Union Station Evolves with Imaginative Dinosaur Exhibit

By Kevin Collison It's a matchup display any dinosaur-crazy kid would enjoy and 125 million years later, part of a major, new exhibition that heralds...

Sequence Climb Bringing ‘Bouldering’ to Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Graham Hess has seen how light rail galvanized Salt Lake City's downtown, and when Kansas City started its streetcar, he knew downtown...

UMKC Seeks Conservatory Proposals, Potential Downtown Site Survives Close Call

By Kevin Collison UMKC officially has restarted its pursuit of a new combined Conservatory of Music and Dance and Theater Department facility, and has set...

Boulevardia Celebrates Fifth Year in Bottoms with Bou Lou and Tech N9ne Too

Boulevardia is back for a fifth year in the West Bottoms June 15-16 and this year's festival includes a performance by Tech N9ne paired with...

Pending Sale of Crossroads Building Housing YJ’s Stirs ‘Hate Mail’

By Kevin Collison The pending sale of the building housing longtime Crossroads favorite YJ's Snack Bar has stirred up strong passions, prompting the expected buyer...

Monster and Music Greets Streetcar Riders Thanks to Art in the Loop

By Kim Mueller Streetcar riders are discovering an extra surprise this summer: a Stranger on a Train riding a Party Car. The soft sculpture monster created...

Two Light Art Evokes Kansas City Cool

By Kim Mueller One hundred years after leaving Kansas City, Ernest Hemingway’s spirit returned when Two Light apartments opened its doors earlier this month. Images of...

Downtown Stanford Comedy Club Struggles to Recover from ‘Incident’

By Kevin Collison General Manager Richard Montano is upfront about how a shooting incident Feb. 25 has hurt business at the Stanford 813 comedy club,...

Building Housing Crossroad’s Favorites YJ’s, Birdies Sold

By Kevin Collison The red-brick building at the corner of the Crossroad Arts District's funkiest retail scene has been sold, leaving unclear the future of...

Kansas City Jazz Swings Across Downtown

By Kim Mueller Lonnie McFadden stood smiling beside the piano inspecting his trumpet before beginning his regular gig at The Phoenix where he entertains the...