Local Listen: The Phantastics08/20/14
The Phantastics, one of this area’s most formidable party bands, send audiences into frenzies with a heated blend of funk, jazz and hip-hop. The...
Kansas City's Piano Duelers
Imagine a piano bar with not one, but two, pianists, often playing simultaneously and you'll have an idea of dueling pianos. On this edition of Up to...
Local Listen: Nuthatch-47
Maksim Kunakhovich of Nuthatch-47 has said that "Russia is my mother and America is my wife." His distinctive contributions make Nutchatch-47 one of...
Missouri Documentary Focuses On Three Small-Town Boys
Seventy miles south of Kansas City, there was a documentary filmed that critic Bob Butler says will break your heart. Rich Hill tells the story of...
Local Listen: People's Liberation Big Band
Anyone who clings to the mistaken notion that all of the jazz performed by Kansas City musicians is bound to fusty tradition has yet to hear the People...
The Weekend To-Do List: August 1-3
It's a music-packed weekend in the Kansas City area. Whether enjoying a hotdog or indulging a guitar-shredding fantasy, Brian McTavish has the event...
Kyle Hatley Looks Back On Eight Years In Kansas City's Theater Scene
Kyle Hatley arrived in Kansas City to serve as Assistant Artistic Director for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre in April 2008. He drove into town in...
A Kansas City Graffiti Writer's Work
If you've ever seen the large murals or spray paint writing on the sides of buildings along Southwest Boulevard, you've probably seen some of Kansas...
Lawrence Man Attempts To Shatter A Television World Record
Have you ever stayed up all night talking? Try doing it for 66 hours straight. A Lawrence TV host is about to try in an attempt to shatter the world...
The Weekend To-Do List: July 25-27
The hills are alive with the sound of...hip hop, comedy, and rock & roll. No matter your taste in entertainment, Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do...
Two Hundred Years Of U.S. Presidents And Pop Culture
Presidents have been forced to calculate whether they want to be men of the people...or men of somewhat higher understanding. On this edition of Up to...
Local Listen: Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats
The Phoenix, one of Kansas City's most popular live music venues, hosts its fifth annual Phoenix Fest this Saturday. Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats...
The Weekend To-Do List: July 18-20
Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List packs entertainment for every taste, from one big picnic to a funky art festival. Have a fantastic weekend! Steely...
Local Listen: Ensemble Ibérica
Often characterized by Americans as the blues of Portugal, fado is a melancholy music. Vocalist Rodrigo Costa Félix is one of three Portuguese fado...
Michael Feinstein: Ambassador Of The Great American Songbook
His career includes multi-platinum recordings, 200-plus live performances per year, two Emmy and five Grammy nominations, conductor of the Pasadena...
The Weekend To-Do List: July 11-13
Whether it's live music, comedy theatre, or the largest water slide on earth, Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List has got you covered for summertime...
Journalist Examines 'What Wars Leave Behind'
While armed conflicts are ongoing, media coverage brings images and sounds from the center of war zones to the world. But what happens when the guns go...
Local Listen: Greg Mackender
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival begins this weekend and while the play may be the thing, there’s live music too. Festival composer Greg...
The Weekend To-Do List: June 20-22
Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for June 20-22 will keep you rolling from one exciting event to the next all weekend long. Big Slick Celebrity...
Jeff Shaara Is Back With Third Civil War Novel
Bestselling author Jeff Shaara is renowned for his gritty depiction of Civil War battles. His fictionalized accounts of the historical events have...
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