Thursday, March 31, 2011

Matt Painter staying at Purdue. Who's Mizzou's No. 2?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Missouri's coaching search, take two.
  • Missouri's coaching search, take two.

Matt Painter is staying at his alma mater. Painter isn't leaving Purdue for Mizzou. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch cited a source Wednesday saying that Painter had told Missouri AD Mike Alden he was "in." He wasn't. (The Post-Dispatch reporter has since apologized.)

In a statement to the press, Painter said: "At the end of the day, my heart is at Purdue, and this is a place where I want to win a national championship."



So who's next?

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The mind behind tape label Overland Shark -- which hosts Parts of Speech and Casey Burge -- speaks up

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 6:35 AM

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Overland Shark is a relatively new music label operating out of -- you guessed it -- Overland Park. The roster of releases -- only on tape cassette and digital download -- includes Minden frontman Casey Burge and local smooth groovers Parts of Speech. The Pitch recently caught up with founder Andrew Hueback by e-mail to discuss the joys of tape, the sorrows of CDs, and the balance of balance.

The Pitch: What was the genesis for Overland Shark?

Andrew Hueback: Honestly, I moved into a house in Overland Park and started a personal blog to post photos of my cat and the occasional jazz/funk cassette rip. The musicians I've worked with so far are all close friends of mine, and I've always thought it was strange that their music -- which means so much to me -- was a secret only I seemed to know about. Slowly, the site began to focus on that, and eventually I saw the opportunity to realize a goal I've always had, to have a music imprint. The name carried over, which is probably my least favorite part about all of this.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Aqib Talib surrenders to police after being accused of shooting a gun at his sister's boyfriend

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Aqib Talib's previous mug shot.
  • Aqib Talib's previous mug shot.

Former Kansas Jayhawk and current Tampa Bay

Buccaneer Aqib Talib has turned himself into police in Texas after being accused of firing a gun at his sister's boyfriend, the Associated Press reported.

Talib, who has an Incredible Hulk-sized anger-management problem, had been called a "person of interest" in the March 21 incident, in which Talib allegedly attempted to

pistol-whip his sister's boyfriend, Shannon Billings. That didn't work out so well, with the gun getting knocked to the ground during the exchange, and Billings telling police that he picked up the piece and began to run, only to be fired upon by Okolo

Talib, his girlfriend Saran's mother.

Billings added that Aqib Talib took the gun from his mother and fired at least

two

shots at him as he ran into the woods.

Good thing the Talibs are apparently bad shots.

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Eden Alley's Sandi Corder-Clootz tells her veggie tales

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Chef Sandi Corder-Clootz and her Two Berrymore dessert at Eden Alley.
  • Chef Sandi Corder-Clootz and her Two Berrymore dessert at Eden Alley.

Kansas Citians don't raise their daughters to grow up to be vegetarians. Or at least they didn't when Sandi Corder-Clootz was a teenager listening to Meat Is Murder by the Smiths.

The chef and co-owner of Eden Alley grew up in meat-and-potatoes Kansas City, except she wanted to eat only the potatoes. 

"If you were a vegetarian, you were the odd one in the family," Corder-Clootz says. "You might still be."

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Dale Helmig inches closer to exoneration in mother's killing

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Dale Helmig's record might soon be clean.
  • Dale Helmig's record might soon be clean.

In 180 days, Dale Helmig could finally be exonerated in the killing of his mother in 1993 and dumping her body in the Osage River with a cinder block tied around her waste. Or, he could find himself preparing to stand trial for the crime again. It's all up to Osage County prosecutors.

Helmig was convicted in 1996 of Norma Helmig's murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. The case was a strange one. Dale Helmig, who lived with his mother, called police to report her missing after finding their home torn apart. Police soon centered their investigation on Helmig, who has always denied he killed his mother.

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KC Radio hits the same demographic as the late Gen X 99.7

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM

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Good news for those mourning the loss of Gen X 99.7: According to Facebook and Twitter, KC Radio returned to Internet radio this afternoon to broadcast music from the '80s and '90s.

KCRadio.com is an Internet radio station that is owned and operated by local radio personality Kelly Urich. It was founded in January 2009 and has had a lot of local public figures involved, including Bryan Busby and Andrew Cook (the brother of American Idol winner David Cook).

Here's what Urich told us about KC Radio:

Gen X 99.7 FM was incredibly popular with a small demographic of people. Unfortunately, not enough to survive in the world of advertising. I have this radio station in my basement and I thought it would be a welcome relief to -- instead of blowing up a station and that's the end -- give an option for people who listen at work, or people with smart phones who really want '80s and '90s.

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Neighborhood Cafe: Lee's Summit's new neighbors are this week's review

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM

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In this week's Pitch, Charles Ferruzza savors a legendary cinnamon roll, real sausage gravy and a respectable Reuben sandwich at Neighborhood Cafe in Lee's Summit.

Read Charles' review, with photographs by Sabrina Staires, for homestyle cooking you can't find in most kitchens. 

Peter Gabriel brings the New Blood Orchestra to Starlight this summer [Updated with ticket prices]

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:04 PM

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Peter Gabriel will play Starlight on June 18, but it isn't just a straight-up tour for the modern legend. Here's what the latest press release from LiveNation says:

Gabriel will perform classics from his deep catalog including hits from his multi-platinum album So -- which is celebrating its 25th anniversary -- all arranged with his New Blood Orchestra. The songs will be arranged by long-time Gabriel collaborator John Metcalf, and the New Blood Orchestra will be conducted by Ben Foster. The shows precede the highly anticipated album from Peter Gabriel with the New Blood Orchestra later this year, also featuring these classic hits in reinterpreted orchestral arrangements.

Tickets go on sale on April 4. They're $34.50, $55, $77.50, $99.50, $175. A limited number of Producer's Circle seats are available for $251.

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Can't find a job? Blame Tom Hoenig, says New York Times

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Tom Hoenig: Lionized by the Star, lashed by the Times.
  • Tom Hoenig: Lionized by the Star, lashed by the Times.

Without mentioning him by name, a prominent New York Times business writer took a shot at Tom Hoenig, the longtime president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Hoenig raised his profile after the financial crisis, speaking out against supersized banks and warning about the perils of low interest rates. The Kansas City Star regards him as a populist oracle, who forges his ideas on the anvil of Midwestern goodness. But the Times' David Leonhardt makes a case that Hoenig and his like-minded central bankers are keeping people from finding work because they're fixated on the idea that inflation is just around the corner.

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