<![CDATA[Entertainment Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/ 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 Columns & Blogs 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com ‘Dance Moms’ star guilty of hiding assets, sneaking cash into U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86338327.html#storylink=rss Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty to hiding $755,000 from creditors

Star of ‘Dance Moms’ cable show also smuggled money into U.S.

Miller could face up to 30 months in prison

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Kenny Chesney calls cop to apologize for saying he had died http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article86172697.html#storylink=rss An officer was shot and wounded, but Chesney mistakenly told audience the cop had died

The officer, Chris Dorman, was supposed to attend the concert before he was wounded

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Grace Kelly's childhood home is up for sale in Philadelphia http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article86189822.html#storylink=rss The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is on the market.

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Kenny Chesney announces officer’s death, then calls him to apologize http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article86097427.html#storylink=rss The officer, who was supposed to attend Chesney’s concert, was shot several times but survived

After he was shot, the officer made a video saying, ‘Kenny, don’t forget me!’

Chesney told concertgoers that the officer was supposed to be there but died on his hospital bed

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Public Enemy pumps out harrowing hip-hop at Free State Festival http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article86076687.html#storylink=rss The incendiary hip-hop group headlines a sweltering outdoor concert in downtown Lawrence

Flavor Flav’s buffoonery offsets the harrowing themes of Public Enemy’s songs

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:07:09 CDT

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Jayhawks’ new album takes flight from Americana roots http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85535607.html#storylink=rss Band’s tour stopping at Knuckleheads in Kansas City Tuesday, June 28

Gary Louris says Jayhawks have little to do with the alt-country world these days, yet they still wear the label

“Paging Mr. Proust” is a collection of songs that reflect Louris’ many roots and influences, including, here and there, some country and folk accents

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:01:00 CDT

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A guide to the naked celebrities in Kanye’s new video http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85984122.html#storylink=rss Whatever fans were expecting for the “Famous” video, it probably wasn't this

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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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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:07:36 CDT

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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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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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Ben Affleck stands by his 18 F-bomb ‘Deflategate’ rant http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article85721302.html#storylink=rss Affleck went off on NFL leader Roger Goodell and defended Patriots QB Tom Brady

The Oscar winner says on Twitter that he used the F-word 18 times during the five-minute diatribe

Upon reflection, he says, “12 probably would have been sufficient”

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For Bob Dylan, times have changed at his live shows in a good way http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85215747.html#storylink=rss Legendary singer/songwriter drew about 5,000 to Starlight Theatre

Set list featured several tracks of classic American songs from his most recent two albums

Mavis Staples opened the show with a dynamic set

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 02:15:20 CDT

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Ana Popovic shows her varied music roots on ‘Trilogy’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85142782.html#storylink=rss Popovic, a native of Serbia, released her eighth studio album, “Trilogy,” in May

“Trilogy” comprises three CDs and more than two dozen songs

Popovic was the first woman invited to join the Experience Hendrix tour, a tribute to guitar great Jimi Hendrix

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Joe Walsh and Bad Company take a big Starlight crowd on a whirlwind classic rock odyssey http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84995607.html#storylink=rss Nearly 8,000 fans get a big dose of songs that go back to the 1970s

Walsh’s set included a tribute to the late Glenn Frey

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:42:45 CDT

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New concerts on sale this week: Chance the Rapper, Elle King and Grouplove http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article85051417.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: Los Lonely Boys, Jim Jefferies, Ingrid Michaelson

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KC concerts: Steely Dan, Steve Winwood, JD McPherson, Public Enemy, the Jayhawks and Guns N’ Roses http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84907237.html#storylink=rss The Americans perform in conjunction with the screening of the music documentary “American Epic” at the Lawrence Arts Center

They’ll be joined by Katy Guillen & the Girls, Arthur Dodge and more

Dash Berlin performs Saturday at KC Live; the Staves perform Sunday at the Riot Room

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:05:00 CDT

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TV series on Michael Jackson's final days in development http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article84901392.html#storylink=rss Filmmaker J.J. Abrams is adapting a new book about Michael Jackson for television with TV and radio host Tavis Smiley, co-author of the book.

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Boulevardia ’16 finale was much like its predecessors: Hot and groovy http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84778762.html#storylink=rss Headliners included the English Beat, Soul Asylum and Gin Blossoms

Third annual music/food/arts festival drew thousands into West Bottoms

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Paint-covered horse adopted by Jon Stewart and wife dies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article84883632.html#storylink=rss A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife after it was found seemingly abandoned at an auction stable in Pennsylvania has died at their New Jersey farm.

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Luke Wilson says his new TV show 'Roadies' reflects his own life http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article84812187.html#storylink=rss When he was a little kid, actor Luke Wilson always tagged along with his two older brothers. "I think that definitely informed who I am," he says, in his slow slightly-Texas drawl.

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Hasbro creates custom Chewbacca Mom action figure http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article84790777.html#storylink=rss Chewbacca Mom has a new toy to play with after Hasbro unveiled a custom action figure bearing her likeness.

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Iggy Azalea, Nick Young split up over 'trust' issues http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article84790417.html#storylink=rss Rapper Iggy Azalea and Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young have called off their engagement months after a social media spawned scandal that appeared to expose Young's infidelity.

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Big Slick raises record $1.3 million for Children’s Mercy cancer center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article84701477.html#storylink=rss At Saturday night’s auction, two VIP packages for Paul Rudd’s “Sausage Party” go for $90,000

Other big ticket items include $60,000 for visits to the premiere of James Marsden’s movie and $30,000 for a “Modern Family” package

The evening also included David Cook performing “Purple Rain” and Rob Riggle dressing really weird

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Anton Yelchin, best known for ‘Star Trek’ films, killed by his own car http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article84715722.html#storylink=rss Car rolled down 27-year-old actor’s driveway and pinned him against a security fence

He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling

Yelchin began acting as a child, taking small roles in independent films and various television shows

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Lil Wayne shows no signs of ill health in energetic Sprint Center show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84701072.html#storylink=rss He reportedly suffered seizures six days before concert here

Rap star co-headlines with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz

Kansas City’s Tech N9ne, Stevie Stone and Rich the Factor also perform

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Boulevardia’s second day features a blend of local and national acts http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article84697387.html#storylink=rss Making Movies, a local band formed in 2009, had to compete with the sun and suppertime

Mariachi el Bronx performed rock songs in a traditional Mexican format

Alt-country queen-in-waiting Nikki Lane was spoiling for a fight in “Man Up” and “Your Big Mouth”

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It's a baby girl for Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article84735312.html#storylink=rss Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah, have welcomed a daughter just in time for Father's Day.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:08:34 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article84735312.html
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Some, like James Marsden and David Koechner, bring their sexy on

Eric Stonestreet and Paul Rudd seem happy just to hang out with fellow Kansas Citians

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