Are You Covered?

A standard homeowner’s policy may not protect your valued artworks. It’s the rare couple that has a French 18th-century marble fountain in their driveway, but Reginald and Millicent Chillingsworth (not their real names) did. And when that confection of cherubs, mythological creatures, prancing horses and splashing gods and goddesses was damaged by a truck during […]

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KCAI Sculpture Department Gets a High-Tech Fablab

The Kansas City Art Institute is getting a technology upgrade this summer. As students prepared to graduate, construction crews embarked on major renovations to the school’s sculpture department, along with the construction of a new digital fabrication lab, the David T. Beals III Studio for Arts and Technology. Made possible by a $1.5 million donation […]

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Last Glance – Tom Kramer: A Life of Loving Jazz

Who gives better advice, bartenders or jazz musicians? Legendary Kansas City bartender Tom Kramer has a quick answer: “Oh, bartenders, for sure. Ask any jazz musician.” Kramer’s quip comes during a Friday night shift at the Majestic Restaurant and Jazz Club, where the 73-year-old barkeep has conscientiously plied his hospitable trade for 15 years. Kramer […]

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Urban Elegance Cricket Club Comes to KC

“I know Kansas City is a town that rallies behind their sports,” says Buddie Oladeinde, co-founder with his brother, Omar K. Denteh, of the cricket-inspired apparel line, Urban Elegance Cricket Club (UECC). “But I think we’re bringing something new and different to the area.” Since September 2015, Oladeinde has been based in Kansas City, where […]

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Arrowhead Art Collection Adds New Works

Launched with a call to artists in fall 2012, the Arrowhead Art Collection continues to add new work and now numbers 32 pieces. Spearheaded by Sharron Hunt, daughter of Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, the collection focuses on works by artists in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Kansas City area artists, including well-known names […]

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Artist to Watch: Samantha Gossard

The Kansas City mezzo-soprano sang at the MET as a national semi-finalist and was just named a resident artist by the Lyric Opera of KC. Mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard’s first big role came during second grade in a musical called Steamboatin’. “I was ‘Mississippi Meg’ and I had a big monologue and a big solo, all […]

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