<![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 David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22134564.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 01:36:04 CDT By DAN GELSTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22134564.html Actress and comedian Anne Meara dies at 85 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22145346.html#storylink=rss Anne Meara, also the mother of Ben Stiller and whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for her supporting role on “Archie Bunker’s Place.”

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Westport festival showcases the many flavors of roots music http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article22139469.html#storylink=rss The second annual Westport Roots Festival featured fiddles, mandolins, banjos, standup basses and guitars. The occasional horns and other sundry instruments also made appearances over the course of nearly 12 hours.

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Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, dies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22141767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 18:56:05 CDT By SANDY COHEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22141767.html Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepal http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22129056.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 07:11:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22129056.html B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21799545.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 19:01:05 CDT By KEN RITTER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21799545.html Shelby Lynne captivates a Folly Theater crowd with stellar performance of ‘I Am’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21910110.html#storylink=rss The singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne is celebrating the 15th birthday of her album “I Am Shelby Lynne” with a deluxe edition, released late last year, and with a tour in which she performs the entire album, start to finish. Friday night, she brought that tour and a five-piece band to the Folly Theater, where about 450 people listened with rapt attention and were rewarded in spades with a stellar, heartfelt performance.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 12:35:46 CDT

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APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21730335.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 19:01:04 CDT By ANTHONY McCARTNEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21730335.html Judge orders reality TV star Duggar’s sex offense report destroyed http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21695919.html#storylink=rss Arkansas police have destroyed a record outlining a nearly decade-old investigation into reality TV star Josh Duggar, a spokesman said Friday, a day after the 27-year-old resigned his role with a prominent conservative Christian group amid reports about sexual misconduct allegations from when he was a juvenile.

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Big Sean’s Kansas City debut is a carefree party http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21669075.html#storylink=rss Thursday’s concert at the Midland theater was almost entirely free of significance. Big Sean’s favorite subjects are money, intoxicants and his flourishing career.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 09:27:40 CDT

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Bill Murray assembles all-star cast for Christmas special http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21674694.html#storylink=rss Have ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ because we sure will now that we know who Bill Murray has tapped for his Netflix holiday special.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 10:29:29 CDT

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Reality star Duggar resigns from Family Research Council http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21661305.html#storylink=rss The Family Research Council has accepted the resignation of Josh Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star’s apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 06:42:45 CDT

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TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21701082.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:36:04 CDT By ALLEN REED ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21701082.html Flavor Flav arrested in Vegas, suspected of impaired driving http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21639867.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:36:15 CDT By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21639867.html Westport Roots Festival back with more stages and more bands http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21379485.html#storylink=rss The inaugural Westport Roots Festival in 2014 comprised 25 bands on two stages: the one in the Westport Saloon and a larger outdoor stage in the parking lot outside the back door. This year’s festival, which starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, will be different, with 45 bands — more than half of them from Kansas City, Lawrence and St. Joseph — performing on six stages.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Jon Bon Jovi breaks out guitar at commencement address http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21552027.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 11:16:06 CDT By GEOFF MULVIHILL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21552027.html Former Kansas City resident Adam Lee has been wearing many musical hats http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21404229.html#storylink=rss The former Kansas City resident is a solo artist, a member of a traditional country band and an actor portraying Johnny Cash in “Million Dollar Quartet.” performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Riot Room patio as part of the Westport Roots Festival.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Donnie Wahlberg hits KC Waffle House after NKOTB concert http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21466776.html#storylink=rss Who knew Donnie Wahlberg loves Waffle House? His fans know, and they were ready when he visited a local restaurant after the NKOTB concert on Tuesday.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 10:25:33 CDT

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New Kids on the Block revive the past (again) in frenzied Sprint Center show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21461802.html#storylink=rss TLC and Nelly also give a crowd of about 10,000 a steady dose of music from other eras.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 09:36:24 CDT

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Tuesday on ‘The Bachelorette’: Team Britt taps out and Tanner gets a rose from Kaitlyn http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21430281.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Sara Smith recounts the banal quotes and the crying from Tuesday night’s episode.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:37:10 CDT

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This weekend’s best music in Kansas City: Big Sean, Of Mice & Men, Shelby Lynne and E-40 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21369222.html#storylink=rss Also in KC: Westport Roots Festival, Kutt Calhoun, Yelawolf and Surfer Blood

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Ticket alert: A Metallica tribute, Neurosis and Clint Black available Friday http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21402870.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: “Last Comic Standing” tour, Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla, The Fray with Andy Grammer

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Spoon gives another big crowd a dose of its diversity http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21387798.html#storylink=rss Eight months after sold-out Lawrence show, band returns to Kansas City and draws a big crowd to the Midland

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Kansas City bachelors make big impressions on ‘The Bachelorette’ premiere http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21339900.html#storylink=rss Local fans of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” had two hometown guys to cheer for as Season 11 debuts on Monday. Now, they just have one.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 20:00:15 CDT

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KC’s Ryan McDill on ‘The Bachelorette’: funny or embarrassing? (poll) http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21378078.html#storylink=rss Local fans of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” had two hometown guys to cheer for as Season 11 debuted Monday. Now, they just have one. Tonight, the remaining bachelors choose one girl to be this season’s bachelorette.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 10:47:30 CDT

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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actor Nicholas Brendon arrested ... again http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21370905.html#storylink=rss Nicholas Brendon, an actor who starred on the TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and was in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for XCon World Comic Convention was arrested on a public intoxication charge.

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The Top 10 Kansas City Moments on David Letterman http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21322230.html#storylink=rss Several athletes, musicians and others stopped by Letterman’s two late night talk shows over the last few decades. Here are some of our favorites.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 17:18:30 CDT

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Bristol Palin cancels wedding after tabloid rumors surface about fiance Dakota Meyer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21330129.html#storylink=rss Just a few days after tabloid headlines screamed news about Dakota Meyer’s “secret wife,” Bristol Palin has called off her wedding to the former Marine.

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‘San Andreas’ experience will have Kansas City movie fans quaking in their seats http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article21313563.html#storylink=rss To promote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie, “San Andreas,” you can sit inside a giant truck and get “rocked” while you watch snippets of the movie.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:58:20 CDT

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Blues in the rain: Samantha Fish battles the elements at Knuckleheads http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21225501.html#storylink=rss Torrents of water streamed from the roof of the stage when Katy Guillen & the Girls opened Saturday’s concert at Knuckleheads. The show concluded more than three hours later with headliner Samantha Fish leading her band on a scorching cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” during a torrential downpour.

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