Thanksgiving marks the start of something special. No, not the shopping frenzy, or the decorating, or the baking. It marks the season of movies released in time for holiday viewing! Just in time to let you know what's out there, our film critics gather round with their picks and pans from the latest in independent, foreign and documentary films.
The holiday season will see an uptick in many a social calendar. With that come more opportunities for people to imbibe and then get in their cars. The worst results of drunk driving are well known and the legal penalties when caught inebriated behind the wheel are severe yet people persist in doing it. Why?
Just three years ago the Kansas City Missouri City Council voted down a single-terminal plan for Kansas City International Airport. Now it has approved a $4.4 million study to determine how to build and pay for the very same thing. Why the change of heart and how is one terminal better than three?
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will hold its grand opening in mid-September, but finishing touches are already well underway, from the installation of the 5,548-pipe Casavant Freres organ in Helzberg Hall, to the addition of decorative touches in reception suites, to the finishing of the parking garage.
By Up to Date (recorded by Laura Spencer, edited by Danie Alexander)
'tis the season of shopping. Sunday newspapers are filled with holiday ads, all designed to draw you into their retail establishments and drop your hard-earned cash.
Along with those ads are dense, colorful coupon sections. Some readers toss them straight into the recycle bin; others take time to browse through the ads. After hearing today's show, you may just hold on to those inserts a bit longer.
Kansas City just lost a jazz icon, perhaps the last musician in town who played when Charlie Parker did.
By Up to Date
The great Ahmad Alaadeen died Sunday, August 17th, 2010, at his home at age 76.
He was known as a leading jazz educator in this town and a mentor to dozens of musicians in much the same way that Art Blakey once was in New York. Earlier this year, Alaadeen was awarded the American Jazz Museum's Lifetime Achievement Award.