<![CDATA[Entertainment News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ en-us Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:48:59 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:48:59 CDT Entertainment 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Artist Ryan Wilks documents the art of ‘Gender Treason’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article85618687.html#storylink=rss He has created portraits of 12 members of the local LGBTQIA community

The project began out of anger, but as time went on his intention shifted dramatically

“Essentially, there’s really nothing extraordinary about any of us.”

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Big Slick encore: Watch Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte in a heartfelt duet on Fallon http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article85703812.html#storylink=rss The celebrities reprise their Big Slick rendition of “Can’t Fight This Feeling”

On “The Tonight Show,” Forte also talks about the thrill of raising money for Children’s Mercy

Forte was an announced guest; Sudeikis was a surprise

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Slamming it down: Kansas City poetry slam team prepares to represent at nationals http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article85778332.html#storylink=rss Slam Ulit will compete in the National Poetry Slam in Georgia Aug. 1-6

Poetry slam is a performance showcase — a sort of “bloodsport”

The team hosts monthly open-mic poetry slams — the next one is June 28

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Steely Dan show at Starlight Theatre registers somewhere between ecstasy and a thrill http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85708147.html#storylink=rss Rock/jazz/funk ensemble delivers two knockout hours of hits and favorites

Set list included a cover and a few deep-album cuts

Steve Winwood opened with a set that included songs from Traffic and Spencer Davis Group

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Summer Fun: Our annual guide to some of the best music, art, theater and events in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79918177.html#storylink=rss Music: Guns N’ Roses, Dave Matthews, Snoop Dogg all are on the way to KC

Visual art: The Nerman features provocative works by American Indian painter Fritz Scholder

Theater: Shakespeare will loom large in Kansas City this summer

Plus: Sarah Silverman, Boulevardia and so much more

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‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ is a dull disaster: 1 star http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85751322.html#storylink=rss Director Roland Emmerich has created a seriously lousy sequel, dripping with alien goo and incoherence

Will Smith, star of the original, passed on the sequel. Smart move

Characters keep talking about comas and you know exactly what they mean

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo give it their best shot at the UMB Big Bash http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85733722.html#storylink=rss About 1,000 people turned out for UMB Big Bash, a fundraiser for small nonprofits

Without Giraldo re-creating his wonderfully bombastic electric guitar riffs, most of the musical makeovers were enticing

An uncharacteristic huskiness in her voice was the only indication of the severe vocal problems that have recently afflicted Benatar

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:19:54 CDT

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ is more brutal, more brilliant than ever http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article84873312.html#storylink=rss The Netflix show is a comedy, but it’s still prison

Nothing prepares you for how dark this season gets

The grief is real. Spoilers ahead

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Heights never fazed her – until she tried this 1,000-foot-high glass slide http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85652782.html#storylink=rss Glass slide opens on side of U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles

Journalist finds the trip down from 1,000 feet up ‘terrifying’

Would she do it again? She already has

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TEDxKC asks us to question everything; tickets go on sale June 28 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85624267.html#storylink=rss This year’s speakers include a relationship expert, a sexual health activist and a best-selling author

You can watch live Aug. 19 at the Kauffman Center or on a simulcast

This year’s theme: “Question Everything”

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Led Zeppelin didn’t steal riff for ‘Stairway to Heaven’, jury rules http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85522787.html#storylink=rss Verdict settles a point music fans have debated for decades

Suit claimed guitarist Jimmy Page lifted a passage the late Randy Craig Wolfe wrote for ‘Taurus’

Case is not the first time Led Zeppelin was accused of swiping another artist’s work

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Louis C.K. explains why tickets to his show are so cheap http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85603472.html#storylink=rss In a Q&A, the comedian talks about his yearlong tour and Prince inspiration

Tickets to his Sprint Center show July 7 start at $25

“The bigger rooms I play and more work I get, the less I should charge”

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Paul Rudd’s ‘Fundamentals of Caring’ is fundamentally sweet: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85402502.html#storylink=rss Paul Rudd stars as a troubled caregiver to a foul-mouthed teenager

In this Netflix film, their road trip together evolves into a tender journey

Selena Gomez is a nice addition as a runaway who climbs aboard

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Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89 http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article85683772.html#storylink=rss Patriarch of Appalachian music dies at Virginia home

Ralph and Carter Stanley popularized genre now known as bluegrass

Gained new fame after film ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ featured music

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‘Free State of Jones’ is a Civil War tale for the mind but not the heart: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85376147.html#storylink=rss In this true story, Matthew McConaughey stars as a Southern farmer who rebels against the Confederacy

It’s a little-known piece of American history staged well

But it never comes alive as a drama

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The Harmony Project helps Kansas City kids achieve through music http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article85079952.html#storylink=rss The program seeks to get instruments in the hands of 80 kids by August — along with six hours of weekly music instruction

“I thought this really sounds like the right thing to do in Kansas City”

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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In ‘Neon Demon,’ fashion models go over the top: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85304947.html#storylink=rss Elle Fanning plays an aspiring model in a cutthroat industry

Sometimes this film is wonderfully bizarre, but mostly it’s just too weird

And we don’t care an iota about any of these characters

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Got Ticketmaster vouchers? Here’s what it means if you live in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85182577.html#storylink=rss Nearly $400 million settlement of 13-year class action against Ticketmaster means credits and free tickets for many

But free tickets can be used only at LiveNation venues

Closest Live Nation venues to Kansas City are in St. Louis and Chicago

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‘The Phenom’ is an unusual baseball movie: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85310412.html#storylink=rss Johnny Simmons plays a troubled pitcher with the right amount of weariness

But Ethan Hawke really stands out as his domineering dad

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‘The Shallows’ dives into summertime thrills: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85377112.html#storylink=rss Blake Lively is a surfer who encounters a very angry shark

Nothing deep here, just a silly flick for a hot day

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Former IG fired by Obama over investigation dies at 84 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85916027.html#storylink=rss A former inspector general fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a former NBA star and Obama supporter has died. Gerald Walpin was 84.

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Auction of Whitney Houston memorabilia earns $500,000 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85909787.html#storylink=rss An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer.

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Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85776582.html#storylink=rss Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.

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Traverse City Film Fest to highlight Michigan-themed movies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85903917.html#storylink=rss Oscar winner Michael Moore is showcasing works by his fellow Michigan natives during this year's Traverse City Film Festival.

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Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/article85852007.html#storylink=rss An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press.

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Photo gallery: Gender Treason http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article85874342.html#storylink=rss Photo gallery: Gender Treason

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“Gender Treason” by Artist Ryan Wilks http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85706617.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:32:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85706617.html Billy Graham: Ask God for guidance as you face the future http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article85796722.html#storylink=rss God may have let disappointment (and even fear of the future) come into your life so you’ll realize how much you need him, and will turn to him. God knows all about you, and he loves you and knows what is best for you.

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Terri Wilson Talks About The Understanding Of “Gender Treason” http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85707977.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:30:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85707977.html Grant Karpin Discussed The Hope For “Gender Treason” http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85707887.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:30:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85707887.html