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Art Westport: a peek into the weekend-long art festival

Art Westport: a peek into the weekend-long art festival

Olivia Baird, Online Editor

September 12, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews, Top Stories

Head to Kansas City's Art Westport this weekend for some culture and creativity, courtesy of local artists.

It isn’t slim pickins’ at Slim Chickens

It isn’t slim pickins’ at Slim Chickens

Olivia Baird, Online Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

Overland Park welcomed a new fast food restaurant in August. Slim Chickens, which opened Aug. 10, is a “fast, casual” restaurant that serves a variety of basic Southern-style chicken dishes. Their menu includes strips, wings, wraps, salads and waffles—served with homemade dipping sauce. Walk...

Review: “Noises Off”

Review: “Noises Off”

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

The curtain was raised and the first of two casts of “Noises Off” went on. Hailed as a comedy it definitely lived up to expectations and was funny throughout. The premise is a little confusing at first because “Noises Off” is literally a play within a play, I guess you could call it ‘playception.'...

Milky Chance at the Midland

Milky Chance at the Midland

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

April 9, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Cool blue fog hung low over the stage and filled out the silhouettes of the three German musicians passionately playing the harmonica and bass. The Midland was dark, warm and thick with the combined stress and worries and insecurities emptied into the air and pushed far, far away by every soul there....

Review: Only Real – One For the Road

Review: Only Real – One For the Road

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

He raps like Beck, makes slightly more sense, and sounds like Third Eye Blind except that all of their guitars have been replaced with psychedelic riffs from the 60s. Only Real is a perfect blend with its sundrenched pop infused with grunge, and at first it’s pretty difficult to even describe what...

Review: The Mowgli’s at The Midland

Review: The Mowgli’s at The Midland

Emma Bruce, Writer

April 3, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

On April 2, The Mowgli’s came to play a show at The Midland in Kansas City. They were accompanied by Hippo Campus and Night Riots. Although I hadn’t heard of either of the openers, they were surprisingly good. Night Riots was very interactive with the crowd, running around the stage and communicating...

Xtreme Bugs at Union Station

Xtreme Bugs at Union Station

Brandon Fagen, Reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

I walked through a doorway into a large dimly lit room; the scene in front of me looked like it was right out of “Lord of the Rings”. A huge spider at least twice my size stood in front of me; if it had been real it would have eaten me as a snack. The Golden Orb Weaver Spider is an arachnid native...

Motion City Soundtrack exceeds expectations

Motion City Soundtrack exceeds expectations

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Brick and Mortar opened up the Motion City Soundtrack’s Commit this to Memory tour at the Granada theater in Lawrence Sunday night. Recently Brick and Mortar has started to get some airplay with their song ‘Hollow Tune’. This was the second time I’ve seen them play live and they were definitely...

Review: Cinderella the Musical

Review: Cinderella the Musical

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

As the lights dimmed and the curtain rose, the Thursday night crowd was greeted with the sights and sounds of Cinderella the Musical. The performance overall was fantastic, and each actor seemed to not only play their role well, but many of their actual personalities fit their roles perfectly. The...

Jukebox the Ghost kills it at The Granada

Jukebox the Ghost kills it at The Granada

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

February 11, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

The beautiful mess of raw, quirky music from three underground northeastern bands enveloped the cozy Granada theater and its inhabitants late Monday night. The concert’s main attraction was Jukebox the Ghost, a three-piece pop band from Washington, D.C. - they can’t even be called a headliner, really,...

Review: Fresh off the Boat

Review: Fresh off the Boat

Flammy Huo, Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Fresh off the Boat premiered last night on ABC as the first mainstream comedy about an Asian family. The comedy turned the struggles of Chinese immigrants into a hilarious show. With my Chinese point of view, I started watching the pilot with a little nervousness and a strong curiosity. I was also...

Tetsuo and Youth: Fiasco’s Best

Tetsuo and Youth: Fiasco’s Best

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Dropping on January 20th, Lupe Fiasco’s much anticipated 5th full length studio album has finally hit stores after the rapper announced Tetsuo and Youth nearly two years ago. The work can only be described as interesting and innovative. Fiasco uses stringed instruments, banjos, traditional hip ho...

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