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Closer to home, here are just a few of the nicer, local news links worth a look right now . . .
Arty Tunes To Start Weekend
If there was a soundtrack for the sculptures on the lawn at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, what would it be like? Christina Butera thought about that a lot while writing her dissertation in composition at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.
Newspaper Netflix Promo
In 2012, Wesley Hamilton, then 23, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was paralyzed from the waist down. After lying in a bed for two years battling depression and physical ailments, training and exercise have brought a new life and hope.
KC Targeted Tax Breaks Cont'd
Cover Story: Opportunity Zones promise social, financial returns in KC - Kansas City Business Journal
Supporters say areas designated as zones can leverage the tax-relief program to benefit investors and businesses - and residents, too.
Kansas Bumper Champ Crowned
Competitive pinball has long been dominated by men. But that's changing ...thanks, in part, to a Kansas City-area woman who is quickly rising up the international pinball rankings. She already has some major trophies to her credit, and as KCUR's Kyle Palmer reports, she's now aiming even higher.
Show-Me Tragedy Vs. Tradition
BRANSON, MO (AP) - One year after 17 people died when a boat sank on a Missouri lake near the tourist town of Branson, the question of whether the boats should return to the lake remains a topic of debate.
Artsy KCMO Life Lessons
Members of Kansas City's art world will gather on Saturday to toast Victor Babu, a Kansas City Art Institute professor who died in April but whose influence will be felt for generations. "He would talk to you about the essence of everything, like he'd already boiled it down.
Hipster Weekend Hangout Plans
Kansas City's Big Picnic will take over The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's (4525 Oak St) front lawn this Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. The Kansas City Parks & Rec event is the region's largest picnic and will feature more than 20 food trucks, live music, games and more.
Marshmello & Kane Brown - One Thing Right is the song of the day and this this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .