The Rock -- the church not the wrestler -- is reclaiming the bad streets of Northeast Kansas City. Pitch fellow Casey Lyons tells the story of The Rock aka Reclaiming of Christ's Kingdom, whose members are buying up former drug houses and rehabbing them in the 64127, statistically one of KC's most violent zip codes. Indeed, thank God for the Rock.
Also, in this week's issue, the Crap Archivist crows about "Cock-A-Doo_Dle_Do, I'm From Missouri," which was once the official song of the Kansas City chapter of the Ararat Shriners."
He's also full of holiday cheer with theater reviews of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the American Heartland Theatre in Crown Center and Christmas in Song at the Quality Hill Playhouse. Psst. He likes both.
Art critic Chris Packham appreciates the visually dramatic scenes in the late Andrew Wyeth's paintings, which are on display at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Ferruzza tries the three-cheese tortellini at Cozzy's Cafe in Overland Park.
Nick Spacek warns indie headliners against following Rooftop Vigilantes.
And the Buckle Bunny chats with Queens Club about their Zack Greinke tune ... and more.
On the Plog, we learned that ...
More deer will die.
Hearne Christopher Jr. was busted for DUI.
The phallic Florida controversy continues at Shawnee Mission.
The list of convention hotel contenders is down to four.
Arturo A. Vera-Felicie mixes a helluva drink.
Another former Phill Kline deputy is in trouble.
Dennis Moore won't run for re-election.
You can adopt a part of Troost.
Valero doesn't sell single beers.