Saturday, September 30, 2017

Kansas City Saturday Night Playlist: Local Creative Class Subsidy FAILS Arts Community



Just a quick fact check about City Hall supporting the so-called "Creative Class" in Kansas City that has turned into yet another self-defeating system of slush funds and local mediocrity.

There are plenty of example of KCMO artistic corruption but we believe that Art in the Loop is one of the worst offenders.

From their website: "The mission of the Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is to contribute to the visual identity, enrichment, and revitalization of Downtown Kansas City, create new opportunities for artistic development, and expand public interaction with new art of excellence."

This effort is backed by City Hall & The Downtown Council and it basically funds, supports and offers grants to some of the absolute worst artists Kansas City has ever seen who are paid to sing, paint and celebrate everything from the streetcar to new condos.

On the other end of the spectrum, tonight a Kansas City comedian and writer will make her debut on SNL and her success was achieved by ditching this town, finding work in the REAL WORLD entertainment industry and finally hitting the big time on national TV this evening.

While our blog community has differing views on what constitutes entertainment . . . Let's not overlook the lesson. While taxpayers are forced to fund low rent "artistic" types in order to promote a sketchy development vision based on hype. In the real world, Kansas City is home to much more talented people who seek better opportunities playing to a real audience that isn't propped up by government backed schemes.

This phenomena is manifested in many different fields as support for the arts or jazz has long been a means to justify political payoffs. However, tonight we just wanted to offer a bit of hope for some locals who have bucked this trend and achieved far greater success away from more local government corruption.

And so our playlist is dedicated to Saturday Night . . .



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

He might hate it but you know president Trump is going to be watching.

Adrian G. said...

Other than your strange love for disco, there are some pretty good songs on here TK.

You should report on more bands beyond the group of 10 people the star decides to cover and promote.

Anonymous said...

I think you put too much blame on the artists here. They just want attention for their work and some affirmation, the can't be faulted for that. It's the effort to get public money to failing places like the jazz district or Sly's new arts festival that is really the questionable part of city hall activities. Artists should be skeptical about being co-opted by politicians and any patron but that has always been true.

Anonymous said...

Kimmie Schmidt is a Kemper gazillionaire. She got out

Byron Funkhouser said...

Tony, do hate black people?

I'm just wondering why you let your blog become a KKK shit hole.

The World said...

Byron, you are the biggest troll on the Internet. People want you and your liberal, black lies matter comments banned. If you need any proof that TKC supports Free Speech, it's that he doesn't blam your stupid-ass off the Internet. In other words, SHUT THE FUCK UP BYRON. Once again you don't know what you're talking about.

David S. Pumpkins said...

You sons of bitches need to just chill out tonight and take a break from the hate. You can't be angry bitches all the time.

Any questions?

Gray Back said...

KKK=KITTY KITES KERMIT.
YOUR A SICK FUCK. YOUR LAME ASS RESEMBLANCE TO INTELLECTUAL UNDERSTANDING MIND BOGGLING.
HERE'S A FREE PIECE OF ADVICE,
SHUT THE FUCK UP .

Anonymous said...

I'm a racist. I wasn't until the Ferguson thing and have become gradually more racist over time

Anonymous said...

her success was achieved by ditching this town,

Good idea Tony. When are you going to leave and "find success?" Or is this it? Cutting down real people with real lives on a KKK shithole?

Anonymous said...

WHO GIVES A FUCK NOW TEAR A MONUMENT OR SHOOT SOMETHING BITCHES

Anonymous said...

BYRON IS A SHIT STARTING LITTLE BITCH LIKE THE REST OF THE TYRONS LIFE MATTERS GROUP

Anonymous said...

Byron Funkhouser lives in West Virginia, where every piece of public infrastructure is named after Robert Byrd, former U.S. Senator (Democrat) from West Virginia and former KKK leader. And he calls TKC a KKK shithole? Pot, meet kettle.