KC Ballet reveals plans for live Holiday Show

The first Kansas City Ballet production in the COVID era will be an all-new one hour show specifically designed to lift your spirits during the holidays. Live performances are set for Dec. 4-20 in the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity.

Even with face masks and social distancing, patrons will feel the warmth of the holidays all around them. Along with multiple new safety measures, the Ballet has reduced its seating capacity from 180 to only 50 seats per show; therefore, availability is extremely limited, and performances are selling out quickly. Click here for ticket information.

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Power & Light District welcomes Halloween revelers

The KC Live! Block will be rockin’ this week as it leads up to Halloween haunts on Saturday!

The Live Block is an outdoor venue, complete with a heated, rooftop canopy. Safe, social distancing procedures will be featured in each of four live events planned from Thursday to Sunday, including Hot Country Nights with Travis Martin at 7 p.m. Thursday; Da Truth Band live at 8 p.m. Friday; and the CarnEVIL Halloween Party beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. The NFL Game Day Experience watch party featuring the KC Chiefs and the winless NY Jets will round out the weekend beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Billed as KC’s biggest Halloween bash, CarnEVIL is an all-inclusive party from 7-10 p.m. Saturday that includes access to select venues OR by paying a $10 cover ticket for entry. Tickets must be purchased for entry in order to comply with social distancing. Participating venues include: Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint, KC Live! Living Room, McFadden’s Sports Saloon, Pizza Bar, PBR Big Sky and Shark Bar.

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Jared Campbell joins Downtown Council & CID staff

The Downtown Council and the Community improvement Districts are proud to announce the selection of Jared Campbell as Resident Engagement Project Manager. This new position reflects the strategic importance of the growing population – more than 30,000 residents – right here in Downtown KC.

Jared grew up in Greater Kansas City and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from William Jewell College.  After graduating in 2002 and finding a job Downtown, his next priority was to become a Downtown resident. 

“I remember visiting Downtown while in college and being struck at how much potential there was to create a thriving Downtown.  The community at the time was just starting to talk about revitalization efforts and I wanted to be a part of the change” Campbell said.

In his new role, Campbell will be working to build relationships between residents, neighborhood groups, residential property owners and city officials to help build a stronger sense of neighborhood for Downtown.  He will also be assisting CID and DTC staff on quality of life issues in Downtown including safety, activation of open spaces and residential research.

In addition to this new position, Jared serves as volunteer president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and is a founding member of the Downtown Dish organizing committee.

Jared describes his job as being an ambassador for residential issues in Downtown.  “From helping an individual resident learn how to get more connected in her community to engaging with the neighborhood associations to working on big issues like homelessness, each day is different, but the work always helps make Downtown a more robust neighborhood.”

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