<![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 ‘Transporter Refueled’ has critics appalled: 1 star http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article33614028.html#storylink=rss Critics never really loved Jason Statham’s first three “Transporter” movies. But the few who were able to see the reboot are absolutely disgusted. For example: “I was in desperate need of a shower to get the ick off me.”

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Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article33563823.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:19:21 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article33563823.html We Banjo 3, part of Irish Fest lineup, celebrates the joyful, varied history of maligned banjo http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article33234108.html#storylink=rss The 13th annual Kansas City Irish Fest runs from Friday through Sunday at Crown Center Square. Tickets run $10-$30. The music starts at 5 p.m. Friday, 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Hollywood on track for one of strongest summers ever at box office http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article33583851.html#storylink=rss Becca Green, 22, and Aaron Rosenberg, 23, have plenty they could be doing on a hot summer weekend.

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Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts Tuesday hosting ‘Late Show’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article33538593.html#storylink=rss Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street. Having split from cheeky Comedy Central a few blocks away, he will now hold court at old-guard CBS. He will inherit the theater, time slot and series title (though with an added “The”) owned for 22 years by David Letterman.

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Plenty for art lovers to see at September’s First Friday http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article33227031.html#storylink=rss Calendar listings of First Friday gallery events in September.

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This weekend in Kansas City: John Caparulo, SantaCaliGon Days, Kansas City Irish Fest, First Friday and the Renaissance Festival http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article33166857.html#storylink=rss Also this weekend: The Royals are in town, Festival of the Lost Township, the Kansas City Symphony’s “Pops in the Park” and Marilyn Maye at Quality Hill.

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‘Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article33365481.html#storylink=rss Months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film is already sparking controversy.

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Shut your mouth, Miley Cyrus http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article32993199.html#storylink=rss Miley Cyrus isn’t a victim. Neither was Taylor Swift. It’s time to stop talking about Nicki Minaj like she’s a bully picking a fight and address the celebration of cultural appropriation.

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In ‘A Walk in the Woods,’ Redford and Nolte amiably amble along: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article32970033.html#storylink=rss “A Walk in the Woods,” opening Wednesday, is a broad and congenial comedy about two aged old friends trying to hike all 2,000-plus miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine. It’s light on its feet, even though its geriatric woodsmen (played by Robert Redford and Nick Nolte) are plodding and grunting.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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‘Drunk History’ creator says he aims to inform, but thanks for the laughs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article33203802.html#storylink=rss A third season of the highly unlikely, oddly lovable “Drunk History,” in which drunks tell stories from American history, begins this week on Comedy Central. Like a man slipping on a banana peel, its humorous mechanism is easily grasped once seen, but the effects are surprisingly complex and sophisticated.

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Ticket alert: Mod Sun, Rick Springfield, Tori Kelly and the Acacia Strain http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article33184431.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Hot Rize, Reckless Kelly, Cody Canada and the Departed, Big K.R.I.T., Stevie Wonder

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Movies opening this week: ‘Transporter,’ ‘Walk in the Woods’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article33192246.html#storylink=rss Also coming to KC: a documentary on Steve Jobs, “Meru,” “Jimmy’s Hall,” “7 Chinese Brothers” and “Phoenix.”

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Miley Cyrus' bare-breast flash nothing like Janet Jackson's http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32963979.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:16:13 CDT By DAVID BAUDER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32963979.html This weekend’s best music in Kansas City: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Chef’Special, Trapt, Ginuwine http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article33165564.html#storylink=rss Also this weekend: The Green Eggs and Jam Festival. Next week: Lee “Scratch” Perry and Jennifer Batten

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Robert Redford takes a walk through his classic buddy roles http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article32926050.html#storylink=rss When Robert Redford first acquired the film rights to Bill Bryson’s memoir “A Walk in the Woods,” he knew exactly who he wanted to play his Appalachian Trail hiking comrade: Paul Newman. But he’s happy to have ended up with Nick Nolte.

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Wes Craven: A good man with a gift for bad dreams http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article32918220.html#storylink=rss The filmmaker Wes Craven battled brain cancer at the end of his 76 years, and his death Sunday brought forth a flurry of tributes to, among others, his most influential demon child. Craven named Freddy Krueger, the dream-wrecker with the metal fingers and cinema’s least romantic-looking fedora, after a boy who bullied Craven as a child.

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Wichita Grand Opera a magnificent spectacle http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article32902599.html#storylink=rss Commanding “Turandot” and opulent costumes bring grandeur to WGO’s production.

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John Legend, David Bowie to write for 'SpongeBob Musical' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32897409.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:12:06 CDT By MARK KENNEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32897409.html Kanye in 2020? White House welcomes rapper’s political bid http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32946225.html#storylink=rss West claimed at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards he would run for president

White House press secretary looks ‘forward to seeing what slogan he chooses’

West has compared fascination with wife Kim Kardashian to that of Michelle Obama

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Northland’s new Red Crown Cafe has Bonnie & Clyde tie-in http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-business/article33609186.html#storylink=rss Red Crown Cafe has opened on the sixth floor of the Ambassador Building at KCI. It plays up its connection to the Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabin, where Bonnie & Clyde hid out, and offers such items as Bonnie’s salad, pulled pork sandwiches and brownies topped with Amaretto Chantilly Cream.

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Kansas City and Kansas restaurant inspections for Sept. 2 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article33597009.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more critical health code violations: Church’s Chicken, El Charritos Taqueria, Mike’s Tavern, Ingredient True Eatery, Express Stop 4, Hy-Vee’s deli on Englewood, Supreme Bakery & Deli, Carniceria El Torito, and LC’s BBQ. Kansas inspections after Aug. 1 may not be available for viewing online at this time.

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Food Truck Friday Lineup http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article33503364.html#storylink=rss Don’t miss these great street eats — including ice cream, barbecue, tacos, Cajun, Spanish tapas and more — as Labor Day Weekend kicks off with The Star’s Food Truck Friday.

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Paula Deen, Nick Carter, Gary Busey are among next group on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article33502662.html#storylink=rss Among the stars chosen for the next season of “Dancing With The Stars” are Paula Deen, Nick Carter and Chaka Khan. The cast, along with the dance partners, was revealed Wednesday on “Good Morning America.” As usual, it’s an eclectic group, including one of the men who stopped a terrorist last month on a train in Belgium.

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Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article33433869.html#storylink=rss Harris Faulker, a former Fox 4 news anchor in Kansas City who is now an anchor for Fox News, is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name – and possibly even her resemblance.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:25:49 CDT The Associated Press

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Apple ponders producing movies in light of online video’s expected growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article33365931.html#storylink=rss An upgrade for Apple TV is expected to be part of Apple’s big announcement show next week, and sources are telling Bloomberg and Variety that Apple could get into producing original content for its own streaming service. Apple recently got into producing music content, and video’s expected growth is much larger than music’s.

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A man saved his family, and a rack of ribs, after his apartment caught on fire http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article33329550.html#storylink=rss You’ve probably heard the question before: What would you save if your house caught on fire? If you’re Robert Wright from Fresno, Calif., you save your family. And a rack of freshly-cooked ribs.

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Meet Kermit the Frog’s new girlfriend, Denise http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article33292830.html#storylink=rss It didn’t take long for Kermit the Frog to bounce back from his breakup with Miss Piggy to find himself in the arms of another swine.

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Movie Mom: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article33299481.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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Daily cute: The best photos from Ginger Cat Appreciation Day http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article33288099.html#storylink=rss If there's a National Dog Day, there's definitely a Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. And cat lovers celebrated with the fury of a feline Tuesday.

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