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Selma: No Publicity? No Problem.

Selma: No Publicity? No Problem.

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Premiering January 9th, but gaining traction over the long weekend caused by Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Selma, the film detailing the events surrounding the city of Selma, AL during the civil rights movement is bound to go on to become one of the best movies of 2015. I entered the movie theater with r...

“The Book of Ivy” fails to impress

“The Book of Ivy” fails to impress

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars "The Book of Ivy" by Amy Engel takes place fifty years after a nuclear war that destroys the United States. A small community of about ten thousand survivors remains in new “nation,” which is ruled by the Lattimers after a power dispute with the Westfall family over w...

“Inherent Vice” fails to connect with viewers

“Inherent Vice” fails to connect with viewers

Cameron Hamm, Writer

January 11, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

After leaving Inherent Vice, I was struck with the feeling that I was missing something. Somewhere along the two and a half hour run time, after slowly becoming less and less interested in Joaquin Phoenix’s character Doc bumbling around trying to solve some sort of mystery, Inherent Vice had lost ...

“Mockingjay – Part 1” fizzles

“Mockingjay – Part 1” fizzles

Laney Breidenthal, Feature editor

November 22, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

The lights of the theater dimmed as dozens of Suzanne Collins and ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy fans anxiously anticipated the beginning of the first part of the third and final installment of the ‘Hunger Games’ movie saga. It was so silent you could hear a pin drop. The movie opens with Jennifer...

Review: “Leaving Iowa”

Review: “Leaving Iowa”

Madison Graves, Business Manager

November 7, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

“Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and on the road between them. A comedy about family vacations in two Acts.” Leaving Iowa was a heartwarming story of family values and small adventures. Don is a middle-aged writer from Boston who has finally decided it was time to take his deceased father’s ashes to...

“EWBAITE” by Weezer worth waiting for

“EWBAITE” by Weezer worth waiting for

Cameron Hamm, Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Perhaps it is the accumulation of a string of subpar albums, followed by a four year absence, which left many Weezer fans wondering when, if ever, Weezer would return to its former glory experienced in the mid-90s. Some fans of Weezer contested that the band could never revive the simple endearing nature...

Honda Civic Tour presents Echosmith, The Mowgli’s and American Authors

Honda Civic Tour presents Echosmith, The Mowgli’s and American Authors

Claudia Chen, Social Media Manager

October 19, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Dozens of children, teenagers and parents arrived at the Uptown Theater Oct. 16 ready for a night full of music with Echosmith, the Mowgli’s and American Authors. This concert was part of the 13th annual Honda Civic Tour. Kicking off the concert was indie pop band Echosmith. Echosmith is comprised...

Review: Altar’d State and Threshing Bee

Review: Altar’d State and Threshing Bee

Morgan Lewis, Writer

October 1, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

Altar’d State and Threshing Bee are two new clothing stores with items geared toward teenage girls. The stores both sell similar clothing put into different layouts. Both are unique stores in their own way. Altar’d State is an apparel store with “hipster” style clothing and it is located ...

21 Pilots: Quiet is Violent

21 Pilots: Quiet is Violent

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

On Sept. 14, close to 2,000 fans, some young, some old, some dedicated, and some not so much wrapped themselves halfway around the Uptown theater in downtown Kansas City. Everyone waited anxiously for the band that easily sold out the Uptown: Twenty One Pilots. By the time 8:00 PM rolled around only...

Buzz Beach Ball brings a crowd

Buzz Beach Ball brings a crowd

Cameron Hamm, Writer

September 9, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

From all over the country, alternative music lovers flocked to Sporting Park on September 5 for Buzz Beach Ball, an annual music festival which sported 12 bands. Broods, The Griswolds, J Roddy Walston & The Business, UME, The Mowglis, Thumpers, The 1975, Bear Hands, Weezer, Big Data, Meg Myers, and The Arctic Monkeys all made appearances at 96.5’s festival to end the summer.

King Tut Exhibit extended, exceeds expectations

King Tut Exhibit extended, exceeds expectations

Brandon Fagen, Writer

September 5, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

As the dark hallway turns a corner it opens up to a large brightly lit area full of magnificent and strange artifacts. Included is a golden chariot, sarcophagus and many other items related to ancient Egypt. What is described above is the main exhibit of Union Station’s King Tut exhibit. This room...

The Fray: Helios Tour review

The Fray: Helios Tour review

Zac Johnson, Writer

July 2, 2014


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Reviews

The Helios tour featuring Oh Honey, Barcelona, and last but certainly not least The Fray, made its way through Kansas City on Friday, June 27. Hosting the event was Starlight Theatre, and it is safe to say that the venue lived up to its name during the event. The temperature and setting were perfect...

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