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...

This Year’s Irish Fest Says Farewell to Old Friends, The Elders

By Kevin Collison This weekend's Kansas City Irish Fest, which kicks off tonight at Crown Center when The Maguire Brothers take the stage at 5...

Charlotte Street Launches New Performance Space on Broadway

By Kevin Collison The Charlotte Street Foundation, a cutting-edge downtown cultural fixture for years, has found a permanent space for performance works on Broadway--at least...

Downtown is Center for 816 Day Celebration This Thursday

By Kim Mueller Downtown neighbors will celebrate all things Kansas City on Thursday during the second annual 816Day event inspired by the city’s area code. “It’s...