Two country singers came out as gay Thursday, an event every bit as significant for their industry as the public emergence of gays was for professional sports. Singer Ty Herndon announced first. He had an immediate impact on double-platinum country artist Billy Gilman, who, hearing of Herndon’s move, came out in a YouTube video on Thursday as well.
Winnie the Pooh, the world’s most beloved honey addict, is getting no love from officials in a small Polish town who think the pantsless character is not an appropriate mascot for a children’s park there.
Comedian Jay Leno canceled a planned appearance at a firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip after learning that a group representing victims of gun violence was gathering signatures urging him not to attend, his publicist said Thursday.
Titled "Touching Home: The Story of the Kansas City Royals' Dream Season and Magical Run to the World Series," compiles the best coverage from The Kansas City Star's award-winning sports department and photography staff.
If you’re going to see Loretta Lynn on Saturday, make sure to catch her opener, Nikki Lane. If you have children, there’s a free live show for you. And one of Kansas City’s best songwriters is releasing her third album.
Ben Affleck feels more comfortable speaking his mind than pretending to say what people want to hear. So before receiving his award at Wednesday's Save the Children Illumination Gala, he praised wife Jennifer Garner on her dedication to their family, and then shared insight into his recent spat with "Real Time" host Bill Maher over generalized remarks about Islam.
A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.
Mike Nichols was a master of self-satire, a man of wealth and education and connections for whom his best targets were those of wealth, education and connections, from the vapid Californians of "The Graduate" to the military brass of "Catch-22." Here are highlights from the long film career of Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83:
NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her.
Bowman weathered challenges to his own health for a lot of 2012, and then on Nov. 20 last year came the death of his wife, Sandra Paige Bowman. His new CD, “Songs for Sandra,” is dedicated to her. He will celebrate the disc’s release Thursday at the Green Lady Lounge and play a gig with pianist Laura Caviani on Sunday at the Take Five Coffee + Bar in Overland Park.
The native of a tiny town in Arkansas only recently began writing and performing her music. That doesn’t seem to be a problem for Morgan, who will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Industry Video Bar inside the Uptown Theater.