<![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 ‘Use your turn signal’: Six of the best celebrity commencement speeches of 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article79582347.html#storylink=rss Celebrity commencement speakers are sending college graduates into the world with many useful words of wit and wisdom

Use your turn signal. Surround yourself with good people. Wake up. Life is like the “Star Wars” movies

Perhaps most importantly: Your importance isn’t defined by the number of your Twitter followers

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Tue, 24 May 2016 15:46:36 CDT

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New concerts on sale: Fifth Harmony, Chevelle, Marshall Tucker Band and Sara Watkins http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79597452.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Missouri State Fair concerts on sale June 21, including Lady Antebellum, 3 Doors Down, John Anderson and Chris Janson

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‘Star Wars’ actor Peter Mayhew to meet ‘Chewbacca Mom’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article79528057.html#storylink=rss Candace Payne’s video has more than 140 million views on Facebook

She was a guest on “Good Morning America” Monday

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KC concerts: Diiv, Tech N9ne, Journey, Zac Brown Band and Dale Watson http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79510267.html#storylink=rss The weekend’s best music includes Diiv at the Bottleneck in Lawrence

The world’s most dissonant rock band, Sissy Spacek, will create some hellish noises at the FOKL Center

Next week: Subhumans at the Riot Room and Wheeler Walker Jr. at the Granada

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Tue, 24 May 2016 00:01:00 CDT

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Mad about Nell: Starbucks barista mistakes Helen Hunt for Jodie Foster http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article79502382.html#storylink=rss Helen Hunt tweeted a photo of her Starbucks order with the name “Jody” written on it

Starbucks tweeted an apology

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Tue, 24 May 2016 09:29:14 CDT

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Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79465642.html#storylink=rss She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.

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Boulevardia festival announces its music lineup http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79290667.html#storylink=rss Third annual food, beer, music and art festival is June 17-19

Music headliners include Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, English Beat, Soul Asylum

More than three dozen bands will perform over three days

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Mon, 23 May 2016 11:55:05 CDT

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Did BET go too far with its petty tweet about Madonna’s Prince tribute (poll)? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article79259592.html#storylink=rss Madonna and Stevie Wonder performed a Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards

After their appearance, BET tweeted a teaser to its own Prince tribute coming in June

But did BET go too far? Vote in our poll

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Mon, 23 May 2016 10:13:03 CDT

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Josh Ritter delivers a joyous homily to a loyal and zealous congregation http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79166987.html#storylink=rss Singer/songwriter draws a crowd of more than 600 to the Madrid Theater

Set list drew heavily from “Sermon on the Rocks,” his latest full-length

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Sun, 22 May 2016 13:36:15 CDT

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Kyle Dahlquist: A one-man orchestra committed to variety http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78850502.html#storylink=rss Multi-instrumentalist performs with more than six bands

He plays brass, strings and keyboard instruments

Dahlquist will be part of the Westport Roots Festival on May 28

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Sun, 22 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Megaviral Chewbacca video scores mom and her family ‘Star Wars’ swag http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article79049472.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:26:05 CDT

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Jason Aldean machine roars through Bonner Springs, ignites a country-rock inferno http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article79032702.html#storylink=rss More than 13,000 fans attended show at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

In 2012, Aldean broke the attendance record at the Sprint Center

Friday night’s set list included greatest hits and a new single

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Sat, 21 May 2016 01:24:55 CDT

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David Hasselhoff complains he has to work to pay alimony http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article78861482.html#storylink=rss The ‘Baywatch’ star says his monthly payments to his ex-wife have made him broke

He claims only $4,000 to his name

Hasselhoff has filed court papers to stop the payments

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Fri, 20 May 2016 13:07:04 CDT By Teresa Welsh

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True love in aisle 3: Minnesota couple takes engagement photos at Costco http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article78804857.html#storylink=rss Karinne Tarshish and her fiance spent their free engagement photoshoot in a Minnesota Costco

The photos, originally posted on Reddit, quickly went viral

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Fri, 20 May 2016 07:36:42 CDT

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‘Pawn Stars’ Chumlee probably won’t go to jail http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article78803357.html#storylink=rss Police raided his Las Vegas house and reportedly found drugs and guns

