Hello! My name is Samantha. I’m an orphan, and I live with my wealthy grandmother in a turn-of-the-century house. It’s a style called a “gingerbread house.” I attend Miss Crampton’s Academy, a school situated in a fine private home. Miss Crampton teaches us penmanship, geography, arithmetic and history. On special occasions, I enjoy visiting Tyson’s Ice Cream parlor, and trips to Grandmary’s summer house at Piney Point.
I would like to get to know you! You can meet me at the American Girl Doll Exhibit at Kansas City’s Toy and Miniature Museum (5235 Oak).
Hello! My name is Ace Frehley. I play guitar as a solo performer and as the lead fuckin’ guitarist for Kiss, which is the kick-ass butt-rock band that I formed with my friends Gene Simmons (bass and vocals), Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (drums and vocals). I was born and raised in a place called the Bronx.
Also, I live in a style of house called a “gingerbread house.”
On warm spring days, I like to play outside with my friends; riding my pony, Butterscotch; or toking up. But today is a very special day – it’s the day they’re celebrating my birthday at the Grand Emporium (3832 Main, 816-531-1504). Musical guests are Almost Kiss and Vincent Vega. I won’t fuckin’ be there because I’m meeting Peter Kriss at the Viper Room. Or, shit, we’ll just hit Shoney’s for the 4 p.m. early-bird special. But you should totally go!
Hello, friends. It’s me, Samantha. My grandmother’s magnificent summer home at Piney Point was spotlessly maintained by Irish immigrants who had come to our shores seeking a leg up from poverty. They were so glad to escape the violence and toil of “Hell’s Kitchen,” that Grandmary could pay them pennies and they’d be grateful! Filthy wretches.
Saturday, the Kansas City Rescue Mission needs clean-up volunteers to make the Crossroads Arts District as clean as Grandmary’s house. Volunteers should meet at the Rescue Mission (1520 Cherry, 816-421-7643) at 8:30 a.m. and bring their own broom, shovel and dust pan. Participants get delicious coffee and pastries!
I’m Wilford Brimley. I live in California. I used to live in Los Angeles and work in the pictures. Now, every time I call about an audition, they tell me they've already hired Gerald McRaney. I live in a style of house called a "gingerbread house."
For breakfast each morning, I have a bowl a’ hot Quaker Oats. That’s why it’s so important to check my blood sugar each and every day. See, I got the die-a-beetus. So I know what it’s like to live with a chronic disease. And Saturday is the 19th-Annual Kansas City AIDS Walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Theis Park (47th and Oak). The walk starts at 10 a.m. Get yourself a sponsor, and get your butt in gear – it’s the right thing to do. -- as told to Chris Packham