The celebrities reprised their Big Slick rendition of “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” Forte also talked about the thrill of raising money for Children’s Mercy. Forte was an announced guest; Sudeikis was the surprise.
The rise to wealth and prominence of Brinkley, who in the 1920s developed a therapy that could return impotent men to their youthful vigor, is the subject of a smart, funny and sobering documentary. “Nuts!” opens July 1 in Kansas City.
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.
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. His exhibit opens Friday, July 1, at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.
The drummer’s highly individual spins on grooves will be heard Thursday, June 30. Also coming up: Full schedules at the Blue Room and Green Lady Lounge. Plus, KC Reeds and Rhythm project, featuring KC Jazz Orchestra’s full reed section, premieres at the Westport CoffeeHouse Theatre.
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.
Jarrett Mellenbruch recently won a $6,000 Rocket Grant to build one of his Haven beehives at the Kansas City Zoo. The hive will include an interior monitor to allow visitors to see how a hive works and scientists to study colony collapse crisis.
“Retake” will open this year’s Kansas City LGBT Film Festival on June 23. Director Nick Corporon and actor Tuc Watkins are KC natives. The film is the first festival-sponsored indie drama by an openly gay Kansas City director and actor.
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival sets its new production in the Italian Riviera of the 1920s. The costumes and music embody the fun-loving Jazz Age with bright colors and ragtime melodies. The director wanted the whole production to feel “aloft on champagne.”
Three Dog Bakery teams with La Bodega in Leawood for an evening out for pets and their owners. The dogs chow down on yappatizers and “paw-ella,” while humans order off the regular menu. A portion of the proceeds will go to animal charities.
The Kansas City, Kan., Street Blues Festival, a small-scale but big-hearted celebration, is making an unexpected comeback Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25. How unexpected is it? This “almost annual” festival hasn’t been held since 2009.
Some Shakespeare scholars regard “Twelfth Night” as the most profound of the Bard’s comedies. Fair enough — though the production now bringing down the house at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is profound in an entirely different way. Like, profoundly buffoonish.