Russell was charged with possession of firearms, methamphetamine, marijuana and Xanax

Sources say he’ll plead guilty to reduced, misdemeanor charges

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Fri, 20 May 2016 07:19:26 CDT

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Upstart Kansas City band gets a jump start on success http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78133007.html#storylink=rss Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type has gotten radio play and festival spots

Current lineup has been together less than six months

Band will perform at this weekend’s Briarcliff Brewfest

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Wed, 18 May 2016 20:00:00 CDT

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Gilmore Girls star hid secret baby for half a year http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article78577807.html#storylink=rss Alexis Bledel had a baby boy in the fall

The public was unaware until a fellow Gilmore Girls star revealed she is a mother

Bledel’s marriage to Vincent Kartheiser was also a secret when it happened

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Thu, 19 May 2016 08:10:31 CDT

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Blake Lively’s ‘Oakland booty’ post stirs up racially charged debate http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article78595887.html#storylink=rss Lively posted shots of herself in Cannes, France, with the caption, “L.A. face with an Oakland booty”

The post has received more than 600,000 likes but is also generating a flurry of comments

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Thu, 19 May 2016 10:27:38 CDT

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This weekend’s best live music: Jason Aldean, Plan B, Florence + the Machine http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78053632.html#storylink=rss Also, Katy Guillen & the Girls, Bloc Party and Tengger Cavalry

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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Katy Guillen & the Girls set sail in new directions on ‘Heavy Days’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78154457.html#storylink=rss Trio’s second full-length album is more rock than blues

Band is throwing a release party Saturday at Knuckleheads

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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Alice in Chains to open Guns N’ Roses show at Arrowhead http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78402502.html#storylink=rss Alice in Chains will open the first five shows of the Not In This Lifetime Tour

The tour reunites Axl Rose with Slash and Duff McKagan for the first time in decades

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Wed, 18 May 2016 12:59:27 CDT

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Benefit show is also a revival for a long-gone KC band http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78443257.html#storylink=rss John Fackler, who founded the late-’90s band Jettison, has spinal muscular atrophy

He needs a wheelchair and a van to maintain an independent lifestyle

Benefit show at Davey’s Uptown will feature music of Jettison

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Wed, 18 May 2016 15:30:08 CDT

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New concerts on sale: Chris Isaak, Trace Adkins, Puff Daddy with Lil’ Kim and Faith Evans http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article78078122.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: ZZ Top, Switchfoot and Sturgill Simpson

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Tue, 17 May 2016 12:11:54 CDT

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Weather anchor’s dress sparks social-media firestorm http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article78050817.html#storylink=rss Email complaints prompt TV station to cover up their weather reporter

The reporter and her black dress were quickly trending on social media

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:57:08 CDT

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‘Wire’ actor upset by politics, hits woman, police say http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article77984512.html#storylink=rss Argument over politics gets physical when actor tears hood off woman’s hoodie, police say

Pierce has appeared in “The Wire” and “Treme”

He denies attacking women and says they tried to drag him into hotel room

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Mon, 16 May 2016 18:45:34 CDT

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Carrie Underwood dazzles 14,000 fans at Sprint Center show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article77827097.html#storylink=rss Country star played 110-minute show littered with hits on Sunday night

Fashion, glitz and her trademark vocal gymnastics were on full display

Set list included Dolly Parton, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band covers

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Sun, 15 May 2016 23:06:45 CDT

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Sturgill Simpson tour is coming to Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article77862642.html#storylink=rss Country music artist is touring on acclaimed new album

It will be his third Kansas City show since December 2014

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Mon, 16 May 2016 10:29:18 CDT

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‘The Wire’ actor Wendell Pierce arrested at Atlanta hotel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article77845327.html#storylink=rss Pierce was arrested o a charge of simple battery and released on $1,000 bond

He is known for his roles on “The Wire” and “Treme”

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Mon, 16 May 2016 08:25:04 CDT

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Jennifer Lawrence has two really unkind words for Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article77844572.html#storylink=rss The “Mockingjay” actress apparently does not like the presumptive GOP presidential candidate

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Mon, 16 May 2016 08:13:50 CDT

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