Original Story (October 31): A double shooting at Missouri and Maple has left one man dead and another in serious condition.
Around 10:12 p.m. Sunday, a shooting victim waved down officers on patrol at 1900 Independence Avenue. The victim, described as a black male in his forties, said he was shot by an unknown suspect around Missouri and Maple. He was rushed to a local hospital. At last word, he was in serious condition.
Officers canvassed the area and found the body of a man in a field in the area. The second shooting victim (described as a black male in his thirties) was dead at the scene.
If you didn't get the opportunity to sample the pop-up restaurant experience known as Vagabond two months ago — it was the debut temporary restaurant-as-art installation created by chef Alex Pope and food writer and founder of the Test Kitchen Jenny Vergera — the November version will be unveiled on Wednesday, November 2 in a catering hall on Burlington Street in North Kansas City. The August Vagabond, at 15th and Grand, was a great success, serving 435 guests over five days.
Wait, you've never heard of Black on Burlington? Well neither did I until Jenny Vergera explained that it's a catering venue built inside a former battery cable factory at 1327 Burlington.
"The space is incredible," says Vergera. "The ceiling is about 20-feet high — it's where the cables used to hang — and the facility has a kitchen, where Above & Beyond Catering operates, which is approved by the Health Department. It had all the components we needed, including a big parking lot in back."
Pope and Vergera are now taking reservations for the dinners through their website. The two culinary entrepreneurs are calling this second event Vagabond 2.0.
Let the good people know that in Lawrence, upon some dead fall night, a man named Dan Davis rose from the corner stage of the Replay to become Living Ghost — a guitar-slinging beat boogieman with a mic that hurls echoes to the depths of hell and back. Curiosity drove me to downtown Lawrence. I wanted to finally witness the sonic crossover to supernatural. I paid the three dollars, entered through the back, and pulled open the patio door. Living Ghost was hot on the other side — where, out of an opened brief case, a four-track played a set of scraped, ragged beats, and Davis rapped in slow motion, looking deeper in our eyes after each song.
And where were you? In the basement scratching your crotch as St. Louis limped across home again? The Replay TVs flickered — from here, the soundtrack to the World Series was a backdraft of hot noise kindled by those who prefer punk as their pastime. Wichitans represented, Philadelphians cavorted, and undead Lawrencians arrived from a too-quiet Mass Street.
Some fun events happening this weekend, though. Here are some of them.
If jazz, swing dancing, and heated competition strike your fancy, head to Californos' Ballroom Sunday evening (6 p.m.) to watch Grand Marquis and David Basse's band compete in the battle of the swing bands.
Both bands will compete for four hours, trading 30 minute sets. At the end of the night, the audience will vote to decide the winner. Attendees can enjoy food, drinks, and swing dancing. Go to grandmarquis.net for tickets ($10 pre-sale, $12 door). All-ages.
We recently spoke with Grand Marquis' Bryan Redmond (sax, vocals) about the details of the evening, and what the band has in store for later this year.
"We were kind of victims of the economy. He liked to cook and I liked to cook and I said, man, let's try this," Guerin says.
Guerin, a former construction materials salesman, and Krecker, a builder, (who are equal partners with their wives Cheryl and Cathy) found the trailer in Springfield and six weeks ago hit the road north of the river to begin selling dishes inspired by Guerin's family recipes.
CBS Sports is reporting that West Virginia has been formally invited to join the Big 12. So that brings the conference to 11 institutions ... until the SEC can put up all of these press releases on its website.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said in a statement: "I think West Virginia is a great addition (to the Big 12 Conference). Obviously, they bring a national name in multiple sports. And for me selfishly, I like the fact that Coach (Bob) Huggins is back in the league. I think he’ll definitely add some interest to our conference, which will be nothing but good for us."
This is possibly the best installment of the Dead Wait zombie web series yet. And if you haven't already, check out show runner Justin Parlette's interview in this week's edition of The Pitch (or read it right here).
Halloween weekend is this weekend, guys.
All sorts of sexy something-or-others, zombies, and bloodied freaks will fill bars and drunkenly dance to “Thriller.” If you yearn for something a tad more frightening and definitely more interesting, head out to KC CreepFest. The two-day festival will feature freaky horror films directed by Midwestern directors/producers, a short film festival, and other devilish events.
We recently spoke with Leif Jonker. Jonker wrote Darkness, one of the films that will be featured at CreepFest. He told us about his film, what horror films give him the creeps, and what he’s going to be for Halloween this year.
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