Entries by Mike

March Madness reaches a ‘Beautiful’ crescendo this week

The NCAA Midwest Regional – featuring No. 1 seed Kansas; the championship round of the NAIA Men’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday; and next week’s Kansas City debut of a Beautiful smash-hit musical top the list of a wild crazy and inspiring stretch ahead in Downtown Kansas City. Here is the highlight reel for what’s happening in […]

LaunchKC to introduce grants competition to SxSW tech festival

LaunchKC, the Downtown Kansas City-based grants competition for tech startup businesses, will kick off its 2017 application process at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW)  in Austin, Texas on Sunday. This year, LaunchKC will provide the award for ‘Startup of the Year’ at Tech.Co Media’s annual startup night, which takes place after a presentation […]

March Madness is in the air – don’t you just love it?!

Downtown Kansas City enters full-blown March Madness fever today (Thursday), as the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament brings four HUGE game to the Sprint Center. Today – yes, today (Thursday) – marks one of those extra special moments in recent tournament history. To prove the point, consider these high points: Downtown KC – home to […]

LaunchKC opens 2017 grants application window today

  LaunchKC, the global grants competition for tech entrepreneurs, will begin accepting applications today, Wednesday, March 1, for its third annual event – this year featuring a $100,000 grand prize grant. LaunchKC has awarded $1 million to 20 entrepreneurs – from six states and three nations – via $50,000 grants in its first two years […]

Black History program + Sesame Street share spotlight this week

Here is the highlight reel for what’s happening in Downtown Kansas City this week – Monday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 26: Black History Month Luncheon – The American Jazz Museum celebrates the history and culture that gave rise to jazz with Reflections on the First Black President featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael D’Antonio who will share his reflections […]

KC Folk Festival sets the tone for entertainment this week

The Kansas City Folk Festival, the rebirth of the Birth of the Cool; New Moves by the Kansas City Ballet; and the touring production  of  Phantom of the Opera are the headliners for the upcoming week of arts, entertainment and pure fun in Downtown. Here is the highlight reel for what’s happening in Downtown – Monday, Feb. 13 to […]