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Royals

Kauffman Stadium PA announcer Mike McCartney gives voice to Royals baseball

Mike McCartney’s voice has rung throughout the corridors of the Kansas City Royals’ ballpark for nearly 14 consecutive seasons. He hasn’t missed a single home game in that span, not even after he spent the 2012 offseason being treated for prostate cancer. That’s 1,076 games.

Living

Each pottery vessel by Erica Iman is one of a kind and trending

The pottery of Erica Iman of Kansas City is drawing attention internationally and locally. A few months ago, her landscape plate was featured in Wired (UK) Magazine. And in Kansas City, the new Corvino Supper Club restaurant in the Crossroads commissioned vases as well as pieces for its tasting room.

Spirit

Helping families shaken by violence

Mindy Corporon and Jim LaManno, who lost loved ones in the 2014 shooting rampage targeting the Jewish Community Center, visit The Star to promote SevenDays activities and discuss how violence changed their families.

Videos

Royals PA announcer Mike McCartney: Calling hot dog race started as a joke

Royals public address announcer Mike McCartney didn't mean to start calling the Kauffman Stadium hot dog race live. Now it's a tradition.
Maria Torres The Kansas City Star
Royals PA announcer Mike McCartney: Calling hot dog race started as a joke 1:38

Royals PA announcer Mike McCartney: Calling hot dog race started as a joke

70-year-old Rich Talavera is an 'American Ninja Warrior' 3:17

70-year-old Rich Talavera is an 'American Ninja Warrior'

Cuddly critters: Baby animals at KC Zoo get extra TLC 5:22

Cuddly critters: Baby animals at KC Zoo get extra TLC

Helping families shaken by violence 1:51

Helping families shaken by violence