Arts & Entertainment

East Coast glass artist returns to Kansas City.

Dec. 18, 2014

William A. Keightley formerly of Stained Glass & Mosaic in Virginia Beach, VA. & That Stained Glass Place in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is proud to introduce WAK Mosaics & Stained Glass in Lenexa Kansas. Specializing in fine art mosaics and stained glass, made to order with customer satisfaction being top priority. Keightley grew up in Kansas City , ...

50 Plus Art Show to take place on Jan. 14 at Matt Ross Community Center

Dec. 17, 2014

Local artists age 50 and over can show off their artwork while enjoying refreshments and discovering other local artists during a 50 Plus Art Show being presented on Wednesday, Jan. 14, by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Now in its second year, this free event will take place beginning at 2 p.m. at ...

American Royal ProRodeo Wins the Best Footing Award Again for 2014

Dec. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Royal ProRodeo Wins the Best Footing Award Again for 2014 December 17, 2014 - Kansas City – The American Royal ProRodeo was once again awarded the prestigious Justin Boots Best Footing Award, 1st Place for the Great Lakes Region, from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). This is the third year in a row the American ...

Branson’s 21st Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show

Dec. 16, 2014

Branson’s 21st Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show Heats Up Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater’s Stage Branson, MO – (Thursday, December 4, 2014) – Tickets are on sale now for Branson’s 21st Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show. Escape the winter blues with a trip in January and February to Branson, Missouri, dubbed the “live music show capital of the ...

Arty’s Legendary Cocktails launches Bloody Mary

Dec. 15, 2014

Arty’s Legendary Cocktails, the first company to make a ready-to-drink Old Fashioned, is launching their legendary, spicy Bloody Mary, into the Kansas area. Their historic Bloody Mary has a dynamic, multi-dimensional flavor packed with loads of spicy tomato, celery and citrus flavors with a serious kick of black and hot pepper spice on the finish. This spicy concoction is the ...

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Choose the Best of 2014

Dec. 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS NAME THE YEAR’S BEST December 14, 2014 The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest organized critics group in the country, held their annual end-of-the-year award gathering this afternoon, with “Birdman” and “Boyhood” taking home the lion’s share of the major awards. This is the 48th year the group has awarded their ...

Lenexa Church Rings In Christmas Among the Barn Animals

Dec. 14, 2014

Kaw Prairie Community Church 9421 Meadow View Dr. Lenexa, KS 66227 913-764-5722 The Barn At Kill Creek 9200 Kill Creek Road De Soto, KS 66018 Contacts: Pastor Dan McKnight: KP News Editor Alexia Lang: Lenexa, Kan. – Kaw Prairie Community Church is buzzing with excitement, eager to share the greatest gift ever given – the birth of the ...

Hidden Secrets at the Vaile Mansion

Dec. 12, 2014

CONTACT: Michael Broadway 913.787.3637 Currently decked out in its Christmas wonderland regalia, the Vaile Mansion at 1500 North Liberty in Independence, Missouri, hides a few dark secrets that the tour guides don't like to discuss with visitors. In fact, most of them will deny the validity of these disturbing legends of atrocious events associated with the residence and tell ...

Dine and Party With A James Beard Awarded Chef This New Years

Dec. 12, 2014

The streets of the Crossroads Art District will once again echo with the sounds of jumping blues and hot swinging Jazz this New Year's eve as restaurants Michael Smith and Extra Virgin host another memorable party with The Grand Marquis. As in years past, there will be two dinner seatings at James Beard award winning chef Michael Smith's namesake restaurant, ...

VooDoo Lounge 2015 NYE Celebration w/One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk!

Dec. 12, 2014

North Kansas City, MO – One More Time, the premier tribute to Daft Punk, will bring their visually stunning and life-like performance to VooDoo Lounge on New Year’s Eve December 31st, 2014! Their stage setup is an indistinguishable replica of the famous Daft Punk Pyramid from the 2007 Alive Tour. Presented by 95.7 The Vibe and featuring their own heavy ...

New Years Eve Celebration

Dec. 11, 2014

Dinner, full buffet with three entrees Dancing to music from the 40s through the 70s, KCvarietyband. Champaign Toast at Midnight. 6:30 pm-12:15 am. Tickets only $25 each ($35 at the door). Turners German American Hall, 512 Bong Ave, Belton, MO 64012. Call Chef Jeff Higgins for Reservations at 913-710-4455 or email

Celebrate quilting with Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Dec. 11, 2014

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2014 Contact: Kim Woolery, Public Relations, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Phone: 913-279-2106 Email: Celebrate quilting with Kansas City, Kansas Public Library KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In January and February, join Kansas City, Kansas Public Library in celebrating the beautiful and enduring art of quilting. Quilting is at once both an ancient ...

Unbound to Host A Night to Remember in K.C.

Dec. 10, 2014

Unbound, the largest nonprofit in Kansas, is hosting a holiday extravaganza that Kansas City area residents won’t want to miss. The event, which will be held at Unbound’s headquarters in Kansas City, Kan., will highlight young adults continuing their educations in secondary schools, technical schools or even university programs, as well as children waiting for sponsorship. Guests will have the ...

