High school singers try out for KC SuperStar

More than 100 singers from the metropolitan area’s high schools auditioned last Sunday at the Jewish Community Center hoping to be this year’s KC SuperStar in the “American Idol” style competition produced by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and organizers expect another 100 to try out this coming Sunday.

Emily Parnell — ‘H-e-e-e-re’s’ the president ... or at least that’s how it seemed

The other night, my husband and I cozied up on the couch. I poured myself a glass of wine, and we turned on “The Tonight Show” to watch Jimmy Fallon host for the first time. I’m not a huge Jimmy Fallon fan; he seems a little plastic to me. But all it took was the name Will Smith to catch my attention. With U2 as the musical guest, Thad and I were both excited. (When asked what celebrity we want to meet, he usually answers Bono, and I always say Will Smith. We’re not fancy.)

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