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Streetcar Extension to Isle of Capri Casino May Be in the Cards

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City Streetcar Authority may push its planned riverfront extension to the Isle of Capri, a strategic move that would connect...

Folly Theater Upgrade Receives Major Donation from Kemper Foundation

By Kevin Collison The Folly Theater has made a dramatic stride toward accomplishing a major interior renovation project with a $775,000 donation from the William...

Folk Alliance Conference Serenades Downtown Through Sunday

By Kevin Collison One of North America's biggest music events takes the stage today when downtown welcomes 3,000 musicians and industry professionals attending the Folk...

Sculpture Alley Adding Public Art Venue to Crossroads Neighborhood

By Kevin Collison Several Crossroads property owners are creating a new venue for public art in downtown, designating an alley that runs behind some prominent...

UMKC Downtown Conservatory Plan Collapses After Losing Key Funding

By Kevin Collison In a major setback to downtown's cultural ambitions, the planned UMKC Downtown Conservatory has suffered a fatal financial blow, losing a $20...

Folly Theater Fundraising for Ambitious Improvement Plan and Endowment

By Kevin Collison The historic Folly Theater, a downtown cultural jewel for 118 years, is in the middle of its most ambitious fundraising and improvement...

Powerful World War I Painting ‘Gassed’ to Debut New Gallery at National World War...

By Kevin Collison "Gassed," one of the most powerful works of art depicting the horrors of World War I or any  war, will be the...

Crossroads Deja Vu, Haw Contemporary Expands into Former Dolphin Gallery Space

By Kevin Collison (Update: The Haw Contemporary opened March 30 and this week will be its first First Friday in the Crossroads Arts District. The...

New Bookstore Cafe Promises a Bit of Paris on Delaware Street

By Kevin Collison Two attorneys are hoping to bring a little bit of Paris to Delaware Street this summer with a new bookstore, cafe and...

World War I Museum Celebrates 1914 Christmas Truce with Soccer Tournament, Watch Party

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is hosting its fifth annual commemoration of the moment in 1914 when soldiers from both sides...