We'll start the late morning with bubble-gum and a glimpse at pop culture in progress:
Forbes: Spotify Taking On Apple Is A Key Battle In The Music Industry's Game Of Thrones
HL: Kira Kosarin Drops Debut Album ‘Off Brand’ Filled With ‘Passionate’ & ‘Empowering’ Jams
QZ: Streaming has helped the music industry recover—to half its peak size
Closer to home, here are the more entertaining and nicer news links we've gathered.
Kansas City Weekend By McTavish
It won't be long until summer is here and families take to the vacation trail. But wait! There are still plenty of swings to take at spring, including this weekend's batch of activities and entertainments with something to offer all ages. There's music, sports, animals - maybe even a thrill ride to trigger a technicolor yawn.
Good Deeds For Brave Local Lady
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Their own rooms with their own dressers and their own beds. These are a few of the things all eight of Rosalynn McGinnis's children are thankful for after having to move more than a dozen times during the past three years.
Kansas City Metro Rescue Journalism
Firefighters in Olathe, Kansas rescued two pets from a burning home Thursday afternoon.Fire crews were called at 2:30 p.m.
Life Lesson In Golden Ghetto
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Parents working toward a degree at Johnson County Community College can receive up to 95 percent of on-campus child care costs covered as part of a special grant awarded to the school. Last October, the community college began offering the Child Care Access Fund Scholarship after receiving a four-year grant from the U.S.
Kansas City Craft Culture Winning
Cover Story: Made in KC crafts a home (and more) for artists and makers - Kansas City Business Journal
When Sandlot Goods owner Chad Hickman agreed to sell his products at Made in Kansas City's first pop-up shop in 2015, he was slightly skeptical. He figured it would be just another store with some local goods.
Sprucing Up JoCo
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A group of artists is spearheading a project years in the making that would brighten the walls of downtown Overland Park, Kansas, building with a series of murals. "[It] transforms blank spaces into a more interactive space.
Music Hottie Makes Industry Debut
Kira Kosarin in Photoshoot for the Cover of Shuba Magazine, Kira Kosarin, Cover, Photoshoot, Shuba Magazine,
Marshmello - Power is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .