Arts & Entertainment

Bottle Breakers Launch new website, stream new EP

March 2, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri - March 2, 2015 - Kansas City's Bottle Breakers have announced the launch of their new website, and to celebrate, they're making their new E.P., “Weigh Anchor,” available for streaming including 3 unreleased tracks. This will be the band's first physical release, and concludes a year-long effort to self-produce the entire release themselves. "Sometimes when life hands ...

Rev. H. Sharon Howell to Speak at Salina Ecumenical Breakfast April 30

Feb. 27, 2015

Kansas Wesleyan University will host the 2015 community-wide ecumenical prayer breakfast from 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 30. The public is welcome to join KWU President and CEO Matt Thompson, Ph.D. and Salina-area church leaders for this special gathering in the Hauptli Student Center, in the Student Activities Center. The featured guest speaker is Reverend H. Sharon Howell, president of ...

Benedictine Professor Announces Bilingual Book for Dominican Independence Day

Feb. 27, 2015

In conjunction with Dominican Independence Day, February 27, the day in 1844 when the Dominicans won their independence from Haiti, Dr. Julie Sellers, assistant professor of Spanish at Benedictine College and a Federally Certified Court Interpreter, has announced her latest book, Bachata and Dominican Identity / La bachata y la identidad dominicana. Published by McFarland, a leading independent publisher of ...

Booklist starred revew: ‘Don’t Let It Slip By’

Feb. 27, 2015

For Book Editor (Ivan G. Goldman is a former Kansas City Star reporter) Phone 310 378-3164 Pub Date April 30, 2015 Booklist May 15, 2015 starred review The Debtor Class. By Ivan G. Goldman. Apr. 2015. 232p. Permanent Press, $28 (9781579623890). This amazing book is peopled by the lowest of the low: crooked cops, embezzling assistants, jailhouse bullies, bill collectors. ...

Q104’s Mike Kennedy to be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Feb. 25, 2015

Country Radio Seminar 2015 Opening Ceremony attendees learned moments ago that KBEQ/Kansas City PD/morning host Mike Kennedy, will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame during the annual Induction Dinner and Awards Ceremony June 24 in Nashville. Surprise guests Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced the honorees at the Nashville Convention Center as CRS commenced this afternoon (2/25). ...

Kansas City’s Josey Milner Breaks Barriers With 2015 Midwest Music Awards Nominations

Feb. 25, 2015

MTS Management Group is proud to announce Josey Milner has been nominated for Best Country Artist and Song Of The Year (“Cowgirls”) at the 2015 Project Backstage Midwest Music Awards. “Cowgirls” is the first country song to be nominated for Song of the Year, in the awards’ five-year history. The nominations were announced in a ceremony, held last Saturday, February ...

Fine Arts Programs on Display at This Weekend’s College Fair

Feb. 25, 2015

Saturday College Expo Features Ground-Breaking Fine Arts Programs of Private Universities The FREE expo is will take place for one day only–Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd. in south Kansas City just north of Interstate 435. For 17 years the expo has brought together students, parents and colleges from 25 ...

SciFi4Me Covers Planet Comicon 2015 - Magazine Returns for 7th Year

Feb. 24, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 25, 2015) –, the online magazine covering the science fiction and fantasy genres, will once again be in attendance with cameras and microphones at Planet Comicon 2015. A team of reporters will be at PCC all three days, March 13 – 15, and will be conducting interviews with celebrities, comic book writers, and artists throughout ...

Ephemeral Balloon Fashions Hit the Stage at Olathe East

Feb. 23, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Molly Munyan 12401 South Acuff Court, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913)306-5292 Email: Date: February 23, 2015 Ephemeral Balloon Fashions Hit the Stage Olathe East Senior Molly Munyan makes fashion line out of balloons for her school fashion show Olathe, Kansas – 7p.m., Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at Olathe East High School, Molly Munyan, professional balloon ...

Film Series, Philosophy Department Collaborate for Spring Offerings

Feb. 23, 2015

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 23, 2015 Kansas City, MO—In March, the Rockhurst Film Series will partner with the University’s philosophy department to present three films: Being There, Contact, and The Island. Each screening will begin at 7 p.m. in Mabee Theater inside Sedgwick Hall. Philosophy faculty members will introduce the films and ...

Benton House of Tiffany Springs celebrates Grand Opening

Feb. 23, 2015

BENTON HOUSE OF TIFFANY SPRINGS UPCOMING GRAND OPENING Benton House of Tiffany Springs Senior Living Community welcomes the local community to their Grand Opening on Saturday, February 28th from 12 to 2PM. The celebration will include welcoming remarks from Benton House partners and staff, a ribbon cutting, recognition to their Founder’s Club (first residents who will be moving into the ...

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures Reopens August 1

Feb. 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Cassie Mundt Community Development Coordinator Office (816) 235-8006 Mobile (913) 221-4684 Museum logo and building renderings available upon request. THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TOYS AND MINIATURES REOPENS AUGUST 1 New Exhibits and Experiences After $8 Million Renovation February 23, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) ...

Catch up on the world of Insurgent with KCKPL

Feb. 23, 2015

625 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66101 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/23/2015 Contact: Kim Woolery, Public Relations, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Phone: 913-279-2106 Email: Catch up on the world of Insurgent with KCKPL KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jump on the Divergent craze before the next movie comes out with a little help from the Kansas City, ...

Randy Newman to Sing with Kansas City Symphony on June 10

Feb. 23, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Feb. 23, 2015 — Even if you don’t know the name Randy Newman, there’s a good chance you know his music. Best known for his Oscar-nominated theme song, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” from the Pixar animated classic “Toy Story,” the singer, songwriter, pianist and composer will perform alongside the Kansas City Symphony at 7 ...

American Royal Elects John Mitchell Jr. as 2015 Chairman of the Board

Feb. 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Royal Elects John Mitchell Jr. as 2015 Chairman of the Board February 20, 2015 - Kansas City – Recognizing agriculture as the foundation of the region’s economy, coupled with an invigorating vision for the future, the American Royal Board of Governors’ held its Annual Meeting February 10 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. 2015 American ...

Front / Space debuts 2015 programming this First Friday

Feb. 19, 2015

For immediate release: The Cissy Room First Friday March 6th 2015 Opening reception with the artists 6-9pm Artist talk on Saturday March 7th 2015 time TBA Front/Space presents The Cissy Room, the inaugural show of the venue’s 2015 spring exhibition season. This curated event focuses on the long distance internet collaboration between artists Ben Coover (Philadelphia) and Molly Hewitt (Chicago). ...

The Comical Son Returns to the Midwest

Feb. 19, 2015

For Immediate Release: February 18th 2015, Kansas City MO The Comical Son Returns to the Midwest Kansas City Born Comedian Jordan Raybould performs his first homecoming show Photo: KC Born Comedian Jordan Raybould performs at the 5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival in October. Photo Credit: Chris Langston. In entertainment, the greatest thrill a performer often feels is the night one ...

Park University’s Campanella Gallery to Host Graphic Design Exhibit

Feb. 18, 2015

Parkville, Mo.—Feb. 18, 2015 — The artwork of graphic designers Matthew Derezinski, Joey Hannaford, Mervi Pakaste and Jeff Pulaski will be on display in Park University’s Campanella Gallery beginning Thursday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, March 15. The exhibition, “New Directions in Graphic Design,” seeks to highlight modern artistic techniques and uses in graphic design, illustration, photography, letterpress, and design software ...

Crossroads Academy to Host Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn

Feb. 18, 2015

An Evening with Gillian Flynn Monday, March 16th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Downtown Home of R. Crosby Kemper, III (Kansas City Public Library Executive Director) Tickets: $150 each (only 25 left!) KANSAS CITY, MO –New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe nominated screenwriter Gillian Flynn is returning to Kansas City on March 16th for an exclusive conversation about ...

50 Plus plans an Irish Celebration with Celtique at Matt Ross Community Center on March 11

Feb. 18, 2015

Celebrating the Emerald Isle and National Irish American Heritage Month is the goal of a special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Now in its third year, this Irish Celebration with Celtique is planned for March 11, and will involve a performance of Irish music by the local band Celtique. ...

Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 10 at Roeland Park Community Center

Feb. 18, 2015

A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. This concert is the first of three the group is offering this winter and spring. For this event, the entire 45+ member ensemble is expected to play for about an hour. This top-notch entertainment ...

After Losing Mom To Obesity, Local Comedian Launches Campaign To Raise Funds For 100 Mile Ultrarunning Film

Feb. 18, 2015

FOR RELEASE ON FEB 19th, 2015 After Losing Mom To Obesity, Comedian Launches Campaign To Raise Funds For 100 Mile Ultrarunning Film Los Angeles, CA (February 2015) – Los Angeles-based actor and comedian, and self-proclaimed “chubby ginger vegan comedian and son-of-a-pig-farmer,” Jeffrey James Binney announced today that he will be launching a crowd-funded campaign, via, to raise money for ...

Celebrate a book launch with a local author and support a Kansas City center for excellence.

Feb. 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 02/18/15 Contact: Cynthia L. Fails, 913-735-7879, Celebrate a book launch with a local author and support a Kansas City center for excellence. Author, C. L. Fails will celebrate the release of her second book by sharing with the Children’s Campus of Kansas City. Kansas City, KS – The author of Ella and One Tiny Thing, ...

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