Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Kansas City Saturday Link Look

Stacey hotness and just a quick look at some of the better Kansas City mainstream media links for right now and as motorcycles dominate the evening roads. Take a peek:

Kansas City Weekend Tradition

Kansas City's Irish Musicians Celebrate Their Roots With 'Sessions' At Prospero's Bookstore

When the best Irish musicians get together to practice, it might as well be a concert. And some of Kansas City's most talented players now have a regular place to do that in front of an audience.

Sound Of Kansas City Jazz Complaints

Editorial: 'They're not racist. They're just afraid.' Why don't more Kansas Citians visit the jazz district?

Crime statistics show that the 18th & Vine Jazz District has far less crime than Westport or the Power & Light District. Still, fear of crime is one big reason why many won't venture into the jazz district, even for a festival with a stellar lineup.

Show-Me Tribute Today

Hundreds gather for fallen Clinton officer's funeral

CLINTON, Mo. - Family and friends of Officer Gary Michael Jr. are gathering Saturday in Clinton, Mo. to lay him to rest. Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop August 5. The man suspected of the shooting him, Ian McCarthy, pled not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

Guv Back The Thin Blue Line

Missouri governor pledges to support officers with 'Blue Alert'

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens spoke Saturday at the memorial service for Clinton Officer Gary Michael, vowing to back those who protect and serve.

The Season Is Over

Kansas City Royals: Threat Level - Desperate

Can the Kansas City Royals salvage the 2017 season? Dayton Moore made the decision to chase one last playoff run with his core. Not being able to defeat at team who is more concerned about the future is not a good sign. The White Sox dealt several veteran players before the deadline.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

Alright, someone please tell me how to get around the Star's paywall on a tablet.

Anonymous said...

Finally a KC Star editorial most people can agree with. I'd love to go to the jazz district but have no desire to become a victim of a crime

Anonymous said...

There's not much going on in the so called Jazz District. The baseball museum is not very informative, the jazz museum is OK but doesn't take more than an hour tops to visit, and there are few restaurants or bars. I don't know what was planned, but it had to be more than this.

Anonymous said...

"Editorial: 'They're not racist. They're just afraid.' Why don't more Kansas Citians visit the jazz district?"

Too damn busy working to pay off that boon amusement park.

Anonymous said...

Grietins shows up to preach at a funeral. Trump is functioning like a Vice President and G Gun Grietens is functioning as a Lt Gov now? The State has collapsed, Capitalism is over.

Anonymous said...

The blacks don't want white people down at 18th and vine. I've went down there several times and got treated badly every time.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City enjoyed a measure of jazz music renown in the 1920s and early 1930s, primarily because of its location as a stopping point on both major Jazz Railroad routes (New Orleans/Chicago and New York/Los Angeles). It was a good place to play a few gigs and pick up a few extra bucks en route to any of the major venues.

A few outstanding musicians developed their skills here and rapidly moved on to other, more important locations where they could actually build a reputation and audience. Jazz has since moved on from the bebop era, but the jazz scene here seems unaware of that fact.

It might help matters if the "Half-The-History-Of-Jazz" Museum would tone down its monochrome Racism and offer at least token recognition of the wide spectrum of Jazz Music (Latin Jazz and Big Band sounds, for instance). Until that happens, their efforts will remain directed solely at 27% (maybe) of KCs population, with 100% expected to pickup the costs of the African-American Community's disinterest and ongoing dubious Management practices.

Rather than moving the Jazz Festival to Liberty Memorial, wouldn't it be more sensible and efficient to relocate the entire Museum Complex (both Jazz and Baseball) to the Power and Light Drunk Tank? That way the City could watch all its rotten eggs fail at once, and might be able to save a few cents by writing fewer checks to cover the total losses!

Anonymous said...

O.K. this is funny....the jazz district has less crime that P&L and Westport.

That's because no one goes to the jazz district, no people, no crime, but let white people start going down there and crime will come. No one in their right mind would go there, and the blacks will make sure crime will be there waiting for you if you do start going there.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see our Governor showing respect for The Thin Blue Line. Jay Nixon would show up if it was for BLM.