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06/18/2013 2:14 PM

06/18/2013 2:15 PM

Lee’s Summit

“Got Talent” is this weekend:

Lee’s Summit’s Got Talent will be back June 21 for its third season, featuring performers from across the area competing for a $5,000 cash prize. It’s a fund-raiser for Lee’s Summit CARES.

The curtain rises at 7 p.m. at the Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center. In addition to the contestants, there will be a performance by Maurice and Shanice Hayes, the father-daughter vocal duo that went to the semi-finals on the NBC show “America’s Got Talent.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are on sale at, at Lee’s Summit Hy-Vee stores and at the Price Chopper on Greenwich Drive.

Kansas City

Rosa Parks awards:

On June 19, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will present its first KCATA Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards to recognize individuals who, in the spirit of civil rights leader Rosa Parks, are making a difference in Kansas City and in public transit.

The honorees are Kansas City Councilman Dick Davis, who formerly led the ATA; Truman Medical Centers; the University of Missouri–Kansas City; and retired KCATA bus driver Ray Harris Jr.

The awards reception begins at 5:30 p.m. at the American Jazz Museum in the 18th Vine Jazz District.

For ticket information, visit


Bikes and beer:

A three-day cycling festival, with some ale thrown in, is scheduled this weekend to celebrate Tour of Kansas City’s 50th year.

The festival runs from June 21 through June 23 at three venues: the Kansas City Museum, downtown Lee’s Summit and Longview Farm in Lee’s Summit.

It features bicycle races and pleasure rides for all levels of riders, street parties on Saturday and Sunday, and the Real Ale Fest, which will be Saturday afternoon in Lee’s Summit.

Find details, registration and tickets at


Park renovations:

The city is holding a community meeting June 19 on the proposed renovations at two parks:

• Belvidere, 14713 Fuller Ave.

• Little Corner, 13424 Bennington Ave.

The staff is especially interested in learning about specific desires for the new playgrounds.

The public comment session will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at The View community center, 13500 Byars Road.


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