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Urban Hikes Explores History, Architecture and Art with Exercise to Boot

By Kevin Collison Lisa Peña traces her inspiration to launch Urban Hikes Kansas City to her childhood days exploring the woods near her home in...

New Strategy Hopes to Reanimate Disney Laugh-O-Gram Building

By Kevin Collison Backers of the effort to reanimate the historic Laugh-O-Gram building where Walt Disney got his start a century ago believe they finally...

Crown Center Holiday Celebration Ringing

Crown Center's holiday season starts in earnest today with the lighting of the Mayor's Christmas Tree and Santa's arrival, although his sojourn at the...

Union Station Completes Family Scrapbook with Holiday Reflections

By Kevin Collison Faced with the prospect of the Covid Grinch stealing its most popular season, Union Station has improvised a holiday experience it hopes...

Ambassador Hotel Opens 1930s Style Jazz and Supper Club

Kansas City jazz great Lonnie McFadden has opened a club beneath the Ambassador Hotel that includes an option for patrons to enjoy a three-course...

‘Wrapped with Heart’ Negro Leagues Celebration Rolling

By Kevin Collison It started as a million-dollar year for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum until Covid-19 hit in March. The pandemic forced the cancellation of...

Troostival Concert Celebrates Black Culture and Troost Revival

By Kevin Collison The first annual Troostival, a celebration of Black creativity and the ongoing revival of a street traditionally associated with Kansas City racial...

Community Christian Sparks Campaign to Rekindle ‘Steeple of Light’

By Kevin Collison Community Christian Church has been baptized officially as a historic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a designation that's sparking a fundraising...

Artist Coalition Virtual Fashion Show Walks Streetcar Aisle

The Kansas City Artists Coalition is riding the rails this year for its annual Coalesce fashion show, turning the aisles of a streetcar into...

Plaza Building Morphing from Angry Graffiti to Hopeful Murals

By Kevin Collison A Plaza-area building tagged with graffiti during the George Floyd protests in late May is being transformed from what was a lingering...