‘Bird’ Celebration Takes Wing This Week in Downtown Kansas City, Elsewhere

By Kevin Collison The Fourth Annual Charlie Parker Celebration, an event that honors both the music legend and boosts Kansas City's current jazz scene, begins...

Mayor Hosting Rock the Block Celebration Saturday at Washington Square Park

The sixth annual "Sly's Rock the Block" celebration, a free, family-oriented event, will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington...

Crossroads Arts District Celebrating the Eclipse with Solanoir Street-Art Festival

The Crossroads Arts District is living up to cosmic form with a five-day, street-art celebration of the upcoming total eclipse called Solanoir. Thirty street artists...

Crossroads First Friday to Include Kids Scavenger Hunt, Rooftop Party, Sporting KC Flip Cup...

By Kevin Collison Today's First Friday in the downtown Kansas City Crossroads Arts District continues a growing trend of not just being a festive...

Hyundai Uses Downtown Kansas City Skyline in National Commercial–Sort of

In a weird mash-up, Hyundai is using the Kansas City skyline, with a few more buildings thrown in for good measure, in a national...

13th Annual KC Fringe Festival Offers Late Night Gathering at New Outdoor Venue at...

The 13th Annual KC Fringe Festival continues tonight through July 30 and is using the new Haverty Family Yards outdoor venue next to Union...

Civic Leader Warren Erdman Speaks Out on UMKC Downtown Conservatory Funding Veto: ‘I Played...

By Kevin Collison Warren Erdman, the leader of the local effort to obtain state money for the proposed UMKC Downtown Conservatory, warned today that any...

UMKC to Seek Alternative Funding for Downtown Kansas City Conservatory; Gov. Greitens Vetoes...

Despite overwhelming support from the Missouri Legislature, Gov. Eric Greitens has vetoed state funding for the proposed $96 million Downtown UMKC Conservatory project. "Today, Governor...

Union Station Kicks Off New Outdoor Entertainment Venue Backed by Great Downtown Kansas City...

By Kevin Collison Union Station kicked off its new Haverty Family Yards outdoor entertainment venue last weekend with a soulful performance by Anderson East and...

Tech N9ne to Kickoff New Indoor Concert Venue in Crossroads this September; First Foray...

By Kevin Collison A couple of veterans of the Nashville concert scene are opening a new indoor venue in the Crossroads called The Truman,...