Entries by Mike

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 […]

Performing arts take flight globally in Downtown this week

An international feast of performing arts sets the stage for arts and entertainment in Downtown Kansas City this week. Here is the highlight reel for what’s happening in Downtown – Monday, Feb. 6 to Sunday, Feb. 12: Jeff Dunham returns to Downtown KC this week for his Perfectly Unbalanced Tour, featuring his eccentric and hysterical skills as […]

LaunchKC raises the bar for the 2017 grants competition

LaunchKC awarded $500,000 in grants to these 10 grant recipient companies on the final day of the Techweek Kansas City conference in September.LaunchKC is in the news again … this time with the Startland News, which reported on Friday:   Kansas City’s popular grants competition LaunchKC has raised the stakes for applicants in 2017. Instead of […]

Downtown Council to celebrate accomplishments, opportunities

The Downtown Council will celebrate the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Kansas City before 1,000 stakeholders and guests today (Friday), while reminding its members and civic leadership that its renaissance is far from complete. The occasion will be the Downtown Council’s Annual Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 27 in the Grand Ballroom of […]

Royals Fan Fest tops a fun, eclectic week ahead in Downtown

Royals baseball; Globetrotters basketball; Kangaroo hoops; Late Night burlesque, The Lumineers and pure joy with STOMP headline a fun and exciting week ahead in the Big Town. Here is the highlight reel for what’s happening in Downtown KC this week – Monday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 29: Michael Carbonaro takes his improbable bag of magic […]