TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! TALKING THE 'PHANTOMS OF KC' AND STREETCAR HISTORY WITH BRIAN NOLAND AND KEMET COLEMAN!!!
Tonight, let's offer just a bit of equal time and take a look at a downtown development from a cultural perspective that appreciates Kansas City history.
To wit . . .
RECENTLY, WE TALKED TO BRIAN NOLAND AND KEMET COLEMAN ABOUT THE 'PHANTOMS OF KC' PROJECT WHICH HOPES TO CREATE A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING STREETCAR!!!
This is a pro-streetcar event but we like how the organizers are approaching it . . .
Brian Noland is currently a UMKC Law School student who is also a well-known consultant and campaigner in Kansas City's political scene.
Here's his description of the event that's kind of a social gathering crossed with a history lesson and incorporating a bit of multi-media.
"The only agenda we have is to elevate the level of conversation," Mr. Noland said. "We want to reach out to people who care about Kansas City transit and provide a place where we can share ideas."
We know Kemet Coleman from his local hip-hop career and performances with the Phantastics but he's participating in this project to strengthen his already impressive level of local civic activism.
"We want to come together with everyone to craft a narrative about where this city is going and where we've been," Mr. Coleman said. "I think at the end of the day we want to see the city succeed. This forum and talk is about creating pride and learning the story of where this city comes from . . ."
This is the second event for this Kansas City duo. The first meet-up hosted a crowd of local A-listers, politicos and even a few hotties . . . This latest outing looks to feature an even more enthusiastic crowd given all of the debate surrounding Phase II of the project.
Here's the online pitch for the upcoming event with all of the deets . . .
Please join us on Friday, February 28th at The Rieger Hotel for a special celebration of Kansas City's Street Car, past and present! Celebrant-Speaker Vince Gauthier--a Harvard man--and former KC Port Authority Director will lead this party.
It was a tough call between Prof. Gauthier and Clay Chastain, but in the end, we chose Vince!
Tickets for this Phantoms of KC special are $10.00. This cost covers light o'deurves and entertainment (a harpist and a jazz band!). In addition, we ask that each of you sign an initiative petition, available at the party, supporting Early Voting in Missouri!