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Spectacular Liberty Memorial Poppy Display to Honor Centennial of World War I Armistice

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row..." "In Flanders Fields," written by Lt. Col. John McCrae in 1915 to honor a fallen...

Historic KC Club Reopens as Event Space Following $3M Renovation

By Kevin Collison A former downtown gathering place for Kansas City power brokers back in the day has reopened as spiffed-up venue for a new...

Crossroads Hotel a Striking Addition to Downtown Hospitality Scene

By Kevin Collison The bland exterior of the new Crossroads Hotel at 2101 Central may fool you, but once inside the historic brick shell you'll...

New Hotel Indigo Lifts Lasting Toast to Pioneering Crossroads Artist

By Kevin Collison Jim Leedy, the renowned artist who pioneered the Crossroads Arts District in 1985, knows what he wants when someone decides to name...

Hy-Vee Arena Opens, Bringing New Bounce to Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The Hy-Vee Arena formally opened last week in the West Bottoms at a ceremony where developer Steve Foutch was saluted for his...

Power & Light District Adding Hotel Karaoke, Expanded No Other Pub

The Kansas City Power & Light District is adding a new karaoke concept to the second floor space in the KC Live! block formerly...

Afterword Tavern Brings Fresh Food, Drink and Ideas to Crossroads

By Kevin Collison If there's one thing Christian Overgaard would like to see happen when people visit his new place, Afterword Tavern & Shelves, its...

Event and Commercial Uses Planned for Longtime Eyesore Buildings on Grand

By Kevin Collison The last major blighted properties along an approximately four-block stretch of Grand Boulevard between 19th Street and Truman Road are slated for...

Citywide Open Spaces Arts Festival Includes Works Downtown

By Kim Mueller The weekend rain didn’t dampen artist Ted Riederer’s spirit as he waited for people to record their songs on free vinyl albums...

Folly Debuts New Look This Weekend

By Kevin Collison Things may be a bit rough around the edges, but when The Folly hosts Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman of Byrds fame...