<![CDATA[Entertainment Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST Columns & Blogs 60 ‘The Bachelorette’ gets engaged, but whom did she choose? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article29082862.html#storylink=rss Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season as “The Bachelorette” came to a close Monday night after drama and controversy, especially when she brought on Nick, a contestant from the previous season.

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Some Bobbi Kristina Brown autopsy results emerge http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article29079670.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:21:06 CDT

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Experts: Time is an enemy in solving Bobbi Kristina's death http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28864189.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:24:06 CDT By RUSS BYNUM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28864189.html Puddle of Mudd singer Scantlin accused of DWI, fleeing http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article29012122.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:20:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article29012122.html Fans share touching photos, videos of Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28813414.html#storylink=rss After news broke Sunday that 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina had passed, fans paid tribute to the daughter of Whitney Houston by posting photos of the two together.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:41:54 CDT

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Stroller company’s photo with bikini-clad model annoys moms http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28812823.html#storylink=rss Nothing says “mom” like pushing a stroller in your bikini, right? Wrong. At least, according to commenters reacting to a photo of a scantily-clad model posted by Bugaboo.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:20:47 CDT

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Viewers, media react to ‘I am Cait’ premiere http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article28790956.html#storylink=rss 'I Am Cait,' Caitlyn Jenner's reality TV show, premiered Sunday night on E! to mostly positive reviews.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:48:52 CDT

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Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28792921.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:10:04 CDT By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28792921.html The Latest: Brown says loss of daughter is 'unimaginable' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28886101.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:59:11 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28886101.html Patriarch of musical Jackson family hospitalized in Brazil http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28793083.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:19:13 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28793083.html All-day Buzz Beach Ball music festival generates some storms of its own at Sporting Park http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28759990.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:23:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28759990.html Graham Nash rekindles flower power in Uptown Theater concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28757215.html#storylink=rss Accompanied only by guitarist Shane Fontayne, Graham Nash, a veteran of the 1969 Woodstock festival and a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, provided a thorough survey of his extensive career Saturday night at the Uptown Theater. He shared insights about his creative process as he demonstrated that he remains committed to his craft.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:25:55 CDT

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Tim McGraw gives a big Bonner Springs crowd a tour of his hit-studded career http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28702030.html#storylink=rss His name isn’t on the country music charts as often as it used to be, but Tim McGraw can still draw a large and zealous crowd. Friday night, about 17,000 fans poured into Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs to hear one of the most successful recording artists in country music over the past 25 years draw from a catalog that includes 10 No. 1 albums and more than two dozen No. 1 singles.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:28:09 CDT

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Jazz Town: Phoenix Fest, July Jazz Jam top week’s offerings http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28421365.html#storylink=rss The club is throwing its own party — the sixth annual Phoenix Fest, taking place Saturday on two stages, inside the club and out in the street. The jazz jam, led by Tim Whitmer, is Sunday at Community Christian Church.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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New synthesizers return to analog origins http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28401466.html#storylink=rss The multi-faceted electronic keyboards are getting back to the basics, with new models featuring the knobs, buttons and sliders that distinguished early analog synths from more streamlined digital ones.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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NYC jury: Rapper 50 Cent must pay $2M in sex-tape lawsuit http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28589758.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:19:16 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28589758.html Kristen Bell as Princess Anna from ‘Frozen’ leaves special message for girl with brain tumor http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28567564.html#storylink=rss This will be the sweetest thing you’ve heard in a long time. Kristen Bell, who gave voice to Princess Anna in “Frozen,” left a special voicemail message for a young fan who has an inoperable brain tumor.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:45:20 CDT

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‘Trainwreck’ actress Amy Schumer on Louisiana theater shooting: ‘My heart is broken’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28504750.html#storylink=rss The movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana took place during a showing of Amy Schumer’s new movie, “Trainwreck.” The actress expressed her condolences on Twitter.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:38:04 CDT

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Kianna Alarid discovers her purpose in new band Yes You Are http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28445374.html#storylink=rss Kianna Alarid, the former lead singer and bassist for Tilly and the Wall, toiled on music for years after her first band broke up. She’s finally seeing results with her new group, Yes You Are.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:19:24 CDT

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Shameless and voiceless ham David Lee Roth derails Van Halen concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28391317.html#storylink=rss Van Halen’s concert at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater on Wednesday was the rock ’n’ roll equivalent of a big-budget action movie. Rather than a summer blockbuster about an alien invasion or a suspenseful crime caper, the show resembled a disaster film with slapstick interludes.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:03:48 CDT

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Taylor Swift apologizes to Nicki Minaj for tweet http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28405207.html#storylink=rss Swift said she "misunderstood" and "misspoke" after Minaj complained about her video "Anaconda" being snubbed by the VMAs.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:19:16 CDT

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‘Sharknado 3’ sends ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin to a bloody ending http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28395964.html#storylink=rss “Game of Thrones” fans were taken aback Wednesday night when author George R.R. Martin made a cameo appearance in “Sharknado 3.” And what a bloody mess it was.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:21:44 CDT

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DJ Rico Dejoie is now the boss of a record store and a label http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28045906.html#storylink=rss The son of immigrant parents from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, he grew up in New York listening to lots of world music: calypso, Haitian jazz, meringue. When he was 15 or so, he started hanging out at CBGB, the hallowed music venue in the East Village, where he heard another variety of sounds.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Cooder, Skaggs and White fill the Uptown Theater with impeccable harmonies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28303285.html#storylink=rss They delivered a high-paced set — 18 songs in a little over 90 minutes — some in four parts, and plenty of instrumental virtuosity. If there was one deficiency, it was the brevity of some of those instrumentals.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:25:00 CDT

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Donald Trump insult generators will turn you into a real loser http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28262983.html#storylink=rss He’s called people dummy, total loser and desperate. Donald Trump is a walking, talking Pez dispenser of insults. Now, with a couple of online Trump insult generators, you can create a personalized put-down from the Republican presidential candidate.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:41:48 CDT

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This weekend’s best music in KC: Buzz Beach Ball, Snow Tha Product, Phantom Blues Band and Eleni Mandell http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article27946075.html#storylink=rss Also this week: Haymaker Records Showcase, Summerland Tour featuring Everclear and Forever Fest

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Swift, Minaj tweet over rapper’s MTV Video Music Awards snub http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article28076473.html#storylink=rss Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she didn’t earn a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Alejandro Escovedo to get some music help from his KC friends http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28054033.html#storylink=rss Alejandro Escovedo is back in Kansas City this week for two shows. Mike Niewald of Absolute Ceiling invited him to play an event for Barton Perreira, the optical store he co-owns on the Country Club Plaza. Escovedo suggested that Pedaljets bassist Matt Kesler organize another show while Escovedo was in town and use local musicians to back him up. That show will be Thursday night at Knuckleheads.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:27:03 CDT

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Ticket alert: Lord Huron with Jose Gonzalez, Papadosio, Denny Laine with the Cryers are on the way to KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article28017736.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: The Oh Hellos, Chvrches, Lights and the Mowgli’s with K. Flay. And on sale later: Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Gregg Allman and Sinbad.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:18:00 CDT

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Watch: Australian world champ solves Rubik’s Cube in less than 6 seconds http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article28009810.html#storylink=rss For the second year in a row, Australian teenager Feliks Zemdegs won the Rubik’s Cube World Championship. Watch his fingers fly!

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:52:40 CDT

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