<![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 Dr. Dog unleashes a warm tide of sounds and styles at Crossroads KC show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article91266757.html#storylink=rss They opened with “The Way the Lazy Do.” If there’s a standard Dr. Dog sound, it lies in songs like this: tuneful, organic, soulful

Dr. Dog is touring on “The Psychedelic Swamp,” a revamped and remodeled version of the debut album they decided not to release more than 15 years ago

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:15:01 CDT

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Happy birthday to Prince George, a toddler who’s met dignitaries, likes planes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article91248437.html#storylink=rss Prince William and his wife Kate have released new photos of their son, Prince George, to mark his 3rd birthday

Prince George is third in line to the throne

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:03 CDT Associated Press

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Kiss gives Independence crowd the usual gaudy sights and sounds http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90976562.html#storylink=rss Band performed Wednesday night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

It was Kiss’ first show in the area since December 2010

Band honored military veterans during the show

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:11:50 CDT

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Brian Wilson gives strange vibrations in re-creating a classic album at Kauffman Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90978607.html#storylink=rss Wilson, a giant of American popular music, was distressingly shaky during his Wednesday night performance

He is touring to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds”

The band attacked every song with the studiousness and passion of a renowned classical orchestra

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:41:18 CDT

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Watch Michelle Obama rock out with James Corden, Missy Elliot in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article91008327.html#storylink=rss The first lady joined “The Late Late Show” host for a drive around the White House grounds

They covered Stevie Wonder, Beyonce and Missy Elliot — with a surprise guest appearance

Obama promoted her new initiative “Let the Girls Learn” to bring education to girls around the world

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:03:20 CDT

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New Edition and Babyface take a big crowd on a nostalgic journey http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90757292.html#storylink=rss Show at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena draws several thousand people

New Edition’s 90-minute set includes the hit “Candy Girl”

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:29:15 CDT

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Street artist Plastic Jesus builds a wall around Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article90807462.html#storylink=rss You only get one chance to guess who Plastic Jesus won’t be voting for in November

The controversial Los Angeles street artist has struck again, this time building a tiny concrete wall around Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:25:33 CDT

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Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article90741462.html#storylink=rss The actor has battled substance abuse problems over the years

He became a star in the late 1990s with appearances in “Saving Private Ryan” and “Heat”

Sizemore spent August 2007 to January 2009 in prison

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:16:12 CDT

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Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley visit military veterans in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90627272.html#storylink=rss The co-lead singers provided lunch for more than 50 veterans at Rock & Brews

They also gave away tickets to Wednesday’s concert

Their “Freedom to Rock Tour” represents their devotion to the nation’s veterans

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:20:49 CDT

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‘Ghostbusters’ star Leslie Jones exposes racist Twitter comments, inspires #LoveforLeslieJ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article90507487.html#storylink=rss The actress began retweeting more than a dozen racist and sexist comments on Monday

Rather than block them, she exposed the abuse

She challenged Twitter for its lack of censorship

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:30:16 CDT

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Brothers Osborne, Dr. Dog, Halsey, Drake, Dru Hill and Duran Duran http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90498647.html#storylink=rss Kiiara performs Monday, July 25, at the Riot Room

The Indigo Girls perform Wednesday, July 27, at Crossroads KC

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:05:00 CDT

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Queen asks GOP to stop using 'We Are the Champions' at convention http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article90620302.html#storylink=rss British rock band Queen has blasted the GOP and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for using the group's 1977 rock anthem "We Are the Champions" at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, charging that neither Trump nor the party is authorized to use the song.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RANDY LEWIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article90620302.html
UK's Pippa Middleton engaged to hedge funder James Matthews http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article90468627.html#storylink=rss The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews announced their engagement Tuesday, setting the stage for a celebrated society wedding in the coming year.

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‘Catching Kelce,’ dating show starring Chiefs tight end, will hit the airwaves Oct. 5 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article90269002.html#storylink=rss Chiefs tight end is the center of a dating show to be broadcast on the E! Network

Debut day and more on format of the show are released on Monday

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:47:56 CDT

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Are you Team Taylor or Team Kim after Kim Kardashian releases secretly recorded video? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article90293217.html#storylink=rss Taylor Swift is back in the spotlight thanks to her feud with Kanye West (did she ever really leave it?)

