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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Matt Fulks, writer, broadcaster, T-Bones' director of media relations, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Matt Fulks, writer, broadcaster, T-Bones' director of media relations, answers our questions.

Posted By on Wed, May 21, 2014 at 7:20 AM

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Name: Matt Fulks

Occupation: Writer, broadcaster, T-Bones' director of media relations

Hometown: Overland Park

Current neighborhood: "Old" Overland Park

What I do (in 140 characters): Usually, I write a bunch of words, delete the ones I don't like, and hope the remaining ones make sense together. Sometimes they do.

What's your addiction? Baking and eating cookies, cake and caramel pie. I tried giving them up for Lent. That lasted about three days.

What's your game? Yahtzee! I grew up wanting to be a downhill skier, but because this area is relatively flat, that idea fizzled out. A couple of broadcasting friends got me hooked on hockey a few years ago, but I skate like a yak. And I'm a Clydesdale runner. (Does that count as a "game"?)

What's your drink? Coffee, strong and black - and lots of it!

Where's dinner? If not at home, Chappell's, Taco Via, Villa Capri, Dragon Inn or Hayward's. For a splurge, Grünauer. (There's a reason I'm a Clydesdale runner.)

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Diallo Javonne French, photographer and filmmaker, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Posted By on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 8:14 AM

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Name
: Diallo Javonne French

Occupation: Photographer and filmmaker

Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas

Current neighborhood: Hyde Park

What I do (in 140 characters): I'm a black-and-white music photographer and filmmaker. I try to inspire through my images.

What's your addiction? Cupcakes

What's your game? Basketball. I'm older so I'm not what I used to be, but don't leave me open.

Where's dinner? Gates. I really missed Gates when I lived in Atlanta.

What's on your KC postcard? 18th and Vine. My grandparents met in the original Blue Room.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Julep Cocktail Club is off to the races in Westport

Posted By on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Derby day at Julep.
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Afternoon drinking, horses, gambling - there is much to love about the Kentucky Derby and its accompanying celebrations. Last Saturday, the most appropriate local establishment to take in the race seemed especially obvious: Julep Cocktail Club, the just-opened, low-country-themed whiskey bar in Westport.

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Tricia Bushnell, Midwest Innocence Project legal director, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Tricia Bushnell, Midwest Innocence Project legal director, answers our questions.

Posted By on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM

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  • Tricia Bushnell, legal director, the Midwest Innocence Project

Hometown: Ventura, California

Current neighborhood: Volker

What I do (in 140 characters): I represent folks who are convicted of crimes they say they did not commit and prove their innocence. I tell the untold stories.

What's your addiction? Barbells and young-adult fiction. Also, Twitter.

What's your game? Roller derby. It's a true sport. Offense and defense played at the same time? In the same direction? Kansas City has some of the best in the country. Go watch the Kansas City Roller Warriors, if you haven't already.

What's your drink? Decaf coffee, unless it's one of those days; then bourbon, neat.

Where's dinner? Probably at my house or my office. If I can get out, though, then I try to take it easy at some local celiac-friendly favorites like the Green Room, Eden Alley or Beer Kitchen. The more important questions: "Where's brunch?" and "Where's dessert?" Tell me your secrets, Kansas Citians.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Pitch is moving to the Mainmark Building

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

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Attention, protesters, advertisers and pizza-delivery drivers: As of Wednesday, May 7, The Pitch headquarters is 1627 Main. 

After about a decade and a half on the southeast corner of 17th Street and Main, we're moving next door, to the Mainmark Building, and up a few floors. So if you want to bring us a housewarming gift or deliver us a pizza, we'll be on the seventh floor.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jessica Brinck, manager/buyer at Raygun, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Posted By on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:07 AM

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  • Jessica Brinck, manager/buyer at Raygun

Hometown: Moulton, Iowa

Current neighborhood: the Crossroads District

What I do (in 140 characters): Work, sleep, eat, knit, watch a lot of TV, play fetch with my cat, hang out with my boyfriend.

What's your addiction? Mountain Dew

What's your game? Catch Phrase and college basketball. Go, Cyclones!

What's your drink? Mimosas. Or a hard cider.