The Hallmark Art Awards 65th Anniversary

Dec. 10, 2014 Ron Worley Kaleidoscope & Hallmark Visitors Center Outreach Supervisor 816/274-8348 The Hallmark Art Awards Public exhibition featuring original works of art from the Hallmark art awards KANSAS CITY, Mo (Dec. 9, 2014) – This new exhibit in the art gallery showcases paintings from the first Hallmark Art Awards dating back to 1949. A Christmas themed display tells the ...


Dec. 9, 2014

KC Actor/comedian Michael Joiner’s “Christian Movie” parody creates quite the “buzz” Comedian Michael Joiner has been making Christian and secular audiences laugh at themselves for over two decades. After making a name for himself as a serious film actor in faith based films, he tapped back into his comedy roots to show the world VIA film that Christians have a ...

Help bring Howard Carney home!

Dec. 8, 2014

Help bring Howard Carney home! Stone Canyon Pizza Co., with locations at 15 Main St. in Parkville, MO and 8630 Northwest Prairie View Road, Zona Rosa, Kansas City, MO 64153 is hosting a fundraiser to help bring Howard Carney, a former Stone Canyon employee, former Kansas City police officer and the metro’s unofficial salsa king back to the area for ...

Alternate History Acts of War Released

Dec. 8, 2014

Topeka, K.S.; November 11, 2014—James Young, author of the critically acclaimed science fiction novel An Unproven Concept, has just released his alternate history work Acts of War in both e-book and hard copy formats. The second work in the Usurper’s War series, Acts of War explores a World War II in which Adolf Hitler is killed by a wayward RAF ...

Former Kansas Citian and Author La’Verne Washington Releases new e-novel.

Dec. 5, 2014

Former Kansas Citian, recording artist and vocalist La'Verne Washington, has now added "Author' to her title of accomplishments. Her first e-novel, "Angel's of Dupont Circle", was recently published and released. La'Verne's new e-book, a murder, mystery thriller is a book that takes place in the 1980's. It features 2 African-American women Detectives attempting to solve the murders of homeless people ...

Reflections Show Opens at KCAC

Dec. 4, 2014

Kansas City Artist’s Coalition Reflections, a series of prints by Karen Schory December 12, 2014 through January 16, 2015 Opening Reception on Friday, December 12, 2014 starting at 6:00 pm. Kansas City Artist’s Coalition 201 Wyandotte Kansas City, Missouri 64105 816.421.5222 Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Kansas City 2015- Midnight Rodeo

Dec. 4, 2014

Biggest and Best Country New Year's Eve Party in Kansas City Midnight Rodeo Downtown Kansas City Tickets and Info at 5 HOUR UNLIMITED PREMIUM OPEN BARS 8pm – 1:30am | December 31, 2014 All Tickets are All-Inclusive – 5 Hours of Unlimited Fully Stocked Premium Bars! LIVE Country Music! Entertainment featuring Country Star Travis Marvin and DJ Mr. Kristopher! ...

Kansas City New Year’s Eve 2015 - NYE at The Temple V

Dec. 4, 2014

Kansas City's Biggest and Best New Year's Eve NYE at The Temple V 2015 Downtown Kansas City 12.31.14 8:00pm – 2:30am Tickets and full details: 6 HOUR UNLIMITED PREMIUM OPEN BARS – BEST IN KANSAS CITY “One of the best NYE parties in the country” 10 MASSIVE OPEN BARS 5-6 hrs Unlimited Premium Drinks Included Yearly Sell Out 2,000+ ...

Feeding the Hungry and Rewarding Excellence at the American Royal Junior Premium Livestock Auction

Dec. 4, 2014

Feeding the Hungry and Rewarding Excellence at the American Royal Junior Premium Livestock Auction December 3, 2014 - Kansas City – American Royal supporters generated more than 25,000 lbs. of meat donated to local charities along with rewarding youth exhibitors for championship animals at the association’s annual Junior Premium Livestock Auction (JPLA) on October 26. Most of the meat from ...

H&R Block Foundation to Sponsor Inner City Youth Program Chess Tournament Series

Dec. 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE H&R Block Foundation to Sponsor Inner City Youth Program Chess Tournament Series High Aspirations Mentoring Program, Serving African American Males Ages Eight to 18, Gets New Tournament Sponsor KANSAS CITY, MO, [12-3-2014] --- High Aspirations, a local youth mentoring program for African American young men ages 8-18 has a new sponsor for their chess tournament series for ...

Shawnee Mission HS Graduate Shines in Red Curtain Broadway Revue

Dec. 3, 2014

Rachael Birt, a 2014 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate, will perform in Central Washington University's Red Curtain Broadway Revue, opening December 4. Birt is a first-year student in the bachelor of fine arts musical theatre program. She has performed in many productions, including the role of Louise in Gypsy, Meg in Crimes of the Heart, and Hope Harcourt in ...

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