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ArtsBlock Creating a Cultural Haven on Independence Avenue

By Kevin Collison ArtsBlock, a new project near downtown on Independence Avenue, more than lives up to its name by offering places for artists to...

Provocative New Vietnam War Exhibit Anchors Veterans Day Weekend at WW I Museum

By Kevin Collison An unvarnished account of the Vietnam War, from the Cold War domino theory that hooked the U.S. in the 1950s, to a...

Madison Flitch Brings ‘Tree to Table’ Style to Crossroads

By Kevin Collison John Pryor has returned to his native Kansas City from Boston to contribute to downtown's revival, crafting and selling unique furniture harvested...

Genghis Khan Invades Union Station

By Kevin Collison Genghis Khan, the 13th Century Mongol leader who became one of the greatest and most feared conquerors in world history, has invaded...

Big Halloween Weekend at Union Station Includes Spooky Attic

By Kevin Collison Union Station is scaring up so new business this Halloween season by opening its unused attic space as a haunted house attraction. The...

A Year Later, No Sign of Hy-Vee Arena

By Kevin Collison A year after the Hy-Vee Arena amateur sports center opened in the West Bottoms following a $39 million redevelopment, it's still invisible...

New Playground Opens at West Terrace Park

By Kevin Collison Downtown boosters like to say it's becoming a place where people can live, work and play, and last week a couple hundred...

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Winding Down Run at The Arts Asylum

By Kevin Collison The Arts Asylum production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" has two weekends left in its current run and backers say the show's first...

First Friday Hopes to Create New Tradition with Alley Art

By Kevin Collison After hitting the reset button last month, this week's First Friday in the Crossroads is returning art vendors to the mix in...

Troostapalooza Street Fair Celebrates Unity and Creativity on Troost

By Kevin Collison The second annual Troostapalooza, a street festival celebrating "makers" of all kinds and encouraging community spirit along Kansas City's historic racial divide,...