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Basketball road trip Kansas City … great music fills the air

Basketball road trip Kansas City … great music fills the air

If you find yourself in town for one of the many basketball tourneys in the next weeks, and need a respite from the squeaky-sneakers-on-wooden-courts, you may want to check out some of the venues with good tunes.

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18th and Vine District – Kansas City’s wild past

18th and Vine District – Kansas City’s wild past

It was the roaring ‘20s, and 18th and Vine was the center of the black community at the time. The stage at the Panama Club was their showcase. It was also the beginning of Mayor Tom Pendergast’s political era, with the lax enforcement of liquor,…

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Best BLT’s and wings in Kansas City!

Best BLT’s and wings in Kansas City!

  The Peanut Cold beer, Killer wings and BLTs The Peanut was the very first bar to get its liquor license after prohibition was repealed in 1933. (Before the repeal, it was a speakeasy.) A neighborhood dive just south of the Plaza, they serve up…

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The best of Kansas City BBQ

The best of Kansas City BBQ

If you are heading to KC for the NCAA Basketball Tourney, then you are in store for some great hoops and even better Q. My preference is always Oklahoma Joe’s, especially the pork, although LC’s pork sandwich is pretty killer, too. And I really love…

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Best Road Trip Ever app takes home the gold at Addy’s!

Best Road Trip Ever app takes home the gold at Addy’s!

Last night, Kansas City’s ad community gathered to celebrate themselves at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-KC) 2013 Addy Awards show and reward creative excellence. Happily, Best Road Trip Ever! took home the gold for Apps in the digital advertising category. The road to Best Road…

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An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

This Friday, November 6th would have been Kathy’s birthday. She passed last year after a battle with cancer. I was fortunate to have known Kathy, and her art was a big crowd favorite at the Rare Visions/Detour Art show at the Belger. Eclectics Gallery in…

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Rare Visions/Detour Art Exhibit…Opening Night

Rare Visions/Detour Art Exhibit…Opening Night

(Erika Nelson’s “World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things” from Lucas, Kansas) Rare Visions. Detour Art Exhibit March 6, 2009 – May 1, 2009 Belger Arts Center 2100 Walnut Kansas City, Missouri (Bob Smithy “Angel” from the collection of Kelly…

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A tourist in my own town

A tourist in my own town

Don, Narrow Larry, and Erika Nelson Sometimes it takes visitors to get you out into your own town. Luckily, Don, Erika and Larry aren’t your typical visitors, and wandering aimlessly is AOK with them. Downtown Kansas City Public Library 14 West 10th Street Signs ‘n…

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SPACES magazine visits

SPACES magazine visits

The March 2009 “Green” issue of the home/shelter magazine, Spaces has hit the newsstands and it was a doubly-good issue.  Not only did they come by my over-crowded home to see the collection as it was being packed up for the Belger show, there is…

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Art has migrated…

Art has migrated…

Whew – yesterday we moved all of the rest of the art from my house (102 pieces in all) and also from Mike Murphy’s house.  Luckily, it was one of those freak February days that was 65 and sunny.  Last week the art came in…

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