Where's dinner? For now, it's Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Melissa Lenos, assistant professor of English at Donnelly College, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Posted By on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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  • Melissa Lenos is faculty mentor for Donnelly College's Multicultural Festival on Friday, April 11.


Name: Melissa Lenos

Occupation: Assistant professor of English, Donnelly College

Hometown: Norton, Ohio. I know you haven't heard of it; it's south of Cleveland.

Current neighborhood: Old Hyde Park

What I do (in 140 characters): I teach English, film studies and popular culture to the most amazing students in Kansas City. When I'm not doing that, I research and write.

What's your addiction? All of the coffee, forever.

What's your game? Kingdom Hearts. It's a completely bananas Final Fantasy/Disney-universe adventure mash-up.

What's your drink? Buffalo Trace, neat.

Where's dinner? Westport Café

What's on your KC postcard? A landscape painting by one of the members of the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lacy Voight, program director for the HALO Foundation, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Posted By on Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 7:23 AM

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  • The opening reception for Lacy Voight's Illuminated is Friday, April 4, at Outpost Worldwide.

Name
: Lacy Voight

Occupation: Program director for the HALO Foundation

Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri

Current neighborhood: Downtown

What I do (in 140 characters): I oversee 11 international homes and two domestic learning centers for orphaned, homeless and at-risk youth in six countries through local nonprofit the HALO Foundation.

What's your addiction? Travel. As soon as I get home from one trip, I'm ready to plan the next.

What's your game? Yoga. It's a competition with myself.

What's your drink? Moscow Mule in a copper mug

Where's dinner? When I can't get to France, Le Fou Frog provides the next best thing, and Justus Drugstore, just outside Kansas City in Smithville, is worth the destination. Although my most frequented place is Lulu's; I could eat Thai food every day.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kim Weinberger, Weinberger Fine Art curator/art adviser, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 7:45 AM

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Name
: Kim Weinberger

Occupation: Curator/art adviser, Weinberger Fine Art

Hometown
: Born in KCK. Lived in Rome, Italy, off and on for four years, then NYC for nine years. I moved back to Kansas City 20 years ago with my husband and first son.

Current neighborhood: Overland Park. But now we are empty nesters and on a quest to find a new home, from Hyde Park to the West Plaza.

What I do (in 140 characters): As a gallerist, representing emerging and museum-quality artists locally and nationwide, I am a critical link between the artist and the art patron.

What's your addiction? Surrounding myself with interesting and open-minded people who enjoy finding the best in everything, including all art forms, food and travel, which I never get enough of. My secret addiction is watching Food Network from bed.

What's your game? I don't play games. I've been called "no-drama momma" before. Even if I go to Las Vegas, it's all about the food and the shows. Being an entrepreneur and in the art business is enough of a gamble.

What's your drink? Water and wine, not necessarily in that order.

Where's dinner? I love to cook, and I know I'm in the zone when the music goes on and the chopping board comes out. When there's no time, I'm a big fan of the Jacobson, Café Provence and Extra Virgin.

What's on your postcard? We have so many interesting places and stunning architecture now. I guess I would have Michael Regnier, the photographer I'm showing currently, create a collage of the Crossroads Arts District with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the background. His cityscapes are delightfully revealing. His show, Sex and the City, is at my gallery through March 31.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Amber Versola, trainer and community organizer, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Posted By on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:02 AM

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Name: Amber Versola

Occupation: Trainer and community organizer

Hometown: Galva, Kansas

Current neighborhood: JoCo - specifically, Shawnee

What I do (in 140 characters): If I'm doing my job right, I educate, engage, empower, inspire, organize and win ... and train others to do the same.

What's your addiction? Being present in the space that exists between social justice and public policy.

What's your game? Running. (I don't know if this counts as a game or an illness.)

What's your drink? Salted-caramel latte or a skinny Brookside Bob from the Roasterie

Where's dinner? Genovese in Lawrence, Tapatio in KCK, Chipotle, Cheesecake Factory, or any of the great delis/bistros around the city

What's on your KC postcard? A picture of Union Station and the KC skyline at night. Cliché, I know, but this view never gets old.

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