Friday, February 28, 2014

Boulevard names guest breweries visiting Boulevardia, including Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Russian River and more

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM

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Boulevard Brewing Co. has announced 40 breweries that will be taking part in the Saturday "Taps & Tastes" portion of its three-day Boulevardia festival. Among the breweries coming to the West Bottoms for the special Saturday event will be New Belgium, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Blind Tiger, Jolly Pumpkin, Russian River and many more. Read the full list after the jump.

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The Hold Steady, Ume scheduled for upcoming Kegs & Eggs at the Tank Room

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

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It seems like the Buzz is aiming to outdo itself with its latest Kegs & Eggs announcement. On April 28, the radio station is bringing the Hold Steady to the Tank Room for an early morning music session. By the time the Brooklyn band rolls into town, its upcoming full-length, Teeth Dreams, will be available, and we'll probably all know it by heart. If you can rouse yourself from bed in time to make the 6 a.m. door on Monday, the Tank Room is setting up the first 100 people with one free pint and breakfast. 

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Katy Guillen and the Girls, Maria the Mexican, the Philistines and more at the Brick this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 9:46 AM

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This Saturday, the Midwest Music Foundation presents the final installment of its SXSW fundraising concert series with a handful of supremely talented and very different acts.

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The Drunken Worm is now open on 39th Street West

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM

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Snuggled in between the recently opened bistro Kansas Town and the year-old Hi-Dive Lounge is another new addition to the 39th Street West neighborhood: the Drunken Worm.

A tequila bar with a Mexican-centric food menu, the Drunken Worm opened its doors for business last Wednesday, says general manager Levi Keefer, who has previously worked stints at the north-of-the-river Granfalloon, Mosaic, Angels Rock Bar and John's Big Deck. (Ralph Sander and Matt Laffey are the other principal partners in the operation.)

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Ostentatious Powers 2: Chainz of a Tity Boi and other stories from the Midland last night

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM

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For the full slideshow from last night, go here

The 2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour starring 2 Chainz navigated its way through town Thursday night and docked at the Midland with crack-rap veteran Pusha T and newcomer August Alsina in tow. Nautical references aside, 2 Chainz's 2013 album B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time was the anchor of the show in more ways than one. 2 Chainz, currently at the forefront of party rappers fueled on spectacle and hyperbolic silliness, never missed an opportunity throughout the night to plug his latest release and mention ad nauseam that B.O.A.T.S. is "an acronym or an abbreviation that means based on a true story."

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Midwest Dramatists Center to lure playwrights to the Writers Place

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM

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  • From left, the MDC's Jose Faus, Vicki Vodrey, Michelle T. Johnson, Bryan Colley, Mary Bunten and David Hanson

Local playwrights are about to get a new venue for developing and staging their work.

The Midwest Dramatists Center, a young playwrights collective, has signed a lease to establish its headquarters and construct a black-box-laboratory theater in the basement of the Writers Place.

The Dramatists Center is the brainchild of founder and playwright David Hanson, but it took the right blend of collaborators to get it off the ground. Local playwrights Alli Jordan, Bryan Colley, Vicki Vodrey and Michelle T. Johnson will join Hanson on the board of directors and serve as the inaugural class of playwrights-in-residence.

Residents will share the space for staged readings and workshop productions as they develop and refine their work - and they'll have to share. Each year, five new regional writers will be added to the collective for a five-year MDC residency.

Twenty-five playwrights in residence? Really? 

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Accurso's Italian Restaurant wins Sugar Rush for second year

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

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  • The ice cream made from Makers Mark bourbon infused with blood oranges and cherries will soon be added to the Accurso's Italian Restaurant dinner menu.

For the second year in a row, restaurateur Anthony Accurso  - of Accurso's Italian Restaurant at 4890 Main - was selected by participants (using gumballs as ballots) as the winner of the "KC Sweetheart Award" at the third annual Pitch Sugar Rush event. Sugar Rush was held February 20 at the Promise Wedding and Event space at 1814 Oak.

Accurso had one of the most elaborate displays of desserts at the event, serving samples of his restaurant's signature cheesecake on a red velvet cake crust, a melon-basil-and mint frozen granita, and an intoxicating  house-made brown-sugar ice cream made from Maker's Mark bourbon infused with cherries and blood oranges: "It's a pretty potent ice cream," Accurso says. "We had to ask for IDs of anyone who wanted a sample."

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WWE SmackDown returns to Sprint Center April 29

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 11:37 AM

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Will Daniel Bryan be WWE World Heavyweight Champion by the time WWE returns to Kansas City? A lot will have happened by the time WWE's post-WrestleMania tour stops at the Sprint Center on Tuesday, April 29, for a TV taping of SmackDown.

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Proud to be in KC? There's a T-shirt for that

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 8:16 AM

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Kurt Scholla, who owns the Bunker, has his own quality-of-life index for his fellow Kansas Citians: T-shirt sales.

In recent years, his Westport clothing boutique has seen demand rise for locally themed apparel. So last year, he decided it was time for the store to make its own local mark. The result: a simple but edgy logo centered on the letters "KCMO," designed by his wife, Krista Scholla. It did well on hats, so now it's on T-shirts, hoodies and beer cozies.

As Kurt Scholla sees it, two factors fuel the local love: the post-recession shop-local trend and the national attention that Kansas City's cultural scene has earned over the past few years.

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Allen Blasco talks this Saturday's Kansas Music Hall of Fame ceremonies

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 7:56 AM

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Founded in August 2004 by Bill Lee, Meredith Gordon and Allen Blasco, the Kansas Music Hall of Fame has been around only a short while. The inaugural class was inducted in 2005 and included such familiar names as Kansas and Big Joe Turner. For this year, its 10th group of inductees includes Junior Brown and the Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band, among others.

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