflowers inside a round sandstone border by Lawrence-based crop artist Stan Herd, was intentionally set on fire around 2 p.m. Thursday as the artist looked on.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:39:55 CDT

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Unicorn Theatre announces an eclectic collection of productions for 2015-2016 season http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article19196301.html#storylink=rss The Unicorn Theatre has unveiled a 2015-2016 season representing plays and musicals that will be new to Kansas City audiences and several young playwrights whose work has never been produced here before. This season, at least on paper, appears to be one of the strongest the Unicorn has presented in recent years.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:52:41 CDT

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OK Go gets Middle of the Map Fest off to a roaring start http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19303980.html#storylink=rss Chicago band delivers a set filled with lights, videos, songs and lots of confetti, keeping a big, lively crowd involved and engaged for nearly two hours.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:38:43 CDT

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Readorama: Prosecutor navigates 1st murder case, patriarchal system in the Ozarks in “A Killing at the Creek” http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19329126.html#storylink=rss Springfield author Nancy Allen’s second mystery details the pursuit of justice in southwest Missouri by a female prosecutor.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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No time for egos: Jackson and Hatley unveil ‘Sticky Traps’ at KC Rep http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article19318623.html#storylink=rss Playwright Nathan Louis Jackson and director Kyle Hatley team up for their third production at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, a family drama set in Kansas receiving its world premiere at Copaken Stage, the Rep’s downtown venue.

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Novellas take Anton Chekov’s characters to new adventures http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19170951.html#storylink=rss “Now We Can All Go Home: Three Novellas in Homage to Chekhov” is by UMKC faculty member Catherine Browder.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue is bringing a full plate to new Lee’s Summit location http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article19434150.html#storylink=rss The new 11,000-square-foot, freestanding restaurant in SummitWoods Crossing at 1840 N.W. Chipman Road is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Monday with all the Jack Stack favorites.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:25:49 CDT

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‘The Phantom of Menace’ is a delightful parody of ‘Star Wars,’ Shakespeare http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19297353.html#storylink=rss Ian Doescher is back with “The Phantom of Menace,” a rewriting of the first movie of the “first” “Star Wars” trilogy that clarifies the conflicts without the distraction of space battles.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Michelle Obama biography full of details but not access http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19258530.html#storylink=rss Author Peter Slevin reported on Michelle Obama for eight years as Chicago bureau chief for The Washington Post. The book is full of details, such as her “cursing stage” at age 10.

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' play to go on under Harper Lee group http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19555095.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:24:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19555095.html Construction to start soon on Hastings College art center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19546374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:13:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19546374.html Jazz Fest in New Orleans steps into high gear with The Who http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19452333.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:03:05 CDT By CAIN BURDEAU ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19452333.html Wietecha wins Country Music Marathon for 3rd straight year http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19549755.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:48:21 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19549755.html Museum gala kicks off New Orleans Navy Week http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19546044.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:12:59 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19546044.html Guitarist Jack White holds surprise show in Rapid City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19457550.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:43:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19457550.html Off-Broadway play 'The Fantasticks' offered a lifeline http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19463457.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:24:04 CDT By MARK KENNEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19463457.html Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19504230.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:23:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19504230.html