Monday, April 22, 2019

Kansas City Back To Easter Monday Grind



AND WE'RE BACK!!!

Americans don't generally celebrate Easter Monday but it's worth noting in order to not only pay tribute to hottie Jordan's body of work but also as a consideration of pop culture . . .

New Yorker: A History of the Influencer, from Shakespeare to Instagram

Outline: Keep Instagram horny

Harper's: Celebrities Celebrate Easter 2019 On Instagram

Closer to home, here are the news links we're checking to start the day . . .

Downtown Agenda Continues
Downtown A&E scene flourishes under the April sun
Kansas City Saves The Planet???

Glass recycling grows in Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- China is no longer accepting the world's trash which is creating a recycling crisis in many cities in the United States. But, glass is one material not included as part of that problem. Most of it stays in Kansas City, but some of it leaves the metro and comes back as recycled beer bottles.


Movie Shutdown & City College

Tivoli theater closes - film classes move back to campus

Westport's Tivoli Cinemas, one of the metro's last art houses, closed its doors Friday after 36 years of operation. The cinema was a haven for small, independent artistic films that weren't traditionally played in mainstream movie theaters.


Local Reaction To Religious Hate
'I was shaking'; Man raised in Sri Lanka reacts to attacks
Missouri Demand For Cash Rises

Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can't come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods. A large area of northwestern Missouri near the state lines of Nebraska and Iowa is still underwater following the flooding caused by a "bomb cyclone" that hit in mid-March.


Kansas Life Lesson In Disrepair

School Building Upkeep Left To Local Taxpayers In Kansas, So Sometimes Sun Peers Through The Walls

EFFINGHAM, Kansas - In 2014, a cash-strapped school district in rural northeast Kansas turned to its residents with a plea: Pay a little more in taxes annually so we can renovate classrooms, update the wiring and give students better spaces to learn. Voters rejected the measure by a margin of 54 to 46 percent.


Forecast For This Week

Mostly cloudy but warm for the bulk of Monday

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Lil Dicky - Earth is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Effingham KS school district is in a bind and I believe it is the result of about 20 Kansas districts that refuse to settle the Gannon case in Kansas. With the State mandated to give now over $600 Million to schools the taxpayer is on the hook and they are tired of this debacle. Sorry Effingham kids.

Anonymous said...

All school money should go into one fund then divide out across the state so other kids can have a little bit of what the rich kids of Johnson county see. Plus school administrators need to be making a whole hell of a lot less money per year.

Anonymous said...

^^YOU need to be make a whole hell of a lot less money per year. YOU are the problem. Fucking taker.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^The current system of separate, but unequal fails the students.

8:23 is correct.

Tracy Thomas said...

Excuse me, but didn't the UMKC film class that was paying rent at the Tivoli leave BEFORE the theatre was forced to close for financial reasons???

Actions have consequences, folks.

Smiling Jack said...

Well, Tracy, whether UMKC left before or after, it would appear that the Kansas City Metro just doesn't have a large enough audience for the type of fare the Tivoli offered.

Maybe the Rio or one of the empty venues on the Kansas side can step forward to fill the miniscule need.

Until then, try North Kansas City, you might be surprised.

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Anonymous said...

10:44 - so, North KC DOES have a large enough audience for the type of fare the Tivoli offered, but KC metro did not? If you're referring to the Screenland on Armour, not quite the same style venue, although I do like the place and hope it stays around for many years to come.

Smiling Jack said...

Sorry to reply late - nope, the Metro as a whole doesn't have enough interested supporters, but the Screenland does provide a model for what a small cinema venue can do to survive (and even thrive).

But, that isn't the route the "purists" at the Tivoli chose to follow, and as a Contemporary Philosopher recently said,

"Actions have consequences, folks."