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The Jazz Genius Charlie Parker as Seen by Stanley Crouch

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

In Kansas City Lightning, the first volume of his biography The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, the soul of Stanley Crouch joins the soul of the legendary jazz legend, with James Joyce giving his blessings from beyond the grave.

5 Exceptional October Getaways

MiniTime | Posted 12.05.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Williamsburg Destination Marketing Committee) With the arrival of autumn, many destinations enter the sweet shoulder season of lower prices a...

10 All-Star Bartenders You Should Know

Liquor.com | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
Liquor.com

These all-star mixologists are taking cocktails to the next level.

Miniature Museum Getting A Big Makeover

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Toy and Miniature Museum in Kansas City plans to undergo a major renovation. The museum said in a release...

9 Flavorful Fall Festivals

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're one to honor the emergence of seasonal ingredients, you'll find a cornucopia of food-centric festivals taking place all around the United States, from California to Massachusetts. Here are some of the season's most satiating celebrations.

Shooting Photos of Alleys and Ruins

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Seeking solace and confronted with the possibility of life on the streets 20 years ago, Xavier Nuez did what any photographer might do: "I was shooti...

Google Reserves the Right to Be Evil

Craig Aaron | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Wasn't Google supposed to be different? The company literally markets Google Fiber as "a different kind of Internet." "Everyone else does it" isn't much of an excuse. If Google is such an innovator, why can't it innovate its terms of service?

Good News from Kansas City

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At this difficult time when so many orchestras are facing economic turmoil, the Kansas City Symphony is balancing its budget and just signed a three year contract with its musicians.

Craft Breweries Revitalize 6 Cities

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

-- In once rundown urban districts across the country, craft breweries have helped to transform the neighborhoods around them. Small business owners...

Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

Jim Luce | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal. One of them is a former New York Post w...

CAPS Off to High School Students Who Embrace Entrepreneurship Early

Alana Muller | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Alana Muller

Poised. Articulate. Innovative. Confident. As the graduation season continues, it's not uncommon to hear commencement speakers lauding such praise on graduating high school seniors. But, recipient of seed funding? Serial entrepreneur? Patent-holder? Not so much.

Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

What Good Is a Gigabit?

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Jake Brewer

At 1 billion "bits per second," a gigabit is 200 times faster than today's U.S. average of roughly 5 million bits per second. But the question remains: what can we actually do with that kind of speed?

Man Storms Stage During Kansas City Mayor's Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Kansas City Mayor Sly James was in the middle of his "State of the City" address on Tuesday when a man walked onstage, knocked down a flag positioned ...

Missing Missouri Mom Faked Abduction, Sheriff Says

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A missing central Missouri woman and her young daughter were found unharmed, but the woman was taken into custody and faces charge...

Missing Missouri Mom And Daughter In Danger

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A central Missouri woman who has been missing with her young daughter since Thursday seemed to be reading from a script when ...

'Modern Family' Stars Trapped In An Elevator

AP | Posted 05.02.2013 | Celebrity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three stars from the ABC comedy "Modern Family" got stuck in a Kansas City elevator for about an hour Friday night, delaying their...

Massive Blast 'All Anyone Can Talk About' In 'Big Small-Town'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday evening, an explosion destroyed JJ's restaurant, a popular after-work spot in Kansas City, Mo. Authorities have recovered one body at the s...

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

Google Is Putting This Flyover City On The Map

AP | By MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Inside a small bungalow on the street separating Kansas City, Kan., from its sister city in Missouri, a small group of entr...

The 'Mouse Out of the Hole' Theory

Georgia Middleman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

The optimist in me believes that if you do what you love and just work hard enough, success will follow. But the realist in me knows I'd be leaving out a big piece of the equation: LUCK.

Kansas City Is Building America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Jason Grill | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Kansas City is pushing the envelope in becoming one of the strongest, if not the finest entrepreneurial city in this great country through a renewed spirit of collaboration, community and leadership.

Art Institute Sues Broke Donors?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

Larry and Kristina Dodge, a couple of art patrons living in Southern California, learned the hard way what happens when you make a promise you can't k...

$110,000 Missing From WWII Veterans Charity, Kansas Honors Flights

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 11.24.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 ...

Tour Diary: No. 2

Amy Millan | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Amy Millan

It was a bit muddy that day and I find Torquil rinsing his shoes in our little bus sink above the drinking glasses. Torq tells me not to worry and that he will wash all the dishes, but I can't help but feel like I am drinking Torq's shoes for the rest of the week.