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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 Expanding into Former Dolphin Gallery Space

By Kevin Collison The Crossroads building recently vacated by the Kemper gallery is being purchased by Kansas City civic leader Bill Lyons, who plans to...

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...

Kemper Arena Developer Picks Up Pieces After Mosaic Naming Rights Deal Falls Apart

By Kevin Collison The developer transforming the former Kemper Arena into a massive amateur sports complex shrugged of the loss of his naming rights partner...

Kemper Contemporary Museum Closes Crossroads Gallery After Nine-Year Run

By Kevin Collison The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has closed its gallery in the Crossroads Arts District after a nine-year run, saying it wants...

Quality Hill Playhouse Opens ‘The Q,’ Adds Full Bar and Quadruples Lobby

By Kevin Collison The Quality Hill Playhouse has expanded into long-dormant space at 10th and Central streets, dramatically expanding the size of its lobby and...

Downtown Dazzle Heats Up in December with Urban Homes Tour and Streetcar Concerts

Anyone interested in checking out the downtown housing market will have an opportunity Dec. 9 as part of the ongoing Downtown Dazzle holiday festivities. The...