Kim Kardashian released a Snapchat video of Swift talking with West about his song “Famous”

His lyrics reference Swift: “I made that b---- famous.”

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:26:55 CDT

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Alabama Shakes stirs a hearty buzz at Day 2 of the Beach Ball http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90278932.html#storylink=rss Brittany Howard shows off her powerful voice and charismatic stage presence

Lineup also included Glass Animals and Portugal the Man

Kansas City’s Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear also performed

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:22:42 CDT

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Kenny Chesney delivers plenty of joy at annual Arrowhead lovefest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90148392.html#storylink=rss Nearly 52,000 fans attend his Spread the Love Tour

Bill included co-headliner Miranda Lambert, plus Sam Hunt and Old Dominion

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:11:37 CDT

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Saturday’s Buzz Beach Ball showcases indie bands of all stripes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90173642.html#storylink=rss Bleachers and Fitz and the Tantrums outshine headliner Cage the Elephant

Kitten gives the most memorable performance

Local bands Hembree and Brave the Spirit fare well

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:24:00 CDT

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Trampled Under Foot kicks off reunion with a rambunctious set at Knuckleheads http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article90021977.html#storylink=rss After a two-year hiatus, the KC blues rock band plays a lengthy show on the first night of a two-night stand

Danielle Schnebelen’s powerful voice sets the band apart

Protracted performance grows increasingly shambolic after midnight

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:14:44 CDT

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Ginuwine show at VooDoo Lounge is postponed http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89838867.html#storylink=rss July 15 show has been moved to December at VooDoo Lounge

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:35:53 CDT

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Hawaii sues 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' business for $35,500 http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article89509222.html#storylink=rss "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman's bail bonds business owes Hawaii $35,500, the state attorney general said Wednesday.

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Miranda Lambert may know her guns and drink, but her softer side is powerful, too http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89201332.html#storylink=rss The singer co-headlines a show Saturday at Arrowhead with Kenny Chesney

She was 22 when she released her first album

Though she is known for songs like “Somethin’ Bad” and “Gunpowder & Lead,” her introspective songs are just as memorable

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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John Doe delivers an evening filled with personality and flair http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89313347.html#storylink=rss Founder of punk band X performed Tuesday night at Knuckleheads

His backup band included Jesse Dayton and X drummer DJ Bonebrake

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:03:41 CDT

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This week in KC music: Brian Wilson, Alabama Shakes, Kenny Chesney, Ida McBeth and Whitney http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89074247.html#storylink=rss Also: Lawrence Field Day Fest, New Edition and Babyface, Sublime with Rome, Panic! At the Disco

And: Weezer and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Adia Victoria, François Rabbath, and Jessica Paige

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Tickets on sale: John Moreland, Lindsey Stirling, Bret Michaels, Joe Bonamassa http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article89095937.html#storylink=rss Also on sale Friday: Bad Religion and Against Me, Autograf and Goldroom, The Naked and Famous, Neal McCoy, “Ice Age on Ice”

Tickets soon to be on sale: Dance Gavin Dance, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Florida Georgia Line

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:11:24 CDT

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Jennifer Aniston: I'm not pregnant; I'm fed up with tabloids http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article89219987.html#storylink=rss Jennifer Aniston says she's not pregnant and she's fed up with predatory tabloid culture that defines women by their looks and maternal status.

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Garbage proves again its sound is durable, not disposable http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article88837257.html#storylink=rss Wisconsin band performs before a crowd of more than 800 at Uptown Theater

It’s touring on “Strange Little Bird,” its sixth album, released in June

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:31:46 CDT

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Twenty One Pilots soars at the Sprint Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article88853047.html#storylink=rss While Twenty One Pilots is a lightweight pop group, its two-hour show was often spectacular

The fast-paced concert was one of the most visually stimulating shows in recent memory

Deceptively astute juvenilia, Twenty One Pilot’s repertoire reflects the neuroses of teenagers

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:08:27 CDT

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Taylor Swift tops Forbes' list of highest-paid celebs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article88852422.html#storylink=rss There's no "Blank Space" in Taylor Swift's bank account.

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Derek Jeter marries Sports Illustrated model Hannah Davis http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article88883632.html#storylink=rss Derek Jeter has reportedly married his longtime girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis.

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