Chris Rock stars as a Kansas City crime boss in ‘Fargo’

New season of ‘Fargo’ set in 1950 Kansas City; Library offers digital content

The fourth season of Noah Hawley’s offbeat crime anthology series Fargo is set in the criminal underworld of 1950 Kansas City. Comedian Chris Rock takes a dramatic turn to play a crime boss who challenges the white establishment and the remnants of the city’s Jewish, Irish and Italian gangs. The season is available for streaming now.

The series focuses on two criminal syndicates who are fighting for a piece of the American dream and have struck an uneasy peace. Together, they control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs.

The Kansas City Public Library is providing context for the new Kansas City Fargo experience. The Missouri Valley Special Collections librarians have provided research for the series via the newly digitized Organized Crime File Collection on KCHistory.org.

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Entrepreneurs to bring their A-game to Demo Day on Thursday

Six entrepreneurs from across the country will step into the virtual Kansas City spotlight at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for the inaugural bcp tech Accelerator Demo Day.

bcp tech is the technology-focused brand of Brush Creek Partners, an insurance agency based in the Crossroads Arts District. The eight-week accelerator was powered in part by TechAssure and LaunchKC, an initiative of the Downtown Council and the Economic Development Corp.,

Each member of the cohort brings a unique insurance technology solution designed to help the independent broker improve the client experience. Those solutions will be streamed live on Demo Day from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday. You can reserve your place at this virtual event right here.

To learn more, click here and scroll down to read about the six entrepreneurs in the bcp tech Accelerator.